If you are a subcontractor that bids on public work you may wonder whether the general contractor is bound to subcontract with you if it uses your bid as part of its bid to the government authority and the authority awards the contract to the general. The definitive answer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, like… Continue Reading
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.
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
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
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
Not only is this case interesting for political reason, it also acts as a warning to contractors on federally funded construction projects. http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/12177400-452/the-watchdogs-clout-builder-settles-whistleblower-suit-for-64-million.html