There are 5 main responsibilities that an Owner has during a construction Project:

  1. Monitor the construction with the Architect promptly.
  2. Review the construction schedule with the Contractor promptly
  3. Answer questions promptly.
  4. Pay promptly.
  5. 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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Article by Steven Secon