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Case Study: The Importance of Indemnification (Hold Harmless) Clauses in Construction Contracts

A resident trips and falls on your sidewalk, which is in the process of being replaced. He injures his back and shoulder, racking up nearly $100,000 in medical bills. The resident then files a lawsuit, alleging the construction site was not properly marked or roped off. Who’s liable for the damages, you or your contractor?

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Navigating Contractor Partnerships: Strategies for Identifying and Minimizing Project Risks

Affordable housing organizations planning significant redevelopment or renovation projects must partner with contractors to accomplish the task. So, how do you select qualified contractors, monitor their work, and ensure your organization, as the project owner, doesn't expose itself to unnecessary risks?

This article covers the basics of working with contractors, providing methods to help transfer, avoid, and reduce the risks involved in construction projects. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer to project management, these essential guidelines will empower you to navigate the intricate landscape of working with contractors effectively.

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