Thoughts on construction law from Christopher G. Hill, Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law

Category Archives: Contracts

Murphy was an Optimist- How to Deal with this Truth on a Construction Site

Originally posted 2010-04-19 09:00:23. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnyone who deals with construction on a daily basis will tell you that something will go wrong on the job site. I am constantly reminded of this fact (and also reminded that I may have a somewhat skewed perspective because I spend my time either dealing with

July 1, 2015 Statutory Changes Affecting Virginia Contractors and Subcontractors

Originally posted 2015-06-01 09:00:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs always seems to be the case, this year, as in others, the Virginia General Assembly has seen fit to “tweak” a few construction related statutes. All of these changes will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The big one, and one that I posted about

When is a Residential Subcontractor not Subject to the VCPA? Read to Find Out

The Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA) can and often does apply to residential construction. The transaction between a residential contractor and an homeowner has been held to fall under the consumer transaction language of the VCPA and on occasion been used to avoid the issues with the economic loss doctrine in Virginia. However, there are

Construction Change Order Provisions- Sword and Shield?

Originally posted 2013-09-30 14:03:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Image via Wikipedia A recent case brought to my attention by Melissa Brumback (@melissabrumback) of the Construction Law in North Carolina Blog reminded me of the necessity to both include change order provisions in your construction contracts and to follow them. In the case of Artistic

Reminder: A Little Pain Now Can Save a Lot of Pain Later

Originally posted 2016-04-26 11:29:50. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI know, you think you hear it enough from me here at Construction Law Musings. I am seemingly constantly beating the drum of early advice from a construction attorney and the benefits of spending a bit of money now to avoid spending a lot of money later.