Missed construction deadlines: 4 common reasons

Dec 26 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

One of the biggest reasons for a construction dispute is when the project goes well over its estimated deadline. This can often cost a lot of people a lot of money on commercial projects, and it can leave prospective homeowners without anywhere to live.

To get around these issues, it’s important to know why projects miss their deadlines. Four of the most common reasons include:

  1. The initial estimate simply isn’t any good. Maybe the contractor underestimated the needed time to try to get the job over a rival. That estimate and projected timeframe would never have worked, even if things went perfectly.
  2. Decisions aren’t made quickly, delaying the process. For instance, an electrical contractor needs to get the general contractor’s approval before making a crucial decision. If he cannot get in touch with the general contractor, the project grinds to a halt for a few days.
  3. Someone keeps making changes to the scope of the project. It could be the contractor or the client. Every change adds more work and more time to the job.
  4. Contractors can’t collaborate and work together smoothly. Remember, everyone involved with the overall project has to be on the same page and able to work together. When they don’t communicate, it can lead to mistakes and delays that hold everything back.

Have you gotten involved in a construction dispute based on a project that missed its deadline? It is very important to know how to resolve this type of issue, what legal rights you have and what steps you can take to move forward quickly.