Construction contracts generally outline when and how contractors should notify parties about potential claims for additional compensation and/or time. These provisions are intended to provide project stakeholders with the information necessary to address unforeseen circumstances and streamline claim resolutions within the project rather than resorting to legal actions. However, in some cases, the contract provisions can act as a trap for the unwary, while in others they can increase the administrative complexity of a project beyond what the parties can comfortably handle. In a column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, we outline several reasons all parties need to be fully aware of the notice and claim procedures in their contracts, and we suggest some steps they can follow to be in compliance. Read the full column here.

Originally published by the Daily Journal of Commerce on October 19, 2023.