Construction Administration

Add and Deduct Alternates

Add and deduct alternates are a very useful tool which allow the architect and owner to use the marketplace of bidders to help them assess how much scope they can add to or subtract from the project to best utilize their budget. Although both are similar in nature, add and deduct alternates have some fundamental differences beyond the obvious. One warning Contractors will often ask during the bid period for a prioritized list of which alternates the owner will accept first. Such a list is often...