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.
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]