Material Disputes: Costly and Avoidable Mistakes

material-disputesAside from construction delay claims, there are a variety of challenges that can throw off the schedule of a commercial or residential construction project. Materials disputes are some of the most common, aside from injuries and personnel disputes. Material disputes can be expensive if you’re not careful, and they can lead to serious injury years after a project has been completed. Taking care of your material supply chain is critical for the success of any remodeling, refinishing or basic building you’ll need to do.

Verifying

A steel fabrication expert is tasked with verifying that the steel you ordered is what is actually delivered. During planning, project managers specify where they plan to buy their materials and what the basic costs will be. The important thing when dealing with steel is to avoid cutting corners.

Make sure you’re not ordering cheap steel that is brittle and poorly made. You might not notice any problems now, but in the near future there could be a collapse. If you or your family happened to be in the room that collapses, you can see how cutting costs isn’t really worth it.

Professional Advice

Sometimes, it’s not an easy matter of proving just what your side of the dispute is all about. In these situations, a construction expert witness can help provide some insight in case you need to go to trial. A legal expert can help clarify problems with paperwork, and explain your side of the story in more effective language.


Lyle Charles is a consultant with more than 30 years of experience in construction delay claims for commercial and residential construction projects.

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