Most contractors fail to assert their rights on projects when added costs are incurred. Instead of commencing the change order process, most contractors hope to reach an amiable agreement after the job is completed.
I remember the first time I had to read specifications. They were part of the bid documents for a new Bank of America building. My boss walked in my office one morning, dropped a specification book on my desk and said, “Here, read this.” Talk about being thrown into the deep end.