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What Contractors Should Know About Florida’s Impact Laws

Injuries are an unfortunate reality in the construction industry. When a worker is severely maimed or killed on-site, it creates a ripple effect that impacts everyone around them. The emotional distress a worker can feel at the sight of a grave accident can be immense, so much so that they may seek to recover damages […]

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How to Avoid Being Suspended or Debarred on a Federal Construction Project

Federal construction projects are some of the most lucrative big-ticket projects in the industry. $302 billion was spent on new public construction in 2018 alone. These projects can vary drastically and range in scope from massive highway overhauls to minor alterations to city halls. But what is universal is the fact that these projects are […]

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10 Tips for Keeping Workers Safe on Highway Projects

Over the past year, Florida has approved one of the largest highway projects to come to the state in decades. This initiative will see the creation of a new toll road extending from Naples to Interstate 4 near Orlando while extending both the Suncoast Parkway and Florida’s Turnpike. Construction begins in 2022 and is expected […]

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3 Common Problems on Megaprojects and How to Avoid Them

Megaprojects are incredibly profitable ventures for the lawmakers, developers, and construction companies that work on them. And profits are only growing; the average United States megaproject is expected to increase in size from $2 billion to $2.9 billion by 2023. These head-spinning numbers are indicative of an industry that is growing at an astounding rate. […]

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Why Eye Safety Remains a Concern for the “Foreseeable” Future

It’s not hard to see why eye safety has been a longtime concern for construction professionals all across the United States. Your average project site is a veritable cacophony of dust, microscopic particles, chemicals, and other elements that easily aggravate the various parts of the eye. Eye injuries are relatively common in the construction industry, […]

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Understanding Occupational Fraud in the Construction Industry

In 2018, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) conducted a global study revealing that the construction industry was the ninth most vulnerable industry to occupational fraud. Unlike other instances of fraud, including email viruses, phone scams, and identity theft, occupational fraud occurs internally. It is often overlooked because the danger of outside threats is […]

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Should Drivers Yield to Your Workers When Working on Highway Construction?

The busy streets of Fort Lauderdale are constantly flush with commuter traffic occupying roads that wind through construction zones. Driving from Point A to Point B can be an exercise in frustration, and many people drive recklessly in an attempt to bypass standstill traffic, which can put the lives of construction workers at risk. Contractors […]

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HVAC Contractors Should Be Wary of These 7 Mistakes

Even the most experienced heating and air conditioning contractors make a mistake every now and then, which is why it’s important to continue brushing up on your HVAC knowledge no matter how long you’ve been in the business. Continuous education is one of the most effective ways to avoid defects and disputes, especially when you’ve […]

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4 Reasons Your Children Should Pursue a Career in Construction

For many years, the university degree was considered the standard for those looking to obtain a career with substantial opportunity in regards to compensation, growth potential, and quality of life. As of late, this is no longer the case. The value of a university degree is decreasing at a rapid rate. Many individuals have discovered […]

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3 Surety Organizations Every Contractor Needs to Know

Surety bonds are an integral part of the construction industry, especially for projects funded by the government. Surety bonds assure the owner of a construction project that a project will be completed and all parties entitled to payment will be compensated fairly for their work. At Cotney Construction Law, our Tallahassee construction lawyers have witnessed […]

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