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Common Construction Contract Provisions: No-Damages-for-Delay Clause

March 16, 2017
David Cook & Chadd Reynolds - Autry, Hanrahan, Hall & Cook, LLP Blog

In continuing our series on common contract provisions found in construction contracts, this post highlights no-damages-for-delay clauses.

Parties to a contract – particularly a construction contract – may agree that the performance of the contract must occur within a set amount of time. When a party is delayed in performing a contract, it may incur additional costs due to the delay. In most circumstances, unless the parties agree otherwise, the delayed party would be entitled to an extension of time to perform the contract. But it may also seek to recover the additional costs resulting from the delay.

A no-damages-for-delay clause attempts to prevent the delayed party from recovering those additional costs. In construction contracts, an upstream party, such as an owner or prime contractor, typically relies on a no-damages-for-delay clause when presented with a delay claim by a downstream party, such as a subcontractor.

Reprinted courtesy of David Cook, Autry, Hanrahan, Hall & Cook, LLP and Chadd Reynolds, Autry, Hanrahan, Hall & Cook, LLP
Mr. Cook may be contacted at cook@ahclaw.com
Mr. Reynolds may be contacted at reynolds@ahclaw.com



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