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Defects in Steel-Reinforced Concrete Bridges

Transportation systems are crucial for our economy and the general well-being of our society. Unfortunately, our infrastructure is aging and deteriorating. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the estimated cost to repair or replace our nation’s highway bridges exceeds $100 billion dollars. Contractors, engineers, and construction firms are tasked with addressing these […]

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How to Deal with a Difficult Subcontractor Part 2

A difficult subcontractor can delay work, refuse to cooperate, and cause serious defects on a construction project. Anticipating and mitigating the damage caused by a difficult subcontractor can be the difference between a project finishing on time or behind and over budget. In part one of this two-part article, a Ft. Myers construction defect attorney […]

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Construction Defects: Landscape and Soil Defects

If a construction defect is found, it can severely impact a contractor’s business. Any condition that reduces a home or building’s value could be considered a defect. Depending on the project site’s soil profile, Florida’s sandy soil can be difficult to build on and may be prone to defects if the proper measures aren’t taken. […]

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Construction Defects: 4 Causes of Foundation Failure

Because Florida’s water table is generally close to the surface, there is often a seasonal deluge of rain, and sand is a common soil type, defects in concrete slabs can occur. Whether you’re working on a site with an existing foundation or laying a new foundation, it’s important to know what can go wrong. Construction […]

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Who is Liable for Construction Defects? Part 2

Construction defects are frustrating for every party involved in a construction project. Typically, when a construction defect arises, contractors and owners start pointing fingers. After all, construction defects can greatly increase costs and throw a project off its course. When construction defects reveal themselves later on, sometimes even years after construction has wrapped up, the […]

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Who is Liable for Construction Defects? Part 1

When it comes to construction defects, diagnosing the defect is oftentimes much simpler than figuring out who is responsible for it in the first place. Some defects reveal themselves during construction, while others could take years to discover. Since construction defects include a wide range of issues — from unstable or cracked foundations to poor […]

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6 Steps to Reduce Construction Disputes Part 2

As experienced Sarasota construction attorneys, we know that disputes are not always avoidable. However, some disputes can be mitigated or eliminated altogether when construction professionals consider the preventative steps discussed in this two-part article. In part one, we discussed upfront planning, identifying risks early, and reading the contract. Read on to learn about the last […]

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6 Steps to Reduce Construction Disputes Part 1

Construction disputes are costly, risky, and damaging to relationships. To avoid getting embroiled in a dispute, certain steps can be followed to help you and your team avoid disputes. In this first article, our Sarasota construction attorneys will provide the first three steps: plan upfront, identify risks early, and read the contract. Upfront Planning If […]

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3 Ways to Minimize the Effect of Defect Claim Damage

Over the course of your construction career, you may encounter some hiccups along the way. Defects in the structures you build may be among those issues. Since construction projects involve many moving parts, deficiencies within a structure can present themselves in a number of ways. It is difficult to completely eliminate construction defects, but you […]

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Construction Defects and Spoliation of Evidence Part 2

Imagine, while knee-deep in a new project, receiving a call regarding an issue with a building you were in charge of a couple of years ago. While discovering defects in work completed long ago can be a hassle, dealing with a spoliation claim exacerbates the issue. Spoliation of evidence is a continuous concern in construction […]

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