The Dotted Line: Cost Escalations Lead to More Disputes

Joe Bousquin, Construction Dive

As inflation grabs headlines and causes sweaty brows, construction input prices have risen even more, up 13% year over year, significantly higher than the overall 8% inflation rate.

Now those price hikes are causing another kind of increase. Attorneys say the number of disputes between contractors, subs and owners over who should bear the higher costs is also growing.

 

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