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Notice of Intent to Lien: Understanding Pre-Lien Notices in Texas

Notice of Intent to Lien: Understanding Pre-Lien Notices in Texas

September 20, 2019

Filing a mechanics lien in Texas can be fairly complicated, especially with regard to protecting your lien rights. There are various pre-lien notice requirements, and the rules and deadlines vary depending on your role in a project. One of the most important pre-lien notices in Texas is a preliminary notice that goes by many names: monthly notice, notice of non-payment, fund-trapping notice, notice of intent to lien, etc.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Serving the Arizona Preliminary Notice

A Step-by-Step Guide to Serving the Arizona Preliminary Notice

September 18, 2019

Protecting your lien rights in Arizona begins with serving the 20-day preliminary notice. The preliminary notice in Arizona — also known as the 20-day notice — is one of the most important documents that you have to understand if you’re a construction professional working in the state. Serving an Arizona preliminary notice is not only […]

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5 Tips to Improve Real-Time Planning in Construction

5 Tips to Improve Real-Time Planning in Construction

September 18, 2019

Construction planning is a critical and challenging phase in the management and completion of a construction project. Your construction plan will be the foundation of your overall construction schedule and budget. In this article, we examine the framework of what makes good construction planning and how you can structure a real-time approach for your planning and monitoring.

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Lien Waiver vs. Lien Release: What’s the Difference?

Lien Waiver vs. Lien Release: What’s the Difference?

September 17, 2019

A lien waiver and a lien release are two different documents. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but the purpose behind these documents and the state requirements surrounding their validity are vastly different. This guide will walk you through the similarities and differences between a lien waiver and a lien release.

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How to File a Mechanics Lien in Tennessee

How to File a Mechanics Lien in Tennessee

September 14, 2019

Mechanics lien laws in Tennessee are fairly complicated, especially with regard to pre-lien requirements and document deadlines. A small mistake can nullify your lien rights, so you must be very careful when you decide to file a lien on your own. This guide will show you in detail the key steps that you must take when filing a mechanics lien in Tennessee.

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3 Ways to Organize Your Staff Workflow Better as a Construction Manager

3 Ways to Organize Your Staff Workflow Better as a Construction Manager

September 13, 2019

As a construction manager, ensuring that your staff workflow is efficient, manageable, and responsive to new challenges is entirely possible if you have the right processes in place. Here are three of them that will make all the difference in boosting your staff workflow.

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What Is a Lien Release and When Should You File It?

What Is a Lien Release and When Should You File It?

September 11, 2019

A lien release is one of the vital steps in the mechanics lien process. It is equivalent to a cancellation of an existing mechanics lien. Releasing a lien is typically the final step in filing a mechanics lien, provided that all outstanding payments have been settled.

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Florida Notice of Commencement: Who Must File and When?

Florida Notice of Commencement: Who Must File and When?

September 11, 2019

The Notice of Commencement is a highly important document in Florida, both for property owners and the construction professionals who work for them. Without a Notice of Commencement, property owners may end up paying their contractors and material suppliers double.

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Miller Act: Protecting Subcontractors and Suppliers

Miller Act: Protecting Subcontractors and Suppliers

September 9, 2019

The Miller Act is one of the most important laws that you will encounter as a construction professional working in the United States. If you’re a contractor, a subcontractor, or a material supplier working on a federal government project, you have to familiarize yourself with how the Miller Act works. 

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