This McLaughlin & McLaughlin post is an introduction to an ongoing Subject Series regarding Construction Claims and Disputes in engineering, procurement and construction industry.
In relation to construction claims and disputes it is important for all readers, contributors, participants and others regarding the general subject of claims and disputes to be equally informed. This discussion is directed toward engineering and construction claims and disputes.
In the engineering and construction industry, contract claims and disputes are common issues. They occur between: owners and contractors (prime), contractors and their subcontractors, contractors and (their) vendors, and at other contractual interfaces. Resolution of the claims and disputes can be a costly, disruptive and aggravating process for all parties.