Miami Construction Covid-19 Coronavirus

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Government OrdersCovid-19 CoronavirusApr 3Leonard Klingen

Failing to Distance Socially Can Cost You $100,000+ (Seriously)

MUNICIPALITIES ENFORCING CDC DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 13-20 requires all open businesses to take reasonable measures to ensure that appropriate social distancing is maintained.  This includes floor markings at six foot intervals and other visible means to allow +

MisclCovid-19 CoronavirusApr 1Leonard Klingen

Financial Assistance Under COVID-19 – (Updated 4/01/2020)

This article was originally published on 3/24/2020 written by Leonard W. Klingen.  Update: 4/01/2020 By John C. Hanson The CARES Act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) is the third aid package passed by Congress to address the +

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Failing to Distance Socially Can Cost You $100,000+ (Seriously)

Government OrdersCovid-19 CoronavirusApr 3Leonard Klingen

MUNICIPALITIES ENFORCING CDC DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 13-20 requires all open businesses to take reasonable measures to ensure that appropriate social distancing is maintained.  This includes floor markings at six foot intervals and other visible means to allow +

Financial Assistance Under COVID-19 – (Updated 4/01/2020)

MisclCovid-19 CoronavirusApr 1Leonard Klingen

This article was originally published on 3/24/2020 written by Leonard W. Klingen.  Update: 4/01/2020 By John C. Hanson The CARES Act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) is the third aid package passed by Congress to address the +

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

MisclCovid-19 CoronavirusApr 1Jessica Goldfarb

As the rapidly spreading coronavirus expands across the nation, businesses are faced with many unknowns, including how can they keep their doors open and for how long? And if they do strive to hold on amidst this growing economic crisis, +

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A Data-Driven Look at Bidding Activity During COVID-19

Covid-19 CoronavirusContractsApr 1Alex Barthet

What if there was a way to see the construction bidding activity before and after the Coronavirus hit the United States? There is, because the good folks at PlanHub have analyzed their terabytes of bidding data to tell us what +

Can a Hall Pass Allow Your Construction Team to Continue to Travel and Work During a Lockdown

Covid-19 CoronavirusContractsGovernment OrdersMar 26Alex Barthet

With counties and cities shutting down under various orders from government officials, how do you keep your construction projects, men and materials moving? One way may be a hall pass. Today we talk to Justin Tolley of The Barthet Construction +

Survival Strategies for your Construction Business

ContractsCovid-19 CoronavirusForce Majeure & DelaysPaymentsMar 25Alex Barthet

Today we have a summary update on how the Coronavirus is impacting construction. In this episode, we cover what we are seeing on the ground with project and government offices, some tips to avoid delays in payment and securing your +

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How the DOL Guidelines Modify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

Work Stoppages and TerminationsCovid-19 CoronavirusClaimsMar 30Alex Barthet

Confusion is still swirling around the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), so the DOL issued new guidelines. Today, I again talk to Jorge Rivero of HR Management. Jorge revisits the key parts of the FFCRA and explains the +

How is the Construction Surety Bonding Market Reacting to COVID 19

ClaimsCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 29Alex Barthet

With construction still progressing in most jurisdictions, the construction surety bonding market is starting to tighten due to the Coronavirus. Today we speak with Jonathan Bursevich of Alter Surety about what he is seeing and hearing from underwriters on their +

Insurance Coverage and COVID-19 – UPDATE 3/27/2020

Covid-19 CoronavirusClaimsMar 27Larry Cook

This is an update to “COVID-19 CLAIMS: DOES BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE HELP?”  Contractors, like most other businesses in America, have suffered losses from the Coronavirus. It is likely that they will continue to do so in the coming months. Business +

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Survival Strategies for your Construction Business

Force Majeure & DelaysCovid-19 CoronavirusContractsPaymentsMar 25Alex Barthet

Today we have a summary update on how the Coronavirus is impacting construction. In this episode, we cover what we are seeing on the ground with project and government offices, some tips to avoid delays in payment and securing your +

Is Coronavirus an Excusable or Compensable Delay

Force Majeure & DelaysCovid-19 CoronavirusContractsMar 21Leonard Klingen

This is a question we often hear from contractors, and the answer is a little complicated.  First, it is important to make the distinction between the virus and other diseases as well as the varied responses to these problems. The +

Contractor Performance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 CoronavirusForce Majeure & DelaysMar 20Larry Cook

Governments have imposed increasingly more extreme containment measures and more restrictive quarantines in response to COVID-19. Contractors and other construction professionals must consider their ability to fulfill their contractual obligations. Lack of workforce, lack of supplies, and lack of certainty +

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Failing to Distance Socially Can Cost You $100,000+ (Seriously)

Covid-19 CoronavirusGovernment OrdersApr 3Leonard Klingen

MUNICIPALITIES ENFORCING CDC DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 13-20 requires all open businesses to take reasonable measures to ensure that appropriate social distancing is maintained.  This includes floor markings at six foot intervals and other visible means to allow +

Can a Hall Pass Allow Your Construction Team to Continue to Travel and Work During a Lockdown

Covid-19 CoronavirusContractsGovernment OrdersMar 26Alex Barthet

With counties and cities shutting down under various orders from government officials, how do you keep your construction projects, men and materials moving? One way may be a hall pass. Today we talk to Justin Tolley of The Barthet Construction +

Broward County Emergency Orders Construction as An Essential Business

Government OrdersCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 26Justin Tolley

Broward County’s latest emergency order deems construction professionals “essential” and therefore exempt from mandatory closures to which many other industries are now subject, but employees may need to verify their status to authorities. On March 23rd, 2020, in yet another +

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Don’t Wait to Lien How the Coronavirus is Impacting Lien and Bond Claim Deadlines

ClaimsNoticesCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 24Alex Barthet

We all know you have 45 days to serve a Notice to Owner and 90 days to record your lien, but how has the Coronavirus changed these deadlines? Today I talk to Nick Fernandez of The Barthet Construction Law Firm +

Effect of Covid-19 on Deadlines for Issuing Construction Notices

Covid-19 CoronavirusNoticesMar 18Nicholas Fernandez

To minimize the spread of Covid-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, the public has been encouraged to avoid gathering in large groups and practice social distancing by avoiding contact with persons not necessary to day-to-day life. In carrying out the goal +

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Survival Strategies for your Construction Business

Force Majeure & DelaysCovid-19 CoronavirusContractsPaymentsMar 25Alex Barthet

Today we have a summary update on how the Coronavirus is impacting construction. In this episode, we cover what we are seeing on the ground with project and government offices, some tips to avoid delays in payment and securing your +

COVID-19 – It’s Impact on Your Costs of Performing

Covid-19 CoronavirusPaymentsContractsMar 20Larry Cook

COVID-19 can affect both materials and labor in the construction industry because it affects both service and product providers. To finish a project, a construction company must furnish the labor (the service) to assemble component materials into a final structure +

Staying Afloat During the COVID-19 Virus

PaymentsCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 17John Hanson

Even as the business community deals with ever-evolving demands on operations, including travel restrictions, disruptions to supply chains, employee absences, quarantine requirements, project suspensions, and project cancellations (not to mention the overarching health and safety concerns), thoughtful managers will proceed +

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Self Isolation: The Government’s Answer to COVID-19

SafetyCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 30Robert Klasfeld

In the midst of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic, new terminology has been thrown at us on a daily basis: Stay-at-home. Safer-at-home. Shelter-in-place. Lockdown. Martial Law. These terms, which have become commonplace, refer to government measures intended to compel residents +

Killer Soap-Virus Relief

Covid-19 CoronavirusSafetyMar 28Leonard Klingen

For months now, we have been advised to wash our hands to help prevent the spread of COViD-19.  But we’ve always heard that we should wash our hands, so this advice doesn’t sound like much. If all the money in +

Coronavirus OSHA Compliance 101 with Brent Huffman – [Video]

Covid-19 CoronavirusSafetyMar 21Alex Barthet

How is OSHA dealing with the Coronavirus on construction projects? We talk to Brent Huffman, a safety and OSHA expert and trainer. Brent walks us through the issues contractors are facing on site, from masks to gloves to “keeping your +

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Keeping Construction Essential. Do This Today to Keep Your Jobsites Open

Work Stoppages and TerminationsCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 31Alex Barthet

With jurisdictions stepping up enforcement of CDC guidelines on construction projects, adding wash stations, keeping 6 feet of social distance, and limiting groups to 10 or less has become critical. Today we talk to Peter Dyga, President of the Associated +

How the DOL Guidelines Modify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

Covid-19 CoronavirusClaimsWork Stoppages and TerminationsMar 30Alex Barthet

Confusion is still swirling around the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), so the DOL issued new guidelines. Today, I again talk to Jorge Rivero of HR Management. Jorge revisits the key parts of the FFCRA and explains the +

Construction in Miami: Shaken But Not Shut Down By The Coronavirus – PART II (Updated 3/30/2020)

Work Stoppages and TerminationsCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 30Patrick Barthet

Update: 3/30/2020 Miami-Dade Building Department Closed; Private Inspections OK On Saturday, Miami-Dade County Mayor issued Emergency Order 14-20, suspending the activity of the County Building Department, including plan review, inspections and the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.  The Order, full +

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Financial Assistance Under COVID-19 – (Updated 4/01/2020)

Covid-19 CoronavirusMisclApr 1Leonard Klingen

This article was originally published on 3/24/2020 written by Leonard W. Klingen.  Update: 4/01/2020 By John C. Hanson The CARES Act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) is the third aid package passed by Congress to address the +

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

MisclCovid-19 CoronavirusApr 1Jessica Goldfarb

As the rapidly spreading coronavirus expands across the nation, businesses are faced with many unknowns, including how can they keep their doors open and for how long? And if they do strive to hold on amidst this growing economic crisis, +

Local Coronavirus Relief

MisclCovid-19 CoronavirusMar 31Edgar Belaval

INVENTING: To help stave off the COVID-19 pandemic and adhering to the CDC’s guidelines to use technology and equipment to keep workers separated, one of Miami’s construction technology providers, SmartBarrel, has implemented a new firmware version which transforms the SmartBarrel +[/cs_content_seo]