Blog Post
11/18/2020
By William W. Warren, Jr.

Public construction in Pennsylvania and elsewhere continues to present substantial challenges to local governmental entities, especially in current circumstances. While some projects have been deferred, the normal course of public construction programs is likely to resume. Local governments, and their design professionals, can take advantage of what observations and experience have taught us about best practices in undertaking and completing public construction projects. In this article, we discuss one of these – preparation of “front-end” bidding documents in a form extensively revised from standard AIA documents.

Blog Post
09/11/2018
By Megan E. Moyer

Those active in the construction industry are all too familiar with the increasingly common struggle of contractors and subcontractors getting paid for the work they perform. When financial disputes arise, the outcome is often a lengthy battle resulting in payments being withheld for weeks, months or even years after work is complete.  In 1994, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (73 P.S.

Blog Post
08/01/2015
By George E. Rahn, Jr.

Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) is a powerful tool for contractors and subcontractors to ensure that they receive prompt payment for their work and may entitle them to expansive remedies, such as attorneys’ fees and penalties. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that this Act does not apply to construction projects where the owner is a governmental entity.

Blog Post
02/22/2013
By William W. Warren, Jr.

Pennsylvania's General Assembly recently enacted the Public Works Employment Verification Act (the "Act" or "Verification Act") (43 P.S. §§ 167.1 et seq.), aimed at ensuring that contractors and subcontractors on public works projects within the Commonwealth comply with federal employment eligibility requirements.