Delay claims are a common occurrence on construction projects. Projects are scheduled with little room for error, due to business realities requiring things to move quickly.
When issues arise, whether due to unforeseen site conditions, contractor error, supply chain issues, extreme weather, or other unexpected events, the schedule inevitably gets pushed back.
When those schedule changes occur, disputes often arise between the project participants. But a prudent owner/general contractor/subcontractor can protect itself at the outset via properly drafted contracts that allocate delay risks to the party best able to control that risk.
Field Law has extensive experience with draft construction contracts and litigating delay disputes on behalf of owners, consultants, general contractors and subcontractors, and allows us to provide timely, practical and cost effective advice to our clients.