A bill before the Georgia General Assembly would revise the rules for contractors that are pre-qualified to perform energy savings performance contracts for state agencies… Read More »Update on Georgia Energy Savings Performance Contracting
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
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 exclusion for breach-of-contract claims.
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 its subcontractor recovered on the subcontractor’s differing-site-conditions claim, despite the owner’s assertion of fairly common and usually effective construction law defenses.