Monthly Archives: March 2012

2010 Florida Building Code

The 2010 edition of the Florida Building Code took effect March 15, 2012.  Generally, the most significant changes were to wind load design and construction. Recent studies have confirmed what everyone in the state suspected:  South Florida gets more hurricanes. … Read Full Post

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So How Many Pleadings Are There? Really?

A recent conversation with another civil litigation attorney about a hearing on attorney’s fees prompted me to remember the good old days of law school when I first learned about pleadings.  I realized that, had I not had newly sworn … Read Full Post

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Establishing a Construction Delay Claim: Documenting the Critical Path

By Austin Calhoun, J.D. 2013

In a construction delay claim, the contractor has the burden to prove that the offending party’s actions affected activities on the critical path of the contractor’s performance of the contract. George Sollitt Const. Co. v. U.S., 64 Fed.Cl. 229 (Fed.Cl. 2005). To meet this burden, a contractor must initially establish the as-planned critical path. Moreover, the critical path needs to be diligently updated to adapt to the evolution of the construction project as it is actually built. Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules are the most often used and preferred way to create and document the critical path. See Id.

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