Road and rail construction claims are some of the most common disputes contractors and public officials face today.
With a growing demand for a revitalised infrastructure throughout the UK, projects are often rushed in an effort to meet that demand. This can lead to faulty designs or incorrect cost projections.
There is no doubt that the UK falls far behind other wealthy nations in terms of progress in road and rail construction and because of this, cost and time are a huge concern, but poor initial projections often result in delays that lead to claims for an Extension of Time (EoT) to await modifications from project designers.
This is where the expert team at Kenzie are typically called upon to complete a thorough delay analysis. We seek to discover why there are delays and how those delays impact both the client and the contractor or subcontractor.
We can determine if delays will result in an overrun of cost and to what extent that will impact the bottom line of the project.
Road construction projects are especially prone to delays due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, which is why we seek to negotiate an acceptable new timeframe for the project’s completion.
Due to the sheer magnitude of infrastructure construction projects, it is not uncommon for one or more parties to a contract to seek a prolongation claim.
Quite often, claims result from poor initial planning or failure to ascertain access to property. This is where our managing director, Joseph Bond, is often the most sought after chartered quantity surveyor. With years of experience in infrastructure construction prolongation claims, his expertise is valued by public officials and contractors alike.
The team at Kenzie, under his direction, seek to determine the ultimate cause of a prolongation claim, the subsequent overrun of cost and help to establish a new reasonable timeframe for the job’s completion.
When it comes to infrastructure claims, negotiating a project EoT claim is no easy feat.
There are many variables which could impact ongoing progress, among which weather is huge. Sometimes materials and equipment are difficult to procure and other times labour disputes arise.
The Kenzie team seeks to determine a more realistic timeframe for the project’s completion so costs and time can be realistically revised going forward. This is an area of dispute resolution in which we excel.
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