Making changes during the construction process is part of the job. In this three-part series, we are discussing six of the primary reasons why projects need to make readjustments. In the first section, we discussed when the owner or contractor requests significant changes to the project’s overall scope of work. In this section and the final section, we will discuss everything from design changes to unforeseen circumstances. If you are a contractor in need of legal counsel, contact one of our Bradenton construction lawyers today.
There are many reasons why a project could need a design change. Perhaps the original design was too ambitious or maybe the owner didn’t have enough capital to complete the project. Maybe there was a work stoppage or another issue that slowed down the project. Regardless, breaks in the building process always open up the possibility of a project going in a different direction. Of course, when a design needs significant changes, this can lead to a lot of other disputes in regard to overhead costs to complete the project, work extensions, and other complex legal elements that could use the counsel of a Bradenton construction lawyer.
When mistakes were made in the design phase but not accounted for, this can lead to a domino effect creating a lot of challenges for the contractor. For example, if a contractor is halfway through a project and realizes that the design has a major flaw or important omission, this means that the project must undergo drastic changes to be completed. In some cases, this happens if the architect failed to provide precise drawings or accurate measurable data for the design concept. When signing a contract for a project, the contractor needs to review the building specifications and ensure they have enough information before they begin the construction phase.
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