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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Maine Considers PPP Highway

Posted in Public Bidding

Add Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) to a growing list of stage agencies considering private funding for major infrastructure projects.  ENR Reports that MDOT is  a $2 billion, 220-mile closed-access toll highway that would create a direct link from southwestern New Brunswick to southern Quebec.

Liens for Everyone (Updated)

Posted in Mechanics Liens

Pennsylvania used to be an unforgiving place for a subcontractor seeking to file a mechanics lien.  For over thirty years, with few exceptions, higher tier contractors could waive a subcontractor’s lien rights by filing lien waivers before work began on the project.  The onus was on the subcontractor to check with the Prothonotary to see… Continue Reading

Fighting Back Against Union Tactics

Posted in Picketing

Anyone who has tried to undertake a significant construction project in the City of Philadelphia can testify to the brotherly love organized trade unions show them.  Well according to the Philadelphia Daily News, one developer is fighting back. Like many developers, Post Goldtex is the victim of a classless and illegal picketing campaign brought by… Continue Reading

Pipe Dream

Posted in Contracts

Are you a pipe fitting contractor or excavator looking for more work?  Are you a material supply house looking for a swift selling product?  Then you better get to know gas-line pipe.  ENR reports that the discovery of natural gas formations present a tremendous opportunity for pipe line builders.  Meeting the demands of the natural… Continue Reading