Differing Site Conditions
1 hour 30 minutes
Be sure to address differing site conditions in a construction contract and avoid higher prices and failed construction projects.
Almost every construction and renovation project carries with it the risk of differing site conditions. Differing site conditions are one of the true unknowns. The discovery of differing site conditions can lead to costly overruns, delays, claims, and litigation or arbitration. Failing to address differing site conditions in a construction contract can lead to higher prices, increased estimating costs, insolvency, and failed construction projects. This topic will provide owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, public agencies, contracting officers, administrators, attorneys, and others who have an interest in construction contracting and claims with the knowledge necessary to navigate the risk of differing site conditions through their contracts and during the construction process. This material will also help such persons to identify different ways in which they can recover or defend against claims for differing site conditions. This information is critical to those who contract for, manage, supervise, or administer construction services that may be affected by unknown physical conditions.
• You will be able to recognize contract limitations to recovery for differing site conditions.
• You will be able to identify different types of differing site conditions.
• You will be able to explain the legal issues relating to differing site conditions.
• You will be able to define what constitutes a differing site condition.