Using Material Price Escalation Clauses to Offset Increasing Input Costs and Forecasting Post-Pandemic Price Drops

By: Tyler S. Lemen Since March of last year, construction input prices are up 12.4%.  Certain materials, like softwood lumber, iron, and steel, are up 83.4% and 37.5 %, respectively, since this time last year.  COVID-19 undoubtedly played a role in year-over-year price growth… Read More >

Construction and Design Claims During COVID-19 – Protecting Claim Rights

By: Thad Schurter As the COVID-19 health crisis continues its rapid evolution into a widespread economic crisis, its impact on construction has accelerated with each passing week. While Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order classified construction as an “Essential Business,” construction projects have nevertheless been particularly… Read More >

COVID-19, OSHA, and the OSHA Whistleblower

By: Sean T. Devenney As a result of COVID-19 in Indiana, employees working in essential job functions are certainly asking more questions about safety in the workplace than ever before. These employees are finely tuned to the “social distancing requirements” and recommendations of the… Read More >