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Key provisions in a construction contract to reduce claims

Key provisions in a construction contract to reduce claims

Any construction project, big or small, comes with a certain amount of risk. Unless both time and cost have been underestimated, there is a likelihood that the project will have cost overruns and delays. Any construction disputes that arise from such issues usually end up with a construction claim that goes before a mediator or legal authority. One way to limit or reduce the possibility of claims is to ensure that key provisions are in the contract to protect you. Here are some of those clauses: Notice Any request for additional time or cost due to any circumstances must come with written notice to the owner. The owner then has sufficient time to both examine the merits of the claim and make changes to the timeline or cost agreement. When a contractor does not meet the contractual obligation to provide notice, they waive their rights with respect to the contract. Differing conditions At face value, the differing site conditions clause looks like protection for the contractor. When a site does not match the original site condition at the point of inspection, the contractor can ask for a fair adjustment in price. The owner benefits by getting a more realistic figure for the initial costing, as the contractor doesn’t need to pad the estimate to account for any unforeseen changes. Time extension Whenever possible, insist on a clause that makes the contractor financially liable for any delays for the project within their control. Written by Lyle Charles Consulting. Get the very best in construction claims consultants for your construction project from Lyle Charles....

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7 Things you can’t wear when you’re a mom

7 Things you can’t wear when you’re a mom

Article written by Online Education portal Although moms still want to look their best and remain stylish, there are something’s that they just can’t wear. So if you are a new mom and looking at investing in some new attire, here is what you should avoid. Strapless anything – You will realize that your child will pull your top down sometimes a day and make things quite embarrassing. High heels – Heels make it difficult for moms to move around and carry your child. Therefore, look at investing in wedge heels that offer support and balance. Lipstick – Your child will often wipe your lipstick off your face, or you will end up rubbing it on his/her cheeks and clothes. Instead look at a lip-gloss or concentrate on highlighting your eyes and leaving your lips bare. Perfume – Some perfumes can be overpowering, and this can cause your child to be irritable. If you must wear perfume, choose one that is mild and natural. Short skirts – These are a no-no as you will have to bend over and pick up your child many times a day. Non-stretch jeans – Jeans that you have to strain to get into can be difficult to run around in and should be avoided at all costs. Pants with many buttons, snaps or one that requires a belt – When you have a child, time is of the essence. Therefore toilet breaks have to be short and very quick. Choose jeans and pants with a zip or ones that have a tie....

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Underestimating a Clean Outdoor Patio

Underestimating a Clean Outdoor Patio

Summary: A clean patio can prove to be great asset for any household. The only issue is routinely cleaning it. Most homeowners own an outdoor patio that they love to death. As a matter of fact, they love it so much that they neglect it and let everything start to rot after a few years. Sounds factual right? Realistically, most homeowners are so busy tending to the interior of their house that they neglect their patios, when they’re actually one of the areas that are valued the most. Keeping a clean patio not only guarantees a nice, warm place to relax when the weather’s right, but it can also significantly increase the value of a home as well. Routine Cleaning One of the best ways to keep a patio clean is to, well, clean it regularly. It might seem like a tedious chore, which it really is, but it’s a necessity when it’s all said and done. The best way you can start is to clear all the junk that’s worth throwing away. Bring a large garbage bin and start tossing things that you’ll never see yourself using in your life ever – and yes, that means that broken down tractor that was handed down to you decades ago. Part with Old Goods While it does mean parting with some historical artifacts, it also prevents you from being a hoarder. Upon cleaning, you’ll want to decide what outdoor furniture pieces are worth keeping and what are worth throwing away. For instance, maybe you have an outdoor sofa that’s in great shape but is completely discolored and filled with cobwebs. Try and spray it down and replace them with some premium outdoor foam cushions and it’ll look good as new. Or, you can just go on a shopping spree at a furniture store or even a specialty store like The Foam Factory, so you can get the pieces you need to turn your patio into an actually interesting place to...

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Paris Hilton is engaged to Chris Zylka

Paris Hilton is engaged to Chris Zylka

Paris Hilton recently got engaged to Chris Zylka during a ski trip in Aspen. Hilton said that she was very happy and excited when Zylka proposed. She went on to say that she felt very loved, safe and was thrilled that she is going to marry her best friend. Zylka who starred in the hit HBO series the “Leftovers” said that Paris is one of the most beautiful women he has ever been with and she has made him one of the luckiest men in the world. The reality star was pleased with her ring and said that it sparkled and was gorgeous. She also added that she was shaking when Zylka put the ring on her finger as she was surprised by his proposal. Hilton and Zylka first met at the Oscars party eight years ago, but they only started dating in 2015. After a rumors swirled, Hilton told her fans a year ago that Zylka was special and she that she had never met a man who is so loving and loyal. In 2016, Hilton added that she knew Zylka was the one and that since she has been friends with him for over six years, she was sure that she wanted to take her relationship further. She said that Zylka has made her life complete and brought so much happiness to her life. This will be the first marriage for both...

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Ben Affleck’s sexual misconduct allegations

Ben Affleck’s sexual misconduct allegations

Stephen Colbert recently interviewed Ben Affleck after promoting his new movie Justice league. The Actor was asked about his connection to Harvey Weinstein. Affleck looked nervous and was confused he said as he thought that the show was a comedy show. Colbert corrected the actor saying that this is a comedy show but that they do discuss subjects in the media at the moment. Colbert asked that due to the actor’s close connection to Weinstein, did he feel that he had to do more than just distancing himself from Weinstein. Affleck, 45, said that yes he felt that he had to do more and that the crimes where terrible but he hadn’t worked with Weinstein in more than fifteen years. But he had done movies like Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love and Chasing Amy with the producer when he was new to acting. He added that he felt that these movies were tainted when he realized that these movies were made when people were suffering and dealing with awful experiences. After Affleck realized the severity of Weinstein’s actions, the actor donated the residual money from the Miramax movies he made to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and Film Independent. Affleck has openly said on social media that the actions of Weinstein made him sick and angry. However, hours later the actor himself was accused of groping Hilarie Burton in 2003 on at a taping of MTV’s...

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Affordable Mattress Replacement Ideas

Affordable Mattress Replacement Ideas

Summary: There are a multitude of reasons why people feel the need to change their mattress and move on from their old one. Sometimes, there are cases where mattresses need to be replaced. Whether you’re moving into a new household or just feel like you need something better and more personalized for yourself, you’re in luck. There are numerous affordable options available out there that won’t dig deep into your wallet. When is it Time for a Replacement? Normally, it isn’t one single thing that urges a homeowner to go out and shop for a mattress replacement, but a multitude of factors. There are essentially three main causes: comfort, mattress deterioration, and mattress improvement. One of the more popular reasons, comfort, is a pretty obvious one. After years of usage, your mattress will slowly give way and start sinking in, leading to discomfort and interrupted sleep. By purchasing a new and improved mattress, you’ll gain that stability you need to keep your joints and structure in the correct position and wake up feeling refreshed. A Need for a Better Mattress Another popular reason stems from the need to upgrade to a better mattress. At some point, many homeowners look to make the move to a new house. Whether it’s because of job placement, a need for a larger house due to an expanding family or just for luxurious reasons, old mattresses tend to stay behind. Mattress Alternatives With so much competition out there, more and more companies are fighting to stay relevant in the mattress industry. Different mattress technologies are constantly being introduced that promote an “improved quality of sleep”. Ultimately, it all comes down to how well your body responds to the mattress type that you purchase. Whether it’s a spring-based model or the more revolutionary memory foam type, don’t be swayed by purchasing the most expensive brand name piece out there just because it’s known to provide certain amenities. There are thousands of foam mattresses that do the job and last for years. For instance, you’re buying a foam mattress from the Foam Factory and want to compare this specific model to another brand only to find out that it offers the exact same specifications at a cheaper price. Which model do you go for? To be honest, if the mattress was made exactly the same as your leading brand, why not opt for that instead? If you’re on a budget, do you really need the fancy stitching and detailing on the...

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Inside the first lady’s new public Life

Inside the first lady’s new public Life

6 months after President Trump had been inaugurated, the First Lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron Trump moved into the White House. The family was flown in by helicopter at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The couple held hands as they walked across the lawn with their son to their new home. The first lady soon put up a picture of them walking into their new home and said that they were looking forward to making new memories there. Reports emerged that the President missed his wife and son at the White House and was very pleased to have them by his side. The first lady was mainly living in their New York home with Barron, which gave her the chance to live a more private life. __________________________________________________________ This post has been sponsored by Cam Electronics. Cam Electronics offers sound reinforcement products including rock speakers, power amplifiers, music sources, audio mixers, paging equipment and PA systems. ___________________________________________________________ The full-time mom was hardly seen out at social events and was more concerned about being a full-time mom and running her jewelry line for QVC. Although the first lady will be involved in some events as she now lives in DC, her main concern is ensuring Barron gets accustomed to his new life in DC and his new school at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac. Melania’s parents are also expected to stay at the White House to help care for Barron. Melania will find that she too will have to undertake the responsibilities of any First Lady and will have to attend daily public events that are mapped out for the year....

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