You don’t need to go any further than this Washington Post article to read about a delayed construction project where the parties are passing blame back and forth. The Silver Spring Transit Center is reported to be two years behind schedule and suffering from significant cost increases. No doubt the dispute will be resolved in
It almost goes without saying that if you have to pursue or defend a delay claim, you are going to need some evidence (whether by expert or otherwise) to establish or to challenge entitlement to the damages sought. Today’s post identifies some best practices in this area.
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A contractor’s recovery from an owner for damages suffered by its subcontractor is limited in certain circumstances. The Severin doctrine provides that a general contractor cannot sue an owner on behalf of one of its subcontractors to recover monies due to the subcontractor unless the general contractor is itself liable to the subcontractor.
As a construction contractor, your work can be delayed for reasons beyond your control. If this happens, you want to know that you can recover your losses for additional labor, extended overhead, and other monetary damages. Would it surprise you to learn that you may have waived that right in your contract?
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The “hand writing on the wall” is a sign of doom or misfortune. When something goes bad on a construction project, you have many choices. Today’s post focuses on the best practice of finding a solution first and pointing the finger later.
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