The 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 29th. Many commentators state this legislative session was less productive than usual, as only 17 percent of filed bills passed both chambers and await the Governor's signature. Download the full article
As a construction lawyer, I am consciously aware of the costs associated with legal disputes in the construction industry and the economic considerations that my clients must consider when a dispute arises. Download the full article.
In a past legal column for Texas Contractor, liquidated damages were discussed with a focus on the ways parties to prime and subcontracts view and utilize liquidated damages. That column discussed the considerations and negotiating strategies associated with liquidated damages clauses in contracts. Download the full article.
Unless they are fully self-perform-ing projects, general contractors subcontract certain scopes of work and accept the risk of sub-contractor performance. Download the full article.
The Texas Prompt Pay act has two forms: the government code contains the prompt pay act that applies to public works and the property code contains a similar act that applies to private projects. Download the full article.
While the dust from the presidential election is still settling, Texas is moving right into the 85th Legislative Session. Download the full article.
In my last column, I wrote about project management as a tool for claim resolution. The discussion focused largely on best practices for dealing with claims at the project level. In this column, I will provide a discussion about contractual provisions that can be included in standard terms and conditions [...]
Last month's article focused on one of the two design-build alternative delivery methods provided by Texas procurement law: the Design-Build: Vertical method. In this article, we will discuss the second framework: the Design-Build: Civil (D/B Civil) method. Download the full article here .
This month, we will discuss the Design-Build: Vertical (D/B Vertical) alternative delivery method. Before we delve into the details of the D/B Vertical method, it is import-ant to first provide a general overview of design-build. Download the full article.
This month’s column is focused on the Construction Manager-At-Risk (CMAR) alternative delivery method. Alternative delivery methods are the new normal for many types of procurement, and CMAR is one of the most popular in Texas. Download the full article.