Category: Construction

Bid Protest 101

Construction contractors and suppliers should understand their right to challenge the award of any public construction contract that they believe has been denied to them in violation of the public bidding laws of the Commonwealth.   These challenges are referred to as “bid protests,” and are governed in Massachusetts by several different statutes, each of […]

Sound the (Regulatory) Alarm! Pending Massachusetts Legislation Affecting Contractors and Suppliers

The 188th Session of the Massachusetts Legislature (known formally as “the General Court”) opened on January 2, 2013.   Already, there are several pieces of pending legislation that have the potential to affect both general contractors and more targeted subcontractors/suppliers.   A slew of legislative bills currently under consideration have been proposed with the aim […]

Are Local Building Ordinances Standing In Your Way?

For owners, developers and contractors, the interpretation and application of local and state building ordinances can be a frustrating process.   This is especially true when city and town regulations appear to be more demanding, and even inapposite, to the Massachusetts State Building Code. write essay service Inconsistent regulations lead to uncertain and inconsistent application […]

Conduct Your Year-End Construction Review

For some contractors, the winter holidays can bring on a welcome change of pace, allowing them to spend some much-needed time away from the office and worksite and with friends and family. The winter season also provides an ideal time for contractors to step back and evaluate those areas in which they can improve upon from a legal and practical standpoint.