Chicago Plans To Expand O’Hare Terminal Capacity by 60%

Chicago Plans To Expand O’Hare Terminal Capacity by 60% and Create 60,000 Construction Jobs Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced the largest expansion plan in O’Hare Airport history, a project which is expected to create 60,000 construction jobs over the next 9 years.  Construction is supposed to begin next year.  

Mechanics Lien “Last Day of Work”

When is the “Last Day of Work” for Perfecting an Illinois Mechanic’s Lien? A subcontractor on a construction project does not have any contractual relationship with the Owner of the property where it either performs its work or delivers materials, so the subcontractor or material supplier does not have contract rights to collect payment from … Read more

Threatened Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Worry the Construction Industry

Contractors’ Budgets Could be Disrupted by Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Contractors contemplating bidding on high-rises and residential multifamily projects may have to rethink their pricing if the tariffs President Trump announced on Thursday are actually imposed.  These projects are heavy users of steel and aluminum and a threatened 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% … Read more

Women in Construction Week, March 5 – 10,

Hard Work Enables Women To Lead In The Construction Industry Tamara Rivera is the first woman council representative in the New York City District Council of Carpenters and is featured in Construction Dive’s Women in Construction Series. The Chicago Area is likewise celebrating the week with The Federation of Women Contractors and at ASA Chicago Expo.  

Damages For Delay in Construction Projects

Damages for Delay in Construction Projects

Best practices for recovering damages for delays in construction (and avoiding them altogether)

Construction projects are complicated undertakings from the standpoint of both owners and contractors. One aspect that we have to anticipate – and which is most frequently the subject of dispute, disagreement, conflict and stress for the parties – is the scheduling of the work and the timely completion of the project.

Time is money. Delays in construction put all parties at risk.

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Homeowner Remodeling Contract

Homeowner Remodeling Contract What to Look For in Contracts with your Remodeling Contractor One of the largest expenditures that homeowners will make during their lifetimes is for the remodeling of their homes. The average expenditure spent on home remodeling in the Chicago Area in 2015 was $278,000.