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

Selling Points for Residential LEED Certification

This story from the Salem News highlights the advantages of Residential Leed Certification:


There are many selling points that can be used by contractors to encourage homeowners to consider environmentally friendly green measures that can be used in new construction and renovation work.

I also know a BAGB (Builders Association of Greater Boston) member who started a business doing environmental assessments for homes. This is the wave of the future. The more you learn about it, the more you can use your knowledge of green construction in marketing your company and doing good work.

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