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How to handle a change in material costs

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Apr 08, 2024 | 0 Comments

As a contractor, you typically consider the cost of materials when charging a client to make a profit from a project. However, the price of the materials you need can increase before the project ends, which can lead to disputes between you and the project owner. So, how can you avoid such dispute...

What is scope creep?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Mar 08, 2024 | 0 Comments

When it comes to overall project management – such as when a general contractor manages various subcontractors to build a new home – one issue to watch out for is known as scope creep. This is essentially when the overall scope of the project tends to change over time, and it becomes bigger and d...

Why are fewer New York construction workers in unions?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Feb 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

New York's construction industry has long had robust union representation – but there's been a notable decline in membership over recent years. Unions have clearly lost a lot of their luster over the years. While construction unions still have a strong presence and are very vocal when it comes to...

3 tips for improving contractor-client communication

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jan 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Poor communication can lead to the loss of thousands or millions of dollars in the construction industry. If you fail to communicate effectively with your client, you may deal with rework, safety hazards and so on. Thus, it's crucial to prioritize communication. Here are three tips to help you im...

Is that a construction defect or a miscommunication?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Nov 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Some construction defects are very clearly mistakes that were made by the construction crew or the result of deficiencies in the quality of the workmanship. For instance, a homeowner may claim that electrical systems were installed improperly so that they don't work, that plumbing systems are lea...

Latent vs patent construction defects

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Nov 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

When a construction company is sued for an alleged defect, one of the first steps is determining what type of defect it actually is. There are many different examples, and it's important for all parties to know exactly what is being alleged while considering potential liability. Construction defe...

Signs that your client is trying to skip a payment

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Aug 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

The construction industry can be fruitful, with new developments and renovations happening all the time. That being said, running a construction firm is by no means easy. You have to speculate to accumulate and your business relies on being paid on time for the tasks you complete. Unfortunately, ...

What should you do if a client asks for extra work?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jul 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a contractor, you understand the importance of doing things according to an agreement. It is part and parcel of providing your clients with quality services. Further,  sticking to what is agreed upon eliminates the chances of disputes. However, a client might ask you to perform a task that was...

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