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You're a small builder or remodeler with a signed contract about to start a job. As part of the contract, you have a detailed set of plans and specifications along with a construction schedule. In order to ensure meeting the completion date, you advise your clients that they must select windows, doors, and plumbing and light fixtures by a certain date so as not to hamper job progress. With the selections made and the orders given to the subcontractors and suppliers, you feel satisfied that you are on top of this job and that the work is progressing at a good pace. A few days later, however, you receive a call from your job foreman telling you that