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Private project I am a subcontractor seeking payment from prime contractor. They're telling me I can't get paid until they get paid which happens to be around 90 days from when I started working project will be done 100% way before that not received one dime as of yet. Please advise...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 6, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction ContractPay ApplicationsPay When PaidRetainage
The GC installed a wood floor that began buckling/Tenting and lifting in areas day 2 after install. I had a Certified Floor Inspector, inspect and report, summary Conclusion Without prejudice and based only on the evidence collected, the cause of the tenting, end peak, edge lift, and hollow spots in the engineered hardwood flooring are installation related. Tenting, end peak, and edge lift are consistent with insufficient expansion at perimeter/vertical obstructions in direct glue engineered hardwood installations. Elevated moisture content is consistent with moisture from below the flooring (substrate/leveler) in direct glue engineered hardwood installations. Hollow spots are consistent with insufficient floor flatness/floor prep and insufficient adhesive application/transfer in direct glue engineered hardwood installations. Improper adhesive selection/application may be a contributing factor to concerns. Adhesive used is not recommended for flooring less than 1/2" thick or more than 5" wide. Insufficient end stagger per MFR guideline. Soft fill is consistent with improper fill material. No proof of hardwood and adhesive Manufacturer required pre-installation moisture testing and jobsite conditions provided. GC contractor continues to bill me for the floor & removal, wont file on his insurance. Recommendations? Termination for Cause?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentMay 4, 2021
TexasConstruction ContractNotice of TerminationPayment Disputes
It's been over four weeks and our builder says they're still waiting for the building permit to be released from the village. They told us it would take about two weeks. We asked someone at the village's building department for the status of the permit and they said there has not been one filed yet! They asked who the builder is, we told them, and they said "that's the problem." Can we get out of our contract and get our deposit back?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 30, 2021
IllinoisConstruction Contract
If my contractor demands 20000 more in order to move on to the end of our new home construction when all we owe him at this point left is 40000 out of 175000 how much of my house should be done at this time? And just a note before the ? They have not really been to my house in over a month because they took on multiple other jobs and put us on hold to start on the neighbors and other houses....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 1, 2021
LouisianaConstruction AccountingConstruction ContractPay Applications
We submitted an offer to purchase a 20 year old retirement home to a real estate broker/agent in Michigan for $650,000. The Seller countered, but the offer expired before the counteroffer was received. In the days that followed, on Tuesday of this week, we drove 4 hours to the county where the home is located to get copies of all information related to this property. We learned in the building department that there was never a certificate of occupancy issued after the home was built nor when a major renovation took place a few years later. If we really want this house, what are your recommendations to most expediently take action to make this happen. Can we put a clause in the purchase agreement requiring a certificate of occupancy before we can accept the counter offer or initiate a new offer with requiring CO or do something else? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentApr 29, 2021
MichiganConstruction ContractNotice of Completion
the general hired another flooring contractor right as i was waiting for next phase to start what do I do...Read More
CaliforniaConstruction Contract
The job is completed everything is good I paid my contractor and they paid their supplier and sub but I don't want them to even be able to file a lien on my home if they wanted. If I don't get a release will they always have the ability to file a lien?...Read More
Ant Paez
1 answerAdd commentApr 30, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Client has gone behind my back and is paying the subcontractors without going through the me , the general contractor, so as not to pay me my % as stated by the contract that was signed and the subcontractors worked under the permit, that I pulled for this remodel- how do I cancel my permit and quit working for client - since the subcontractors are not giving me copies of the final bills? Everything to this point has green tags. and it is a perfect time to pull off the job and cut my losses. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 29, 2021
North CarolinaConstruction Contract
Hi David Gonzales I have once work for Sheldon underground utility wet I have worked in projects in Aquatica and on the street and Chula Vista Otay Ranch we set valves set water pipeline sewage we grade we shoot the Hub to the street to the facility they just want to know if I was being bamboozled for my wages and pay need to know if the projects were prevailing wage or not and I have another company I was working with the name is Espinoza Construction we set volts for internet 5G under Verizon two separate companies I worked a year-and-a-half with Espinosa Construction but I'm more concerned about Sheldon wet utilities they fired me or should I say Let Me Go whatever they want to call it didn't want to leave in the first place but they made me sign a write-up when they gave me false addresses and I showed up at 6 we start at 6:30 I was in Poway they sent me to and the job was an otay California I have 8 hours of vacation time I have 14 hours and sick pay why should I sign if I have those hours available I feel that I was Bamboozled out of my job and kicked off Sheldon utilities looking forward for a lawsuit due to my vacation hours and sick pay...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 29, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLawsuit
We recently sent a notice of intent to file to a non paying customer. They have since hired an attorney and have sent extremely threatening emails, accusing we are in breach of contract, asking for full reimburesement of the project amount. They also state since we didn't provide notice of right to cancel on the agreement, they are entitled to a full refund. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 29, 2021
OhioConstruction Contract
Im the customer and the GC wants to have a clause that i terminate the contract i need to pay him all the overhead, profit, general conditions even if the work is not completed ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 29, 2021
TexasConstruction Contract
Can you give me some advice. I have a new home contract with a builder in Florida. We signed the cost plus agreement in Sept 2020. We were given a budget of $727 to build. The project is still not even out of the truss engineering stage at the end of April 2021. When we finally had our budget meeting 2 weeks ago he presented us with a cost that was more than double the original contract. Now the cost is 1, 457,000 and that does not include the land we already own for the project. We cannot even begin to make that number work. He is now telling us that he wont even be able to break ground until October 2021, The whole house was supposed to be completed in December 2021. We have paid him $50,000 for basically the architectural renderings and nothing else. HELP...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 27, 2021
FloridaConstruction Contract
The cathedral will have an auditorium capable of seating 5,000 as well as the requisite chapels, and a baptistery. The site will also house a music school, an art gallery, and a museum dedicated to the Bible. The design of the cathedral reflects the art and culture of Ghanaian ethnic groups; the high pitched and staggered roof is reminiscent of Akan inspired architecture and the facade will be concave and decorated with timber in imitation of Ashanti royal stools. The architect for the project is the British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, who also designed the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Drawing reference from both Christian symbolism and traditional Ghanaian heritage such as the nation’s seat of power the Stool, as well as the shade of celestial authority -the Boaman ceremonial canopies and the Tabernacle. The new cathedral takes these symbols of royal and religious veneration and democratises them from the individual to the people. The cathedral will be situated within 14 acres of newly landscaped gardens adjacent to Osu Cemetery. It will house a series of impressive chapels, a baptistery, a 5000-seat two-level auditorium, a grand central hall, music school, choir rehearsal, art gallery, shop and multi-use spaces. It will also be home to Africa’s first Bible Museum and Documentation Centre, dedicated to Christianity and nation-building in Ghana. For the interiors Adjaye Associates will collaborate with some of the most celebrated and progressive Ghanaian and African artists to create the cathedral’s religious adornment and furnishings. A new ceremonial route and landscape will be linking the Cathedral site to Ghana’s prominent, celebratory landmarks – Independence Square, Osu Cemetery, the State House and Africa Unity Circle. It will be an inter-denominational house of worship and prayer, as well as serve as the venue for formal state occasions of a religious nature, such as presidential inaugurations, state funerals and national thanksgiving services. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance has disclosed that the proposed National Cathedral will cost $100m. He said the government will be financing 20 percent of the proposed cost. The government will be committing $20 million to the project. The key clients’ success criteria for the project are as follows: ❖ General specification – highest specification required in transforming the station to be fit for the 21st Century and a place that its passengers deserve; one that reflects modern and forward thinking architecture and people. ❖ Time scale – very tight with considerable financial loss if delayed. Your task: Your Contract Management Consultancy firm has been approached by the Client, The Board of Trustees National Cathedral Ghana, to provide them with advice on the realization of this project. Critically examine the PAYMENT STRATEGY; PROCUREMENT METHOD and DISPUTES RESOLUTION STRATEGY advice you will give to the Client. Your discussion should include a suitable process for identification, short-listing, assessment, and selecting of a suitable contractor for this project presenting an overview of the tasks that will be involved in your chosen procurement strategy from design to completion and how issues should be settled among the parties during the subsistence of the project implementation. You should provide an indication of some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with your chosen procurement option as well as ADR system over the formal court settlement (draft arbitration/mediation clause if any). Your report should provide an outline of the key players the client must employ, including a reflection on the role of Contracts Manager to deliver this project in line with your chosen procurement, highlighting (e.g. using diagrams) the contractual relationships amongst the proposed project team....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 27, 2021
DelawareConstruction Contract
If the builder paid all his trades on a new build and no liens have been applied after 90 days of the occupancy permit has been issued did the builder miss use the builders trust . The owner still owes 200,000.00 of extras and unforeseen costs and decided not to pay after he moved in and said I miss used the funds and he is not paying me . Hired a lawyer and put a CPL against the builders property and told him he will remove it only if the builder removes his CPL against his house . The owner claims he gave the money to the builder and the builder miss used the funds but this a 7000 sqft plus house custom built and total builder costs was 894000.00 and the owner inlay gave him 610000.00 . When the builder put the CPL he though t is was funny and put a cpl in the builders personal property which now a potential buyer walked away from purchasing the builders personal property. As well due to the builders funds now being held or not payed by the owner of the new build he might ha e to file for bank rupcey due to the malicious act the owner of the new house has done and told people how he screwed the builder over . ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 25, 2021
AlaskaConstruction Contract