Category: Podcast

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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Contractor v. Subcontractor: Performance, Price, & Payment

Contractor v. Subcontractor: Performance, Price, & Payment

On this podcast, Alex explains the importance of properly negotiating the performance, price, & payment provisions contained in any construction contract. Understanding your risks when working a job is fundamental to running a successful project. Whether you’re the contractor or the subcontractor protecting yourself and having a plan to combat issues that arise will make …

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Contractor v. Subcontractor – The Limited Liability Game

Contractor v. Subcontractor – The Limited Liability Game

Limiting your liability on a construction project is important, but the process for doing so differs greatly if you are the contractor or the subcontractor. The negotiation starts at time of contract – have you read all of the referenced documents, is the language too vague, where is the liability burden? Listen and obtain the answers …

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Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents

Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents

Understanding the key components of a construction contract is paramount to running a successful and profitable construction project in Florida. One basic part of any contract is the preamble, that short introduction defining many of the contract’s key variables. Another important contract term is the description of what constitutes the actual contract documents. Knowing these fundamentals will ensure …

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