Summary: Construction issues that cause delays in the execution of the project can cause issues for all parties involved. However, since the delays might stem from different issues, they might be handled differently.
Regardless of how much planning goes into trying to flawlessly execute a construction project for a client of yours, it is still possible that something can go wrong. Depending on the gravity of the situation, your project may get delayed, pushing back the date when you can safely complete it. This creates a problem when it forces the construction crew to finish the project after the agreed upon date of completion in the contract. There are different kinds of delays you should become aware of.
There are the kinds of delays that are avoidable. If your contractor for a particular project does a poor job of managing it, such as employing people who are not prepared to do the work they have been hired for, using time poorly, or not handling the worksite with enough care, the court will conclude that the onus for keeping the team on track was on the contractor. In such cases, your contractor will be at fault and might need to pay a fee.
Unlike non-excusable delays, excusable delays are ones that generally are not avoidable. If there was a terrorist attack or a natural disaster that took place near the construction site, then your contractor would not be at fault for the project setbacks. Under these unfortunate circumstances, the construction crew could be granted some sort of compensation and potentially a time extension. Since the parties associated with the project, from the construction team to the client, are not at fault for these obstacles, nobody will likely have to deal with legal repercussions.
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