Preparation Is Critical To Your Case

Preparation Is Critical To Your Case

Steps to take to avoid construction contract disputes

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2022 | Business Law |

Construction sites involve a complex set of personalities and multiple contracts. If even one of those contracts ends up in litigation, your Georgia project can turn into a financial loss instead of a profitable investment. Consider these tips in order to avoid disputes.

Establish clear scope of work

A scope of work is the part of a construction contract that describes the work that must be done during the project. To prevent business litigation, your scope of work should include detailed written expectations for all parties involved in the construction. A good scope of work will include these guidelines:

  • Milestones
  • Deliverables
  • Reports
  • Timelines
  • Costs
  • Financial responsibilities
  • Overall goals
  • Constraints and exclusions

Keep communication open with all parties

Another way to reduce contract disputes is to constantly keep in contact with members of the construction team. Staying in contact with each part of the construction crew allows you to detect problems early, so you can address them before the problem causes you an unrecoverable financial loss.

Examine the project managers’ training

The number of project managers you have on a construction site will depend upon the size of the task. Some sites may have one project manager, while complex ones may have a project manager overseeing individual groups on the construction site. Regardless of the number of property managers that you have, it is important to examine their backgrounds carefully to make sure they have the education, training and experience to perform their tasks. Project managers oversee a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Managing disputes
  • Staying on budget
  • Setting goals
  • Making sure delivery is on time
  • Hiring subcontractors

Avoiding disputes benefits your entire project

Taking the time to prevent disputes from occurring during a construction project can save you both time and money. Contract disputes can result in lengthy legal battles that delay construction and greatly inflate the project’s financial loss.

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