How Do You Price That Job

Contractors always face the predicament of correctly pricing a job. Too high and lose the work; too low and make no money. A good price is one that works for both the contractor and the customer. Basing a price on what the competition is…

Can a Replaced Engineer Still Be Liable?

An engineering firm developed and sealed a set of plans for a county road. The drawings and specifications provided for speed limits, warning signs, and pavement markings. At some point, the county decided to incorporate several changes to…

4 Lien Errors to Avoid

A lien can often be prepared quickly, maybe too quickly. After all, it is just a simple form which you fill out and file, right? Not really. Any one of the following errors could invalidate your lien, causing you to lose this all important…

Greatest Protection Under Lien Law

Sometimes those performing work on a job site don’t easily fall into the category of a subcontractor or supplier. Laborer A laborer, generally defined as any person other than an architect, landscape architect, engineer, surveyor or…

Arbitration is Enforced

Many construction agreements call for binding arbitration as the means to resolve a dispute between the contracting parties. Pretty straightforward. But what happens if one party disregards the arbitration provision and files suit? Can the…