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Technology & Innovation

Software Programs That Could Help Limit Liability in Construction

Some software programs could help limit your liability in the construction industry by ensuring that your documentation is organized and compliant with state and federal law. By implementing these programs into your daily operations, you will be able to closely track everything your business needs. This includes observing ongoing projects or generating W-2s when you […]

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Examining the Legalities of Construction AI

The world of artificial intelligence (AI) can be simultaneously exciting and troubling. The idea of a machine gaining the autonomy to make logical decisions without any direct human input has vast potential, but it must also be introduced to industries at a gradual pace. The implications of AI will be magnified when introduced to high-risk […]

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Fighting Fraud With Construction Software

When last we discussed fraud, we touched upon the widespread prevalence of bribery and corruption in the construction industry. As discussed, a major source of fraud is the global nature of the industry and how larger firms must work in high-risk markets. Many contractors in these high-risk markets reported going to great lengths in order […]

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How Technology Plays an Integral Role in Reducing Work-Related Risks

Every year, new technology is introduced to the construction industry in hopes of improving workflows, increasing efficiency, decreasing costs, and eliminating health and safety risks. Some of these innovations are instant gamechangers, such as drones that can be used to analyze project sites from overhead without subjecting workers to harm. Of course, others are less […]

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Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Generators play an important role in providing electric power when access to the local supply (via the utility company) has been compromised. Depending on the project in question, a generator may be viewed as a luxury or a necessity with legal implications. Many contractors are tasked with incorporating emergency and standby power systems into the […]

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Determining Residual Risk With Construction AI

Let’s face it, every construction project presents new challenges for contractors and their workers. There is no such thing as two identical projects because every project is built on different land, by different hands, and under different conditions. But what if we could quantify data on a level so precise that the safety implications of […]

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Net Metering and the Future of Renewable Energy in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is constantly seeking new technologies and processes to increase sustainability before, during, and after construction. Embracing renewable energy is one of the most important aspects of increased sustainability in the industry, but that doesn’t mean the road to green construction will be simple for contractors. One recent challenge that is hindering the […]

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SOS Devices on the Project Site Part 2

In part one of this two-part article, the Memphis contractor lawyers at Cotney Construction Law discussed SOS devices and their scalability in the face of a nationwide shift toward 5G technology. Now, we will continue to discuss this topic by focusing on tips for contractors who want to bolster their use of SOS devices and […]

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SOS Devices on the Project Site Part 1

Accidents happen all the time on the project site. Contractors are no stranger to work-related injuries and the occasional crisis, but that doesn’t mean construction firms should halt their pursuit of an increasingly safe workplace. Although our accident-prone industry has made significant strides over the last century to help workers stay safe, there’s still work […]

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Updating Your Construction Firm’s IT Infrastructure Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Jacksonville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law discussed the importance of updating your construction firm’s information technology (IT) infrastructure to keep up with an industry in flux. We started by discussing the importance of investing in the latest software for recordkeeping and time tracking. Additionally, we discussed […]

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