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HTMLBuilding the Impenetrable Brick Wall of Project Documentation
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
Early in my career as a project manager, years before becoming a lawyer, my manager called me into his office and assigned me to a large new project. He explained that the project owner had a reputation for being very litigious, and he needed me to aggressively manage the project to avoid costly...

 

HTMLState Payment Bond Statutes: Navigating "Little Miller Acts"
Stephen J. Kelleher; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Contractors working on public contracts may perform for a number of public owners across a variety of jurisdictions. While it is always prudent for a contractor to know the contractual requirements of each jurisdiction, it is even more important to do so when crossing state lines. All states have...

 

HTMLIdentification of Public Project Payment Bond Claimants
Harry Z. Rippeon; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Prime contractors working on public projects are often required to provide a payment bond to ensure adequate financial protection for those subcontractors and suppliers providing labor, materials, equipment, or other services. For federal government projects, this requirement is contained in the...

 

HTMLProcedural Differences for Claims on Standard Form Performance and Payment Bonds
Jonathan R. Mayo; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
Construction suretyship is a three-part relationship in which a surety provides performance and payment bonds guarantying the performance of a contractor to an owner and the contractor’s subcontractors and suppliers. A contractor may also demand performance and payment bonds from its...

 

HTMLDiscretionary Protection - State Bonding Requirements in P3 Projects
Vianney Lopez; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
Public-private partnerships (“P3s”) have become an increasingly popular procurement method for public projects. P3s refer to the partnership between a public government agency—which can be federal, state, or local—and a private entity. The private entity’s role in...

 

HTMLMinimize the Inherent Risk in "Scope Bidding" by Amending Your Form Subcontract
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
Subcontractors must exercise particular care if the project specifications are performance specifications or otherwise described by so-called “scope” criteria. A scope specification is one that describes the general scope of the project in terms of design, dimension, and major...

 

HTMLA Primer on the Miller Act's Federal Bonding Requirements
Daniel M. Carrico; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014
If you have ever been involved with a federal construction project—either as a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or surety—you have probably had to deal with the Miller Act. That’s not surprising. Few pieces of legislation are more ubiquitous when it comes to construction work...

 

HTMLContract's Notice Provision Bars Claim for Extra Work
James K. Bidgood, Jay R. Houghton, Joseph Young; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The United States Court of Federal Claims recently held that a contractor’s claim for additional compensation for a change should be denied because the contractor failed to satisfy its contract’s written notice requirements. K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. The United States, 114 Fed....

 

HTMLAn Overview of the Difference Between Indemnity Obligations and Obligations to Provide Additional Insured Coverage
Smith Currie Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
One of the most important risk-shifting devices in a construction contract is the indemnification provision because it protects one party from financial loss and damages arising from future problems occurring during the project. Indemnification is a promise that one party will make good on any...

 

HTMLAnti-Indemnification Statutes and Their Impact upon Insuring Indemnification Obligations Versus Those of an Additional Insured
Jay R. Houghton; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
Construction projects are inherently risky endeavors. A myriad of things that can go wrong range from damaging a tree on neighboring property, to the structural failure of a completed building, and the loss of limb or life. One of the most important reasons one enters into a contract while...

 


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