Question on bad weather and construction delay

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    I think it really depends.  The owner has insurance that covers damage due to extreme weather.  If the contractor failed to protect the work, then it's 100% their liability.

    A CO would be issued changing the completion date if the damage set back the schedule.  Usually some time for bad weather is factored into the schedule, but if it goes beyond that, a change order would need to be issued.

    Hope this helps!

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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    Violetta Madi

    Thank you very much Rebekka! I understand better now

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Glad I could help! 

    The contractor has insurance too fyi to cover their work too.  Realistically if a storm damaged the work, they'd be liable and have to fix it.

    There'd definitely be change orders!  

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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