Accelerating a project you would think would be a good thing. However, it can actually cause many issues, especially during a construction project.
The Issue With Accelerating Your Construction Project
When it comes to a construction project, accelerating the speed of the project can lead to extra costs. Many times, it will require overtime for workers, hiring additional workers, and paying extra for materials to ensure they will arrive in a short period of time. Keep in mind that all of these costs add up and can end up costing you a pretty penny.
Reasons For Accelerated Construction Project
Many times the acceleration of the construction project is due to the voluntary wish of a party. Perhaps a contract quickens the pace or maybe it was ordered by another party involved in the project. Unless it is something that is given the green light by everyone involved, accelerating a construction project can actually lead to disputes.
If it is voluntary, the contractor or whoever accelerated the project will usually pick up the tab for the extra costs.
However, constructive acceleration could also occur. This is when the general contractor or even the owner refuses to give a time extension. Oftentimes
this could cause the contractor to rush their performance and accelerate the speed of the job, all so they can avoid running into delays in the future. This scenario will usually lead to a dispute over acceleration costs and will need to be brought to court.
Working with a Construction Law Attorney
When you are faced with filing an acceleration claim or any claim surrounding your construction project, always speak with Arizona construction lawyers who specialize in all things construction law. Issues can develop with any construction project, a lawyer is available to assist in all steps and stages of a construction project, especially when a claim needs to be filed.