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Construction Law Articles

It’s a safe bet that a close inspection of the pyramid tomb of Ramses II or King Tut won’t turn up any permits in Egyptian hieroglyphics allowing the great pyramids to be built.  No grading inspections. No framing inspections.  No final inspection.  Perhaps that’s one of the perks of being an...

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A carpenter’s level can be like a swimming pool. 

In order to build a carpenter’s level, a small clear tube is filled with colored liquid and an air bubble is left in the tube.  Two visible lines, or marks, are placed on the small tube.  The tube is then incorporated into a larger block...

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I’ve done construction law for many years, and I’ve seen a lot of construction defects.  Roofs that leak.  Walls that crack.  Inadequate foundations.  Improper framing.  Corroded piping.  Missing sheet metal. But some construction defects are more memorable than others.

Several years ago...

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Some years ago I had the opportunity of traveling to Israel.  My daughter was participating in a study abroad program in Jerusalem.  Israel seemed like a different world in many respects.  The culture, the food, the history, the atmosphere – everything was unique, different, and fascinating....

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