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Hi there, On a Lump Sum contract, the Specification lists for UPS battery type A or B is acceptable. Who decides which? I.e. Is it the Contractor who can benefit when choosing the lower price product. or is it the Engineer, who expects that the Contractor will have prices for the most erroneuos option in all cases, to cover himself and benefit if low price option is required Thanks Danni ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 24, 2021
Washington DCConstruction Contract
I have a dispute with the GC. Do I need to include the property description?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 29, 2021
Washington DCMechanics Lien
As a Contractor, am I bound by an Industry Standard or Best Practice to conduct meetings with the Owner, the Architect, or even my subs, if not explicitly stated in either the Contract (AIA A101-2017 or the General Conditions (AIA A201-2017)? No specifications were issued, only drawings, and those do not have specs on them either. I typically see meeting requirements in the Division 01 spec, but the Owner is demanding Progress Meetings, justifying it by saying it's "industry standard." Thanks....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 6, 2021
Washington DC
We have a lien going on, the customer signed and agreed the terms and conditions in our estimate. The terms and conditions says in there that if for any reason we have to file a lien or we have to hire attorney the outstanding amount will be added attorney fees and a percentage of interest per day and balance. The customer already hired a lawyer and he contacted me, and he say we can't do that even if she signed the terms. im not sure if thats true or not i need to have a better knowledge about this...District of Columbia (DC)...Read More
Kenia Flores
1 answerAdd commentJun 14, 2021
Washington DC
Am a contractor and I got cut up in this woke up in the morning went to site after heavy rain only to find out the fence I built collapsed ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 8, 2021
Washington DC
What happens if there is no written clause regarding breach of contract for example to complete the construction on a certain date? What happens if there is no indemnity clause? Can the aggrieved party still claim indemnity?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 8, 2021
Washington DCConstruction Contract
how do key performance indicators (KPIs) requested by the client may be used on the development by the principal contractor to ensure high performance standards are achieved for successful project delivery....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 7, 2021
Washington DCConstruction Contract
Precast panels are being installed without owners approval, they are also damaged. A mockup of the Precast Panels are also required by the contract specifications for review as per specification section Exterior Stone Cladding 044200.F.1. Mockups are also required prior to starting corresponding work, fabrication or construction as per Quality Requirements 041000.K.L. Installation of the precast panels continue and the CM team has not received a date of when the mockup will be ready for review. This construction activity is not in compliance with the contract specifications and is at the full risk of Forrester Construction. Contractor proceed to do the installation without the Mockups. The Court told them to provide the Mockups and remove all damaged panels. He is claiming that will fix them after the job is finished. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 19, 2021
Washington DCBond ClaimsPreliminary Notice
Already placed a mechanic lien, I understand I. have 180 days before mechanic lien expires, I would like to sue the home owner before the mechanic lien expires...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 23, 2021
Washington DC
Is there any specific amount or percentage to be paid as mobilization cost?....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 16, 2021
Washington DC
I hired a contractor to do my house renovation. He committed a gross technical negligence. He promised to rectify. Now he is saying he might or might not rectify it because its not in contract. He gave substandard work on plastering works hiring his casual workers to handle this specialised job. There are deep long cracks on plastering works now and he claims thats normal. He is aggressive and reacts with hostility when i ask him work site related work. Twice he wrote via sms asking me to terminate his contract. He didn't ask for extension of time despite expiry of completion date. Kept me in dark on completion date. His verbal promises are forgotten and he looks into the loopholes of the contract to deceive me after 6 months into contract. Help me!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 14, 2021
Washington DC
My GC says the work was not completed and he was paid already for portions of his contract but it was poorly done and he was passed his timeline and didnt finish the scope of work. The GC brought in other people to finish his work because he couldnt complete it. His contract was for 18k and he basically sent me a filled out lien form for 65k as a threat saying he will file with dc. I have never met this sub before and didnt know he existed until he called me this weekend. He sent me text saying either I pay him or he will submit the lien which feels like extortion ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 13, 2021
Washington DCMechanics Lien
My contractor has stopped working. What can I legally do short of filing a lawsuit?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 26, 2020
Washington DC
My 85 year old mother-in-law signed an agreement with a company to do repairs to her home after a fire. The terms of the agreement seem completely one sided to the company's favor. Here are a few examples: The "Total Contact Prices (excluding emergency services): $53,145.82 - subject to increase by supplemental" [all of which is handwritten by them] and not initialed. When asked who determines the scope of work in the supplemental - this is at their discretion solely. The insurance company is not paying out the full amount of the 'Supplemental'. We are told that she is now liable up to the amount of her policy insurance limit. The revised supplemental is $143,000. There are lots more of what she is required to do such as pay them or turn over any payment from the insurance company. The only term that pertains to them is the due date that states "shall substantially complete work by July 20, 2020". They say that due to COVID and to the insurance unwilling to pay, they cannot complete the work at this time and this term does not apply to them. They have not communicated anything in terms of the progress of the project or a potential date of completion or that there has been a delay. To date, they have completed approximately $11,000 in repairs from the $143K scope of work and permit fees, windows etc.... My mother-in-law has no recourse. She has no say over her house, over what is being done to her house; she has no control over the amount she will be required to pay....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 4, 2020
Washington DCConstruction Contract