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PAY WHEN PAID – WHAT IS IT?

PAY WHEN PAID – WHAT IS IT?

It is customary for general contractors to include pay when paid clauses in their contracts, attempting to limit any requirement on their part to pay their subcontractors until they’ve received payment from the project’s owner. On this episode, Alex explains what a pay-when-paid clause is and how to best deal with it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction …

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Which is better: mediation, arbitration or litigation?

Which is better: mediation, arbitration or litigation?

The truth is it depends. Mediation should be mandatory (starting with a meeting of principals). Arbitration is not always faster, or cheaper, and importantly comes with no right to appeal. Litigation is predictable and has appeal rights. Listen to Alex and see what makes the most sense for you. Alexander Barthet is a board certified …

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Does Your Contract Need to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

Does Your Contract Need to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

On this podcast, Alex explains the importance of having your agreement in writing, but the truth is you don’t need a written contract to secure your lien rights. Alex also answers the question: “Is my estimate, proposal or invoice an enforceable contract?”. This week’s episode is full of important information, don’t miss it. Alexander Barthet is …

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Shop Drawings and Submittals – A Quick Refresher

Shop Drawings and Submittals – A Quick Refresher

On this episode, Alex goes back to basics, covering how to handle shop submittals and the applicable lien laws. This is an important podcast that even the most seasoned construction professional should listen to. It’s always wise to brush up on the fundamentals. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a …

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Those Contract Provisions Dealing With the Quality of Your Work and Your Warranty Obligations.

Those Contract Provisions Dealing With the Quality of Your Work and Your Warranty Obligations.

During this episode, Alex explains how important it is to understand the significance of those quality of work and warranty provisions, and how they can and will impact the profitability of any project. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a …

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Construction Site Safety – Who’s Responsible?

Construction Site Safety – Who’s Responsible?

Contractors are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe job site. Learn which contract provisions are designed to keep the construction site organized and your workers safe. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, …

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Who is Responsible for What is in That Contract?

Who is Responsible for What is in That Contract?

Assigning responsibility in your contract documents is critical. So is obtaining the right insurance coverage. Listen to how you can deal with both of these important construction issues. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in …

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Claims, Bonds, Insurance – What you Need to Know

Claims, Bonds, Insurance – What you Need to Know

Whether a project is big or small, you need to know how to deal with the inevitable claims that can be filed. Join Alex as he explains the impact of claims, the importance of insurance, and the use of bonds to assure performance. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in …

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Construction Change Orders

Construction Change Orders

It is rare that a construction contract remains unchanged from start to finish. Change orders and extras are often implemented after work starts. On this podcast, Alex explains how to deal with the inevitable change order while also protecting your bottom line. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a …

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Time Matters in a Construction Contract.

Time Matters in a Construction Contract.

Timing is everything in construction, especially if there is a “time is of the essence” and a  “no damage for delay” clause in your construction contract. Learn how these powerful provisions can benefit or hurt you on your next project. Knowing what to look for here can save you a lot of headaches. Alexander Barthet is …

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