Category Archives: Construction Law
Attorney Adam Linkhorst Introduced Ken Simonson at the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter Event. Linkhorst & Hockin was a proud Gold Sponsor at the year-end 2023 Construction Outlook Chapter Membership Lunch on December 7th. The program was full of “relevance, value and opportunity,” which the chapter strives to deliver.
There are countless tasks, duties, and rights involved with a typical Florida construction project, and it takes multiple parties to fulfill their end of the bargain to get things through to completion. Definitions in Florida construction laws describe some of these roles, though the legal terminology is usually not as important on the job… Read More »
Florida construction contractors know that the worksite can be a dangerous place, but statistics on work-related fatalities and injuries demonstrate the extent of the problem. According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost 5,500 workers die on-the-job every year, and about 20 percent of them – 1,060 – are employees in… Read More »
Florida contractors are well-aware of the dangers on the construction site, but a few statistics should put things into perspective in terms of accidents and injuries. According to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), there are almost 450 total cases filed in Palm Beach County every year by construction employees. This figure represents… Read More »
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/2022/03/31/port-palm-beach-official-accused-bid-rigging-accuser-paid-keep-quiet/9423877002/ A port official accused his boss of bid rigging. The port paid the official to keep quiet. Andrew Marra – Palm Beach Post The Port of Palm Beach paid one of its top executives more than $60,000 to resign last year after he accused the port’s executive director of rigging a contract-bidding process to… Read More »
Attorney Adam Linkhorst Sworn In (Again) As Board Member for The Associated General Contractors (AGC) at the annual dinner. Linkhorst & Hockin was the photo sponsor.
Business may have been slow for some Florida construction contractors over the last few months, but the industry is expected to bounce back in solid fashion as 2021 draws to a close. Statistics indicate that South Florida will wrap up the year at almost $20.3 billion in total construction market volume, and 2022 will… Read More »
When it comes to Florida construction projects between a government body and a private contractor, the law is clear that fairness depends upon open competition. In enacting the statute on public procurement, lawmakers expressed their intent that allowing a bidding process for these projects reduces the potential for perceived favoritism. It is only when… Read More »
By its nature, the lifecycle of a typical Florida construction project spans weeks, months, or years. During this time, contractors and property owners alike take on a certain amount of risk based upon their respective interests. The concept of “retainage,” i.e., withhold funds from the contractor, arose as a way to balance the interests… Read More »
When negotiating a construction contract, contractors and owners typically operate under a key assumption: There WILL be changes to the project that will inevitably impact the scope, cost or schedule. It is either impossible or impractical to comprehensively define the scope of work down to every last detail that may arise. Therefore, there is… Read More »