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11/15/2018· Accident Prevention & Safety

Six Dangerous Misconceptions About Crane Safety

By: D. Larry Dunville

Knowing how cranes should be used, and how they should not be used, is critical to crane safety. Overload, side pull, limit switches, secondary braking devices, using the reverse direction for speed control, and daily inspections are surrounded by myth and mystery in the workplace.

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10/30/2018· Accident Prevention & Safety

Think You've Protected your Company From a Wrongful Death Suit... Think Again!

By: D. Larry Dunville

Think you've done everything a prudent person should do to make sure your workers are safe? Think you've done everything necessary to protect yourself and your company against a wrongful death suit? Well, I've got news for you, it's not good and here's why

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8/23/2018· Construction

Court Confirms Knowledge of Unlicensed Status Does Not Bar Claim for Recovery

By: Darryl Horowitt

In a previous edition of Construction Alert we reported to you on White v. Cridlebaugh (2009) 178 Cal.App.4th 506, in which the court confirmed that an unlicensed contractor could be sued for recovery of funds, even though the owner had received a benefit from the work performed by the unlicensed contractor. In that case, the owner was unaware that the contractor was unlicensed until after the work was performed.

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5/11/2018· Construction

Construction Alert: Bidding On Public Works Projects

By: Darryl Horowitt

The courts have been busy dealing with issues relating to bidding on public works projects. Two recent decisions have been issued: Great Western Contractors, Inc. v. Irvine Unified School District (2010) 2010 DJDAR 13815 and Schram Construction Inc. v. The Regents of the University of California (Southland Industries) (2010) 2010 DJDAR 13398.

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9/13/2017· Construction

Post Hurricane Flooding Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

By: Daniel D. Bawden

What is the first thing I should do if my home got flooded? Call your flood insurance company and file a claim, preferably before August 31st, when the flood settlement rates go down. How can I find out if I have flood insurance, and who to call?

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6/15/2016· Construction

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Crane Installation In a New Building: Following the Specs May Cost You

By: D. Larry Dunville

You have a shiny new building with a shiny new crane and everything looks great. For some reason, though, the crane won't clear the building columns, even though the contractor and the crane manufacturer are saying everything is to spec and it's not their problem. Common sense says somebody is wrong and that somebody should have to pay (because it's going to cost a bundle).

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5/10/2016· Construction

Lawyers Guide to Cranes: Crane Identification

By: D. Larry Dunville

It is absolutely critical in the evaluation of a legal case involving cranes, to determine what type crane is involved. The word "Crane" is a generic term that covers virtually anything that lifts with a hook, but each crane type is a whole different industry with different industry associations (which compile the industry product specifications), different governing specification and different OSHA requirements. As a matter of fact, some cranes don't even have hooks!

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4/20/2011· Construction

Capital Replacement Projects: Professional Design and Inspection Produce Quality Results

By: Andrew Amorosi

As your community or building ages, it will require an increasing amount of maintenance and large scale replacement or improvement projects will become necessary.

12/29/2010· Construction

Case Study: Building Department "Drops The Ball"

By: Clinton J. Ford

Through a referral from an Architect, a school teacher called Clinton J. Ford P.A. with questions concerning the construction of their new two-story home.

12/29/2010· Construction

Case Study: Certificate Of Occupancy Rescinded

By: Clinton J. Ford

A local Mortgage Company referred an Attorney to one of their clients because they were having construction problems. Their clients did not want the final disbursements made until these issues were resolved.

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