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Construction Law

OSHA Compliance – Increases Excavation and Trenching Enforcement

OSHA Compliance – Excavation and Trenching The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is stepping up their safety enforcement and education with an excavation and trenching National Emphasis Plan. This OSHA compliance activity will last for a period of at least three months but could go on for an indefinite period …

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How To Better Protect Your Firm Against Construction Defect Claims

By Stan Bachman Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC Two words that create instant anxiety for construction contractors are”construction defects.” That’s because there are a host of complexities that cascade from construction defect litigation. The costs to defend a claim can be significant. The time involved to defend yourself is considerable. And the implications for your reputation …

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Does Your Construction Contract Protect You From Financial Losses?

By Stan Bachman Attorney, Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC When it comes to the construction business, risks are high and profit margins are low, and there’s a very high risk you can lose money on a project. There are delays, cost overruns, and change orders, slow pay and the worse…not getting paid at all. That’s when …

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Should You Include An Arbitration Clause In Your Construction Contracts?

By Stan Bachman, Partner Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC It’s time to finalize the contract with your client. Do you include an arbitration clause? That might, or might not be, a good idea. Before you decide, consider the advantages and disadvantages. Don’t assume arbitration is the best way to minimize legal fees. Does Arbitration Really Cost …

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Artificial Intelligence In The Construction Industry On The Verge of Transformation

By Stan Bachman Attorney & Founding Member, Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC For a $10 trillion industry, technology remains a surprisingly small part of the construction business, especially when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). Change is coming. According to a 2018 McKinsey & Company report, AI is gradually emerging in the construction industry with the …

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3 Ways Attorney Stan Bachman’s Unique Approach to Construction Law Helps His Clients

If you’ve worked with Stan before, you probably know that his background is actually in construction – which is a perfect fit, considering he’s a construction lawyer. His 25 years of experience as a general contractor and business owner brings a unique perspective for a construction lawyer. Not only does he understand the legal aspects, …

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