TEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR CONTRACTORS-2021

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   As I sit down to write my annual list of resolutions for contractors, I am amazed at how much things changed in 2020. Construction was going well and then, in March 2020, COVID-19 hit. At first, we thought it was going to be a disaster for the construction industry. States, cities and towns shut down projects and many applied for PPP loans. Then, something amazing happened. Construction was considered an essential service and everyone was back to work.  That said, the work world changed: companies were donating their PPE to frontline workers, COVID-19 protocols had to be followed and paperwork had to be filed. Everyone was scrambling to figure out how to comply and keep their businesses going. So, you may or may not ask, what was I, as a construction lawyer doing? I spent March and April thinking about the new risks contractors/construction companies were facing and developing contract clauses to protect the industry. I wrote a number of blog posts with clauses to add to your contra

The Risks of Green Roofing

There is so much going on in green construction right now that it is easy to get so caught up in the hoopla that we don't think things through. That is why I really like this post by Stephen Del Percio.

He reminds us that we shouldn't just assume that a "green" development or trend is necessarily a good choice or the thing to do.

http://www.greenrealestatelaw.com/2009/07/risks-of-green-roofs-case-study/

If it weren't for people like Chris Cheatham, Rich Cartilidge, Shari Shapiro, Christopher Hill or Stephen Del Percio, I would not be able to keep up with all of the issues arising in green construction. I would like to thank all of them for keeping me so well-informed. Their blogs are all excellent.

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