What to Keep in Mind for Construction Delay Claims
Small and insignificant delays can affect an entire project at a larger magnitude than you might believe. Although their insignificance can be ruled out at first, the ultimate cost to the project can be severe with consequential damages. Establishing a Claim In order to build up a case for your claim, you’ll need more than just building plans and basic information. Other data-based factors including scheduling, efficiency analysis, and project management should be embedded within the claim to maximize the chances of success. This means looking into construction advisory services to hire a professional expert that is needed to assist with gathering all of the data. Additionally, hiring an attorney before any work has started will help mitigate the damage caused by delays and manage the caused risks associated. Be Wary of Delays During a construction project, it’s important to remain vigilant of potential causes of delays. Shifts in weather or poor planning are already signs of delayed activity. Although there are times where these events can’t be avoided, one should anticipate them early through planning detailed schedules. Improper scheduling is a major mistake that you should avoid if possible. Remember, unreasonable time requirements won’t just magically work themselves out throughout the life of the project. They need to be addressed. Document Everything If a delay is suspected, ensure that all activities are well-documented and are updated frequently once the project moves along. Be sure that you record all of the costs and efficiencies of the delay. Generally, even in construction mediation, the side that keeps better records will prevail in a dispute. Bio: Lyle Charles is the president of Lyle Charles Consulting. If you’re inquiring about construction delay claims, let Lyle and his experienced team help guide you through the process with effective results.