Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Contract Bulletins

Feb 2016
 #117Working as a Team: Integrated Project Delivery
June 2014#116Subcontractors Caught Between Two Worlds – Public Private Partnerships
Dec 2013#115Does Signing on the Dotted Line Really Matter Anymore?
Nov 2012
#114
Cash is King – Contractual Provisions to Improve Cash Flow on Construction Projects
June 2012
#113How to Protect Yourself if the General Contractor or Subcontractor on Your Project Goes Broke
Aug 2011
#112LEEDigation and the Uncertain World of "Green" Construction
July 2011
#111Responding to Owner Defective Plans
Dec 2010
#110Shifting the Risk of Rising Material Costs
Sept 2010
#109To Complete or Not Complete? Understanding the Risks Associated with Completing Another Contractor’s Work.
Feb 2010
#108Sharing the Shop Burden
Nov 2009
#107
Construction Contracting in "Cyberspace"
Sept 2009
#106
Understanding Key Differences Between Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) and Surety Bonds
June 2009
#105
FAR Out...! - Understanding Changes To Federal Acquisition Regulations to Obtain Stimulus Money
April 2009
#104
It’s Not Easy Being Green: Legal Pitfalls of Green Construction
Nov 2008
#103
Right to Audit Provisions "Trust but Verify"
Aug 2008
#102
"All Breaches Are Not Created Equal –Understanding Breach and Default"
May 2008
#101
Withdrawn Bids—When Is A Bid A Binding Contract?
Feb 2008
#100The "NEW" 2007 Contractor - Subcontractor Agreement
Nov 2007
#99The "NEW" Contractor - Subcontractor Agreements
Oct 2007
#98Change Orders and Extra Work: Tools for Change
June 2007
#97The Personal Side of Personal Guaranties
March 2007
#96Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs)
Dec 2006
#95Notice And Opportunity To Repair Statutes
Sept 2006
#94From Car Accidents to HVAC Installation Mishaps: Is the Fault “Comparative”?
June 2006
#93E-mail: When "You've Got Mail" Means "You've Got a Deal!"
March 2006
#92Risking an IRS Re-Classification
Nov 2005
#91Additional Insured Endorsements: Fairy Tale vs. Nightmare
Sept 2005
#90Insurance Subrogation Clauses -- Definition and Application
July 2005
#89Avoiding the Possible Pitfalls of a Partial Mechanic's Lien Waiver
June 2005
#88How is Your Accounting? - Tax Strategies for the Construction Industry
May 2005
#87Indemnification Agreements - "You Want Me to Pay for What?"
May 2005
#86Getting Paid in the Event of a General Contractor Bankruptcy
April 2005
#85Liquidated Damages' Clause for Delays - Friend or Foe?
March 2005
#84Tax-Free Exchanges of Tangible Personal Property
Feb 2005
#83Before You Cash That Check . . .
Dec 2004
#82Why Do Insurers Like Standard Form Contracts?
Nov 2004
#81Just Because You Paid for the Plans Doesn't Mean You Own Them: Work-for-Hire Agreements
Sept 2004
#80Can You Be Bound By an Arbitration Agreement You Didn't Sign?
Sept 2004#79Hey, GC, Where's My Money? Remedies for the Unpaid Subcontractor
Aug 2004
#78Construction Contracts in "Reverse Auctions?"
July 2004
#77Warranties 101
June 2004
#76When Can a Subcontractor Withhold Work Because of Non-Payment?
May 2004
#75Cost-Plus Contracts – Negotiating the Road Blocks
April 2004
#74E-Construction: What's All the Buzz About?
Jan 2004
#73"Pay-When-Paid" Clauses - A Gateway into the Unknown
Nov 2003
#72Reducing Your Liability From the Growing Risk of Mold
Sept 2003
#71Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements
Aug 2003
#70Legally Running a Company (or Else!)
July 2003
#69Selecting an Entity and Controlling It
June 2003
#68How Do You Sign a Contract?
May 2003
#67Limitation on Damages' Clauses - We Made a BIG Mistake!
May 2003
#66Copyright Law: Who Owns Plans and Specs? Can I Have a Copy?
April 2003
#65Force Majeure - A Clause for Our Times
March 2003
#64Owners' Plans - What If They Are Wrong?
Feb 2003
#63The Pitfalls of Owner Purchases of Equipment or Materials
Nov 2002
#62Time Heals All Wounds?
Sept 2002
#61Design v. Performance Specifications
Aug 2002
#60Conflicts Between Drawings and Specs
July 2002
#59The General Contractor Steps Aside
June 2002
#58The Chameleon Contract
May 2002
#57Those Claims Must Be Covered!
May 2002
#56Lien Rights: The Problem with Changed Work
April 2002
#55The Two "Contracts"
March 2002
#54The Endless Project
Feb 2002
#53The Sick Building (Part 2)
Nov 2001
#52The Sick Building (Part 1)
Sept 2001
#51The Disappearing Bank Account
Aug 2001
#50The Dot Bomb
July 2001
#49We Built What You Asked For
June 2001
#48The Change Order
June 2001
#47Enough of this Nonsense – Fire ‘Em!
May 2001
#46The Missing Bond
April 2001
#45Delay Claims
March 2001
#44"We Paid For This?" Contractors and the UCC (Part II)
Feb 2001
#43“We Paid For This?” Contractors and the UCC -- Part I
Nov 2000
#42The Risk of Unforeseen Conditions
Oct 2000
#41What Is Indemnification?
Sept 2000
#40Insurance Requirements and Subrogation Rights
Aug 2000
#39The Road to a User-Friendly Contract
July 2000
#38Retainage -- Playing Project Banker
June 2000
#37On the Fast Track
May 2000
#36The Arbitration
May 2000
#35The Search for a User–Friendly Contract Part III
April 2000
#34The Search For a User-Friendly Contract Part II
March 2000
#33The Search For A User-Friendly Contract Part I
Oct 1999
#32Bonding on Federal Projects – The Miller Act Revisions
Sept 1999
#31Collection Issues on Public Projects
Aug 1999
#30What Do You Mean I'm Not Covered?
July 1999
#29Paid When Paid Clauses
July 1999
#28The Joint Venture
June 1999
#27The Challenges of Design/Build Contracting Part II
May 1999
#26The Challenges of Design/Build Contracting Part I
April 1999
#25Recovering of Subcontractor Costs -- What Might Be Missing?
March 1999
#24The Subcontractor vs. The World
Feb 1999
#23Bidding—Life in the Shark Tank (Part 2)
Jan 1999
#22Bidding—Life in the Shark Tank
Oct 1998
#21What Is My Contract?
Sept 1998
#20The "Killer" Contract Part 3
Aug 1998
#19The "Killer" Contract Part 2
July 1998
#18The "Killer Contract" Part 1
June 1998
#17Delegation Of Design Responsibility
 May 1998
#16The New A-201 General Conditions - 1997 (Part II)
 April 1998
#15The New A-201 General Conditions - 1997
Feb 1997
#13Insurance
Jan 1997
#12Dispute Resolution
Dec 1996
#11Safety
Sept 1996
#10Warranty
Aug 1996
#9Storage and Stored Materials
June 1996
#8Delay Claims -- Part 2
May 1996
#7Delay Claims -- Part 1
March 1996
#6Contract Document Review
Feb 1996
#5Payment and Retainage
Jan 1996
#4Back-Charges
Nov 1995
#3Changes in the Scope of Work
Oct 1995
#2Scope of Work
September 1995
#1Modifying Construction Contracts

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