Since I have so many newer readers here at Construction Law NC, I thought a brief summary of some of the most popular posts might be helpful. (I have also added this list to the About Me & Contact Info page, in case you want to refer to it later).
Presented below are the top 10 posts by popularity (although the list does fluctuate some):
- “Substantial Completion” on the Construction Project: How is it defined? (always a popular post; owners want every last paint scratch fixed before they are willing to consider the project complete)
- The Sticky Statute of Limitations in NC (the general rule: 3 years from date of service; however, there are many exceptions)
- Statute of Repose: Putting your Risk to Bed (after 6 years, in North Carolina, even the exceptions to statutes of limitations don’t help)
- Planning Ahead for Additional Compensation (money; cause, we all need to get paid!)
- Spring Cleaning: 6 Contract law tips for limiting risk on construction projects (contracts are the first step in limiting your risk- read here to learn how to make them effective)
- How to Smartly Handle Project Documents (your policies and procedures with documents can make or break a lawsuit)
- The Architect’s and Engineer’s “Standard of Care” (note: perfection is NOT the standard!)
- Design Error and the Spearin Doctrine (why your designs must actually, you know, work!)
- Active vs. Passive Negligence (sharing the blame, unequally, when something goes wrong)
- Adding an “Additional Insured” in the Professional Services Agreement: an exercise in futility! (for those times when you have an obtuse owner- show them this!)
Are there other posts that you think should be added to this “Best of” collection? Wish I had written a post on your pet topic? Share below.
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