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

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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

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Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives

Business Facilities Blog

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.

4 ways to prepare for a negotiation


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.

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


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. .

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.

GOP Negotiators Announce Deal on Water Measure

ENR Construction

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

LiveXchange Executive Conference Presentation: Evaluating and Negotiating Incentives

Business Facilities Blog

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.

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Here are the top three reasons to work with general commercial construction contractors in a negotiated bidding process.

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.”

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.

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

Construction Lawyer Blog

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

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.

Averting Shutdown, Congress Approves New Stopgap Through Dec. 22

ENR Construction

Two-week extension gives lawmakers more time to negotiate overall fiscal 2018 spending levels

Averting Shutdown, Congress Approves New Stopgap

ENR Construction

Two-week extension gives lawmakers more time to negotiate overall fiscal 2018 spending levels

Council Unlikely To Delay Approval of $13B Denver Airport Terminal Upgrade, Despite Objections From Airlines

ENR Construction

The airport has been negotiating the terminal renovation contract with Madrid-based Ferrovial Airports, leader of the public-private partnership, for more than 10 months

Rory Woolsey's Construction Estimating Blog: A Savings Analysis!

Rory Woolsey

However, I received many comments and questions on the “Negotiating JOC” blog from last week that really should be answered. With this better defined database the nebulous disappears along with negotiations, consternations, and contortions. “Negotiating” JOC. Rory Woolseys Construction Estimating Blog. Construction Estimating One Bite at a Time. Thursday, February 16, 2012. A Savings Analysis! I was set to publish a blog this week on cost control.

Denver Airport Officials Unveil Terminal Upgrade Plan

ENR Construction

Officials at Denver International Airport and the city of Denver are completing negotiations on a $650-million-plus project to remake DIA’s terminal

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AGC, Unions Reach Tentative Agreements - Djc.com

Nuts and Bolts

With this agreement, negotiations with all five of the basic crafts have been completed. -->. « Masonry, civic buildings take center stage. Government Regs Strangle Business Growth » AGC, Unions Reach Tentative Agreements. On June 1 AGC reached a tentative agreement with the Carpenters Union. The Laborers, Teamsters, Operating Engineers and Cement Masons agreed to tentative agreements earlier last week.

Welcome to the PSMJ Resources Blog

PSMJ Resources

Three ways to keep salary issues out of your negotiations If you are like other A/E firm leaders, you are finding that your management salaries are coming under more client scrutiny than ever. That last issue you want to deal with in a negotiation is defending your management teams’ salaries to clients — you need to keep the dialogue focused on how your service provides unequaled benefits to your client and delivers them maximum value.

The Art of the Deal

Business Facilities Blog

President-elect Trump blocks some layoffs in Indy with a lay-up of a negotiation. Read The Art of the Deal on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Amazon Patents Autonomous Vehicle Lane-Changing Technology

Construction Equipment

Amazon was issued a patent yesterday for technology that will wirelessly help autonomous vehicles negotiate changing lanes and maneuver in traffic

GOP Lawmakers Aim for Final Tax-Cut Bill

ENR Construction

As House and Senate legislators prepare to negotiate a compromise tax-cut bill, some construction groups prefer the version the Senate passed on Dec.

Mexican Standoff

Business Facilities Blog

The Dealmaker-in-Chief blows up his first really big negotiation. Read Mexican Standoff on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Agreement

ENR Construction

Calling the Paris climate treaty a burden on American businesses, President Trump on June 1 said he would renegotiate the United States' role in the non-binding climate treaty, or he would start negotiations on a new climate treaty

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Are You Lining Your Commercial General Contractor’s Pockets?

Commercial Construction

Sure, I know there will always be commercial developers who competitively bid all their projects, but from a commercial construction cost and timeline perspective, it pays to negotiate with a designated general contractor versus requesting multiple bids on a construction project.

Delays Hit $1.5 Billion New Orleans Riverfront Development

ENR Construction

Morial Convention Center appear to be stalled after nearly two years of negotiations Talks over a proposed $1.5 billion riverfront development next to New Orleans’ Ernest N.

What to Know Before You Sell

Construction Business Owner

Understanding how transactions are structured provides leverage in negotiations and maximizes after-tax proceeds Buying or selling a business is one of the most important transactions in the life cycle of any company.

Seattle Concrete Drivers Strike

Construction Equipment

Negotiations with five sand and gravel companies broke down several weeks ago after the companies and union representatives could not come to terms Union ready-mix concrete truck drivers in Seattle voted to strike when their contract expired July 31.

Cost Concerns Raise Stakes on Westinghouse Nuke Projects

ENR Construction

Despite grim reports about the costs to continue construction, the utilities leading nuclear-plant expansions in Georgia and South Carolina are continuing to negotiate with bankrupt contractor Westinghouse Electric Co.