DSV Blog

Enforceability of Settlement Agreements

By: Scott P. Fisher Settlement agreements are most often negotiated between counsel for the respective parties.  Generally, the two (or more) opposing counsel receive instructions from their clients but communicate the back and forth offers of settlement amongst themselves only to later relate those… Read More >

ConsensusDocs Standard Form Contract for Design-Assist Services

By: Joseph M. Leone As project owners continue to see increasing value in collaboration between designers and constructors during the preconstruction phase, techniques such as design-assist, Lean Design and Construction, and integrated project delivery (IPD), are being used more frequently.  Last year, the ConsensusDocsTM… Read More >

Learning Curves & Lost Productivity Claims

By: Christopher S. Drewry In construction, productivity is often viewed as manhours per unit of work—greater productivity means fewer manhours spent per unit of work. Since contractors estimate work and prepare their bids based upon predetermined labor productivity, productivity is an important and vital… Read More >

Anti-Harassment Training for Supervisors is a Good Investment

By: Melanie M. Dunajeski Ask any employer who has had a sexual harassment discrimination charge made against them—is this something that you’d like to do again? Not likely.  Even setting aside the costs of investigating and responding to a charge (or defending an eventual… Read More >