People in California have varying thoughts on lawyers, but it is often true that most people don't appreciate the skills and services an attorney can bring to the table until they need one in their corner. In the construction industry, busy professionals don't have the time to carefully review and second-guess every decision they make in order to keep the flow of business moving. But they also know that reckless decision-making can lead to liability, so walking this fine line can be a challenge to construction company owners who don't have an extensive legal background.
People in the construction industry may have heard about an interesting development in the controversial San Francisco waterfront development case. In June of 2014, a ballot initiative known as Proposition B gave San Francisco citizens the authority to vote on the allowable height of any and all proposed waterfront developments on land managed by the Port of San Francisco. This measure basically gave the voters the right to decide what and how projects would be built in this area.
Not surprisingly, California leads the way when it comes to innovation in the digital age, but this innovation can also be seen in the numerous progressive and and state-of-the-art construction and civil engineering projects across the state. One of the latest such examples is currently being constructed in Mountain View, where Google is in the midst of construction on their new campus and headquarters.
People in the construction industry in California may have found themselves a bit busier now than they have been in recent years, as new projects and new opportunities seem to be coming around after a long-dormant period of economic recession. The good news is that this optimistic outlook appears to be widespread, and hopefully will translate to continued economic success in several major California markets in the coming years.
People in the construction business know that there is no substitute for experience. No two projects are ever the same, and the dozens of minor issues that are likely to arise in the course of a construction project may not have the same solution every time. So how do construction professionals and small businesses get the edge they need to successfully compete for bids, complete projects and avoid the common pitfalls that are common in the industry, all while turning a profit? The answer lies in having the experience and knowledge to handle any construction litigation situation.
At long last, the state of California has begun construction on the state's largest transportation project in history, the high speed rail which will eventually span most of the state and connect San Francisco with Lost Angeles and beyond. Ground was broken earlier this month on the first segment in Fresno, which will span approximately 29 miles.
People in California may have heard about the state's plans to develop and construct one of the nation's largest and most ambitious high-speed rail systems, which will ultimately span the majority of the length of the state from Sacramento to Southern California. This massive undertaking has garnered a lot of attention from the media and the construction industry from the get-go, with the latest controversy coming in in the form of the winning construction bid, which came in unexpectedly low.