Fill In The Blanks: AIA Documents Anticipate Customization For Your Project

J. Brandon Sieg 05/20/2019

Various construction-industry organizations, such as the AIA, DBIA, and EJCDC, offer coordinated families of contract documents.  Because every project is unique, those documents anticipate customization by providing blank spaces in certain terms.  Using the AIA family of documents as an example, the very first page of B101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect,… Read more »

A Virginia Employer’s Guide to Marijuana

Anne G. Bibeau 04/25/2019
marijuana law

The law on marijuana is changing so rapidly that I anticipate this article will be outdated before I finish it. Check back here regularly for updates! Virginia Law Marijuana remains illegal both federally and in Virginia. Some Virginia jurisdictions are dialing down enforcement of criminal penalties, but they remain on the books. Since marijuana remains… Read more »

Deconstructing Damages in Architect or Engineer Malpractice Actions

James W. Walker & J. Brandon Sieg 04/10/2019
Justice concept

No design professional is perfect all the time. At some point, they make mistakes—specify the wrong materials, leave out a required element, overlook a code requirement, bust a calculation, among other things. Sometimes they catch and correct their mistakes before any harm occurs. Sometimes, though, mistakes in construction documents cause our clients to spend “extra”… Read more »

Malware – A Persistent Threat to the Maritime Industry

Attorney_Jonathan_Gallo

During the last several years, many industries have fallen victim to cyber-attacks, and the maritime industry is not immune.  Consider the following recent news reports:  In 2017, the largest container shipping company in the world, A.P. MØller-Maersk, fell victim to NotPetya, a type of destructive malware, that required the installation of 4,000 new servers, 45,000… Read more »

X
X