Construction Contract Dispute Handbook Series Divisions 1-9

Defect and delay claims comprise the majority of construction litigation. These claims are never straightforward, and often very complicated and difficult to quantify, especially without the aid of an expert. However, an even more complex task resides in negotiating Standard of Care claims, which pertain to both building and design industry professionals. Design industry professionals Standard of Care claims would seem easier to pin down, because they pertain to a relatively singular, well defined process: to provide constructible drawings. A contractor’s Standard of Care is well defined in A201. A contractor’s standard of care pertains to a much broader scope of services, and for that reason is more difficult to define. For example, if a contractor maintains a messy jobsite, he is delivering a poor standard of care as pertains to General Conditions, yet because “messy” is subjective, and because General Conditions are seldom itemized down to each activity, such a claim defies monetization. Yet, if a contractor categorically fails to deliver on all or most general condition requirements, a compelling argument can be made using the contractor’s fixed percentage general conditions as a cost-basis.

Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook Series

My Construction Contract Dispute Handbook Series, is intended as a primer on components and aspects of the construction contract and project delivery processes as they pertain to complaints that lead to legal action.
The series is published incrementally, by CSI, or the Construction Specifications Institute standard.
The series is published according to when they become available. As of November, 2017, CSI Divisions 1-12 were made available on Amazon .com.
The first publication was
Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook, Introduction, and Division 01
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Defect and delay claims comprise the majority of construction litigation. These claims are never straightforward, and often very complicated and difficult to quantify, especially without the aid of an expert. However, an even more complex task resides in negotiating Standard of Care claims, which pertain to both building and design industry professionals. Design industry professionals Standard of Care claims would seem easier to pin down, because they pertain to a relatively singular, well defined process: to provide constructible drawings. A contractor’s Standard of Care is well defined in A201. A contractor’s standard of care pertains to a much broader scope of services, and for that reason is more difficult to define. For example, if a contractor maintains a messy jobsite, he is delivering a poor standard of care as pertains to General Conditions, yet because “messy” is subjective, and because General Conditions are seldom itemized down to each activity, such a claim defies monetization. Yet, if a contractor categorically fails to deliver on all or most general condition requirements, a compelling argument can be made using the contractor’s fixed percentage general conditions as a cost-basis.  Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook Division 2, Existing Conditions  Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook: Division 3, Concrete  Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook, Division 4 Masonry

Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook, Division 5 Metals  Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook: Division 6 Wood & Plastics  Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook Division 07 Thermal & Waterproofing  Construction Contract Dispute and Claim Handbook: Division 8 Openings