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Minnesota Construction Boom?

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proposed the largest public construction package in Minnesota history. Projects that would see an influx of money include state colleges and university projects, water infrastructure projects, farming operations, rehabilitation for local roads and bridges, and more. 2016 marked the second time in 30 years that the

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3 Tips If 2016’s Record Setting Rainfall Made Its Way into Your Home

2016 marked Minnesota’s wettest year on record. Unfortunately for some, with record-setting rainfall comes water problems with their homes. Water intrusion often means there is a construction defect with your home. Below are three critical things to keep in mind if you found water in your home after this particularly waterlogged year. 1. The Passing

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Architect Liability in Minnesota

very construction project begins with an idea. Whether it be the dream home of a residential homebuyer or a fifty-story tower to add to a skyline, a professional architect must first design the project. Should a construction project manifest defects upon completion, the question of who’s at fault follows. Delays in the work, going beyond

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Five Tips for Finding the Right Residential Contractor

Residential construction projects come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the size of a project, finding the right contractor is critical. The wrong hire opens the door for problems before, during, and after the project is complete. While no plan is fool proof, the following five tips will go a long way to help

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How to Manage Construction Disputes

Despite best efforts and good intentions, sometimes construction projects do not go as planned. Not many things are more stressful than a construction project that is over-budget, off-schedule, or evidencing defective or non-compliant work. It can be overwhelming to determine the proper steps to take to resolve these issues, but here are some important tips

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Subcontractor Beware: Five Commonly Misinterpreted Contract Terms

The internet age allows both homeowners and contractors to have a contract in hand in moments. Contracts come in all different forms and can include several clauses and terms that can be confusing. Whether a contractor has used the same set of documents for the entire duration of his or her career or they just

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Construction Booming – The Right Time to Have Your Contract Reviewed

Spending on residential remodeling projects and commercial construction is up, which is consistent with what we are seeing and hearing from our clients. This is good news, but when construction is booming, details associated with construction contracting may get overlooked. Are you protecting yourself when making such a large financial investment? As the one extending

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Construction Projects and Boundary Disputes

Construction projects are exciting! But sometimes, even construction projects that start out as exciting have unexpected twists and turns, which quickly dampen the excitement. For example, oftentimes, through a property survey as part of the planning stage of a construction project, a client will discover that the property’s boundary lines are not where he (or

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