Legal Word of the Day: Contemporaneous

Executive summary. In a construction matter, the quality of evidence can be as important as the evidence itself. Using contemporaneous information can be invaluable in your legal matter against an opposing party. What is this word, contemporaneous? In layman’s terms it means recording information as it happens. A note recorded […]

Why be an Engineer: It’s the Mornings

Executive Summary:  A recent article by the American Bar Association caught my eye. It was entitled “When is it okay for a lawyer to lie?” I could probably end the article right here.  I’ll keep going. [QR] Contemplating a law career.  Yup, I get it, you know someone who watched television like the rest […]

An RFI can Satisfy Notice Requirement, said the Feds

Download PDF Executive Summary: Possibly the leading cause of contractor claim denials – lack of proper notice – just got a little bit easier for contractors thanks to the U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ conclusion that a request for information (RFI) can satisfy a notice requirement under F.A.R. (Federal […]

Construction Contract Review Basics

Executive Summary:  Each day we hand contracts down to our subs or we are signing contracts down from Owners or General Contractors.  Know some of the basics of what to look for here. What is and when will I ever use a Contract?  A contract is a laying out of […]

Wages and Hours of Employees on Public Works

Wages and Hours of Employees on Public Works Chapter 104, HRS Presented by: Pamela Martin, DLIR, Wages Division, September 27, 2016 Click here to read the full PDF article. Executive Summary: We present the highlights of a presentation by the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), Wage […]