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California Mechanic’s Lien Basics: Private Projects

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you already know what a mechanic’s lien is. But just in case, let’s cover the basics. A mechanic’s lien is a tool provided by California law that contractors, material suppliers, and some others can use to secure payment against property when they are not paid. In essence, if all legal hoops …

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FAA Releases Long-Awaited Small Drone Regulations That Will Affect The Construction Industry

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … wait … it’s a drone! In today’s modern age of hi-tech technological advancements, drones — also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aircrafts (UA) — are becoming increasingly commonplace. What was once a creation used only by the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) and the military, can now be purchased …

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Fundamentals of Construction Contracts

Every business needs to create certainty about how it will obtain inputs and how it will produce outputs for clients. Lack of certainty about either of these things creates a risk to the business. In the world of construction, small project deals are often forged by word and sealed by a handshake, with written contracts relegated to the world of …

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