Types of Construction Defects

Construction defects can result from deficiencies in the product itself, how something is designed, installed, operated or maintained. Damages might be seen immediately (such as a burst water pipe), or appear over time (such as a slowly shifting foundation). When allegations of construction defect are presented, understanding each of these potential failure mechanisms (design, installation,…

2020 Workforce Survey Reveals How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Industry

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its 2020 Workforce Survey results, outlining the latest labor trends within the construction sector. This year’s survey focused primarily on how COVID-19 has impacted the industry—analyzing the effects of the ongoing pandemic as it relates to project demand, workforce stability and job site productivity. Project Demand Fallout…

4 Key Steps for Construction Projects to Help Protect Your Company

Taking precautions before work begins and while underway can help safeguard your construction project from injuries and damages occurring during construction, and any claims made after the project is completed. Having well documented pre- and post-construction conditions surveys, records of all work conducted, and any changes requested along the way can be valuable if damages…

Finding an Effective Construction Subcontractor

Many contractors rely on subcontractors, vendors and other third parties to support their projects. While they are critical in helping you complete your project, they also can impact your operational and financial risks. Regulatory agencies and courts commonly consider general contractors, construction managers and owners responsible for the actions of those with whom they subcontract.…