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What are some important considerations in construction contracts?

Arguably, the leading reason that construction problems occur is that the involved parties do not share the same expectations. This can happen even when a contract exists between the parties. Disagreements may arise because one or more parties did not understand the terms of the contract. Conflicts may also happen because the construction contract was not drafted properly and lacked clear language.

Miami passes solar panel law for new builds and some renovations

A groundbreaking new construction law proposal is now a reality for residents in South Miami who are looking to build a new home. Recently, the City Commission passed a law requiring new home builds to incorporate solar energy into their design and construction. The new law also applies to certain renovation projects as well.

Looking at some common risk allocation tools for construction contracts, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the issue of risk allocation in construction contacts and some of the tools that can be used to allocate risk between parties. We’ve already mentioned warranties and indemnification. Another possible tool for allocating risk is limitations of liability.

Looking at some common risk allocation tools for construction contracts, P.1

Previously, we looked briefly at a contract cancellation dispute between the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and a contractor who had agree to complete the first part of a multi-phase expansion project for the airport. As we noted, the airport claims that it cancelled the agreement because of the contractor’s attempt to shift risk to the airport.

Initial phase of Orlando airport expansion terminated due to disagreements over risk allocation

Last month, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority—the entity responsible for managing the Orlando International Airport—announced that it would be terminating a contract for the initial phase of a significant expansion of the airport. The expansion is aimed at developing 1,800 acres for mixed-uses, including a warehouse area for airport vendors.

Work with experienced attorney to navigate issues surrounding construction liens, P.3

Last time, we began speaking a bit about the importance of release of lien agreements as a tool to allow contractors to avoid lien filings by parties that provide work or materials under a general contractor in a construction project.

Work with experienced attorney to navigate issues surrounding construction liens, P.2

Last time, we began looking at the topic of construction liens, and a recent example of a major construction project which is now facing foreclosure under liens filed after the project experienced complications and stalled out.

Work with experienced attorney to navigate issues surrounding construction liens, P.1

One of the unpleasant realities developers and contractors have to deal with on a fairly routine basis is construction liens. A construction lien is a security interest a contractor has in a property to ensure they are able to satisfy any unpaid bills.

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