Idle Labor and Equipment

Idle Labor and Equipment costs can be caused by both critical and non-critical delays. Idle labor and equipments damages can also result from owner-caused inefficiency, disruptions, and suspensions.

For example, the contractor may be entitled to recover the additional costs of labor or equipment idled by an owner’s stop work order. In this example, the suspension would not necessarily have to also be a critical delay for the contractor to be entitled to payment of idle labor and equipment costs.