Related Links: Appeals Court Decision in Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc., vs. L.H. Bolduc Co., Inc. Problems continue to grow with indemnifications—contractually making one party responsible for another’s damages.They can be difficult enough to understand if one is not well versed in legal or insurance issues, but sometimes they even stump lawyers.And as a case moving through the Minnesota state justice system illustrates, liability in construction contracts is an increasingly contentious and confusing issue.The case, Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc. (ECI) vs. L.H. Bolduc Co., Inc., arose from a water and sewer infrastructure project for which Bolduc served as a
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.