What constitutes job abandonment in a construction remodel? We have a contract with the City of Orange for a low income loan which includes a separate contract between the homeowner and contractor. The contractor has not been on the job or contracted the homeowner in approximately 3 weeks. The contract calls for work to be completed within 90 days and we are now in the 5th month. Is there a specific time period that is considered "abandonment" of a construction job?