Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction is Here to StaySustainable “green” construction is in the news and here to stay.

Here at Construction Law Musings, we like to keep up with the world of sustainable construction and the legal issues that face contractors, subcontractors and even construction lawyers relating to this growing field.  The topics range from LEED certification issues to potential risks and rewards of “green” building and how to draft your construction contract to plan for such risks and take advantage of the rewards.

These posts are not just my “musings,” but those of many individuals who have posted in the Guest Post Friday series.  I hope that you will check out the posts below and let me know your thoughts.

Build2Sustain- Renovation Realities

Originally posted 2009-10-02 09:00:00. This week’s Guest Post Friday at Musings is a real treat. Sara Sweeney is a registered architect, LEED AP and GreenFaith Fellow in religious environmental leadership. Her 18-year architectural career reflects her passion and commitment to sustainable building design and stewardship of our natural environment. She is the founder of EcoVision…

Old and New Business Strategies to Weather the Construction Recession

Originally posted 2010-02-22 09:00:01. The construction world has been hit with story after story of the hard times that have hit those in commercial and residential construction markets.  Doom and gloom is everywhere.  Capacity built up in the good years led to larger construction companies that now have to deal with bidding wars (and the…

Do Trade Contractors Need Errors and Omissions Insurance?

Originally posted 2009-05-22 09:00:00. For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes, Mark E. Rabkin, a triple-bottom line risk consultant assisting his clients understand and manage the exposures they face daily that threaten their economic, social and ecological performance. Licensed as a property and casualty insurance broker for over 10 years, Mark works with the…

A Hard Hat Tour of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center— Where the Design-Build Team is Taking Green Building to the Next Level With Net-Zero Water and Energy Use and Net-Zero Impact on the Environment

For this week’s Guest Post Friday we welcome Tara Chadbourn.  Tara is a Principal of PooleMahoney, PC, where she concentrates her practice in construction law, litigation and commercial litigation. Tara counsels contractors, subcontractors, owners and materials suppliers in various construction disputes. Tara has her LEED Green Associate credential and has worked over the past few years…

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