Construction and Engineering

“I want a mortgage and I want it now!”

by JamesBooker December 5, 2014 Construction and Engineering

We are in the midst of a crisis – a housing crisis. This is not new news. I may even be stating the obvious. I am a married woman in my mid-40s – when I split from my first husband I was fortunate enough to be housed in a housing association property which offered me, […]

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Engineering Expert Witnesses Testify About Tragic Wisconsin Garage Collapse that Killed a 15-Year-Old Boy

by theexpertinstitute November 22, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

Engineering expert witness testimony will help to determine who was at fault in the wrongful death lawsuit against Advance Cast Stone, the Wisconsin company whose construction methods allegedly caused the death of a 15 year old boy in June 2010. Jared Kellner was tragically killed in the parking garage of O’Donnell Park on the opening […]

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Unique Construction Laws Across the US

by RyanD September 4, 2013 Construction and Engineering

In essence, construction law is a blend of legal principles borrowed from contract law, equity law, tort law, statutory law, suretyship law, agency law and real estate law. See 1 Bruner & O’Connor Construction Law § 1:3. Particularly in recent years, construction law has become a unique and increasingly specialized field. Because construction law varies […]

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The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment: What You Need To Know

by Lilly June 20, 2013 Construction and Engineering

An environmental site assessment is important when it comes to constructing any building, whether it’s for business or residential purposes, and this assessment can vary greatly, depending on the city or country. Construction on a new building close to the Berlin Central Train Station was delayed in early 2013 after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found […]

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Key Fencing Laws in Texas

by RyanD April 29, 2013 Construction and Engineering

If you are planning on building a fence in the state of Texas, there are some regulations and laws to be aware of. The laws for fences in Texas vary by use, which means that swimming pool fencing laws are different than the rules and regulations for pet or livestock fencing. The laws are also […]

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Making a Case against Mandating Backup Generators at Gas Stations

by Hailey Andersen February 6, 2013 Construction and Engineering

Following the impact of Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast of the United States, which lead to massive power outages and widespread gas shortages lasting for several weeks in the New York and New Jersey areas, some government officials are considering legislation that would mandate the requirement of backup power generators at all gas […]

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Five Important Skills for a CIA Agent

by edralyn December 13, 2012 Commercial Law

You might have often wondered how the CIA chooses their agents, and maybe you’ve even dreamed of becoming the ideal recruit for the agency. But what are the requirements? CIA agents should be physically fit, that’s true. You’ve seen them running over rooftops in movies enough to know that. But working for the CIA also […]

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Is Confined Space Training Applicable In Your Workplace?

by BritanniaSafety November 22, 2012 Accident Claims

The Health and Safety Executive recently released their annual statistics showing that fatal accidents in the work place are steadily declining again (after a rise in 2010/11). A provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2011/12 is 173. Although this figure could be attributable to a number of causes it is worth […]

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What Health and Safety Legislation Do You Have to be Aware of on a Construction Site?

by BritanniaSafety October 15, 2012 Accident Claims

With the construction industry registered as ‘high risk’ by the HSE a good foundation for construction health and safety training on any site is extremely important. The industry only accounts for around 5% of Britain’s working population but 27% of all fatal injuries to employees and 9% of reported major injuries. There are strict health […]

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Steps to Take When Injured on a Construction Site

by Katie Hewatt August 8, 2012 Accident Claims

(US law and generally) While the construction industry has undergone a major shift in safety precautions and regulations over the past century, the unfortunate fact is that accidents still happen at construction sites each year. If you currently work in construction, or if you or a loved one have recently suffered from a construction accident, […]

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