[ Originally published 01/01/2011 ]
Hope springs eternal at the beginning of any project, and the last thing any
developer, general contractor, or subcontractor is anticipating is a problem
that delays the project or cancels the...
By Neil Lowenstein , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP  Generally speaking, the North Carolina code structure gives two types of liens: 1) a claim of lien on real property; and 2) a claim of lien on funds. Attorney’s fees can also be discretionarily...
By attorney Maggie Finnegan
Most construction contracts require contractors to carry CGL insurance to cover potential liability due to property damage and bodily injury. However, it is important to note that CGL policies often include numerous policy...
By Jane Tucker
Ownership of architectural plans belongs to the creator of those plans, not
to the person whose house is being built from those plans, in the absence of an
agreement to the contrary.
For example, Homeowner #1 retains and pays...
The "total cost method" of quantifying construction claims historically has
been disfavored. This methodology compares the bid price of the project
work with the total cost of the project work as performed, attributing...
The Davis-Bacon Act (the "Act") requires payment of "prevailing
wages." See 40 USC Section 3142(c) . The minimum wages to be
paid are those that the Secretary of Labor determines to be prevailing for...
In the current struggling financial climate, contractors cannot afford to
lose work because of procedural defects in their bids or proposals for
government work. The failure to submit a bid by the deadline established
by the government...