Entries by Construction

Construction Law Alert: COVID-19’s Impacts on Construction Projects

This article was originally published by Nexsen Pruet and has been reposted with permission. By Eric H. Biesecker COVID-19 and the ensuing shutdown of much of the economy will affect construction projects dramatically. Projects have become more difficult to perform as industry participants juggle their obligations to their customers, employees, and the public. The impacts […]

Beware of the Risks! No Ownership, No Lien

Republished with permission from Smith Anderson. A recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision reiterates the importance of knowing who you are dealing with when undertaking work or selling materials in connection with any construction or development project in our state. In a recent decision the Court of Appeals found that the design firm that […]

The Mid-Winter CLE is Just Around the Corner!

By Jonathan Massell As the robot in Lost in Space would say, “Danger, Will Robinson.” However, this alert is not about a warning to a pioneering family of space colonists.  Rather, it is a warning to you, as a member of the Construction Law Section, that the deadline for this year’s Mid-Winter CLE is fast […]

Construction Law Section Nominations

To all Section members: As chair of the Section’s Nominations Committee, I am pleased to invite your nominations for the next class of at-large members of the Section’s Council as well as for the Evelyn M. Coman Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Construction Law.

How To Handle Construction Cost Escalations Due To Tariffs and Other Market Forces

By Jeffrey M. Reichard Over the past year, the imposition of tariffs on foreign goods and potential trade wars have caused prices for various construction materials to increase dramatically. Current tariffs affecting the construction industry include tariffs on steel, aluminum, Canadian lumber and a plethora of Chinese imports, while the threat of a trade war […]