Hiring a Construction Manager

Some businesses will prefer to hire a construction manager to assist in supervising extensive construction projects. An experienced construction manager can help you on site, trouble shoot and keep the team motivated while providing clear direction to complete a project on time. A construction manager is less costly than a general contractor because they will […]

Construction claims management and avoidance

Written by Lyle Charles Construction disputes or delays can prove to be costly and can involve many parties. Therefore to manage construction claims, it is important to hire competent construction claims consultants to ensure a positive outcome. The consultant you hire should possess the experience to identify, analyze, prepare, and present claims and disputes in construction […]

Criticisms of the 1890 Antitrust Act

The Antitrust Act of 1890, also known as “The Sherman Act,” is an important piece of legislation that guides antitrust law today. It’s also highly divisive, with intentionally simple language meant to mimic common law. “Restraint of trade” is a concept that frequently comes into play. At the time, journalists were highly critical of what […]

What is Aggregate Demand?

By Samuel Phineas Upham Understanding the limits of demands for a particular good is an important part of macroeconomics. If a country has an export, it needs to consider how important that good is to both the rest of the world and the local economy. The aggregate demand represents how much households are willing to […]

Tim Cook’s Quiet Ascension Through the Ranks of Apple

By Phineas Upham Tim Cook told the graduating class of Auburn University in 2010 that joining Apple led him to the most significant discovery in his life. He’d joined Apple 15 years before, and would soon become the CEO of the company. Cook graduated from Auburn in 1960, so the speech was a return to […]

Fante Klare Zitrone: Great Lymon Taste

By Phineas Upham Sprite is actually a German beverage. It was developed in West Germany in 1959, where it was known by the moniker “Fante Klare Zitrone,” or “Clear Lemon Fanta” in English. 7-Up had been gaining steady popularity in the United States during the late fifties and early sixties, so Coca-Cola needed a product […]

Construction Claims and the Mediation Process Simplified

If you’re facing a construction claim or dispute, it can seem like the process is unfairly stacked against you. You may not understand what you need to prove your side, and you could inadvertently risk damaging relationships with important suppliers and builders. Even a simple dispute can mean hours of construction claim preparation. That kind […]

Preparing for a Construction Claim

Summary: Preparing a construction claim requires consideration of deadlines and documents. Construction projects, no matter how well-planned, can find themselves with supply or personnel shortages at any point during crunch time. Accidents also happen, especially when crews are rushing to meet deadlines and are overworked. Construction companies should not ask if a claim will happen, […]

Common Legal Concerns in Construction

Written by Lyle Charles The construction industry has never been an easy one. Whether it’s building the actual structures, dealing with the multiple parties involved (e.g. contractors, unions, manufacturers, suppliers, etc.), putting up with the elements or just handling client demands, it’s never easy getting a building up on the ground and keeping it there. […]

Microsoft buys Nokia’s phone business

On Monday, September 2, 2013 Microsoft announced that it is buying Finnish company Nokia’s phone service business for $7.2 billion. Microsoft will become the owner of smartphone and cellular handsets business of Nokia which it is paying $5 billion as well as the Devises and Services unit. Total price that Microsoft agreed to pay will […]