Not Just An Old Wives’ Tale: Negotiating “Paid In Full” Check Binds Contractor

Best Practices Construction Law

Depending on your state’s law, if you negotiate a check that is marked “paid in full” or even “final payment” then you are risking the fact that you may be settling any claims you have.

Commercial Construction Delivery Methods: 3 Times To Go With A Negotiated Bid

Commercial Construction

Any long-time readers of Hard Hat Chat have probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big fan of the negotiated bid. Our firm takes pride in being a true partner to our clients, and we believe a great way to elevate that client relationship is to work on a negotiated basis – a process where the client hires a general contractor early-on in the project after agreeing on general conditions and a contractor fee.

Tampa airport begins negotiations for $2B renovation

Construction Dive

The aviation authority, which is negotiating contracts for a curbside expansion and an energy plant, is following a national trend to add new revenue streams

Price cap negotiations on Las Vegas Convention Center under way

Construction Dive

A guaranteed maximum price for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion is being negotiated between the visitors authority and the general contractor, a JV between Turner and Martin-Harris

3 Steps to Successful Contract Negotiations

Construction Business Owner

While contractors are fearless when it comes to the physical challenges associated with the job, one area they are often reluctant to tackle is negotiating contract terms and conditions. They worry that by challenging some terms, they will lose work to a competitor, or they feel inexperienced in the art of negotiation and ill-equipped to successfully broker a deal. However, becoming an effective negotiator is a key to success and profitability.

Ohio negotiating for $10B ethane cracker plant

Construction Dive

If the plan goes forward, the Belmont County plant could create as many as 6,000 construction jobs and 500 permanent positions once complete

Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives

Business Facilities

This LiveXchange seminar will address key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiating process. Read Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

6 Principles of Successful Workplace Negotiation

Construction Business Owner

No matter your job title, chances are you engage in workplace negotiations every day. Whether you are vying for your team to receive more company resources, driving your ideas through to completion on a project or simply managing your day-to-day workload, being able to successfully negotiate with others is essential for success

Negotiating Construction Contracts

Construction Business Owner

Prevent costly mistakes by hammering out the details before breaking ground

Construction Claims Negotiations - Develop a Strategy

Construction Dive

Most often, a disputed change order request or claim for extra costs on a construction project will require one or more negotiation sessions between the contractor and owner to arrive at the final cost and time impact. Negotiation offers the last and best opportunity to settle a dispute without resorting to arbitration or litigations.

Managing Risk Starts with Contract Negotiations

Construction Business Owner

Success on a project is often dependent upon risk management, and managing that risk starts with contract negotiation. Fully understanding and properly negotiating your contract terms will position you and your project management team for success. Contractors must recognize the implications of the contract provisions and review standard forms with a critical eye.

Plaza Construction Negotiating Pay Settlement for Florida Ritz-Carlton Renovation

ENR Construction

Payment request of $7.7M in lien filing covered renovation work on hotel that opened in January

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Global Implications Of Brexit, NAFTA Negotiations Analyzed At LiveXchange

Business Facilities

Read Global Implications Of Brexit, NAFTA Negotiations Analyzed At LiveXchange on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Industry experts, economic developers and site selectors debated the uncertain future of free trade agreements at Business Facilities' 13th Annual LiveXchange event.

Price cap negotiations delay Las Vegas Convention Center

Construction Dive

The $860 million Las Vegas Convention Center expansion has been delayed until the visitors authority and the Turner | Martin-Harris JV reach a guaranteed maximum price for the project

Negotiate Your Way Out of the Resentment Zone

ENR Construction

Women must recognize and detach from caveats that keep them from earning what they deserve, says this gender-equity specialist and negotiating coach

4 ways to prepare for a negotiation

BD+C

One of my negotiation training clients asked me for help in getting ready for a job interview and how to position herself to negotiate the best compensation offer. We talked for a bit about the company she was interviewing with. I quickly learned that she knew exactly what she wanted and had prepared her speech in preparation to get the offer that she wanted.

LiveXchange Executive Conference Presentation: Evaluating and Negotiating Incentives

Business Facilities

Read LiveXchange Executive Conference Presentation: Evaluating and Negotiating Incentives on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Learn about best practices for calculating the value of incentives, including property tax abatements, sales tax refunds, cash grants and tax increment financing.

Negotiating Favorable Contracts

Construction Business Owner

It’s imperative that general contractors negotiate for sole and explicit contractual authority to adjust the building schedule Hammering out the details before breaking ground on commercial construction jobs can prevent headaches for general contractors. Here are some tips for doing so: Own the schedule In any complex job, someone’s going to be late with something, and profits erode every hour that workers, equipment and materials sit idle.

Preparing to negotiate: Get your head in the game

BD+C

Women often tell me that they are afraid of negotiation, that they either just do not know how to do it to get what they want or that they do not have confidence that they will be ready enough for any negotiation. . Whether it is a salary negotiation, bidding on a job, or solving a problem on a job site, you can have an effective negotiation and get the results you seek following some logical and well-planned steps.

Negotiating OCP Policies

Construction Business Owner

In recent years, more owners have requested that our law firm’s contractor clients purchase an owners and contractors protective liability policy (OCP policy), a type of insurance policy with which many contractors are unfamiliar

Rory Woolsey's Construction Estimating Blog: ?Negotiating? JOC

Rory Woolsey

Negotiating” JOC. This week the blog topic is on “Negotiating” unit price line items taken from national estimating guides on competitively bid contracts that are publically funded and subject to audits. With the line item selection at times general or not tied to a local specification; and/or at times listed as a minimum or maximum, there was always much debate (also known as negotiation ) about the line items chosen and which were more appropriate.

Why You Should Read Indemnity Provisions in Contract Negotiations

Construction Business Owner

Indemnity provisions are a powerful risk-shifting tool that often go overlooked during contract negotiations. In the typical construction contract, the least understood provisions are often those that require the contractor to indemnify the owner for losses or damages arising under the contract. These provisions are complicated by the fact that even minor word changes can have a dramatic effect on the obligation assumed by the contractor

Negotiated GMP has Raiders' Las Vegas stadium price tag at $1.8B

Construction Dive

The new stadium, which will tally nearly $1.4 billion in construction costs, is expected to receive final approval from NFL owners next week

Panel: Women Must Be Fierce Negotiators To Move Up Construction Ladder

ENR Construction

Industry gender pay gap is narrowing, but women still need solid self-promotion strategies, said HR experts at ENR GWIC careerbuilding conference

How to start a negotiation: Begin as you mean to continue

BD+C

You know you are going to engage in a negotiation at some point, whether it involves making a bid pitch, getting assigned to a new project, or negotiating the terms of your next job. . Do you know how to start? Do you take an assertive approach? Do you wait to be approached? Should you wait to be approached, or for the time to be “right”?

Do’s and Don’ts to negotiating with insurance construction projects

Lets Build

As a construction lawyer, I deal with payment issues for my clients on a day-to-day basis. There are many tools, tips, and best practices that I wish my clients would use before the problem hits my desk. These negative situations would go a lot smoother or possibly not happen at

GOP Negotiators Announce Deal on Water Measure

ENR Construction

Senate Democrats object to provisions dealing with California drought and Buy America program

Denver Airport Negotiates Final Payment with P3 Team It Fired Last Year

ENR Construction

Denver will pay the public-private partnership team an additional $55 million to end work on the airport's Great Hall renovation

How Trusting Relationships Build Better Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction is currently negotiating a contract with Mrs. Green’s to convert former Fox and Obel in Chicago. We have been fortunate to have great partnerships with dozens of clients throughout the year on work ranging from shopping center construction projects to high-end restaurant construction assignments, thanks to the negotiated contract process. In the negotiated process, expectations are set differently.

Bargaining Room v. False Claims: 5 Tips for Negotiation of Construction Claims

Best Practices Construction Law

The issue raises an important question: What should a contractor do during negotiations to allow for some “bargaining room” so as to avoid any appearance of filing a false claim? Owners often begins negotiations from the opposite end of the spectrum for the same reasons. Consequently, each side typically gives a little in negotiations to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. Do not negotiate against yourself.

LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

This year, returning speaker Mark Williams of Strategic Development Group shared his thoughts on “Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects.” Corporations have varied success in maximizing the value of incentives based on their incentive negotiation expertise. This session addressed key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiation process while simultaneously enhancing relationships with states and communities.

LA Metro Signs Letter of Intent to Begin Construction Negotiations on Dodger Stadium Gondola Project

ENR Construction

LVCVA, The Boring Co., Begin Negotiations for Convention Center People-Mover

ENR Construction

Underground pollution-free people mover added to the already massive plan to re-imagine the Las Vegas Convention Center

LiveXchange: Noted Economist Predicts Three More Years Of Growth

Business Facilities

Smith Economic Development Foreign Trade Zones LiveXchange negotiating incentives Parsec Financial Management relocation Site Selection STEM TechnologyIn his Keynote Address at Business Facilities’ 14th Annual LiveXchange event, Dr. James F. Smith told attendees that key economic indicators point to up to three more years of growth before the U.S. economy experiences another downturn. Read: LiveXchange: Noted Economist Predicts Three More Years Of Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

New Video Discusses Negotiating Basic and Additional Services for Owner/Architect Agreements

Construction Lawyer

James Zahn discusses the negotiati0n of basic and additional services for architects in their agreements with owners: contracts general videos

Capitol Hill Talks Could Set Fiscal 2021 Construction Funding

ENR Construction

House-Senate staff negotiations are continuing, with hopes of an agreement before Dec. 11 deadline

Restaurant Construction Franchise on the Rise – Where do you start?

Commercial Construction

Whether you’re planning on buying a franchise agreement or you’re a shopping center landlord negotiating construction concessions with a franchise operator, you should know what is ahead of you. Franchise restaurants are the rise, like this new Mrs. Fields that Englewood Construction built in Orland Park Mall. As suggested in my 2011 commercial construction trends blog post, there seems to be a rise in new restaurant construction, particularly among franchise restaurants.

Will One-Year Highway Bill Hitch a Ride on Stopgap Spending Measure?

ENR Construction

House expected to take up stopgap spending bill soon, CR negotiators also considering authorization extensions

Will FAST Act Extension Hitch a Ride on a CR?

ENR Construction

House expected to take up stopgap spending bill soon, CR negotiators also considering authorization extensions

Construction Groups Oppose 'Political' Move to Delay Stimulus Package

ENR Construction

Construction groups and industry officials say decision to pull out of stimulus negotiations will cause severe harm