Disputes related to construction contracts or projects in New Jersey might arise because of a lack of understanding of the contract's conditions, a failure to properly administer the terms of the contract or for a range of other reasons. No matter what causes them, contract disputes can be time-consuming and damaging to the relationship between the parties. Contractors and project owners can reduce the chance that disputes will arise by carefully drafting the relevant contracts and paying particular attention to the dispute resolution clause.
Construction in New Jersey is on the rise, according to state reports. Among some of the major projects currently underway in Trenton are a new tax agency building, a new health care project and renovations in the State House. The latter project is a significant, 4-year undertaking that is currently engaged in asbestos remediation. The state treasury department is projecting $1 billion in public spending on projects in the capital alone over the coming years, a higher rate of investment than in recent years.
In New Jersey building projects, the construction contract is a binding agreement between the builder and the owner. This contract is designed to control how the job will be performed and how the builder will be compensated. The type of construction contract involved is usually defined by the way disbursements will be made and by other specific details. The four most common types of construction contract are fixed price, unit pricing, time and material and cost plus.
A new luxury residential building is going up in Hoboken after the New Jersey project secured a $64 million construction loan from Bank OZK. Called the Wonder Lofts, the project is being organized by real estate investors including Angelo Gordon, Prism Capital Partners and Parkwood Development Corp. When completed, the building will have 89 residential units as well as retail space on Hoboken's popular Clinton Street. The complex will also include a gym, pool, party room, roof deck, grill station and chef's kitchen as part of 10,000 square feet in amenity space.
News sources report that U.K. manufacturer P.J. Valves has landed a contract for a liquified natural gas contract in New Jersey. The manufacturer will be responsible for building and delivering a number of different types of specialized valves to a major engineering contractor for an LNG modernization project.