How should I resolve a dispute?

How should I resolve a dispute?

Q: Is litigation, arbitration, or mediation a more favored method of resolving a dispute? A:  There are many variables to consider when determining which resolution method is best for your firm, and even for a particular project. Find a knowledgeable...
Jobsite Safety – Contract Tip of the Week

Jobsite Safety – Contract Tip of the Week

Q: I’ve always understood that design professionals aren’t responsible for jobsite safety, yet I continue to hear about design professionals who are brought into claims that involve unsafe conditions at a project site. Why does this happen and how can I manage this...
Hazardous Materials – Contract Tip of the Week

Hazardous Materials – Contract Tip of the Week

Q: Who is responsible for hazardous materials on site? A: Waste materials, hazardous substances, and contaminants can pose a clear danger when they’re discovered on a project site. Taking responsibility for these types of site conditions is beyond the capability of...
Rejecting Work – Contract Tip of the Week

Rejecting Work – Contract Tip of the Week

Q: Can we reject work during site visits? A: Rejecting work may increase your risk. While you may have the authority to reject or require additional inspection for work that does not appear to conform to contract documents, you do not have the professional duty to do...