Category Archives: Federal Procurement

Construction Tweets of the Week for the Week Ending Friday, October 25, 2013

1.  Scott Wolfe of tweeted about the pros and cons of filing a claim of lien on real property in advance of a construction mediation.  The linked blog post notes that while a claim of lien might enhance the claimant’s negotiation leverage, it might simultaneously generate adversarial tension up the chain, which in turn could make a mediated resolution more difficult to achieve.

It’s an interesting strategic question, particularly now that N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44A-23(d) expressly gives subs and suppliers the option to file their lien claims within 120 days of the prime contractor’s date of last furnishing, as opposed to their own date of last furnishing.  More than ever, timing is everything.    Continue reading

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Filed under Construction Risk Management, Delay Claims, Federal law, policy & news, Federal Procurement, Lien Law, State law, policy & news, Subcontractors

Construction Tweets of the Week for the Week Ending October 12, 2013

1.  Now that North Carolina lawmakers have embraced public-private partnerships as a project delivery option for public works, what size projects might we see developed via P3?  Well, if the $4.8 billion (yes, that’s billion, with a “b”) expansion of I-35E in Texas is any indication, the sky’s the limit.  Here’s AGC SmartBrief editor Jennifer Hicks’ tweet about the big news from the Lone Star State:

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FEDCON Summit On-Tap in Wilmington Later This Month

Interested in federal procurement?  Then you may want to check out the the 2011 North Carolina Federal Construction (FEDCON) & Infrastructure Summit (formerly known as the MILCON Summit) on October 19-20, 2011 at the beautiful new Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, completed by J.M. Thompson Company of Cary about a year ago.  Details on the Summit can be found here.

Photo courtesy City of Wilmington

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