News & Publications
Hilton Cleveland Downtown – New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year
PMC is proud to have served as owner’s representative for the Hilton Cleveland Downtown on behalf of the County of Cuyahoga. The project received the honor of New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year this week at Hilton’s 2016 Development Awards.
PMC Convention Center Hotel Project Tops Out
PMC is serving as owner’s representative for this fast-tracked, 330-key convention center hotel that recently celebrated it’s topping out on June 1, 2017. PMC has assisted with the following:
- Selection of design team
- Selection of hotel operator
- Design and construction issues
The hotel is scheduled to open March 2018. Read more.
Trending Exception to the Exclusion: Finding a Subcontractor’s Defect Isn’t “Your Work”
Most contractors’ Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies are based on the post-1986 Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) standard form policies that include a “Your Work” exclusion that precludes coverage for property damage to work or operations performed by a contractor or on the contractor’s behalf. However, the “Your Work” exclusion includes an express exception that states that the exclusion does not apply if the damages arise out of work performed on the contractor’s behalf by a subcontractor. Despite this express exception, most courts have historically interpreted these CGL policies to exclude coverage for property damage caused by defective work of subcontractors based on a determination that such defective subcontractor work did not constitute “property damage” arising from an “occurrence” under the policies and, accordingly, there was no initial grant of coverage. In determining that there was no initial grant of coverage, most courts did not perform a detailed analysis of the language of the “Your Work” exclusion or its exceptions. Read more.
Infrastructure Priorities Under the Trump Administration
One of the Trump administration’s central policy goals is a broad initiative to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure, which would have a robust impact on the construction industry, federal spending and the use of public-private partnerships. While the specific contours of the proposed infrastructure plan will take time to develop, recent developments have shed light on some of the details. Read more.
Update: Court Grants Permanent Injunction in Local Hire Lawsuit
On January 31, 2017, Judge Michael Russo of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court granted the city of Cleveland a permanent injunction in the city’s lawsuit against the state of Ohio related to Ohio’s new local hiring statute, House Bill 180. Read more.