Construction

The Construction Practice Group represents building owners, contractors, design professionals, and material suppliers in the public, commercial and residential construction industry in transactional and litigation matters.  We protect our clients by drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts to achieve our clients’ objectives and minimize future claims.  We also try, arbitrate, and mediate a constellation of construction disputes including payment and performance issues.

Representation on a wide variety of claims including:

  • Contract drafting, reviewing, and negotiating including
    • AIA Contracts
    • BIM Contract Negotiation & Risk Allocation AGC Certification
    • Custom Agreements
    • Industry Specific Contracts
  • Payment Issues including
    • Mechanic’s Liens
    • Payment Bond Claims
    • Attachments
    • Debt Collection
  • Performance Issues including
    • Defective Work
    • Performance Bond Claims
    • Scope of Work
    • Backcharge Disputes
    • Delay Claims
    • Change Order Disputes
    • Liquidated Damages
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Insurance Coverage issues
  • Bid Protests
  • Construction site accidents involving property damage or personal injury
  • OSHA violations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Representative construction and design defect claims:

  • Masonry (block type, geotechnical considerations, jointing, etc.)
  • Concrete (bracing, slump, additives, cold weather, control and expansion joints, etc.)
  • Water and moisture infiltration (flashing, penetrations, vapor/moisture barriers, drainage, mold, etc.)
  • Framing (type and adequacy, notching, materials, etc.)
  • Structural steel (fabrication and design, connecting procedures, welding, safety issues, equipment rental agreements, etc.)
  • Sprinklers (NFPA requirements, maintenance, inspections, coverage, blockage, freeze ups, etc.)
  • Insulation (placement, type, flammability, etc.)
  • Alarms (addressable, final acceptance testing, etc.)
  • Scaffolding (design, placement, erection procedures, etc.)
  • Electrical (fires, code compliance, cost, etc.)
  • Road and bridge design and construction issues (change order disputes and delay)
  • Electric generation facilities (delay claims and performance testing)
  • Construction Administration (delay, sequencing, coordination, fires, theft, insurance, etc.)