Photo: West Campus Apartments Photo from Austin Residence

The West Campus Student Housing project was a new 6-story housing facility located in downtown Austin, Texas. Designed as a contemporary midrise, multifamily housing complex, the project consisted of the demolition of an existing apartment complex and construction of a new building composed of 156 units within approximately 135,000 square feet, a parking garage containing 259 parking spaces within approximately 110,000 square feet, an outdoor swimming pool, courtyards and activity decks for the purposes of attracting upper-level economic students, and young university staff.

Spire was engaged to perform a construction cost evaluation, labor and material escalation analysis, feasibility study, and change analysis to determine the increased pricing reflected during a 6-month delay in project award. While the conditions of the dispute are confidential, Spire assisted the contractor’s lawyer by serving as a consulting and testifying expert for matters pertaining to cost and schedule.

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. 

Spire’s construction claims and litigation support experts provide the following services: