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Author Archives: Darien Loiselle

After recession, focus is on better, not bigger (access required)

Over the past several years, I have shared observations of the construction industry at different points in the recovery from the Great Recession. We now find ourselves going full speed, with more work and opportunity than we have resources. As ...

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Learn to identify red flags and green lights (access required)

So you survived the downturn, construction has taken off, and you are up to your proverbial earlobes in activity. There are more projects than you can execute, and not enough qualified individuals. How do you confront this boom, and ensure ...

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Contractors, it’s time to put that house in order

What a difference a year makes. Invitations to bid are flying. Estimators are in short supply. The phones are ringing, and backlogs are sizes we have not seen since fall 2008. We construction lawyers are happy again, too, because we ...

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