December 18, 2019

2019 Annual Summary Construction / Procurement

We are pleased to offer this comprehensive summary of the major construction and procurement developments in 2019 that have an impact on public and private owners, contractors, design professionals and developers. Topics include:

  • Interlocal Cooperation Act: New Amendment Expands Piggybacking Authority
  • Site Safety: Washington Supreme Court Addresses General Contractor’s Safety Obligations
  • Bid Protests: New Amendments Impose Additional Timing Requirements
  • Statute of Repose: Manufacturing Equipment Not “Improvements” Subject to Statutory Bar
  • Bidder Responsibility Requirements: New Mandatory L&I Training
  • Materialmen’s Lien Statute: Court of Appeals Upholds Finding of Clearly Excessive Lien
  • Materialmen’s Lien Statute: Court of Appeals Confirms Award of Prevailing Party Attorneys’ Fees
  • Apprenticeship: New Utilization Requirements on Public Works Projects
  • Contract Integration: Court Rules Handwritten Edits Trump Printed Contract Provisions
  • Arbitration: Court of Appeals Confirms Limited Review of Arbitration Award
  • ADA: Federal Court Addresses Claims at T-Mobile Park
  • Insurance: General Contractor’s Failure to Verify and Obtain Subcontractor Insurance Leads to Carrier Win in Federal Court
  • Progressive Design-Build Legislation Takes Effect July 2019

Read the full Annual Summary >