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What makes lien waivers unfair?

A few years ago, a Texas contractor got a $20 million judgment against a property owner who was withholding payment. Shortly thereafter, an appeals court unpinned the judgment and awarded $10 million to the property owner for reimbursed attorney fees. What happened?...

source: By Scott Wolfe
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The future of high-rise buildings may well be wooden if recent reports are to come to fruition, with many of the world's leading engineers and construction experts anticipating that the concept of a "plyscraper" is not as far off the mark as some may think.

source: Construction Global

There has been a lot of talk as of late in the construction industry about the impact the cloud can have on business — especially processes like project management at the jobsite. But is the cloud also beginning to hover over the estimating departments in construction...

source: Constructech

Veterans leaving the armed services could be excellent employees for the construction industry — if only they thought to apply. Former soldiers have an array of skills and qualities. For one thing, successfully completing a stint in the military says something about...

source: For Construction Pros

McGraw Hill Construction announced its 76th annual forum for construction industry leaders, the Outlook Executive Conference, to be held Nov. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. The event features the release of 2015's Dodge Construction Outlook...

source: PR Newswire via Sys-Con Media

The International Monetary Fund upgraded U.S. growth figures in its annual World Economic Outlook published Oct. 7, but had a relatively gloomy outlook for the rest of the world, revising its overall growth forecast downwards for this year and the next. The IMF gave the...

source: Newsweek

U.S. office construction has reached its highest level since 2008 as developers break ground on new projects in a growing number of markets where job growth, rising rents and falling vacancies are finally justifying new development. An...

source: CoStar


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