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
No GIRMA Coverage for Subcontractor Claim
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that claims against municipal governments by subcontractors are not covered by GIRMA’s risk management policy due to the
New Residential Roofing Law Impacts Roofing Contracts and Marketing
After many of the recent storms crossing Georgia, residential roofing contractors became increasingly involved with assisting homeowners in procuring the necessary repairs to storm-damaged roofs.
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
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,
Court Provides Guidance on Economic Loss Rule and Indemnification Provisions
In City of Atlanta v. Benator, 310 Ga. App. 597 (2011), the Georgia Court of Appeals provides guidance regarding the application of the economic loss
Public Contractor Marketing: Am I a Lobbyist?
Many vendors to state and local governments (such as contractors, subcontractors, and architects) market their services to public officials and governmental employees. But they rarely
Impact of the 2011 Illegal Immigration Law on Public Works Construction Contractors and Subcontractors
In the 2011 Regular Session, the Georgia General Assembly enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. The purpose of the Act was
Energy Efficiency Initiatives of Construction Owners
Owners’ energy costs are based on a variety of factors. One factor that is entirely within their control is energy consumption. As energy consumption decreases,
Court of Appeals Rejects Owner’s Common Contract Defenses
Payment disputes are becoming increasingly common as all project participants struggle with the harsh construction economy. In a recent appellate opinion, a general contractor and
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