VOLUME 6   ISSUE 5   FEBRUARY 03, 2017


By Bruce Jervis


The enforceability of “pay-if-paid” clauses in subcontracts has been litigated extensively. The clauses are controversial because they purport to shift the risk of project owner nonpayment from the prime contractor, which has a contract with the owner, to subcontractors, which do not. Many feel this is unfair and reflects nothing more than the superior economic leverage of prime contractors over their subs. Read more.


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

  • Trends Shaping 2017 - Strategies to Overcome Behavioral Inertia

  • Employ Technology to Improve Safety

  • Thermal Imaging Accessories for Your SmartPhone

  • Vote for Your Favorite Construction Blog



The Apple Campus 2, a.k.a., the Spaceship, is scheduled for completion first quarter of 2017.  That's a tough call, but it has certainly come a long way.  Here are two progress videos as of the end of January. Read more.







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