By Kimberly L. Karr, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh
Notice provisions are a key part of construction contracts. These provisions typically require a contractor to notify the owner of the project (or an owner-designated representative) when the contractor believes that it is entitled to extra costs or additional time for the project. Notice provisions generally require that notice be given within a certain time period and that the contractor back its claim with supporting information.
Notice provisions are often the source of disputes between owners and contractors. This post provides an overview of common issues that owners and contractors in the United States should consider when negotiating notice provisions and addressing notice of potential claims during a project.