A properly researched analysis establishes a solid reference for early claim resolution, and provides the parties with a clear understanding of what to expect if the issue proceeds to trial. Following are typical steps in Quantum's approach to Construction Claims:
  • Review and analyze costs presented in construction claims
  • Compare costs stated in bid documents to actual costs incurred
  • Analyze and calculate
    • Incremental cost of damages
    • Lost efficiency and productivity costs incurred
    • Cost of labor rate increases
  • Review and calculate equipment rates
  • Compare industry standard equipment rates to actual job cost
  • Calculate:
    • Contractor's labor burden rates
    • Material costs, and costs associated with material cost increases
    • Costs related to Subcontractors
  • Determine Cost of Home Office Overhead
    • Determine unabsorbed costs
    • Identify allowable costs
    • Compare daily overhead rates with accepted industry standard rates (Eichleay and FAR methods as appropriate)
  • Determine actual cost of consequential damages associated with:
    • Project losses
    • Loss of future revenues
    • Loss of business
  • Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services
    • Identify items needed for document production
    • Analyze reports of opposing expert witnesses
    • Prepare reports as requested
    • Assist attorneys in settlement conferences and mediation proceedings
    • Recommend and prepare questions for depositions
    • Prepare exhibits for trial
    • Provide expert witness testimony


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