This article will address challenges contractors face, explain how those challenges can lead to contractual risk for the contractor, and provide practical tips to avoid those risks. It will also highlight ways the industry is responding to alleviate this labor shortage in the long term. Download the full article. [...]
This article discusses best practices to ensure downstream subcontractor compliance with specified insurance requirements in an effort to control, mitigate, and transfer risk. Download the full article.
Pricing in contractor selection is an issue that draws debate frequently in the industry because alternative delivery methods differ so greatly from traditional methods. Download the full article.
Alternative delivery methods such as design-build continue to gain momentum across Texas. Typical design-build contracts address the risks and responsibilities as to the owner, but those agreements do not attend to the issues that exist between design-build teams. Download the full article.
This column will discuss contractor liability for design in detail to provide contractors an understanding of the issue and provide tools and tips to address this concern. Download the full article.
This article takes a deeper look into the use of change order requests as a means of protecting your right to payment. We'll also discuss how a contractor can preserve a claim using a change order request when the contract terms are unfavorable to such action. Download the full article. [...]
This article contains tips and tricks to help protect a contractor's right to payment while maintaining a professional and working relation with the owner. Download the full article.
This article examines a court's determination that a city can be sued if the city has acted in a proprietary manner as compared to a governmental manner. Download the full article.
This article discusses statutes that contain specific provisions waiving immunity and allowing suits from the enforcement of contract claims and the types of relief contractors are able to obtain from a governmental entity. Download the full article.
This column will address bid protests and provide three examples of protest situations as instructive guides for evaluating protest situations. Download the full article.