The earliest known construction law arose in Babylonia around 1600 BCE. Continue »
The Silver Spring Transit Center (SSTC) in Silver Spring, Md., is a local transportation facility, but became a nationally known project because of alleged defective design and construction.
North American Construction Dispute Values Drop in 2016 Global Construction Disputes Report Looks at Causes, Value, Length and Means of Disputes and Resolutions
With uncertainty reigning in markets around the world and construction projects more complicated than ever before, construction disputes are a major distraction that tie up key personnel and cash flow. Continue »
Construction sites are extremely susceptible to extreme weather events, and storms can result in project losses. Tropical storms and hurricanes are just some examples of wind events that can disrupt and cause damage to a construction project. Continue »
When company disagreements get serious enough that lawyers are hired, the next step is often a lawsuit. But even when parties disagree so deeply that they’re headed to court, it’s still worth trying to agree on just one thing: to litigate the dispute in binding arbitration rather than court. Continue »
Four experts offer advice on what contractors need to know about construction disputes.
Prepare for Construction Disputes by Planning Resolution Strategies Beforehand A streamlined process for dispute resolution leads to better outcomes and quicker resolution
Litigation is a frightening word to many in the construction industry. Construction litigation is incredibly confusing, with seemingly few solid answers to setting targeted goals, limits and expectations. Continue »
Alternative dispute resolution has become increasingly popular in construction contracts. The two primary methods of alternate dispute resolution are mediation and arbitration. Continue »
Once a construction dispute arises, the parties to the contract may find themselves wondering what the best course of action is. Disputes can be time-consuming, harmful to a contractor’s reputation or damaging to the relationship between them and the client. Continue »
An experienced consumer of construction services understands that the initial contract price is not nearly as important as the final price when the job is complete. Continue »
Claims are the number one enemy of a successful construction project. Of course, owners don’t like getting claims, and it is important for contractors to minimize claims and resolve them quickly in order to preserve profit and reputation. Continue »
Avoid Litigation When Resolving Construction Claims A Case for Implementing Third-Party Daily Reporting Solutions
Unfortunately, litigation is an all-to-common method for resolving disputes in the construction industry. It is common for a contractor involved in a construction claim to find it has not maintained the necessary project documentation to support the claim. Continue »