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The 2015 South Carolina OSE Manual: More Paperwork Required to Tear it Down

By on May 9, 2016 |

The State Engineer has to approve the demolition of any state-owned building or other improvement to real property. In 2011, the OSE Manual required the agency to provide four pieces of information when the agency requests approval for demolition. In the 2015 OSE Manual update, the necessary information has doubled. Previously the agency had to… Read more

The South Carolina OSE Manual – an Introduction to the 2015 Edition

By on May 5, 2016 |

This post is the first in a series of posts by Elmore Goldsmith attorney Leslie Sullivan, which will examine recent changes to the 2015 edition of the South Carolina Manual for Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements.  The manual can be found in its entirety here. I started my career as an on-site manager for… Read more

Pay-If-Paid vs. Pay-When-Paid – Know the Local Law!

By on April 26, 2016 |

“Pay-if-paid” and “pay-when-paid” clauses are commonly found in construction contracts. Their potential benefit – at least to the upstream contractor – is obvious: if the clause is interpreted literally, risk of non-payment from an owner or general contractor is pushed downstream. In other words, the contractor is under no obligation to pay his subcontractors unless… Read more

Elmore Goldsmith Expands Service With Construction Blog

By on April 19, 2016 |

At Elmore Goldsmith, PA, we view the challenges in today’s construction environment as an opportunity for our clients. That’s because we recognize that success lies in managing risk – not avoiding it. Our attorneys regularly assist clients with in-house training, contract drafting/negotiating, and other proactive services. We assist in preparing claims with the goal of… Read more

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