VOLUME 4   ISSUE 42   OCTOBER 30, 2015


By Bruce Jervis


Public works statutes frequently authorize contractor recovery of attorney fees and costs if the contractor is the prevailing party in a claim for additional compensation or other relief. Private construction contracts also often contain clauses calling for the prevailing party in a dispute to recover attorney fees and costs from the other party. There is a problem, however. These statutes and contracts seldom define the term “prevailing party.” Courts and other decision makers are left to their own devices.  Read more.


Featured …


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • Immigrant Investor Program Gets Boost from Congress
  • It’s Time to Winterize Your Building
  • Contractor Raises the Roof with Unusual Construction Method
  • Residential Construction Guides Help Ease Contractor-Client Relations

          Read more.


Under construction with completion scheduled for the fall of 2016, this aerial-view time lapse video, courtesy of Earthcam, shows progress of the stadium and adjacent structures from the summer 2014 start of demolition through September 2015.  The Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) entertainment and sports complex will serve as the home for the Sacramento Kings basketball team. 



















Click here to here to watch the video and for links to the project live webcams.





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