May 2013


May 15, 2013 4:48 PM | Posted by Andrew Brought

Today's guest post is courtesy of Andrew Brought, a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP's Environmental Group.

If you manage or perform renovations, repairs, or painting activities on the exterior or interior of public building or commercial buildings, you should be aware that EPA is currently evaluating whether and how to regulate such activities in public buildings or commercial buildings constructed before 1978 that pose lead-based paint hazards. On Monday, May 13, 2013, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on this topic until July 12, 2013, and will host a public meeting at EPA’s headquarters on June 26, 2013.

May 3, 2013 4:40 PM | Posted by Admin

As a construction professional, it's likely you've had your fair share of experience with bonds (such as payment bonds, performance bonds, contract bonds and contractor license bonds), but understanding the purpose of surety bonds can sometimes be difficult to grasp for even the most experienced contractor.

Today's guest post is courtesy of Sara Eisenberg, Director of Educational Outreach at SuretyBonds.com. Sara will explain why it is so important for construction professionals to understand the bonding process and how you can become more established in the industry by making sure you know the bond that's required for projects before you even submit a bid.