Picture this: An owner hires a contractor to provide construction and engineering services for its upcoming project. The project progresses, and the contractor realizes the flooring specified for the project will not be conducive to the owner’s use of the building. At the owner’s direction, the contractor substitutes another flooring for the project, more compatible with the owner’s use. As a result of this substitution, the project is delayed, and the contractor suffers damages. Later, when the owner refuses to pay the contractor’s damages, the contractor is forced to seek retribution from the owner in court.