COVID-19 Archive

COVID’s Latest Curveball for the Construction Industry- Project Requirements for Proof of Vaccination for All Onsite Personnel

Nearly 18 months ago as the impacts of COVID were just starting to appear, many in the construction industry were learning for the first time about contractual terms like force majeure and excusable delays. Fortunately in central Ohio, a tsunami of claims between owners and contractors for the additional costs of those delays has yet […]

Bidding Amid Price Escalation + Shortages

The COVID pandemic disrupted production and supply distribution chains. Pent up demand is increasing the need for construction materials, and prices are rising dramatically. And some materials have been rationed or allocated on a limited basis. All of these factors have increased the uncertainties and risks for bidders, and those seeking to rely upon those […]

Legal New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Most of us are only too eager to see 2020 come to an end, even if it has been a pretty good economic year for the construction industry. Here are some 2021 New Year’s Resolutions to help you start the year off right. 1. Talk to your bonding agent about removing any personal liability from […]

Get Ready for Rigorous MBE/DBE Requirements

While minority and disadvantaged business enterprise (MBE/DBE) requirements for the construction industry are nothing new, recent electoral developments and the possibility of a COVID-relief driven infrastructure bill promise added emphasis on MBE/DBE requirements and enforcement. It is not too early for contractors to align themselves with reputable MBE/DBE “partners” in anticipation of this growing market. […]

What is the Verdict on Virtual Mediations?

While courts have ground nearly to a halt on civil matters during the COVID-19 pandemic, mediations are moving again.  Some are proceeding in person, while others are taking place on a virtual platform like Zoom, and some others are a hybrid of both. Having conducted a good number of all of these different types of […]