Whether a project is small or large, simple or complex, embraced or confrontational, challenges and complications can arise at any point during a public improvement project. Projects sometimes don’t go as planned and curveballs are thrown your way. These curveballs can pop up anytime, from project initiation to project closeout.
One important element for nearly every project is a contract of some sort. Contract can be in the form of a construction contract, performance or payment bond, insurance agreement, design contract, or a combination of them all. A contract can contain language that will determine whether you’re protected if the project goes awry. Understanding what is included in your contracts and defining each party’s role and what is expected of them can greatly reduce risk if something goes wrong.
Published in CityScape Magazine. Click here to read more.
By Justin Ernst, P.E., Project Engineer