Skip to content. A contract is an exchange of promises, some written and others not. The written promises in a construction contract might be found in the documents the parties actually sign, or in other documents to which the signed document refers. Other promises are implied by the courts. Spearin , U.
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All owners, contractors, and subcontractors should carefully negotiate contract clauses that govern their relationships. In addition, all construction participants should be aware of the many implied obligations in construction contracts. An implied obligation is one that is not expressly stated in a contract but implied, by courts, arbitration panels, and dispute review boards. One such implied obligation is the implied warranty of the adequacy of the plans and specifications, also known as the Spearin Doctrine. Before the turn of the 19 th century, the law generally placed all construction risk on contractors, except in the event that their contract expressly stated otherwise or their performance was made impossible by an Act of God or Nature.
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With the kids off for spring break this week, we nestled around the big screen for a family favorite. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! This is especially true when there is a delay claim in dispute, according to a recent ruling by a trial court in New York County. In WDF, Inc. City of New York , No.