The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, January 2017


2017 California Construction Law Update

While the presidential elections took the headlines in 2016, California’s state legislature was busy at work passing a number of bills impacting the construction industry. Here’s a roundup of the construction-related bills that made it into law in the Golden State.

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2017 Construction Outlook: Slow, Mature Growth Expected

While it’s difficult to know what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for the economy generally and the construction industry specifically, economists are predicting that the real estate “bubble” many of us fear we are experiencing still has some legs to it. But it’s not even across the board.

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Drones in Construction: FAA Drone Regulations Finally Take Flight

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even construction companies now do it. One of the hottest technology trends in the construction industry is the use of drones. Here’s what you need to know about the FAA’s long-awaited drone regulations, which took effect earlier in 2016.

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An Owner’s Guide to Notices of Completion, Cessation and Non-Responsibility

From mechanics liens to stop payment notices, for owners, it may seem that every lawmaker was a former contractor. But owners have their own arsenal, so to speak, of statutory protections. Here’s what owners need to know about notices of completion, cessation and non-responsibility.

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Wendel Rosen’s Construction Practice Group Receives First Tier Ranking

Wendel Rosen’s Construction Practice Group received a first-tier ranking by U.S. News and World Reports in its 2017 Best Law Firms rankings in the area of “Construction Law.” This is the fourth consecutive year that Wendel Rosen’s Construction Practice Group has received this honor.

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