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Monthly Archives: April 2012

7 Essential Construction Contract Clauses: Change Claims (Part 7 of 7)

Posted in Contracts

Even on modestly sized projects changes are inevitable and a project is rarely constructed exactly as originally designed. The reasons for changes in the work are as numerous as the stars in the sky. However, one certainty is that entitlement to additional compensation for changes is a frequent battle ground for construction disputes. Several areas… Continue Reading

Imagine No Lawsuits – It’s Possible if You Try IPD.

Posted in Contracts

Recently, I am become interested integrated project delivery (“IPD”) as a project delivery method for construction.  For those of you familiar with IPD, the concept truly involves a mind shift.  A true IPD project is a radical departure from the traditional project delivery methods we all are familiar with.  The reasons that IPD is a dramatic… Continue Reading

Alert – PA House Passes Bill Making Major Changes to the Mechanics Lien Law

Posted in Construction Law, Mechanics Liens

On March 27, 2012, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 1602, a bill that makes major changes to Pennsylvania’s mechanics lien law and if passed by the Senate and signed into law will impact any contractor working in Pennsylvania.  All contractors should be aware that HB 1602 weakens a contractor’s most effective weapon against… Continue Reading