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Construction has always been a risky business. However, today’s construction marketplace contains risk elements that relate to responsibilities and performance issues defined by the contract as well as outside factors that impinge on the performance of the field work.

Why Construction Claims Occur and How to Prevent Them, by Richard J. Long, P.E., P.Eng.

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These risks can cause substantial increase in the time and cost of contract performance if not adequately mitigated. Thus, claims for increased time of performance and increased direct and indirect costs may be inevitable on complex engineering and construction projects. This text identifies the most common reasons why construction claims occur and what owners and contractors can and should do to prevent them.

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The book is 336 pages and includes color illustrations and a detailed topical index. It costs US$95 plus shipping and handling. To order copies, click here or call the publisher at (877) 376-4955.

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