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Payment Terms | Construction Project Contracts

Contractors are not in the business of working for free.  (Or at least I do not think so.) It is important to define in the construction contract when payment is expected.  How you draft this section depends on whether you are contracting with the property owner or another contractor. Payment Terms for Contractor to Unsophisticated […]

Change Order | Construction Project Scope of Work

Definition of a Change Order A change order is needed when work is added to or deleted from the original scope of work of a contract.  Change orders are common in construction projects since unpredicted things happen all the time, causing a need to change the original agreement. Oral vs. Written Change Orders Oral change orders are the least desirable, as they […]

Scope of Work | The Most Critical Clauses In A Construction Contract

The scope of work clause in a construction contract is one of the most critical clauses in the construction contract.  Some might say it’s the “foundation” of any construction contract. The scope of work is one of the most litigated clauses of a construction contract, thus extra time should be taken when drafting this clause. […]

Reading Key Contract Clauses & Other Quick Tips for Avoiding Liability

The first component to performing work on a construction project is the negotiating and drafting of the construction contract.  This is because the terms and clauses in the construction contract define each party’s rights and obligations for the subject construction project.  This includes the scope of work each party is to perform; timing for performance; […]

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