Category Archives: Construction Law

More Thoughts on “Green” (the Practice, not the Color) Building

Originally posted 2014-03-10 09:00:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt has been a while since I “mused” on the green building landscape.  While I am a LEED AP and have presented on green (read “sustainable”) building in the past, I am not totally sold on LEED as the be all end all in sustainable construction (the…

Discussions of Changes in Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Law at ZLien

Once again I get to thank Scott Wolfe (@scottwolfejr) over at Zlien for an opportunity to guest post.  This time around it is on the soon to be implemented changes to the Virginia law as it relates to contractual waivers of lien and bond claim rights. Here’s a taste of the post over at Scott’s…

A Great Contractor Filled Weekend

Originally posted 2014-01-27 11:47:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver this past weekend, I attended the annual convention of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia.  As always, a good time was had by all.  Between the skeet and five stand shooting, the oyster tasting and other great events, the convention had plenty of laughter and opportunity…

Quick Note: Be Careful with Pay if Paid Clauses (Both Subcontractors and General Contractors)

Aside from waiver of lien rights (something that will be illegal in Virginia after July 1, 2015), the most troublesome contractual impediment to payment for a subcontractor or supplier on a project often is the “pay if paid” clause.  As a general rule, in Virginia, these clauses where drafted in the proper fashion, are enforceable. …

Update Relating to SB891 and Bond Claim Waivers

Several bills were passed and will go into effect on July 1, 2015 that affect the construction industry here in Virginia.  The most interesting of these was an amendment to the mechanic’s lien statutes relating to waivers of lien rights. As I posted in March, SB891 amended the mechanic’s lien statute, Va. Code Section 43-3,…

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