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Sub's Pay Measurement Ruled More Accurate Unit Prices; Claims Administration

Saturday, September 03, 2005 04:01 pm

 
Sub's Pay Measurement Ruled More Accurate Unit Prices; Claims Administration

A Tennessee court has ruled that a subcontractor's method of measuring unit-priced excavated materials was more accurate than that of the prime contractor.

The 101 Construction Company was the prime contractor for construction of a fire station in Murfreesboro. 101 Construction awarded a subcontract to C. R. Batts Construction, LLC for site preparation and excavation. The base scope of work was fixed-price, but "mass rock" was priced at $20 per cubic yard and "trench rock" at $75 per cubic yard.

As Batts excavated areas of rock, it measured and recorded the dimensions of the ex [...]

 
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