SDC & Associates, Inc.’s construction consultants have over 45 years experience negotiating over $350,000,000 in change orders and/or claims and successfully settled 99.999% of the change order and/or claims that we have prepared for clients.

As certain as there are death and taxes, in every construction project there will be claims. SDC & Associates offers the following specific consulting activities and outputs in the areas of Change Orders and Claims:

Claim Prevention
Claims
Proper daily documentation

Monitoring of daily documentation

Active role during construction

Cost coding and cost controls

Computerized documentation

Schedule monitoring

Contract terms review

Targeted training

Constructive acceleration

Out-of-sequence work

Defective plans and specifications

Differing site conditions

Lost efficiency

Labor and material escalation

Lost profits and investment capital

Change Orders
Extended Overhead
Defined scope of work

Owner-directed acceleration

Time and material changes

Value engineering

Home office

Field office

Schedules
Time Extension Analysis
C.P.M./ bar charts

Initial development

Monthly updates

On site input

Equipment delivery expedition

Owner evaluation of C.P.M.

Schedule recovery help

Cost loading

Manpower loading

Resource loading

Shop drawing log

As-built versus as-planned

Individual change orders/claims

Change in sequence

Inclement weather

Excusable delays

Non-excusable delays

 

 

 

Other Types of Claims
Liquidated damages

Termination

Abandonment

Breach of contract

Cardinal changes

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