Pipeline Contractor Wins $1.5 Million Recovery from Bonding Company

September 25, 2018

Scotti Law Group recently recovered $1.5 Million for a Pipeline Contractor who had performed construction work on a 70-mile long, 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that traversed three counties in eastern Ohio. The prime contractor was unable to pay its creditors, including the Pipeline Contractor.  Scotti Law Group promptly prepared and filed a detailed payment bond […]

The 104-Year-Old Law that Impacts Your Construction Contracts

The 104-Year-Old Law that Impacts Your Construction Contracts

May 26, 2017

Sometimes the law struggles to keep pace with the ever-changing needs and demands of the people. As a result, some very old and very puzzling laws are still technically in effect. Dozens of top-ten lists have been written on the most humorous of these laws—like a law in Florida about what parking fees apply to […]

Pennsylvania’s Separations Act

July 20, 2016

In Pennsylvania, when public Owners want to build, the Separations Act, 71 P.S. 1618, requires them to use a multiple-prime project delivery system and each of these prime construction contracts must be competitively bid. This paper will not focus on whether Pennsylvania’s Separation Act should be changed; just like Geico Insurance commercial, “Everyone knows that.” […]

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

November 9, 2015

Companies must become more risk aware. Companies need to assess a project’s potential risk and to be decisive in either avoiding or managing that risk. As the economy worsens, there is less work available and the competition for that work is increased. This combination of less available work and heightened competition reduces both a company’s […]

How to Avoid Contract Drafting Mistakes

How to Avoid Contract Drafting Mistakes

November 4, 2015

The contract documents establish the rules and framework for the design and construction of the project. Based on previous projects and conflicts, experienced construction practitioners have their own forms and, as importantly, opinions on what should typically be included in Owner-Contractor, Owner-Architect and Contractor-Subcontractor agreements. Even skilled practitioners, however, must alter or modify the contract […]

Contract Review — What is Critical?

Contract Review — What is Critical?

October 30, 2015

Critical components of a contract include: indemnification, scope of work, warranty, payment terms, pay if paid/pay when paid. schedule of values, liquidated damages, damages waiver(s), financial wherewithal of owner, schedule, construction change directives, and more. The following article lists each section and gives details.