Dispute resolution takes many forms and ranges from field level consideration through mediation, arbitration and court proceedings. Preparing or analyzing a position in dispute can be more effective when viewed from an experienced perspective.
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As a surety or bonding company, you insure someone else's performance on a Project. Personal guarantees and other forms of collateral help to cover your exposure, but you really aren't in business to have to exercise recovery of those protections on every performance bond you issue. Your business is to properly assess the risk of bonding a company's project performance and to charge a premium commensurate with that risk.
Every so often, something just doesn't seem right about a construction project: questions aren't getting answered, progress isn't being made as expected, or maybe, as the Owner, you just don't feel like you have an ally or advocate on site successfully representing your interests. In these situations, the worst you can do is leave things as is – we all know problems on a construction project can snowball rapidly, deteriorating the project into confusion, cost overruns and paralysis.
Can things go wrong on a construction project? Projects seem to get fouled-up all the time. Problems can come at any time, from any direction: design, contractors, differing conditions, ineffective project management ... the list goes on and on. What began with handshakes, smiles and a vision of success can rapidly turn into a nightmare for everyone.
Change orders are a typical element of the construction process. No matter how thorough the planning and design development effort, new elements may be desired for the Project, differing conditions may be encountered, or an error in the plans may be found. None of this should surprise anyone – it happens all the time.
As a Project Owner, you need to know that the job is getting done right, within the budget and on time. As a Designer or Engineer, you need to qualify and quantify Contractor progress. All too often, the ability to keep these big picture concepts in focus gets lost in the numerous details of the project.
The Project concept is nearly reality: you have a site, you have a set of drawings, and now all you need is a competent contractor and a fair price to get this job going.
Construction Project Management is a continual balancing act of costs and benefits, risk assessments and performance. We all try to do the best we can to get the job done cost effectively and ahead of schedule. Unfortunately, disputes do arise on the job.