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Contract Surety 10.05.2020

Construction Rebound? Ready, Set, Grow!

The latest US Commercial Construction Index shows signs of optimism. How prepared is your company for growth? Secure partners to help you respond quickly to new projects The US Chamber of Commerce Report Two of…
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Construction Rebound? Ready, Set, Grow!
Surety Bonds 09.25.2020

Combating Fraud In the Surety Bond Industry

Fraud happens in every kind of business—and despite regulations, the surety bond industry is no exception. Following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Hampshire Insurance Department, last week a man…
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Combating Fraud In the Surety Bond Industry
Contract Surety 07.27.2020

June Construction Employment Skyrockets

Great news for contractors! Per an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America, or AGC, employment within the construction province has bloomed from May to June in 31 states and the District of Columbia. “The…
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June Construction Employment Skyrockets
Contract Surety 04.03.2020

The Potential Impact COVID-19 Will Have on Contract Surety

The coronavirus pandemic fosters a plethora of uncertainty for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and sureties. In every state across America, guidelines are being put in place to determine if construction is an “essential” infrastructure to…
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The Potential Impact COVID-19 Will Have on Contract Surety
Surety Bonds 02.13.2020

What are Principals and Obligees in Surety?

Whether you’re starting a business, launching a construction project, or entangled in court, you will need a surety bond to guarantee payment from the surety to the obligee if the principal is unable to meet…
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What are Principals and Obligees in Surety?
Surety Bonds 12.24.2019

The Parties in a Surety Agreement

A surety bond can be required to start a business, take on a public construction project, or fulfill a court requirement. A surety bond is a three-party agreement between the principal, obligee, and surety. If…
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The Parties in a Surety Agreement
Contract Surety 09.05.2019

Rebar Free Design Allows Contractor to Top Out Building in 10 Months

Using a composite steel frame that is rebar free, The Erection Co., finished topping out its 850 square foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle, Washington in just ten months. The building is scheduled for completion…
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Rebar Free Design Allows Contractor to Top Out Building in 10 Months
Contract Surety 09.05.2019

Project Design Problems Cause Cost Overrun

Design plans can cause a contractor’s project cost to go over budget all by themselves. Even if proper time and resources are spent on estimating the scope of the project as well as its cost…
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Project Design Problems Cause Cost Overrun
Contract Surety 08.13.2019

Technology Fills Construction Skills Gap

Contractors and construction companies have decried the lack of skilled workers available to them, even as the United States goes through a construction boom. If there are fewer skilled workers than ever before with more…
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Technology Fills Construction Skills Gap