It happens all the time! The owner-contractor agreement contains a “no damages for delay” clause; a clause requiring that all changes be in writing before work is performed; and a clause requiring partial lien waivers and releases with each periodic payment.  And yet we see a claim for delays and extras filed at the end

If you are left in the dark about something, you don’t have the information you should have to make an informed decision.  Delay claims on a construction can be confusing, especially when you think about the delay to the work being performed and the disruption to other activities.  A few years ago, I found a

Finger Point Later?When my kids break something in the house, they immediately begin pointing the finger at the "alleged" responsible actor.  In the construction world, many times you will need to fix the problem first and then point the finger later. 

I read an article today by Jack Broom in the Seattle Times that illustrates this point.  The incident involved