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Possible sources of uncertainty in construction projects

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2022 | Construction Law |

While the initial planning stages of a new project may play an integral role in helping operations go as smoothly as possible, covering everything involved can be somewhat challenging. In the construction industry, uncertainty may be inevitable at times but issues that arise in the wake thereof could still lead to conflict and dispute. While understanding the possible sources of uncertainty could help stave off intense construction disputes, sometimes things might not always go as planned. 

According to studies, there may be various types of uncertainties that almost every project might face and some examples of sources of uncertainty may include: 

  • Scope of work:  One of the most common areas in which uncertainties might arise could include the scope of work for a project and issues in this area could create various project concerns. 
  • Amount of work:  Studies indicate that failure to accurately estimate the amount of work required to complete a project is another common source of uncertainty. 
  • Unforeseeable issues:  Weather conditions are a type of uncertainty that may be nearly impossible to predict but can still create costly delays in project schedules. 
  • Work schedules:  While creating work schedules, employers might not be able to tell when a worker will be out sick, or a machine might break down, and such uncertainties could wreak havoc on operations. 

Even if delays stem from things that are out of one’s control, the issues at hand could still place a strain on the parties involved and increase the risks of conflict. 

With a great deal at stake, it might not prove uncommon for project uncertainties to lead to intense construction disputes. Individuals in California who face similar scenarios and remain uncertain of how best to approach the situation could consider speaking with an attorney for guidance on all his or her available options. An attorney can help a client work toward choosing the best path available through which to seek an acceptable resolution and protect the interests of his or her company.