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Bankruptcy Risk for Contractors Caught in the COVID Squeeze
The global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the economy and the construction industry in particular. This includes supply chain delays and wild fluctuations in the price of building materials like lumber and steel. Just recently, Katerra f...
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Addressing Material Price Escalation
The cost of certain critical construction materials has risen exponentially. Global steel production dropped in response to COVID-19, decreasing supply, increasing price. Engineered wood products are scarce, with material suppliers rescinding prior c...
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Master Subcontract Agreements: What You Need to Consider and Why
General contractors have traditionally negotiated individual subcontracts for each new project. This allows for a great deal of flexibility to address project-specific risks and concerns. However, the benefits of this flexibility can sometimes be out...
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Vaccines Open Up in Washington for Construction Workers
The big news from Governor Inslee’s March 18th news conference is that workers in congregate settings (restaurants, manufacturing, and construction) will now be eligible for vaccines. See Governor Inslee’s announcement. In addition to construction w...
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Amy Robinson Speaks at AGC of Washington Webinar
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn partner Amy Robinson was the guest presenter at AGC of Washington’s Monthly Safety Forum on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Amy spoke on a number of topics surrounding legal issues related to COVID-19, including potential workpl...
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Oregon & Washington Construction Impacted by Governors’ New Orders
2020 has been the year of continuous changes in the construction industry brought about by the COVID-19 virus and its regulatory impact. Our construction team continues to monitor and provide timely counsel on meeting those challenges, whether on the...
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