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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...

Construction-related intellectual property concerns

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jan 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whether you own a construction-related company or you develop real estate, it is vital that you protect your company's intellectual property interests. A failure to do so could not just expose your company to potential liability, it could also cost your company time, resources, customer loyalty a...

When do contractors get paid for their work?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Nov 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

When someone is buying a product, they pay for it at the time they receive it. But when that product is something like a new home that has to be built, it can take months or even years for this process to play out. It depends on the size of the project and many other factors. From a payment stand...

Construction defects vs. client choices

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

When a client hires your construction company to do a job, they probably have a lot of opinions about the aesthetics of that future building. Perhaps it is a home or a commercial location. The client is going to have ideas about the finishings that they want and the end stages of the job that inc...

What happens during arbitration with subcontractors?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Sep 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you are working on a project and your subcontractors aren't meeting their obligations, then you may run into problems. If they're unhappy with some aspect of the project, they may halt work or put in for payments you don't agree with. Regardless of the situation, one of the possible options to...

What causes overruns in construction project budgets?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Apr 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for a construction project to exceed its set budget. In fact, KPMG reports that nearly 70% of construction projects go over their projected budgets. This makes budget overrun one of the major causes of conflicts in the construction industry. Cost overrun, or budget overrun, ref...

Dealing a with difficult construction client?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jan 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

At some point in every builder's or contractor's career, they are bound to encounter a difficult client. If you find yourself at this juncture now, it is understandable that you might be ill-equipped to resolve the matter satisfactorily. After all, “the customer is always right” is a motto that h...

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