As a basic rule, the subcontractor is
supposed to put enough time and
money into a bid so that he can deal
with foreseeable job-site delays and finish
on time. If he has to schedule overtime
or put on more crew to do that,
that’s money out of his pocket. If he
can’t finish on time, he may even owe
you, the GC, or the clients for costs you
or they incur as a result. End of story?
No — because life, let alone the law, is
never that simple. There are important
exceptions to that basic rule.
Exceptions to the Rule
If a delay is both unforeseeable and
nobody’s fault, such as the discovery