Claims: Claims can be initiated by both parties involved. Claims are settled through negotiation, adherence to contract terms, or a mutually agreed adjustment in the contract performance. The goals of both parties should be to ensure that claims are justifiable.
The reasons for owner?s claim can be the following:
The reasons for contractor?s claims can be the following:
A claim is different from a change order. A claim is a quotation by the contractor requesting you to issue a change order. When you agree on the quotation it becomes change order.