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Scope changes remain prevalent among construction disputes

It may come as no surprise that any issues that arise during any stage of a new project can pose a threat to every aspect of the operation. While there may be a variety of issues that can create conflict among the parties involved in a construction project in California, some issues continue to remain a constant concern. Recent reports indicate that, for a second consecutive year, changes to scope of work remain at the top of the list of causes of construction disputes.

Reports from 2019 and 2020 both indicate that changes to scope of work are the most common cause of construction-related disputes. These reports suggest that similar issues have led to additional project costs of just under $50 billion. In addition, scope of work changes have also increased overall project completion times by an average of nearly one year.

Experts indicate that, in some cases, identifying the underlying causes of a need to alter the scope of work can be challenging at times. Experts also suggest that there are several other concerns that remain a constant cause of construction disputes. Some other issues addressed in these reports include issues with project design and various unforeseeable workplace conditions.

Upon encountering construction disputes of any nature, company owners may wish to take every possible step to safeguard the futures of their enterprises. Since such disputes can be complex, a person in California could find it helpful to retain the services of an attorney for advice on all the available options with which to seek a favorable resolution. An attorney can work with a client in addressing key concerns and in preparing to protect his or her interests through the proper outlets.