NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS AND “ACTS OF GOD”
I am a general contractor in a large Midwestern City, and am in the process of constructing modifications to a very large arena for a week-long political convention. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I learned a professional basketball team would need the arena to compete in the National Basketball Association Championship series. I fear we may not successfully deliver the project to the political party. The arena owner insisted that we stop work until after the series so that he could meet his commitments to the NBA team and its fans. We will certainly incur significant overtime costs and delay issues. How do we make sure we get paid for the trouble?
-Fear the Cavalier
You know all of the sayings by now….Fear strikes out, fear is a four letter word, fear is your only real roadblock to success. Yada Yada. Fear, listen up: You may get paid for these delays and extra costs by FORCE ( “Force Majeur” that is…better known as “act of god”). You, as a sophisticated contractor, undoubtedly bargained for language to protect you and compensate you for changes in your contract in the case of delay caused by other users of the arena. After all, you were modifying a busy arena, Fear. So you did consider other arena users right???? Now, whether or not that team of whom you speak won the NBA Championship is an act of god or not is for the historians.
(YOUDIG? CONGRATULATES THE 2016 NBA CHAMPION CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AND ALL OF THEIR SUPPORTERS FAR AND WIDE. #EARNED)