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Weekly Poll (11)

California regularly sets up “stings” of unlicensed contractors by posing as homeowners, soliciting bids for projects that require licenses, then arresting the individuals. What do you think of this strategy?

Many ex-offenders work for construction firms. Should project owners be allowed to dictate whether these, or other contractor employees, may work on a project?

Florida wants to again tighten the statute of limitations for suing over construction defects, even for public works construction. How long should builders, developers and contractors be on the hook for their work?

Who, in your experience, is usually the weakest link in the project team?

California regulators fined and halted a $6.34M drywall project because the contractor had no license, although he had applied four months earlier. What do you think?

California is weighing a bill that would hold contractors liable for wages, taxes and workers comp shortchanged by subcontractors and temp agencies. Good idea or bad idea?

Which of these thoughts have you most lived to regret on the job?

What is the biggest health and safety challenge facing construction, remodeling and painting-contractor companies?

What were the biggest news developments for the design, construction and contracting industries this past year?

What percentage of contractors will notify facility owners of the potential lead paint hazards and will then test for lead when required for renovation activities under the new RRP rule?

What is your biggest challenge as a painting contractor in this down economy?


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