Common Pitfalls in Dealing with Major Repairs

Recent experience as litigation and general counsel for numerous associations who are currently tackling significant repairs suggests a couple of common pitfalls.  First, don’t skimp on the consultant. While some associations decide that using an engineer or architect to develop a scope of repair and oversee its implementation is too time consuming or an unnecessary expense, there is often significant value. A consultant’s scope can help ensure that any bids you solicit can be compared on an “apples to apples” basis. A consultant’s scope can also provide some assurance that the planned repair is sufficient to avoid unanticipated and costly change orders by, among other things, recommending investigative strategies to understand the issues and make the most efficient repair.     Read the article……………

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