Claims Avoidance & Prevention
Claims Avoidance & Prevention | Construction claims are both costly and time consuming for your organization and your clients; resolving a dispute before it rises to the level of a claim is invariably beneficial. Spire Consulting Group’s extensive knowledge with each phase of the construction project lifecycle allows us to provide insight prior to commencement and during the construction of your project, which will help you avoid issues down the road.
Our experts have a wealth of experience in developing and executing projects as well as identifying, analyzing, preparing, and presenting claims. Spire uses this knowledge to support owners and contractors with the planning, contracting, and execution of projects to help prevent and avoid claims. Spire works with clients to ensure both parties are aligned in the interpretation of the contract, the client understands all of its responsibilities, maintains the proper documentation, and adheres to the contract requirements.
When construction disputes or delays occur, the stakes are high. Retaining competent construction experts to resolve those disputes significantly improves your outcome. A dispute can come about from a multitude of causes including poor planning, incomplete/deficient drawings, scope of work misunderstandings, unforeseen site conditions, weather, loss of productivity, or poor communication between the parties. These issues can often start with a contractor change order request, which is then disputed and not agreed to by the owner. Utilizing the change management process is crucial to claims avoidance and an integral part of Spire’s approach. Change requests must adhere to the relevant contractual provisions and typically detail the change causative factors, design basis, cost basis, along with supporting documentation. Spire can support contractors with the development of change order requests, ensuring they have a contractual basis and are properly supported with the documentation and analysis to support a resolution. Spire can also support owners with the evaluation of a contractor’s request to ensure it is thoroughly analyzed with recommendations for resolution.
Spire knows how things can go wrong and further, the steps that can be taken to resolve issues quickly and/or be prepared for future litigation. Our hands-on experience has consistently proven invaluable to clients requiring expert advice on disputes and claims avoidance.
Spire can assist with a variety of activities that will assist in avoiding costly disputes including:
- Contract Reviews
- Pre-project Planning
- Constructability Reviews
- Cost Estimate Validation
- Schedule Evaluation & Monitoring
- Change Management
- Mediation Support
Our claims group is comprised of the foremost experts in analyzing complex claims and disputes that originate on construction and engineering projects. Whether you are an owner, program manager, contractor, architect, construction manager or subcontractor, Spire’s construction claims consultants have the knowledge and know-how to help you avoid disputes and mitigate claims.
Claims Avoidance & Prevention