AGC’s Constructor Magazine Cites Tim Gibbons on Legal Trends in the Construction World
Constructor Magazine published “Construction Law: What’s Trending,” highlighting uprising issues from the legal perspective in the construction world. This article details how COVID-related issues, including the current lack of materials, have become a hot topic in the construction industry. Tim Gibbons provided his insight on these topics as one of the knowledgeable “legal eagles.” Along with other notable contributors, Tim recognized challenges that his clients are currently facing and trends he has seen across the nation.
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Here’s a snapshot from the article:
“Here as elsewhere, the cost of doing business — in particular getting materials — is a top concern for clients, says Tim Gibbons, shareholder at Chattanooga, Tennessee, firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC, an AGC of East Tennessee member.
“The incredible escalation of material prices has been of major concern — it’s through the roof,” he says. “We’re being called on to draft provisions to try and protect different parties from these rising costs.”
He’s heard much the same from colleagues nationwide as prices for lumber have tripled. Even higher for steel.
“It’s difficult, because through no fault of the owner or anyone else, the contractor is now faced with having to breach the contract, quit work and deal with the punishment later or go to the owner and try to work something out.”
Tim chairs the Construction and Design section at Chambliss. He holds a background in architecture, which benefits his construction and development clients due to his ability to speak the industry language and quickly understand details. Tim often counsels clients on disputes over differing site conditions, list efficiency, change orders, and defective design. With many years of experience representing and defending clients in matters involving claims, including structure collapses and job site fatalities, Tim also has an innate ability to resolve disputes with other avenues such as mediation and arbitration. For more information about his practice and experience, please visit Tim’s bio.