NEW AGC Construction Law in Brief

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New AGC Construction Law Newsletter

Brian Perlberg, AGC Sr. Counsel

I am excited to announce a new newsletter geared to provide AGC members concise and useful information regarding construction law and contract information that impacts your risk profile.  We have partnered with some of the best construction law firms in the country to provide you with up-to-date best practice information. The AGC Construction Law in Brief newsletter will be published every other month.

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Back IssuesBeware of GC Proposing a Design Solution

Gene Heady, Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP.

Modern construction contracts frequently acknowledge that the parties will communicate electronically, and many contracts provide specific protocol for the transmission and sharing of electronic information.  The electronic exchange of project information can provide substantial benefits to the . . .

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Statute of Repose Limits an Indemnity Claim

Michael S. Zicherman Partner & Frank A. Hess, Sr. Associate of Peckar & Abramson P.C.

When a general contractor (GC) or construction manager (CM) is sued due to its subcontractor’s defective work or a subconsultant’s professional negligence, the general contractor or construction manager will naturally protect itself by asserting claims for indemnity and contribution against the sub. However, all claims against the sub could be barred due to the expiration of the statutes of limitations or repose, measured from the last date the sub-performed work on the project.

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Commissioning Authority Agreement by ConsensusDocs


The ConsensusDocs Coalition published a new, first of its kind, contract for projects using commissioning services. The ConsensusDocs 820 Owner and Commissioning Authority Agreement provides fair language for Owners to use when procuring commissioning services to verify building system performance. The new contract also establishes the rights and obligations of the professional who will serve as the Commission Authority

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