Why Misery Loves Company (aka Concurrent delay on the Construction Project) (law note)


You know the old saying, “Misery loves company?” It’s true. Even in the construction world.

What happens if, while the design team is asleep at the switch, the contractor is also delaying the project, or the owner is dithering about a materials selection? Since there was more than one cause of the project delay, does that let you off the hook? Maybe so.

The above scenario is, in its bare-bones basics, an example of concurrent delay.

Please see full law note above for more information.

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