Changes are an unavoidable aspect of construction. Although thorough effort and coordination are required in preparing the original project contract, specifications and construction drawings, there will still be changes. This is why owners are provided the right to make changes to the work under a typical contract changes clause.
We all enjoy a warm weathered weekend with friends and family. In most cases, the only concern at barbecues is if the sun is going to stay out all day. But did you ever consider other concerns such as property safety and liability during the dog days of Summer? According to the National Fire Prevention… Read more »
The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C. does not own this content. This content was created by Davis Reed , President at Clout Construction, and was published to the Tampa Bay Business Journal on May 17th, 2023. New technologies and approaches are transforming the construction industry, and I believe its future will be one of innovation, efficiency… Read more »
If you have read previous articles of this blog, you may be aware that New York construction contractors can be barred from suing or enforcing a mechanic’s lien if they do not possess required home improvement licenses, which has resulted in the dismissal of many contractors’ claims. On the other hand, project owners sometimes argue… Read more »
It can be beyond upsetting and frustrating when a home improvement project comes to a screeching halt all because your hired contractor decided to disappear, becoming a no-show. You purchased all materials, paid your deposit, and started demolition. Now what? You are left with tons of unused materials, a shortage of capital, and a literal… Read more »
One of the most common causes of home elevation is extreme weathering and flooding. In general, there are two options when deciding to elevate your home. The homeowner can physically lift the home, building a new foundation at the bottom, or leaving the home as is, but just building a “livable space” upper level, alternatively… Read more »
To minimize potential legal problems when planning construction, whether the project is a large commercial project, a new residence, or even a renovation to an existing structure, care must be taken to have essential terms included in the contract. The failure to identify essential terms in the construction contract will lead to project confusion, extended… Read more »
It’s one thing to say what you want in your construction project, but it is another thing to properly document your dream design on paper in the form of legitimate construction plans. Within this article, you will have a better understanding of what is included in detailed construction plans, as well as the understanding of… Read more »
The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C. does not own this content. This content was created by Carl Oliveri, and was published to the Grassi Advisors and Accountants Blog on March 14th, 2023. To view the full article, please click here. I have always said the construction industry is the most dynamic industry to advise…. Read more »
Are contractors responsible for the impacts of their work on neighboring residents? Oftentimes, they are. This is especially true in densely populated urban areas where literally hundreds of people could be affected by a project only fifty feet away. Some of the principles in these cases are outlined below.