Overview of Construction Teaming Agreements in Florida

Jimerson Firm

Teaming agreements in the construction world, also referred to as teaming arrangements, are agreements between two or more independent companies to combine their resources, abilities, and knowledge, for the purpose of obtaining and, if successful, performing a competitive bid construction contract.

Construction Industry Webinar: Construction Delay Claims – Best Practices for Subcontractors

Jimerson Firm

Construction Delay Claims: Best Practices for Subcontractors aired on Thursday, September 10, 2020. This Managing Problem Projects webinar was geared towards Subcontractors and was presented by three of our partners from the construction industry team.

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Construction Industry Webinar: Lien Law for Prime Contractors

Jimerson Firm

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. This webinar was presented by three of our partners from the construction industry team.

New Florida Law Substantially Reduces Retainage Rate on Government Construction Projects

Jimerson Firm

On September 18, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 101, an act relating to public construction , into law. The new law reduces the maximum retainage rate on public construction projects to a flat 5%. What Public Construction Projects are Affected?

Construction Spending Climbs in August

NACM

Construction spending in the U.S. The Census Bureau announced earlier this week that construction spending in August increased 1.4% is near levels seen at the beginning of the year. to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,412.8 billion. This is also 2.5% above the August 2019 data.

Construction Industry Webinar: Bond Law for Subcontractors and Suppliers

Jimerson Firm

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. This webinar is presented by three of our partners from the construction industry team.

Construction Industry Concerned Over Pandemic’s Long-Term Impacts

NACM

Eight months into the pandemic, construction professionals are raising concerns over potential long-term impacts leading into the coming year.

Nonresidential Building Construction Employment Takes Another Hit

NACM

The construction industry may have added 20,000 jobs on net last month, but July's nonresidential construction employment dwindled.

Perfecting Rights Under the Miller Act for Federal Construction Projects

Jimerson Firm

Contractors cannot file mechanic’s liens on public construction projects, such as work on military bases, courthouses, or government owned buildings. 3131-3134 , fills in this gap by protecting certain levels of subcontractors and material suppliers from general contractors who fail to pay them on federal construction projects. The Miller Act only applies to federal construction projects; it does not apply to commercial, private, or state construction projects.

Construction Industry Webinar: Liens and Protecting Your Right to Get Paid

Jimerson Firm

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 2, titled “Liens and Protecting Your Right to Get Paid” covers Florida lien law and other mechanisms that subcontractors and suppliers can employ to ensure they get paid on construction projects.

US Sees Decline in Construction Output

NACM

Construction may be considered essential during these troubling economic times, but that doesn't mean the industry is immune to the crisis.

Construction Spending Increases Slower Than Expected

NACM

Total construction spending remained relatively unchanged for the month of July; however, the slight increase was less than expected. Spending inched forward 0.1% in July, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,364.6 billion is also 0.1%

Construction Input Prices Rises for Fourth Consecutive Month

NACM

To the dismay of construction professionals, construction input prices rose once more in July by nearly 2%, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed the majority of the increase was from inputs to nonresidential construction at 1.8%.Six

Construction Leaders Confident in June Staffing Levels, Profit Margins, Sales

NACM

In times of such economic uncertainty, any sign of optimism can be a positive ray of light and, in this case, that is in the form of construction leader confidence. According to Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI), construction leaders in the U.S.

Surprise Decline in May Construction Spending

NACM

There was a surprise in the May construction spending numbers after the industry was one of the first to reopen and rebound from the pandemic. Announced earlier this week, construction spending dropped 2.1% Wells Fargo Securities reported spending has declined nearly 6% since it peaked in February. in May to a seasonally adjusted rate of $1,356.4 Nacm Blog

April Construction Spending Slips; Better than Expected

NACM

Construction spending is still being impacted by COVID-19; however, outlays fell slightly lower than expected in April. Construction. Despite the better-than-expected fall, April's 2.9% drop was the worst since October 2018, according to Reuters. However, spending in April was 3% higher than April 2019, according to a release from the Census Bureau. Nacm Blog

What Construction Workers Need to Know About COVID-19 | Arbeit

Arbeit Software

Although remote work in the construction sector does not allow on-site projects to progress due to the physical nature of the job, support staff such as architects, engineers, and administrative roles can take advantage of virtual conferencing as opposed to in-person meetings.

Construction Confidence in New Business, Revenue Rattled in Second Quarter

NACM

Many construction jobs are still deemed essential during this time of economic uncertainty; however, that doesn't mean the industry is thriving. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI), contractors' confidence in both new business and revenue expectations saw a significant declin. According to the latest results from the USG and U.S.

'Buckling Global Supply Chains, Trade Tensions' Behind Increased Construction Input Prices

NACM

Construction input prices rose more than 2% in June, an increase that Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) states are linked to "global supply chains buckling and trade tensions elevated." According to ABC's latest report, construction input prices rose 2.2%, while nonresidential construction input prices climbed a little higher to 2.3%.More

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ABC Economist Suggests Construction Industry Focus on 'Broader Trends' Due to 'Erratic' Input Prices

NACM

Construction input prices have yet to establish a trend over the past few months, despite a slight increase in May. construction firms should focus their attention to "broader trends" given the current economic climate.According to. Although prices rose 0.8% last month, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu said U.S. Nacm Blog

Construction Sees Largest Monthly Job Increase in More Than 80 Years

NACM

The construction industry featured its latest accomplishment in May, adding 464,000 net new jobs—the largest monthly increase in more than 80 years, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Although there were fewer jobs in May compared to the prior year, nonresidential construction employment added 237,000 net new jobs last month af.

Should I Terminate a Notice of Commencement?

Jimerson Firm

A Notice of Commencement signals the beginning of a construction project, and provides protection to the owner, contractors, and suppliers. But what happens when the construction project is complete, the owner doesn’t want to continue with the project, or the owner wants to sell or refinance?

You received an OSHA citation, now what? Steps any business should consider in response to an OSHA citation

Jimerson Firm

Florida Construction Industry Law Blog Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA

Dodge Momentum Index Continues Downward Trend in June

NACM

Potential construction spending took a decent-sized hit in June. The Dodge Momentum Index, which measures construction projects in planning that leads to future nonresidential construction spending, from Dodge Data & Analytics declined 6.6% in June. The Momentum Index has shifted noticeably lower as the fallout from recession continues to hold. Nacm Blog

Dodge Momentum Index Improves for Second Straight Month

NACM

A construction spending indicator reports a potential increase in outlays as the U.S. economy continues to recover from earlier shutdowns. The Dodge Momentum Index, which measures the initial report of nonresidential building projects in planning, increased 1.8%

Dodge Momentum Index Increases in September

NACM

The nonresidential construction spending indicator from Dodge Data & Analytics saw both the commercial and institutional components improve as well. The Dodge Momentum Index is on the rise again after a 3.7% increase in September. The Index measures the initial report of nonresidential building projects in planning. The commercial aspect increa. Nacm Blog

Helpful Tips to Improve Your Credit Team

C2C

You are already aware that a well-constructed credit team can improve the overall bottom line of your business. An efficient and effective credit team does not develop naturally. Understanding how to train internal personnel into a quality team will help. Read More » The post Helpful Tips to Improve Your Credit Team appeared first on C2C Resources Commercial Debt Collection Agency. Welcome

158 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named Among The 2021 Best Lawyers in America

Burr Forman

David Wanhatalo – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction. Benjamin “Ned” Nicholson V – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property. Cheri Turnage Gatlin – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction. Troy Smith – Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Construction. Construction Law, Litigation – Construction.

157 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named Among The 2021 Best Lawyers in America

Burr Forman

David Wanhatalo – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction. Benjamin “Ned” Nicholson V – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property. Cheri Turnage Gatlin – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction. Troy Smith – Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Construction. Construction Law, Litigation – Construction.

How Mechanic’s Liens Are Effective Ways to Collect Your Monies

Collections Law

If you are unlucky enough to have done business with construction companies or property owners who seem to be rolling in cash, but never have time to pay, you’ll soon find out the importance of a mechanic’s lien in Massachusetts in debt recovery.

Serving a Defendant in a Residential Foreclosure Action by Publication

Jimerson Firm

If a defendant cannot be located, then service may be effected by constructive service, i.e., service by publication, which is governed by Chapter 49, Florida Statutes. A residential mortgage foreclosure action is initiated in Florida by filing a verified complaint with the appropriate court.

Large Companies still delaying payments to Suppliers

UK debt collections

Other sectors that have often struggled with late payments include the construction sector , a problem that has contributed to the sector’s remarkably high rate of insolvency. This pressure is particularly acute in sectors where lockdown restrictions have had an outsized impact, such as construction and manufacturing.”. New research shows that there has been no real improvement in the speed at which Large companies are paying their suppliers.

Michigan

Burt and Associates

Each contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or laborer who provides an improvement to real property has a construction lien upon the interest of the owner or lessee who contracted for the improvement to the real property, as described in the notice of commencement given under section 108 or 108a, the interest of an owner who has subordinated his or her interest to the mortgage for the improvement of the real property, and the interest of an owner who has required the improvement.

Burr’s John Browning Appointed as Executive Editor of a National Legal Publication

Burr Forman

John, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is an experienced trial lawyer, having represented businesses and their insurers in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial losses arising out of motor vehicle accidents, engineering and construction defects, work site accidents, product defects, dram shop & social host liability, negligent security, environmental and public nuisance, and general premises liability.

State by State Reopening Update

Receivables Control

Construction, real estate and other outdoor work was scheduled to resume on May 7, 2020. Phase 1 will be construction and manufacturing, curbside retail; Phase 2 will be professional services, finance, insurance, retail and real estate; Phase 3 is restaurants/hotels; and Phase 4 is arts/entertainment and recreation. Construction, distribution, and manufacturing could resume May 4, and consumer, retail and service businesses could reopen May 12.

Walking Man: How Do You Oversee a Distributed Workforce?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Now, this will take some effort on your part: if you’ve never actually constructed workflows for your cases, organized by case types, it’s time to do so. Lawyers tend to manage in place. They oversee staff by walking around the office, to randomly check in on people, like Lumberg from ‘Office Space’. They can also be vicious micromanagers. It’s understandable to an extent, of course; if someone in the office screws up in a major way, it’s the attorney’s license that’s on the line.

Recent Amendments Place Creditors in a Stronger Position to Defend Against Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Preference Lawsuits

Fraser

As the bankruptcy wave continues to build, more businesses are being forced to deal with bankrupt customers. What’s worse—and which often comes as a big surprise—is when a business gets sued by the debtor or bankruptcy trustee seeking to recover payments made by the debtor before the bankruptcy.