Hillside Terrace 30″ Sewer Main involved a 2 mile underground vitrified clay sewer pipe failure, impacting approximately 200 residences and the public water supply well.

Spire provided expert opinions regarding the reasonableness of the costs incurred for the Replacement Project, replacement of the sanitary sewer main. In addition, Spire was retained to determine the reasonable cost for the Remediation Project, removing potential contaminant source material and significantly reduce the threat to impacts to the public water supply well. Spire reviewed and analyzed the costs incurred and determined that the City of Amarillo’s damages for the Replacement Project were reasonable and the costs for Remediation were reasonable. Accordingly, the City should be compensated for the costs related to the Replacement and Remediation Project.

Spires’s findings assisted the City with settling prior to litigation for the complete primary and excess insurance policy amounts.

Spire’s team of experts is comprised of experienced construction engineering professionals that understand the range of risks companies face throughout the dispute resolution process. From managing claims and quantifying damages to assessing productivity loss, calculating schedule delays, and evaluating standard of care, Spire’s litigation support experts analyze each particular dispute situation to ensure the best outcome for its clients.

Resolving construction disputes is challenging. From mediation to arbitration and litigation support, Spire can provide guidance in navigating the technical challenges throughout the dispute resolution process to provide your case the support it requires. Spire’s construction claims and litigation support experts bring years of hands-on construction experience to every dispute and render opinions that are clear, concise, and objective to help make the strongest case possible. 

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