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Construction law: Understanding abbreviations and acronyms

A storm of alphabetical letters arranged in various ways assault people looking at pieces of important documentation. Construction contracts are no exception and contain a wide array of acronyms and abbreviations. Even a simple discussion with contractors can leave property owners puzzling over some of the terminology used.

While no one expects you to become an authority on construction law and the contractual use of acronyms/abbreviations, you should make sure you know what all those confusing letters mean. Sometimes a construction contract comes with a cheat sheet listing acronyms and their meanings, but other times it may be up to you to figure it all out. Misunderstanding these terms could lead to a dispute between you and your contractors resulting in delays or even stoppages.

Here are some tips we offer all of our Florida readers who struggle to understand construction terminology.

  • Ask your contractor to define any terms, abbreviations and acronyms that you do not understand.
  • Alternatively, you can ask your contractor to provide you with a document listing these terms and their definitions.
  • Do your own research to support the acronym definitions your contractor provides.
  • Make certain you have a full and complete understanding of what common construction terminology means.

The final tip we have provided above is important because even though an acronym or term is explained, you may still have a poor understanding of its true meaning. It is also wise to have your lawyer review your contract. Even if your attorney does not know what the term or abbreviation means, he or she can help you find out. Read more about Florida construction law on our blog and our website.

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