Shop Drawing Review

Do you know that design professionals, including architects and engineers, can be held liable for issues that are not addressed during their review of shop drawings, especially when these develop into problems on a construction project?  A…

What is a Statement of Account?

An owner or general contractor may not know where the plumber or electrician on a job is obtaining his materials and whether monies being paid are getting to appropriate suppliers. But this mystery can be easily solved. As any construction…

Does a laborer have lien rights?

You may be surprised to learn that a laborer is actually given a lot of leeway under Florida lien law, having to comply with the least amount of statutory prerequisites to enforce his or her lien. Why's that? For one, a laborer need not…

Copyright Your Construction Plans

Is there such a thing as copyright infringement on a set of construction plans? Yes there is. Courts have found that an original design of a building embodied in any tangible medium of expression, including plans or drawings, is subject…