Category Archives: Business of Construction

Virginia Occupational Safety Conference Reflections

Originally posted 2011-06-10 09:00:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLast week, I spoke at the 15th Annual Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (“VOSH”) Conference. I always enjoy speaking at these events because I always learn something. This year I spoke on the topic of record keeping and how to handle a VOSH or OSHA inspection (you…

Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter

I haven’t discussed public construction projects much recently, particularly in the context of procurement in Virginia. If you are a commercial contractor in Virginia and have sought to perform work for the state or one of its subdivisions, you are likely familiar with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA). This Act controls the means and…

Building Green: What it Means for Your Business

Originally posted 2015-01-01 09:30:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes Kevin Kaiser. Kevin is the online marketing director for Surety Bonds.com, a leading online surety company. He specializes in educating current and prospective business owners about local surety requirements. He helps contribute to the Surety Bond Education Center and the…

A Quick Checklist for Subcontractors

After the last two weeks’ analyses of a couple of big construction decisions that came out recently, I thought I’d keep this week’s post practical and short for those that are not construction lawyers. So without further ado, here is a short checklist of the top things (aside from calling their local experienced construction attorney)…

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

One of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s “Little Miller Act.” While properly drafted contractual “pay if paid” clauses are enforceable by their…