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Handling Marine Construction Issues

Any construction work done along the waterfront faces specific challenges. In these areas, it is often more difficult to evaluate the subsurface conditions. Miscalculations can cause massive delays and have great potential for construction defects. At the Massachusetts law firm of Davagian Grillo & Semple LLP, our Massachusetts lawyers provide clients with experienced marine construction law counsel.

Waterfront Construction

There are some construction companies that are devoted completely to the construction of waterfront projects. Whether it is your company’s sole practice or you have been called upon to work on a marine site, we can answer your questions regarding all types of marine construction, including:

  • Wharfs
  • Piers
  • Port facilities
  • Bridges
  • Dredging

Differing Subsurface Conditions

Most marine construction disputes arise from problems with subsurface conditions. The design for any construction is based on the subsurface conditions as reported by the geotechnical engineer. We can review and understand the soils reports and boring logs. If the actual subsurface conditions are different from the ones assumed in the design, we can help you protect your interests and the future of your project.

Jones Act Coverage

Does your marine construction project involve workers who are protected under the Jones Act or Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Act? When this is the case, we can help you develop a plan that protects your employees and your business.

Contact Us

Our attorneys can help your project get underway today. Contact our firm for a consultation at our Sudbury office by calling 978-791-3750 or by using our online contact form.