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

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 (or click here if on a mobile device) and let me know your thoughts.

Construction and Green Building Roundup

Originally posted 2013-03-29 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Over the past week or so, several great pieces have been written across the web relating to green building and other construction industry related topics. Without re-hashing the great analysis found in those articles, I thought that it would be helpful to point them out.

A Few Green Building Notes

Originally posted 2012-10-08 15:22:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis past week, the blogosphere (if that’s even the word these days) has been abuzz about green building and the value that green can add to a project. Three items in particular (among many) got my attention. The first of these was the fact that a new

CALGreen. It’s finally here. Now what?

Originally posted 2011-11-18 14:56:46. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes Imad Naffa. Imad is the Founder and President of NAFFA International, a private Building Code Services firm in Fresno, CA. He is also the Developer and Administrator of the Building Code Discussions Group (BCDG), one of the largest building

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, 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

Green Building Opens New Doors and Windows to Litigation

Originally posted 2012-02-24 09:00:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Paul E. Beers. Paul is the Managing Member of Glazing Consultants International, LLC (GCI), a building envelope consulting firm in business since 1988. He has over 25 years experience in the window and glazing

Thoughts on Standard of Care?

Originally posted 2012-08-06 09:00:48. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI had a great chat Friday with Shari Shapiro of the Green Building Law blog. The topic of discussion was whether the general standard of care in construction that includes knowing and building to the building code encompasses meeting LEED benchmarks found in some but far from

JRGBC- Local Action on LEED

Originally posted 2011-02-01 12:07:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, we have a real treat. Megan Miller is the Executive Director of the James River Green Building Council (JRGBC), the Central Virginia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The JRGBC serves local and national membership in the Central Virginia region

Tall and Sustainable Is Not an Easy Fix

Originally posted 2012-10-08 15:22:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWay back in 2009, I discussed the interaction between taller and taller buildings and sustainable (“green”) building. Back then, the reference was to the construction of skyscrapers in the Middle East and Europe. The initially referenced ENR article was written in the context of an urban retrofit

Is the Sky Actually Falling (on Green Building)?

Originally posted 2012-04-09 09:00:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have spoken on many occasions here at Construction Law Musings and elsewhere about the risks and rewards for contractors found in sustainable construction. The rewards were fairly apparent. New markets, government incentives and the desires of owners to be “green” clearly point toward a need for

Connect the Dots

Originally posted 2014-02-14 09:00:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Mike Collignon. Mike is a co-founder of the Green Builder Coalition. The Green Builder® Coalition is working to improve the sustainable attributes of new and existing buildings through education, information and advocacy. There are a