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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Construction Attorney Daniel Fuchs to Present at ABA Forum

On March 4, 2016, Daniel Fuchs will be presenting at the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s program Construction Contracts: Finding Common Ground in Drafting and Negotiating Design and Construction Clauses.  The design and construction concepts covered apply to projects ranging from a personal residence to complex infrastructure improvements.  The program will be live in Indianapolis, IN.

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Tri-State Aero Completes New Hangar

Tri-State Aero has completed a new 12,000 square foot hangar, bringing its total hangar space to more than 100,000 square feet. With the extra space, Tri-State hopes to improve on services offered at Evansville Regional Airport. Currently, the planes are stuffed together in a hangar. The additional space will help alleviate these problems as the airport continues to grow. This project will ultimately help Evansville grow and bring additional business to the area.

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Express Indemnity and the Anti-Indemnity Statutes

Construction projects are full of risk, involving numerous individuals, large machinery, hazardous chemicals, and, frequently, are relatively open to affect the public at-large.  Damages and liability can be more complicated than simply the one bad actor or actors being held responsible for their own bad acts.  Project participants who were not directly responsible may nonetheless be held liable. However, project participants can attempt to manage and transfer these risks through express indemnity provisions in their construction contracts.

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How to Avoid the Most Common Construction Contract Disputes

In a perfect world, a written contract delineates each party’s rights and duties, thereby eliminating the possibility for a misunderstanding.  We do not, however, live in a perfect world.  Construction contracts in particular are all too often the subject of controversy.  The majority of claims on construction projects stem from scope of work issues, i.e.…

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Manion Stigger Attorneys to Present Construction Law Seminar

On October 15, 2015, the construction law attorneys at Manion Stigger will be presenting for a seminar on Construction Law. This all-day session will provide insight on common legal issues faced on construction projects and provide contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals, owners, and other construction professionals with tools to combat and prevent these issues.  The course will include presentations by construction law attorneys A.J. Manion, G. Bruce Stigger, Tony Fehrenbacher, Jean M. Terry and Daniel E. Fuchs.

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