This article discusses the methods and considerations for apportioning indirect costs in a dispute setting when detailed actual indirect costs or indirect labor hour data assigned specifically to the underlying change that is being analyzed does not exist in the contemporaneous project records.
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The use of mandatory start and finish constraints is discouraged in the construction scheduling industry. The purpose of this article is to promote awareness and discussion regarding problems created when using mandatory constraints as well as to recommend more reasonable constraint type alternatives.
Poorly prepared schedules do not provide reliable tools to measure the amount of and responsibility for delays to provide a basis for a time extension or to assess the need for acceleration to mitigate delays. We provide schedule quality assurance review services to correct common schedule problems.
This article discusses no damages for delay clauses, including their enforceability, exceptions in their enforcement, and their use in international construction contracts. It includes no damages for delay clause examples and a state-by-state survey. It also discusses acceleration and characterizing delay damages.
Correspondence is crucial to any construction project. This article focuses on the art and craft of effective contract correspondence, which decreases the risk of misunderstandings that can result in disputes. The article offers simple guidelines to help both experienced and novice contract administrators deepen their expertise in contract correspondence.
Successful commissioning and start-up phases are typically indicative of the future success of ongoing operations. Therefore, they require appropriate focus and resource allocation to ensure overall project success. This article offers a high-level overview of typical commissioning and start-up activities and their associated key considerations.
Our experts have analyzed claims on some of the largest construction disputes in the world involving owner allegations that EPC or EPCM contractors failed to perform their work according to good industry practice or the standards of care and excellence identified in contract documents.
Combining engineering analyses and fact finding with cost accounting and cost-variance analysis produces a well-supported and compensable claim or presents a strong defense against a claim’s validity.