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October 20, 2017

Creating a Company Culture of Safety

It’s no secret that construction work is dangerous. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1 in every 5 fatalities in private industry is in the construction sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction site fatalities have been consistently on the rise. In 2015 alone, there was a 4% increase in […]

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August 25, 2017

New Law Provides Payment Protection for Kansas Subcontractors and Suppliers

  In April, important payment protections were put in place for subcontractors and suppliers for public work projects that were financed by public-private partnerships. This new law provides that a contractor with a prime contract for over $100,000 on a public-private project must provide both payment and performance bonds. This law was initiated by the […]

Construction Law
August 8, 2017

Tips to Avoid Struck-By Accidents on the Construction Site

Tips to Avoid Struck-by Accidents We all recognize that construction is a dangerous business. There are countless ways that someone can get hurt. One significant danger is struck-by accidents. A struck-by accident is caused when a worker is struck by an object. These types of accidents are one of the leading causes of construction injuries […]

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July 12, 2017

AIA Contract Revised for 2017

AIA has been an industry leader in providing form contracts to the construction industry for over 100 years. Every ten years their documents are revised to keep up with changes in the law. In 2017, a significant amount of their documents were updated. One frequently used AIA contract form that underwent substantial change was the “General […]

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