Top Five Considerations for Construction Projects During the COVID-19 Outbreak

| March 20, 2020

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The United States is facing unprecedented change and upheaval as it navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. Thompson Hine is analyzing all the relevant issues to keep you ahead of the curve. Here are the top five issues that might have an impact on construction projects. Delays caused by force majeure can lead to extensions of time and additional compensation under a construction contract. Look at your contract’s definition of force majeure.

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