When construction disputes or delays occur, the parties involved recognize that a great deal is at stake. How you resolve them will make the difference. Our seasoned professionals have experience in identifying, analyzing and preparing construction claims and disputes for construction and engineering projects worldwide.
Dynergic consultants prepare and analyze claims and disputes for construction and engineering projects throughout the world. We assist our clients in all construction industries by identifying, analyzing, quantifying, and presenting any construction claims that may arise during the project.
Dynergic construction management consultants have developed in-depth expertise in the identification of any construction claim. We assist clients in all construction industries by identifying claims proactively and offering strategic insights and support including analysis, quantification, and presentation of claims.
Our expertise is based on many factors, including extensive experience in claim management; real-world understanding from numerous construction projects in multiple industries; specific knowledge of the design/construction process; particular attention to detail; and outstanding professional care and due diligence in providing services.
Why are delay and disruption claims common?
Because there are a lot of stakeholders, who impact the project in different ways…
The equitable allocation of responsibility for project delays is essential to the resolution of many construction disputes. Contractors frequently assert that they have been delayed for reasons beyond their control. Owners often remain unconvinced that the Contractor is legitimately entitled to a time extension or delay, acceleration and loss of productivity damages.
This process often involves the organization and analysis of extensive project documentation to establish the cause-effect relationships of each party’s actions or inactions and the resulting delays.
The retrospective schedule analyses performed by Dynergic International typically focus on comparing as-planned, updated and as-built project schedules to identify and quantify delays to the critical and near critical paths of the project.
Concurrent delays are also analyzed to properly understand the Owner’s and Contractor’s liability for delay and impact damages.
In order to determine the most effective methodology for quantifying the damages, our consultants perform a thorough evaluation of the project, including reviews of contemporaneous project records, fact witness testimony, and key project cost and schedule data. Through this analysis, we then assess the proper cause-and-effect relationships for damage allocation, as well as the level of information available to determine which quantification method will most accurately quantify the related damages. Not all situations call for the same damage models and, depending on the situation, our consultants may utilize one or more of the following in their analysis:
- Discrete pricing/actual cost analysis
- Contractual rates
- Total cost/modified total cost
- Measured mile productivity analysis
- CPM schedule delay analysis for extended project costs
Engineering and construction disputes often involve third parties and center on complex, technical issues, schedule and program delays, economic damages, time impacts, and contract interpretation. Successful resolution of a construction dispute depends on expert handling of the disputes.
Dynergic experts are highly skilled at explaining these issues in simple, easy-to-understand terms when presenting the results of our analysis in the forum. Our construction industry knowledge provides our clients with the utmost confidence in our analysis and explanation of the nuances and details that accompany construction projects during any phase.