Author Archives: C. Ryan Maloney, Esq.
Delays are sometimes unavoidable on construction projects. When delays occur, they can often result in increased costs to contractors and subcontractors, and may bring exposure to owner claims for liquidated damages for delay. Certain types of delays, such as those … Read Full Post
The novel coronavirus pandemic and related government “stay at home” and “shelter in place” orders are causing serious negative financial impacts to business of all types. Many of the hardest hit industries, such as restaurants and retailers, are industries in … Read Full Post
The standard form contract documents developed and published by the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) are a fundamental part of the construction industry landscape that have been widely used for more than a century. Importantly, in 2017, the AIA Documents … Read Full Post
Almost every construction contract or subcontract contains provisions regarding the manner in which notice must be provided to the other party under the contract regarding significant issues on the construction project, including delays, unforeseen conditions, or other claims. Compliance with … Read Full Post
Do Construction Contract Contingent Payment Clauses Mean What They Say? A guide for contractors and subcontractors.
Assume you are a subcontractor working on a project to build a large multi-family apartment complex. You’ve timely and properly performed your work and have submitted monthly pay applications that have been accepted by the contractor and the owner. However, … Read Full Post
Disputes are a fact of life on construction projects. There are just too many variables, unknowns and unpredictable things that can occur during the course of a project that can lead to disagreements and disputes, particularly when significant dollars are … Read Full Post
Bid Protests: Understanding of the Basic Framework Your company just found out that the major multi-million dollar government contract that you spent weeks preparing your best and most competitive bid for has been awarded to another company. You know your … Read Full Post
The importance of the terms of a construction contract in the event of a significant dispute on a construction project cannot be overstated. Simply put, the terms of the contract can be the difference between successfully navigating a dispute in … Read Full Post
An all too common situation on construction projects involves subcontractor claims for additional costs caused by the owner. These can often involve differing site conditions claims, claims related to design errors or omissions by the owner’s design professionals, or owner-caused … Read Full Post
Changes are Coming – What You Need To Know To Meet Florida’s New Private Project Payment Bond Claim Requirements
All Florida construction industry participants need to be aware of the significant new changes to the payment bond claim requirements on private projects under section 713.23, Florida Statutes, made by the 2019 Florida Legislature in House Bill 1247. These changes … Read Full Post