If you’re reading this and watching the videos below, you probably have a pending issue on a construction project. I hope that you find this collection of information useful and would love to talk to you about your issue. If you would like to discuss your specific issue please submit your information below or call…

If you work in construction you’re familiar with the American Institute of Architects more commonly known as the AIA. They create form contracts used by many construction companies in various types of construction projects. Many smaller contractors pull these contracts offline and present them for execution without much modification at all. Given the frequent use…

No Damages for Delay Clauses are pretty standard in commercial and public contracts but what happens when the owners delays are unreasonable? Do contractors have any recourse given that they knowingly entered into the contract that gave up their common law right to delay damages?

It’s the kind of project a Texas contractor would love to be involved in. There’s a huge plant going up. The project is approved by all required government entities. The state governor endorses it and it appears to be backed by more money than the Dallas Cowboys! What’s not to love right? Well, unfortunately, all…

If you’ve been building long enough, you know that every project comes with its challenges. Whether it’s unforeseen additional work requiring a change order or project delays due to material shortages, there is typically a fire to put out. Unfortunately, when it comes to residential construction defects, many challenges progress into full blown disputes that…

There are a number of different  construction contracts used by general contractors. The differences in the contract are usually predicated on the type of project and the obligations of the parties. One construction contract that has become popular is the cost-plus contract. In a cost-plus contract, the buyer pays the contractor for the cost of the…

If you’re a construction professional in Texas you’ve probably heard the term SOL or “Statute of Limitation”. For those that have not, Statutes of limitation are laws creating time limits for plaintiffs to bring suit against defendants for various reasons. The statutes generally differ depending on cause of action forming the basis for the suit….

FUNDAMENTAL CONTRACTOR PROTECTION UNDER THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION In Texas, Article XVI, Section 37 of the Texas Constitution reads as follows: “Mechanics, artisans and material men, of every class, shall have a lien upon the buildings and articles made or repaired by them for the value of their labor done thereon, or material furnished therefore…” WHAT…

Time and time again I hear small business owners say that they cannot afford a lawyer. They usually follow that statement with something like “Hopefully, I’ll never need one”. This is simply a HUGE mistake and a bad business practice. Would you invest 50% of your companies earnings in the stock market but wait until…

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