COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Acknowledging the Impact Veterans Have on the Construction Industry

This Fourth of July, Cotney Construction Law would like to take a moment to acknowledge the impact that military veterans have had on the construction industry. Not only have these incredible men and women made sacrifices for our country, but they are also a crucial component of this industry. At a time when the construction […]

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Construction in Colorado Pushes Ahead Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

Construction in Colorado and Denver, the state capital, has pushed ahead despite the many challenges presented by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Construction companies have had to contend with project delays, cancellations, and disputes, yet, as our Denver mediation attorneys can attest to, many of them have managed to come out on top.  In […]

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Do I Really Need a Construction Litigation Attorney?

By all means, you can represent your company during a construction dispute, but we don’t recommend it. The average construction dispute lasts well over a year and is valued at over $18 million. Construction professionals have enough on their plates without having to worry about lengthy and costly litigation proceedings. For this reason, you should […]

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How Can Contractors Gain Access to Unlimited Bond Claim Filings?

In a perfect world, construction professionals would receive payment on time for work and materials provided. We may not live in a perfect world, but we do live in a state with lien and bond laws designed to project contractors, subcontractors, material providers, and design professionals from withheld payment. Filing a lien or bond claim […]

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The Miller Act and The Little Miller Act: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a general contractor who’s worked on federally owned projects before, you’ve been required to furnish both a performance bond and payment bond. And if you’re a subcontractor or material provider, you may have had to file a bond claim when something’s gone wrong on one of these projects. But what are the laws […]

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2 Reasons Why a Construction Lawyer Should File Your Bid Protest

North Carolina has seen steady population growth over the past decade. In fact, the Tarheel State’s growth rate is twice as fast as the national average. With tremendous population growth, North Carolina faces a variety of challenges and opportunities in regard to the state’s infrastructure.  With the spread of COVID-19, we have seen many states […]

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Creating Company Policies For Telework

When news came of a new virus known as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), most workplaces elected to move to remote work. What many businesses thought would be a few weeks out of the office turned into a few months and then a few more. Although some of these businesses have now returned, many realize they […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking the Construction Industry By Storm

Construction projects, especially those on a larger scale, involve years of preparation and planning and the coordination of a wide variety of moving parts. Time can all too quickly become lost in material delays, breakdown in supply chains, design changes, and other unforeseen project complications. In recent years, construction companies have increasingly started using artificial […]

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How Blockchain Could Transform the Construction Industry

If you’ve used Google Drive to store and share any of your files, then you’re already familiar with the concept of what managing a project with blockchain technology looks like. Just as Google Drive allows multiple users to access documents and record user edits in real time, blockchains track and record transactions. Previously, blockchain was […]

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How to Become a Licensed Contractor in Oregon

In May of 2020, The Construction Contractors Board (CCB), or the state agency that licenses contractors in the state of Oregon, published a news release advising homeowners to check their contractor’s license before making urgent repairs during COVID-19. This is coming just months after their enforcement sweep of Southern Oregon that uncovered the highest number […]

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