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 …

Georgia Amends Anti-Indemnity Statute

In its most recent session, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 943, which amends Georgia’s Anti-Indemnity Statute.  The amendment expands the Anti-Indemnity Statute beyond construction contracts to include contracts for engineering, architectural, and land surveying services (“A/E Contracts”).

In a …

Effect of Municipalities’ Ultra Vires Contracts

In several prior blog posts, we discussed the effectiveness of implied-contract claims against public owners, such as counties, school boards, and municipalities.  For instance, prior posts have addressed:

AHC Attorney to Present on Energy Savings Performance Contracts

AHC attorney David Cook will speak at Facilities America 2012 on September 10 through 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C.   He will address “Energy Savings Performance Contracting From the Owner’s Perspective.”

ESPCs are contracts through which contractors install energy-efficient equipment, implement …

Design and Installation of Energy-Related Construction Contracts

Energy-related construction and design contracts are complicated instruments that are replete with pitfalls for both sides.  A recent Georgia case discussed the complexity of energy-construction projects, especially where one party assumes responsibility for both design and installation. …

AHC Attorney David Cook to Present on Energy Savings Projects at GlobalCon 2012 Energy Conference

AHC attorney David R. Cook will speak at the Association of Energy Engineers’ GlobalCon 2012 conference in Atlantic City. He will discuss issues related to Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings Projects. Energy savings projects present complicated construction issues for owners, …

Considerations in Public Owner and Governmental Energy Efficiency Projects

Public owners, such as state agencies, cities and counties, and school districts, are considering the advantages of energy efficiency projects.  The advantages include goodwill in the community, environmental benefits, and utility cost savings.  Such projects can involve an array of …

AHC Attorneys Speak at the World Energy Engineering Congress

AHC attorneys David R. Cook and Roland F. Hall will speak at the 34th annual World Energy Engineering Congress in Chicago.  They will discuss the development of small power projects such as renewable energy developments.  They have also been asked …

Professional vs. Ordinary Negligence Claims Against Contractors and Engineers

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently addressed the distinction between professional negligence vis‑à‑vis simple negligence.  This distinction was particularly important in Hamilton-King v. HNTB Georgia, Inc., 2011 WL 2716073 (2011) because the trial court previously excluded Plaintiffs’ expert testimony, …