By Bruce Jervis
The concept of “concurrent delay” is straightforward. A contractor cannot recover for suspended or delayed work caused by the project owner if the contractor would have otherwise been unable to perform during the period in question. In effect, the owner-caused delay is cancelled out by the contractor-caused delay. Read more.
A scene that plays out thousands of times a year, and sucks countless millions of dollars of damages and attorneys’ fees out of the pockets of owners, contractors, and subcontractors, goes something like this. Halfway through construction of a large apartment building, inspectors notice some minor racking of the frame in the face of unusually high wind.
The project is suspended for additional inspection, and it turns out that some of the structural members are slightly undersized. It is clear that remedial work and supplemental engineering is necessary to protect the structural integrity of the building. Thus the battle begins over who will bear the costs of the remedial work and the resulting delay damages. Read more.
This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:
- Fritted Glass Saves Birds and Energy
- Trump Infrastructure Budget Revealed
A Baltimore rowhouse had developed a large crack and city inspectors determined that the building was unstable and an emergency demolition was ordered. During the demolition, the adjacent rowhouse which was occupied as a Laundromat, was mistakenly destroyed as a section of brick fell over the neighboring property. Please click here to watch the video.