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FEMA contracting: What construction companies need to know

Almost five months have passed and Floridians are still feeling the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The hurricane caused nearly $100 billion in damages after ravaging the sunshine state. Homeowners seeking to repair and rebuild will be in the market for contractors to complete the work. Much of the work will be financed by the…

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5S methodology: understanding a Lean Construction basic

Lean Construction has been changing the construction industry over the last two decades. While hard to believe given the technological advances, the productivity of the construction industry has been declining since 1964. New technologies have aided in reducing the cost of designs and construction, but they have not greatly improved the management of the construction…

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Commonly misinterpreted terms in construction contracts

A contract is a legally binding document that all parties should understand before signing, but that is not always the case. When signing a construction contract, contractors and subcontractors alike should make sure they clearly understand all the terms. The big five The five terms listed below are commonly misinterpreted and can be potentially damaging…

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What are force majeure clauses in construction contracts?

With the devastation and havoc from Hurricane Irma still lingering, construction projects faced numerous setbacks during tropical storm season. One way the construction industry has learned to handle unexpected and unplanned events is to incorporate a force majeure clause into contracts. The term is French and loosely translates to “superior force.” Contracts containing a force…

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The top four construction defects you should know about

A house is more than just a structure. For many people, a home is a place to unwind, have fun with family, and make memories. But let’s say that your house is faced with a construction defect– a scenario that is all too familiar to many homeowners. Construction defects can be time-consuming, expensive headaches. What’s…

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Construction defects are more prevalent in condos

Construction defects can have lingering effects in homes. From causing discomfort to rendering a space unlivable, a single construction error can have widespread consequences and require thousands of dollars to fix. However, it appears that residents of condominiums may experience construction defects more often than their counterparts in single family homes or townhouses, according to…

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Resolving A Construction Defect Claim Could Get More Difficult

When a Florida property owner discovers a construction defect, getting the matter resolved is no simple process. In fact, it seems to be getting more and more difficult. Florida’s construction defect law went through a substantial overhaul in 2015. Among the changes were more detailed written notice requirements for claimants. Now, a bill has been…

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What Happens When A Condo Owner Discovers A Construction Defect?

Construction defects can occur just as easily in condominiums as they can in houses. Just as the owners of houses have the right to take action, so too do the owners of condos. When a condo owner discovers a leak, water damage, mold damage or any other construction defect, he or she can seek compensation…

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Who Is Responsible For A Construction Defect?

You bought a new home or went through a remodel, only to discover a roof leak, a foundation issue or some other construction defect. You want it repaired and you want compensation for losses. The question is, who do you take action against? Who is responsible for the construction defect? A Tough Question To Answer…

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Was It The Storm Or A Construction Defect?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and a particularly destructive hurricane season, many Florida homeowners are searching for ways to rebuild. For many, that means turning to their homeowners insurance policy. But what happens when the insurance company rejects the claim on the basis that the damage to the home was not the result of…

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