Construct Contracts to Ease Increasing Prices and Tariff Risks

January 7, 2019 Published Works

The Construction Executive published an article authored by attorney Rob Ruesch, "Construct Contracts to Ease Increasing Prices and Tariff Risks," that discusses the current landscape in the construction industry. The slight increase in real estate and construction activity across the country from last year is being pinned against the risks of tariffs, increased building costs, and disruptions in the supply chain, resulting in increased prices for key construction materials. Access Rob's full article on ConstructionExec.com where Rob explains how to best approach the price increase.

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