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… Read More »U.S. State Adoption of the National Electrical Code
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. Read More »Design and Installation of Energy-Related Construction Contracts
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 legal, engineering, technical, and financial issues. This article addresses a number of considerations that, if not addressed early on, can bring unwanted surprises. Read More »Considerations in Public Owner and Governmental Energy Efficiency Projects
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 to discuss energy efficiency and energy savings projects.
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, an essential part of its professional negligence claim. Without the expert testimony, Plaintiffs’ professional negligence claim was doomed. The only remaining question was whether Plaintiffs also asserted claims of simple negligence. Finding that the claims were based solely on professional negligence, the case was properly dismissed.