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Technology’s Impact on the Legal Process

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Technology on Oct 23, 2015.

Technology has become a huge part of the construction industry. This trend ranges from simple things like the use of email to make project communication easier to the introduction of more advanced technologies like Building Information Modeling, or BIM. While these developments have had a predominately positive impact on the industry in terms of quality and efficiency, technology has also resulted in increased obligations in the legal process. Construction businesses should understand a few of the basic ways technology has impacted the legal process, because a failure to do so could prove costly if litigation ever ensues.

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Green Parking Initiative

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Green Construction on Mar 29, 2015.

The Green Building Certification Institute, which handles certification for the U.S. Green Building Council responsible for LEED Certification, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Parking Institute and the Green Parking Council. The goal of the cooperation agreement is to encourage sustainability in the transportation network that supports green buildings. The ultimate goal is to create and promote a Green Garage Certification program that will apply the same ideas that drive the LEED Certification process in the parking component of construction.

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Delaware County Pennsylvania Jury Renders a $24.3 Million Verdict to Construction Company

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Industry News on Jun 6, 2014.

A recent trial in Delaware County, Pennsylvania resulted in a $24.3 million verdict in favor of the construction company Utility Line Services. The award, handed down by an 8 person jury panel, was arrived at by finding a breach of contract, violation of the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”), and wrongful termination of the contract.

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An Aging Construction Workforce Projects Potential Problems

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Industry News on May 9, 2014.

Those who follow politics know that the “baby boomer” generation is often the topic of discussion in the context of budgetary and policy debates. The massive number of people that fit into that age demographic presents unique challenges in so many different ways. The construction industry, including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, is no different.

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COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: KAPLIN STEWART CONSTRUCTION VIDEOS ON THE WAY

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Kaplin Stewart News on May 8, 2014.

We are pleased to announce that Kaplin Stewart will soon be providing educational videos on various topics to share information on various topics of importance to our clients, potential clients, and the construction industry at large. While they will admittedly not be on the silver screen, we hope they provide useful information that can be used to better your business.

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A Little Presidential Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Feb 17, 2014.

It’s President’s Day. Here is a little presidential trivia that involves construction to ponder. Feel free to take a guess at the answers in our comments section below to see if you can get them all right without using the internet to look them up. The answers will be revealed in the next several days.

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New Regulations for Construction In Philadelphia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Permitting on Jan 9, 2014.

After the City of Philadelphia recently passed new ordinances directing the display of contractor licenses, the use of permits, and the posting of job sites for all contractors, further requirements to perform demolition or construction work inside the City limits went into effect on January 1, 2014.

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Kaplin Stewart Construction Department Arrives On Facebook

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Kaplin Stewart News on Dec 12, 2013.

Following on its launch of its own Twitter feed, Kaplin Stewart’s Construction Law Department has launched its own Facebook page.  The attorneys and staff are excited about the poosiblity of sharing both valuable information and updates on what is going on in the department with clients and potential clients alike. 

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Kaplin Stewart Construction Lawyers Get Big Win At Trial

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Kaplin Stewart News on Oct 14, 2013.

Kaplin Stewart lawyers  have successfully completed a 2½ week jury trial in Jersey City, New Jersey with a verdict in favor of their client, Vincent Pools, Inc., against the general contractor, the owner, and the payment bond surety. 

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New EPA Emissions Rules Could Hurt Pennsylvania Construction

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Current Events in Construction on Oct 13, 2013.

In June of this year, President Obama announced his plan to address climate issues. The EPA has announced a number of new regulations that are scheduled for public comment and finalization in the fall of 2014 in furtherance of the President’s agenda. Some of these new regulations have the potential to significantly impact the coal and Marcellus Shale industry, as well as the construction infrastructure that goes along with it, in Pennsylvania.

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