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Tennessee Construction Law

Women in Construction Part 2

Boosting the number of women working in the construction industry will help mend the labor shortage and usher in a new age of inclusion in one of the world’s most historically male-dominated industries. In part one of this two-part series, our Memphis contractor lawyers examined the role of women in the construction industry and learned […]

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Women in Construction Part 1

The role of women in the construction industry can be difficult to discern due to the relatively small population of female construction professionals as compared to their male counterparts who dominate most project sites across the United States. Construction is unquestionably a male-dominated industry, but women can still greatly contribute to any project site if […]

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What is a Notice of Intent to Lien?

Notices are commonly used throughout the various stages of a construction project’s timeline to help combat the communication challenges facing projects with too many moving parts to realistically account for. There are two main types of notices used by the construction industry: the preliminary notice and the Notice of Intent to Lien (NOI). In nearly […]

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How OCIPs and CCIPs Encourage Safe Practices Part 2

Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs) and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (CCIPs) can help reinforce the importance of safety on your project’s job site by incentivizing safety as a means to cut costs and increase profits. In part one of this two-part series, our Knoxville construction attorneys introduced wrap-ups, OCIPs and CCIPs, and explained how increasing […]

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How OCIPs and CCIPs Encourage Safe Practices Part 1

Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs) and Contractor Controlled Programs (CCIPs), commonly referred to as “wrap-ups,” provide general liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and excess liability coverage for all major parties involved in a construction project over the duration of the time it takes to complete the project. OCIPs and CCIPs can help foster a culture of […]

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Bidding on Federal Construction Projects Parts 2

Bidding on federal construction contracts allows you to find projects that best suit your strengths. The pool of active federal contracts waiting for bidders is incredibly deep, so there’s almost always work available for those willing to seek it out. In part one of this two-part series, our Nashville contractor lawyers explored the bidding process […]

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Bidding on Federal Construction Projects Parts 1

Bidding on the seemingly endless stream of federal construction projects can be intimidating for those who have never bid on a project before. How can you be certain the project is profitable? Are you qualified to work on a project you bid on? What happens if you can’t complete the project? At Cotney Construction Law, […]

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4 Tips for Strengthening Your Construction Brand Part 2

Developing your brand is integral to the success of your business. With a growing number of government contracts and a diminishing supply of skilled workers, cultivating a strong brand can help boost your firm’s attractiveness to federal entities and prospective workers. In part one of this two-part series, our Chattanooga construction lawyers helped you set […]

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4 Tips for Strengthening Your Construction Brand Part 1

Construction professionals aren’t usually as concerned with their firm’s brand as they are with other aspects of their projects like meeting deadlines, training workers, collecting payments, and upholding regulatory compliance. However, in today’s competitive economy, professionals in the construction industry may find themselves looking for ways to make their firm stand out from their rivals. […]

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Ways to Retain Skilled Workers in Construction Part 3

In this three-part article, we are focusing on the best practices contractors and construction companies can take to retain their most talented workers. As we have discussed, the recession that resulted in an economic downturn from the late 2000’s to the early 2010’s greatly impacted the construction industry. The good news is that most companies […]

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