At the forefront of concerns for those in the construction industry is the escalation in material prices and disruptions to supply chains that were in large part a byproduct of the pandemic. Project owners and contractors want to understand their rights with regard to these risks and also how the risks should be apportioned. In my latest column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I look at how contractor risk is shared using a variety of methods in several types of commonly used construction contracts. I also provide some suggestions to help parties to a stalled contract negotiation find an outcome in which both the owner’s and contractor’s interests are aligned. Read the full article here.

Originally published as an Op-Ed by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce on July 16, 2021.