When it’s time to butt heads, know how the local turf (court) will interpret the clause.
Reap the benefits of settling a construction dispute by doing these things.
A mentor of mine once said that process and procedures can be more important than substance and results. Like solving a math problem, how you solve it is often more important than the answer itself. The same is true in resolving construction contract disputes with public owners.
Ripen the dispute for mediation with a gradual exchange of information over time.