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Lien Rights of Architects and Engineers

In my latest Daily Journal of Commerce Construction column, I discuss the construction lien rights for architects and engineers in Washington and Oregon.  In these states, once construction lien rights have arisen the law requires further acts (such as sending notices to the project owner or recording formal notices within specific time frames) to keep … Continue Reading

Should Design Professionals in Washington File a Pre-Claim Notice to Protect Lien Rights? Yes!

Washington’s lien laws, like those of other states, set forth pre-claim notice requirements that, if not satisfied, may result in the forfeiture of lien rights. The applicable statute, RCW 60.04.031, presents an interesting array of “if-then” scenarios in which the notice requirements are imposed. Generally, unless falling under one of three exempted categories, RCW 60.04.031 … Continue Reading

Is your project’s design work insured? Here’s an insurance policy to keep in mind

With all the stuff to worry about during a construction project, one of the areas that’s commonly overlooked is insurance coverage. Owners and contractors often assume that the parties they’re contracting with have adequate insurance, or that the information on an insurance certificate (which, by the way, isn’t binding on the insurance company) is an … Continue Reading
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