Insurance – don’t start a job without it

Alexander Barthet Construction, General Contractor, Insurance, Payment, Subcontractors

Insurance is a “what if” product that goes hand in hand with construction work. Whether you’re building a single family home or an office high rise, there are a lot of different players and plenty of moving parts, all of which don’t necessarily always fit together correctly. Insurance can provide protection from loss due to construction defects, accidents, and natural …

Alexander BarthetInsurance – don’t start a job without it

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]

Sacked For a Better Deal: Termination for Convenience

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

Being let go is never convenient but it can happen, especially on certain construction projects. This is because the applicable subcontractor agreement may contain language which allows a contractor to fire a subcontractor at any time for no specific reason. Called termination for convenience provisions, these are sometimes triggered when the contractor finds another subcontractor willing to do the same …

Alexander BarthetSacked For a Better Deal: Termination for Convenience

Bid Shopping by using the bid but not the subcontractor

Alexander Barthet Contracts, General Contractor, Payment, Subcontractors Leave a Comment

Can a general contractor use a subcontractor’s bid to secure a project and then not use that subcontractor on the job? This is referred to as bid shopping and it may seem unfair but an appellate court has said yes, and ruled in favor of the general contractor. Construction Contracts The real issue was whether a contract was ever formed …

Alexander BarthetBid Shopping by using the bid but not the subcontractor