In an article published on Tuesday, July 11, on ABA Forum on Construction Law’s The Dispute Resolver blog, WRVB attorney Bill Franczek is profiled as part of the “Meet the D1 Neutrals” series. In a Q&A segment, Bill shares about his… Read more
Construction material prices have been extremely volatile, negatively impacting virtually all projects. Recently, VDOT issued guidance on steel escalation, but for VDOT projects only. VDOT’s July 27, 2022 memorandum provides that VDOT will consider pay adjustments by change order for… Read more
Heightened statutory inspection and maintenance requirements in high-rise condominium buildings emphasize the critical importance of similar inspection and maintenance regimens for similarly situated properties. On June 24, 2021, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story oceanfront condominium building suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed… Read more
An Effective, and Necessary, Collaborative Tool for Job Site Safety As Construction Safety Week 2002 wanes, we want to discuss emergency action planning. OSHA requires formalized Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for all employers. For companies with more than 10 employees,… Read more
As part of Vandeventer Black’s participation in Construction Safety Week 2022, and with heat increasing in many places (or staying hot in others), we wanted to remind those in the industry of the importance of heat-related illness prevention, training, and… Read more
According to 2020 OSHA data, there were 976 construction-related fatalities. Of those 88 fatalities included construction supervisors, making it clear that safety awareness is critical for everyone on a project site and not just for tradespersons. In total, OSHA reports… Read more
(Part two of a two-part article series) This article is a continuation of Monday’s article, and we will be discussing in detail the new payment terms for all construction contracts in Virginia. ARE “PAY-WHEN-PAID” CLAUSES A THING OF THE PAST… Read more
(Part one of a two-part article series) Confused about “pay-when-paid”, “pay-if-paid” clauses and the requirements of Virginia’s Prompt Payment Act on Virginia construction contracts? A new law intending to change the payment landscape may have just created more uncertainty for… Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic’s duration is approaching the two-year mark, leading to significant “COVID Fatigue” for everyone. However, the recent spike in confirmed cases makes ignoring the potential impact globally on business owners’ critical. According to the World Health Organization, confirmed cases rose by nearly 10 million in recent weeks; far… Read more
Upturn in construction activity expected; the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index through August 2021 indicates continued economic strength despite growing supply chain issues. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from American Institute of… Read more
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