Amazon HQ could shake up New York, New Jersey construction

By Stephen Bialkowski / December 3, 2018 /

Amazon’s decision to develop two new campuses, ending a yearlong bidding war from cities across the continent, has the potential to have a huge impact on the commercial and residential futures of the metropolitan areas the company chose. One of those is our own New York City. One of Amazon’s new “HQ2” locations is set…

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When is it time to litigate?

By Stephen Bialkowski / November 19, 2018 /

If you get into a dispute with a construction contract, you likely don’t want the matter to end up in court. It costs time and money, and it keeps you from getting more work done. However, there are times when litigation may be the best option. Here are three instances when taking the dispute to the…

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What to do if you’re not paid on time

By Stephen Bialkowski / November 5, 2018 /

After you agree on the scope of a project, sign a contract and complete the work, you have a fair expectation to be paid based on the terms of the agreement. Sadly, this is not always the case. In many cases, the people who hired you to complete a job don’t prioritize your payment. No…

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NYC non-residential construction booms; residential growth slower

By Stephen Bialkowski / October 19, 2018 /

Non-residential construction appears to be booming in New York City as residential construction takes a back seat. The non-residential construction industry is looking very strong in New York City. A new report suggested construction spending in the city is estimated to reach $61.5 billion by the end of the year. Not only is this a 25 percent…

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Reasons to have your construction contract reviewed

By Stephen Bialkowski / October 11, 2018 /

A construction contract outlines all aspects of the job for all parties and governs the process to ensure everyone’s needs are met. As a result, every detail – even the smallest ones – needs to be reviewed before the contract is signed. Construction contracts often benefit from third-party review by someone who has experience assisting professionals in…

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