Countless construction projects are in progress across the nation. It is likely that each is affected or could potentially be affected by anything from safety issues, a lack of resources, poor project management, a shortage of workers, or delayed materials. With these potential threats, it is easy for a project to fall behind schedule. In this article, our Fort Lauderdale construction lawyers will focus on three things that could cause a project to miss its initial deadline: scheduling, adverse weather, and poor workmanship.
The construction schedule is like a roadmap for a project. It is imperative that the schedule is accurate and detailed to ensure that everyone is on the same page. It allows you to understand the duration of tasks and the labor and materials needed for specific tasks. A good schedule helps you to better monitor your cash flow as well. The schedule helps you plan for the inevitable so you can put alternatives in place to keep the project on track.
Of course, you cannot control adverse weather such as rain, wind, extreme temperatures, or severe storms. Nevertheless, these conditions can delay a project significantly by stopping work completely, affecting labor productivity, or by damaging already completed work. One of the best ways to avoid weather-related delays is by doing your research. When you know the weather patterns of a particular region you can make allowances for it in your schedule (i.e., rescheduling work, adjusting work times) and take measures to reduce their impact on the project (e.g., alternative construction methodologies, protective measures). Consult with one of our skilled Fort Lauderdale construction lawyers to ensure your contract protects you from adverse weather risks.
Poor workmanship leads to building and structure failures, and it can have a negative impact on your reputation. It also takes time and money to fix bad quality work. When workers are adequately trained, team morale is healthy, and subcontractors are meeting their obligations, the chance of poor workmanship is lessened greatly. Negligent and inadequate quality control can lead to defect claims which may require the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale construction lawyer.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.