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Force Majeure Contract Clause

An article on Constructiondive.com broke down how the force majeure contract clause in construction contracts can help plan for the unexpected. Per the article "Anyone in the construction business can attest to the fact that it's an industry that defines the phrase "stuff happens." And most of the time, there is someone to blame. Inconsistencies between [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Force Majeure Contract Clause

2017 FWCCA Annual Convention

The Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association had their Annual Convention last week at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando. Cheryl Foley and Sarah Drinnan represented Florida Surety Bonds for the second year in a row. This year was better than ever! It was held at a beautiful location, there were over 70 exhibitors and [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 FWCCA Annual Convention

Changes Coming To Credit Reports

We came across an interesting article yesterday regarding some big changes to credit reports. The article states "up to 7% of people with credit scores could see them rise beginning July 1st when credit reporting agencies will start excluding most civil judgements and about half of all tax lien data from credit reports" Read the [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Changes Coming To Credit Reports

2017 NAWIC Construction Career Camp

National Association of Women in Construction “NAWIC” is one of the largest Women’s organizations in America. NAWIC has events throughout the year that give back to the community; one of their many events is Construction Career Camp. Construction Career Camp  provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls to explore and develop basic skills in the [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on 2017 NAWIC Construction Career Camp

Central Florida Expressway Authority’s Largest Work Plan Just Approved

On Friday, May 12, The Central Florida Expressway Authority announced that the largest work plan in its history was approved. The board unanimously voted to adopt a five-year, $1.6 billion work plan which is expected to create over 11,000 jobs over the next five years. The five-year plan includes: Widening existing expressways (approx. 40 miles) [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Central Florida Expressway Authority’s Largest Work Plan Just Approved

Construction Spending Predicted to Increase in 2017

Per www.forconstructionpros.com "FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for the total value of construction put in place in the U.S. With GDP most recently reporting 2.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, construction growth of 6% looks solid. Although this is a drop from the hot pace of growth from 2013 [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Construction Spending Predicted to Increase in 2017

Lack of Qualified Workers in Tampa Bay Could Hinder Growth

According to an article on www.abcactionnews.com "Construction contractors in the Tampa Bay area showed a stronger intention to hire new employees over the next 6 months than any other part of the state.Contractors also say they expect to have a lot of trouble finding qualified workers. The opinions come Monday morning in the first ever [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Lack of Qualified Workers in Tampa Bay Could Hinder Growth

Communication is Key

The AGC Smart Brief had a nice article regarding communication on the job and how open communication is the key to a successful project. Tim Sinclair, chair of AGC's Specialty Contractors Council is a former estimator, project manager and general contractor. His diverse background helps him see a job from multiple perspectives - as both a [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Communication is Key

Orlando Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Worker’s Comp Scheme

According to an article on www.workerscompensation.com "U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. has sentenced Orquidea Quezada (48, Orlando) to 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud and for operating as an unlicensed money transmitter. The Court ordered her to forfeit $136,886 in cash that was seized when she was arrested, $60,178.91 that was [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Orlando Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Worker’s Comp Scheme

FPL’s Plan to Build 8 New Solar Energy Plants by 2018

Florida Power & Light announced Monday that they will be starting a significant expansion of renewable energy production throughout the next year. By 2018, FP&L plans to build eight new solar power plants that will boost production with more than 2.5 million solar panels. According to the article located here, each of the planned solar plants [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on FPL’s Plan to Build 8 New Solar Energy Plants by 2018