Our team comprises of highly qualified and experienced quantum experts who can forensically calculate and demonstrate your entitlement to reimbursement of loss and / or, damages or additional reimbursement.
Construction Contract Claims require a robust and verifiable quantum analysis to ensure that you recover your rightful entitlements under the Contract. Any convincing construction claim requires a sound legal basis and a factually based detailed delay analysis, but if you can’t convince the other side of your “numbers” then it’s all been for nought!
At Kenzie, we adopt a pragmatic approach when preparing or defending construction claims. Put simply, experience has taught us to understand the relevant strengths and weaknesses of any construction claim that we are dealing with and advise you accordingly, to make informed decisions and protect your best interests.
The prolongation claim is the most common construction claim that we become involved in. For whatever reason, a fairly high proportion of building projects fail to complete on time, and this results in the contractor or sub-contractor having to demonstrate his right to an extension of time, as well as his right to reimbursement of prolongation costs.
At Kenzie we are highly skilled at:
- Co-ordinating the quantum investigations with the delay analysis to ensure that both critical and local delays can be quantified
- Interrogating project or company accounts systems to identify claimable heads of cost
- Quantifying the prolongation related costs for each period of delay or each delay event
- Ensuring that the prolongation claim is factually based and verifiable using contemporaneous cost records
- Presenting and negotiating reimbursement for prolongation claims
Disruption claims are notoriously difficult to quantify. But this does not mean impossible.
At Kenzie within any construction claim that we prepare, which includes a disruption claim, we have become adept at convincing third parties to pay up. Whilst the success of most disruption claims is determined by the quality of the records available, our knowledge of construction in general and in particular scheduling has enabled us to develop an approach that:
- Evidences and demonstrates the original or planned sequence of work
- Evidences and demonstrates the actual or revised sequence of work
- Particularises the effect of such changes
- Quantifies the impact on the project costs of the revised or changed sequence
Change Orders & Variations
At Kenzie we have extensive experience in particularising, quantifying and evaluating change orders or variations, so that a third party can readily understand the factual basis, the quantification and evaluation of the change. Our approach includes:
- Analysing all contemporaneous records to evidence the source and nature of the change
- Quantifying the effects of the change
- Evaluating the change by reference to contract rate, or
- Where not applicable, calculation of rate utilising actual cost information, outputs and productivity analyses