Construction defects or mistakes in construction: when and how to fix

Alexander Barthet Claims, Construction, Contracts, Defects, General Contractor Leave a Comment

Contractors who discover construction defects or mistakes in their work face two challenges: ignore them and risk liability, or fix the problems and risk destroying evidence – also known as “spoliation.” If litigation develops down the road, contractors that destroy evidence – even with the best of intentions – can wind up paying damages in court. Repairing faults in construction …

Alexander BarthetConstruction defects or mistakes in construction: when and how to fix

Lien Law Seminar: “How To Get Paid on a Construction Project” [EVENT]

Alexander Barthet Bonds, Collection, Construction, Contracts, Event, General Contractor, Liens, Pay-when-Paid, Payment

On Thursday, March 27th, from 8a to 10a, Alex Barthet will explain how you can better your chances of getting paid on a construction project. You will be provided with an overview of Florida’s Construction Lien Law and those key contract provisions related to payment and limitation of liability. This is a lively and interactive seminar which places an emphasis on the …

Alexander BarthetLien Law Seminar: “How To Get Paid on a Construction Project” [EVENT]

Three Ways to Stay Smart about Credit

Alexander Barthet Construction, Contracts, Credit, Payment

A lot of things go into running a small construction business. You end up wearing several hats: salesperson, estimator, bookkeeper, laborer and project manager. With so many responsibilities, it’s easy to overlook things, such as building and maintaining good credit. Why Do You Need It? Cash flow is one of the major concerns of any business, especially in the construction …

Alexander BarthetThree Ways to Stay Smart about Credit

Pay-When-Paid and Pay-If-Paid Provisions: How to Overcome Them and Recover [VIDEO]

Alexander Barthet Construction, Contracts, Disputes, Pay-when-Paid, Payment Leave a Comment

A pay-when-paid (or pay-if-paid) contractual provision exists in almost every construction contract that comes across my desk, and it probably exists in almost every contract that you sign. So let’s define what it is. A pay-when-paid provision is a contract provision that shifts the risk of nonpayment from one party to another. As an example, with such a provision in …

Alexander BarthetPay-When-Paid and Pay-If-Paid Provisions: How to Overcome Them and Recover [VIDEO]

4 Things To Do Before Walking Off a Job

Alexander Barthet Construction, Contracts, Disputes, General Contractor, Subcontractors, Termination Leave a Comment

Whether you’re unhappy with the number of changes being made to the scope of work, with the attitude of the owner or design professional, or just burnt out, you need to think twice before walking off a job. If you have a construction contract in place, you’ll likely be in breach and could be sued. If this happens you may …

Alexander Barthet4 Things To Do Before Walking Off a Job

Design Defects: All for One, One for All

Alexander Barthet Construction, Contracts, Damages, Default, Disputes Leave a Comment

It is generally assumed that the duties associated with the professions of architecture and engineering are as distinct as are the two disciplines. An architect focuses on the design of a building, making certain it is aesthetically pleasing, while an engineer assures that a building functions properly. However, Florida construction law shows that such a strict division of responsibilities may …

Alexander BarthetDesign Defects: All for One, One for All