The I-4 Ultimate project is going to transform the Central Florida region, its backers claim, by boosting the economy and reducing traffic congestion. An Orlando woman who lives near the project says demolition work along the interstate is ruining her home.
Regular readers of our Florida legal blog know that in a recent post we laid out steps for your condominium owners association to take when confronted with serious problems such as water intrusion, crumbling facades or foundations, failing plumbing, unsafe balconies or decks, and the like.
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Some things are obvious. For instance, overeating leads to weight gains and students who do their homework get better grades. Construction defects in condominiums can be just as obvious, of course. Construction done with understrength concrete can result in defects visually obvious to everyone, such as crumbling or cracking walls.
In April 2013, Williams Island Property Owners Association filed a lawsuit against the city of Aventura, Florida, Gary Cohen and Prive Developers LLC, which is a partnership between BH3 and Cohen. The lawsuit was to halt any new development on a two-tower condominium (The Privé at Island Estates) in Aventura.
When construction of a new home, condominium, business structure or remodeling takes place, there is usually more than one construction crew involved. There may be architects, builders, painters, roofers, electricians, plumbers and many other contractors on the payroll.
Workers' compensation immunity benefits companies who have lawfully retained workers' compensation insurance by preventing them from being subjected to separate lawsuits in the event an employee is injured while on the job. This is especially important in the construction industry, where accidents on the job are more prone to happen than in many other industries.
When a construction project is not managed down to every detail, disputes can easily arise. This is because every construction project is bound to run into unexpected circumstances. This could be a delay in the delivery of the materials, unexpected sick leave of a worker or a change in the demands of a client. Therefore, paperwork and contracts that are written out at the beginning should account for who is liable in every imaginable circumstance.
As a construction manager or a contractor, you rely on the timely and high-quality supply of goods that you ordered. If there is a delay of materials, then you will likely be struggling to meet the deadline of the project. This can lead to a whole host of problems for you, including a loss of real income, as well as a bad reputation among clients. So what can you do to prevent problems with suppliers, and what can you do when suppliers fail you?
Construction is one of the biggest drivers of Florida's burgeoning economy. From high-rise projects towering above Miami to new developments on the fringes of Orlando suburbs. Space for construction is at a premium in the state, and both owners and builders must be aware of the numerous laws that governs their actions.