Using Contractor Payment as Carrot and Stick

Posted by Rob Palena

Aug 17, 2016 2:21:51 PM

As a project owner or manager, you need certain types of information from the contractor to ensure your project is on track. Too often, though, the contractor doesn’t provide the information you need in a timely fashion (if at all). Before you know it, the project can be off schedule and out of budget. How can you avoid getting caught in this situation?

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Topics: Energy, Energy Transmission & Distribution, Energy Generation

Don’t Let Poor Concrete Work Crack Your Project

Posted by Jason Irving

Aug 3, 2016 1:51:12 PM

Concrete may initially sound like a boring blog subject, but if you’ve ever experienced a problem with it on one of your projects, you know concrete can become a costly and time-consuming nightmare.

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Topics: Energy, Energy Generation

Will Drones Be Useful in the Gas Industry?

Posted by Derrick Smith

Jul 26, 2016 11:10:39 AM

Recent volatility around oil prices has sent our gas clients on a frantic scramble to do more with less. The impacts are far reaching and the result is rapid change. Fortunately, new technologies are available that are shortening survey, design, and construction delivery times and dramatically decreasing costs.

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Topics: Energy, Gas/Pipelines

Considering Withholding Contractor Payment? Know the Risks

Posted by Rob Palena

Jul 19, 2016 4:13:32 PM

Most construction contract Owners have been faced with a perceived lack of performance by their contractor, and subsequently been faced with the choice of whether to withhold monthly payment. If the owner is a state or federal government entity, prompt payment laws almost certainly apply. Private contracts are generally exempt from such laws, but not always: states like Vermont have prompt payment laws covering all construction contracts. Check your jurisdiction to confirm.

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Topics: Energy, Energy Transmission & Distribution, Energy Generation

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