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California Public Works Contracts Part 1: The Pros and Cons

October 11th, 2017|Construction Law|

California’s seeing a huge a rise in numerous public projects. Because of this, we have created a special series of public contracts blogs for our fellow contractors to cut through all the noise and learn the basics of Public Works contracts.

What is Public Works?

“Public Works” as opposed to private works of construction, usually means construction with public funds to be owned by and used for the benefit of the public. But different definitions of public works have been given in various statutes applicable to a particular situation.

Usually a “Public […]

Construction 101: 4 Tips for Writing Investigative Reports

August 24th, 2017|Construction Law|

How to write internal investigative reports to keep your construction company out of legal trouble

If you own a construction company, you know that accidents and mishaps are part of the deal.  In fact, The Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration (OSHA) reports that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year.

But just because accidents are a part of your average day-to-day construction gig, doesn’t mean that they should be treated lightly. Any accident or situation that happens onsite could plant a seed for future lawsuits.

When a lawsuit happens, […]

What Are the Public Works Contract Laws for 2017?

August 8th, 2017|Construction Law|

If your construction company is involved in public works and relies on public works contracts, you need to do what’s best for your business and keep yourself updated with the newest public works contract laws.

You need to familiarize yourself with your legal obligations and understand exactly what you are getting yourself into because you could lose a lot of money if you do not do everything according to your contract and the various laws that control your particular work.  Here are some 2017 laws that you need to be aware […]

Learn to Fly: Drones in Construction

June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Have you been looking to modernize your construction company and bring it into the future? Here is how you can make your company FLY: Use Drones!

Construction companies are using drones creatively. One apparent use for construction is getting an aerial view of the job site to help surveyors, earthmovers and project managers with a better view of materials, equipment and workers in real time.

By analyzing drone imagery, companies are optimizing grading plans, streamlining operations, and identifying critical differences between as-designed and as-built site plans and […]