Industry Updates

Industry Updates

2017 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook
2017 Construction Outlook Survey Results


Nebraska’s Non-Delegable Duties
Why Some Duties Cannot be Contracted Away

By: Kari Scheer, Woods & Aitken LLP

The contracts are drawn up on a construction project. The owner has included contract provisions which state that the general contractor will be solely responsible to for the work and for worksite safety. In turn, the general contractor has included provisions in its subcontract stating that its subcontractor will be solely responsible for all work under its scope and will be solely responsible for the health and safety of its employees. So, the owner and the general contractor will not be liable for an injury to a subcontractor’s employee, right? Not so fast.
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2015 Millennials Survey Report

2016 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook

2016 Construction Outlook National Survey

2016 Construction Outlook Nebraska Survey


Supreme Court Decides Adams v. Manchester Park:
Statutes of Limitations and Express Warranties in Construction

by Erin Ebeler, Woods & Aitken LLP

In May 2015, Woods & Aitken LLP filed a “friend of the court” or amicus brief with the Nebraska Supreme Court on behalf of both Nebraska AGC chapters in the case of Adams v. Manchester Park L.L.C, 291 Neb. 978 (2015). That case involved an appeal from the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
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Warren Buffett Advice on Investing in Relationships

Recently writer William Green posted his ten all-time favorite insights from Warren Buffett. I submit that each of these quotes from the brilliant investor offer supremely valuable advice regarding the investments we all should make in our strategic relationships. Read More

Amendments To The Nebraska Construction Prompt Pay Act
by Erin Ebeler, Woods & Aitken LLP

On July 18, 2014, amendments made to the Nebraska Construction Prompt Pay Act will go into effect with regard to contracts entered into on or after that date. These revisions were initially proposed in January 2013 (LB 373); however, they were not approved until April 2014 as a part of LB 961. Read More

What are the Most Important Factors in Determining What Vendor You Use for a Project?

Recent Changes to ISO Standard Forms and Endorsements for Commercial General Liability Coverage – Woods & Aitken LLP
On April 1, 2013, the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (“ISO”) began implementing new Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) forms and endorsements. This article will highlight a few of the changes relevant to the construction industry, but it is important to speak with your insurance agent to obtain additional information on all of the recent changes. Read More

FMI's Construction Outlook--First Quarter 2013 Report

2013 AGCA Outlook Survey

2013 AGCA Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report

Air Emission Construction Permit Requirements for the City of Omaha

AGC-FMI 2012 Business Development Survey Report

2012 Construction Outlook Survey Results for Nebraska

2012 National Construction Outlook Survey Results

NDCIC – Alternative Ways to Design & Construct Building Projects for Political Subdivisions in Nebraska

NDCIC – Alternative Ways to Design & Construct Building Projects for Private Owners in Nebraska

Standardized Subcontractor Documents
Which is best for you? Protecting Your Right to Payment

Guidelines for Nebraska Supplemental General Conditions to AIA 2007 A201

Recommended Procedure for Competitive Bidding and
Letting of Building Construction

Nebraska Construction Prompt Pay Act Presentation – Woods & Aitken