Failure to properly record and document what is happening on a project, as well as the agreements and understandings reached between the parties, can be fatal to a construction claim. Written agreements and documentary evidence will almost always outweigh oral evidence and alleged verbal agreements. Further, without proper documentary evidence to rely on, experts will find it very difficult to recreate what happened on a project and provide an opinion about a claim. This article highlights a number of items to keep in mind during the course of a project, which will help to support or defend a claim should one arise.

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