Construction claims must be filed, but documenting the details is easier said than done. Most of the time construction company owners and managers are too busy managing the actual field work to focus on properly completing the paperwork. For this reason, owners are left with incomplete or poorly coordinated contract documents and other paperwork, which can cause more issues down the line.
Another reason why claim analysis and preparation might be cumbersome is that it might not be your area of expertise. Hiring someone to do the work in-house might be an option, but many construction companies can’t afford the cost of a full-time employee.
If you fall into this category, you’re not alone. Many construction companies rely on the expertise of construction claim analysis and preparation services to do the work on their behalf. What can these companies accomplish for you? Plenty! If you find the right company, you can have them take care of the entire claims analysis and preparation paperwork, including claims associated with contract documents, scope changes, RFI issues, shop drawing, down time, schedules, overtime, materials, work stoppages, and scope complexity. Just make sure you hire someone with extensive industry experience, such as a steel fabrication expert that offers construction claim and preparation services.
There are many benefits to investing in this type of service. It can reduce the financial and logistical impact of the claim. It can also help relieve the burden from the owner, and allow them to focus on more important aspects of the job.
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