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Land Surveyor Indemnifications in Public Works Contracts

This is a subject that has come up in the past and will continue to be a subject of contention between owners, primes, and construction staking subcontractors.  A related subject is the insurance coverage requirements in public works contracts, but this post is only concered with the indemnification clauses.  There was a time when the civil engineering/land survyeing company of which I am a partner would blindly accept these clauses without giving much thought to them.  A few years ago, we…

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Surveyor Needed in El Cerrito, CA

I am asking for a personal favor from any surveyor who is up for a small challenge in El Cerrito, CA.  A good friend is simply trying to have a survey performed on his private drive and its very strange that he can't seem to find a surveyor up for the challenge.  This odd situation happening in El Cerrito (outside of Oakland) pertains to a home in a subdivision with a private drive.  Two surveyors have been called and both quoted gigantic fees but never called back or followed up.  I've been…

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San Francisco Building Permits Mapped

Surveyors,If you want to find out about building alerts and planning applications in San Francisco you should check out this new map from buildingeye. Using the map you can search by address to find out about near-by planning applications, what stage the applications are at, the value of the projects and who they are managed by. The map also includes drawing tools to search within your own defined areas. Registered users of buildingeye can click through to view any selected planning…

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