There are 5 main responsibilities that an Owner has during a construction Project:
- Monitor the construction with the Architect promptly.
- Review the construction schedule with the Contractor promptly
- Answer questions promptly.
- Pay promptly.
- Provide Owner-purchased items in a time manner.
Since most construction contracts include language about “time is of the essence”, or at least a construction schedule to meet, the owner needs to also be prompt in carrying out her 5 duties. If not, the contractor may have cause for not delivering the project according to the schedule or citing owner-created-delays and obtain possible compensation.
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