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Discussing some of the common construction industry disputes

The construction industry is an important one when it comes to the economy of Illinois and the country as a whole. The more construction that occurs, the better the economy. Construction can include new homes, new businesses, new stores, new restaurants or remodels of all the above. Today, we will discuss the common causes of construction disputes in O'Fallon.

The most common cause of disputes in construction are errors or omissions in the contracts. When a contract is written and there are errors made, this can make the contract null and void. Omissions in the contract could also lead to serious problems with the project, delaying it for months on end until the dispute is resolved.

Another cause of construction disputes is a failure to comply with the contract that has been signed. Even the most well-written contract can lead to failure to comply. Failure to comply includes not following the terms of the contract, the timeframe or even stipulations in the contract regarding building materials.

It's also possible that the contract written for the construction project was not administered correctly. It could very well have been written with strong, concise language, but then administered incorrectly.

Site conditions can also be a cause of construction disputes in Illinois. One party might be under the impression that the site chosen for the project has been inspected and the conditions are favorable for the project. There are times when this is not the case after further examination.

Construction disputes are all too common these days across Illinois. If you run a construction company or construction site, it's important to know what types of disputes can occur so you can prepare for them and be on the lookout for them so you are not taken by surprise.

Source: Engineers Daily, "Causes of Disputes in Construction Industry," accessed April 04, 2018

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