The construction industry has proved adaptable over the course of the pandemic — owners and general and trade contractors have worked closely to ensure that work continued, while keeping workers safe and complying with the various government-ordered and -recommended practices intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. By now, most owners and contractors are well versed on the importance of force majeure provisions in their contracts. But the pandemic has also shone a light on other often overlooked provisions. In my latest column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I discuss these provisions as well as provide some suggestions on managing impacts and claims during a pandemic. Read the full article here.
Originally published as an Op-Ed by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce on April 15, 2021.