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In this article, our Peoria County construction lawyers explain key clauses in general contractor agreements and other construction classes that are important to be aware in construction jobs. We discuss the importance of a clear scope of work clause and explain the different types of contract prices including lump sum pricing, unit pricing, cost of work plus contractor’s fee, and time and materials. Our Peoria County construction attorneys want you to be aware of clauses in your construction contract to ensure that you are protected under the law.
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