If a contractor cannot meet deadlines on a construction project or a subcontractor pulls out of a new project bid in order to pursue a more attractive opportunity, the project owner and/or prime contractor face potentially significant damages, which can include corrective work, costs of completion or substitute performance, and delay. In my latest column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I discuss the characteristics of the two most important options that exist for owners and prime contractors to protect themselves against such risks – performance bonds and subcontractor default insurance (SDI) – and provide some suggestions to help them pick the appropriate one. Read the full article here.

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