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View all Posts » Blog: Talk of the Rockies
Mark Shaw
Our new blog delivers the latest project and people news from the editor of The Daily Journal.
View all Posts » Blog: Bread & Circuses
Mark Shaw
From the editor of Constructor and Colorado Construction: News, opinions and insights from the jobsite to the boardroom.
View all Posts » Blog: Continental Conversation
Joe Evancho
Construction, engineering and development news from both sides of the Great Divide in Idaho and Montana.
05/17/11 Commentary: How to Plan for Summer Projects in the Mountains

With the onset of the summer construction season in the Rocky Mountains, contractors should be mindful of some unique issues with mountain projects that can become contentious between property owners and contractors.
05/17/11 Commentary: Contract or Gamble? The Dangers of Hidden Provisions

Long gone are the days when a handshake was all that was needed to get a contractor to build a building and for him to be assured he would be paid.
04/15/11 Commentary: Statutes of Limitations Are the Contractorsí Friend—Maybe

To prevent parties from pursuing claims in court or arbitration that are stale because of the passage of time when witnesses and exhibits may be unavailable, various statutes of limitations (SOL) exist that limit times for starting legal proceedings.
03/11/11 Commentary: Risk Stacking With Subs

Currently, the construction industry is showing modest signs of a rebound.  Architectural billings are starting to rise modestly, secondary commercial financing is beginning to give bankers an outlet for...
03/03/11 Commentary: How to Prepare An Effective Injury Management Plan

Even with all the new high-tech safety equipment and more access to quality safety training programs than ever before, hundreds of workers continue to be injured every year.
03/03/11 Commentary: Mergers and Acquisitions Drivers in 2011

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year. Low interest rates, significant cash on many firms’ balance sheets,...
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