Cost/Quantum and Schedule/Programme
Navigant's Global Construction Practice provides clients with critical construction claims expertise to help them secure the best resolution possible.
Our accounting and financial professionals have performed numerous construction contract audits and project control reviews for improper contract accounting, including the misappropriation of costs to contracts, misallocation of overhead, and the inclusion of unallowable costs. Navigant also has extensive experience in the pricing and analysis of claims, including field and home office overhead, cost escalation, equipment costs, and extra work, and can help clients quantify the economic impacts attributable to a delayed or troubled project, including lost profits and increased costs.
We understand the accounting and cost control systems used on construction projects, and are expert at using these records to perform or evaluate damages calculations. Our efforts are focused on identifying the root causes of cost overruns or inefficiencies, and isolating the impact of specific events or actions on direct and indirect costs. When reviewing claims prepared by the opposition, our experts perform an in-depth evaluation of the methodologies employed in the claims calculations, including a critical examination of the supporting documentation.
Construction Cost and Schedule Services
Testifying Experts in Construction Disputes
We perform a thorough analysis of the as-planned and as-built schedules and project records to determine the cause of each delay and isolate the impact for which the different parties on the project are responsible. Our analysis focuses on an objective assessment and effective quantification of project impacts, and our summary of project issues and delays provides clients with a realistic assessment of potential liability.
Litigation Support & Expert Witness Testimony
The selection of a well-qualified and experienced testifying expert can provide counsel with a significant strategic advantage, especially when that expert can draw upon the leveraged, experienced and well-trained resources of an international litigation consulting practice to support the testimony. Navigant prides itself on the quality and depth of the testifying experts. We have the largest cadre of "first-chair" testifying experts in architecture, engineering, construction, project management, scheduling, accounting and financial analysis. Our professionals have artfully and skillfully presented complex testimony in various legal forums, including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Federal and State courts, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Kingdom High Court, international and domestic arbitrations, mediations, adjudication proceedings, and special administrative hearings.