In some trades this is probably an easy call but in others such as Masonry, EIFS etc often times the weather/air/vapor barrier design and install is FAR beyond any realistic expectation of a correct install. When a GC attempts to cover themselves with such language are they and others really relieved of responsibility?
This and other similarly worded clauses seem to be finding their way into contracts for all trades. It provides for the GC to repo all equipment (everything from trucks, tools etc) on-site as well as on their way to the job-site. It is understandable if the tool was created specifically for that particular job but […]
Obviously the title is anachronistic in nature but I haven’t been able to come up with a suitable change. Maybe Labor, Machinery and Materials LMM? I’m open to suggestions. The reason for the post however is undeniably a problem within the industry. GC’s expect change orders to be broken down to the M+M+M= formula. HOWEVER…what […]
I’m very sad to see it written down and even more sad when the Them (the General Contractor’s) have a far bigger warchest for legal battles that a typical subcontractor could dream of. Subcontractors typically aren’t built for the large trudge through the legal system. It’s expensive, time-consuming and there is no guarantee of success. […]
In some contracts our company has had come across a phrase of “if there is a discrepancy bid the higher option of the two”. Congratulations you are now a proofreader for the architect. Better yet the GC gets to invariably charge back moneys to the subcontractors. Sometimes they will even charge both sides of the […]
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