Category Archives: Construction

When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

Originally posted 2015-08-10 10:16:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia. A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined these two concepts to allow a subcontractor to proceed straight to…

Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not

After I wrote the title to this post, I thought, “Well, that says it all, doesn’t it?” I also considered the fact that for those that read this construction law blog on a regular basis, I am likely stating the obvious. I then thought about the fact that there can be confusion regarding the purpose…

Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two

90 days. 150 days. 6 months. 30 days. Do these numbers sound familiar? If you read Construction Law Musings regularly, they should be. These are various deadlines relating to the recording and enforcement of mechanic’s liens in Virginia. Send to Kindle

Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

Originally posted 2015-07-28 11:00:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOnce again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice. This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting go” of work once the work…

Communicate with the Field to Nip Issues in the Bud

This past week, I spent some time meeting with clients and generally discussing the day to day operations of construction companies. One common theme of these discussions (and of this construction blog) was the need to deal with problems at a job site early. I have often discussed the contract side of catching things early,…