New AIA Documents released on April 28, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017, the AIA will release new editions of its Owner-Architect Agreements as well as the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (A201).  This revision follows the AIA’s practice of updating documents on 10 year cycles thus this is the first such update since 2007.  With an enthusiasm typically reserved for…

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Best Practices for Managing Construction Documentation Seminar

On April 19, 2017, construction law attorneys and former engineers, A.J. Manion, Jean M. Terry, and Daniel E. Fuchs will present a seminar entitled “Best Practices for Managing Construction Documentation” at the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers’ Annual Convention.  The presentation will discuss the maintenance of construction project files, the protection of confidential information, and…

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Technological Changes Coming to Construction Industry

A recent report outlined the changes that are on the horizon for the construction industry and provided an incredibly interesting glimpse at the future. According to the World Economic Forum, massive changes are expected in the construction industry by 2020, especially as it pertains to workers. According to their estimates, robots and artificial intelligence will replace 500,000 workers. Across all industries, robots are expected to replace more than 5 million workers.

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Jean M. Terry Presents at Indiana Construction Industry Conference

On February 18, 2016, construction law attorney Jean M. Terry presented a seminar entitled “Killer Contracts: Homicide or Suicide?” at the Indiana Construction Industry Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   The seminar included a discussion of key contract provisions that are at play on construction projects and how to work within the bounds of said provisions…

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AJ Manion to Present to Indiana Bar Association

The week of March 10-11, the Indiana Bar Association is offering a 5.5 hour CLE event for attorneys across the region in Indianapolis. The event is called “Construction and Contracting Without Borders” and is sure to be worthwhile for all attendees. Manion Stigger partner, A.J. Manion, will be presenting on topics related to Indiana. For information on this event or to register, simply click here.

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OSHA Reports 4,679 Workers Killed in 2014

OSHA recently released their fatality report for 2014 and found that more than 4,600 people were killed on the job. This is more than 12 people per day. While this number is high, it actually is an improvement over previous years. For instance, before OSHA was created 43 years ago, there were an estimated 14,000 people killed on the job. As OSHA violation attorneys, we know just how important these regulations are for the safety of a worksite.

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At Manion Stigger, We Know Construction

The construction industry is a business unlike any other.  As a result, construction professionals need legal counsel that is specialized to their industry.  While some may assume that a business law attorney may be sufficient, this attorney may lack the experience and knowledge necessary to understand the particulars of construction law and the realities of…

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Partner A.J. Manion Named to National Board of Governors

A.J. Manion, co-founding partner of Manion Stigger construction law firm, has been named to the inaugural board of governors of the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA). This board is preparing assessment and certification programs for skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures.  The ultimate goal for this alliance is to enhance safety, encourage training and reduce workplace risk for the wireless industry. According to Todd Schlekeway, Executive Director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), “This national certification organization is one of the most significant things ever to happen in the wireless industry.”

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Client Education with a Construction Law Firm

Contractors know and understand construction, but they probably don’t know the law. Construction law, even for seasoned attorneys, is a complex field. This does not mean, however, that it is indecipherable. At Manion Stigger, we work closely with our clients to educate them on issues that may impact their projects. We then advise them on how best to proceed, supplying the tools they need to make an informed business decision.

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