Georgia Legislature Passes Additional Procurement Rules

On May 3, 2018, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 899 into law, officially making it Act 389. Act 389 modifies O.C.G.A. § 13-10-4 and § 36-91-23 relating to public works bidding and contracts of state and local governments, respectively. Both …

Part I: Key Provisions of School Facility Construction & Design Contracts

The following is part one of a two part series originally published online in School Construction News on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

While there are many precautions a school facility manager may take in school construction, one of the best

County Sovereign Immunity Invokes Change-Order Ordinance

The recent case of Fulton County v. Soco Contracting Company, Inc. addresses two very interesting questions for local government attorneys.  First, can a county ordinance bolster a defense of sovereign immunity against a contractor’s claims?  Second, can a county waive …

Preparing the Next Generation of Skilled Construction Workers: AGC Workforce Development Plan

AHC Law obtained permission from AGC to publish the links to the results of The Construction Workforce Shortage Survey and the Workforce Development Plan.

In August, Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Autodesk released the results of their 2017 Construction

U.S. State Adoption of the National Electrical Code

From the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) website; ESFI.org.

 

What is the National Electrical Code?

 

Did you know that as of 2017, there have been 15 revisions of The National Electrical Code since 1975, the year the …

Savannah homeowners win sizable judgment in mold case against HVAC contractor

Two Savannah homeowners filed a complaint against a local air conditioning contractor and its insurer, asserting claims of professional negligence and fraud. The couple alleged that in March 2009, the contractor replaced the duct system of their home’s air conditioning …