Reasons behind Construction Delays

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The number one problem firms have to face whenever dealing with a construction project is delay. Delays can push your schedule back to months after the set deadline and can cost the firm to lose a lot of money especially if these delays are also caused by more harmful unforeseeable events. However not all of these delays are inevitable, most of them can be avoided with the help of a professional consultant.

These professionals ensure that delays caused by operational errors and late delivery of materials are avoided by going through your production and delivery schedule and look at the possible areas that can still be improved. Some of these consultation firms would also offer services that cater to construction delay claims which can result in losing a lot of money for those handling the project if not properly handled.

Construction mediation is also one service that can be employed for those delays that are caused by human misunderstandings. A disagreement between two of the managing partners can delay construction by months and can even potentially cancel the whole project as a whole, definitely something firms have to avoid if they want their project to push through as successfully as possible.

If however the delay has already happened, and people are knocking at your door with claims, then you’re going to need a construction claims expert to figure out what your next course of action will be, rather than go at it on your own.

Lyle Charles is a firm that deals with advisory services as well as construction claims management.