Stakeholders rely on experts to deliver requisite expertise, provide practical advice and have proven industry experience. Choosing an advisor who has previously testified on the issue at hand or effectively planned and managed a capital project of a similar nature will only lead to a better business outcome in terms of execution of risk and dispute resolution.
At Navigant, we advise and provide expert opinion on thousands of construction disputes, across all industries, all asset types and in a wide range of venues globally.
We perform contract audits and project control reviews for improper contract accounting, including the misappropriation of costs to contracts, misallocation of overhead and the inclusion of disallowable costs. We have experience in the pricing and analysis of claims.
We conduct a thorough analyses of the as-planned and as-built schedules to determine the discrete delays along the project's critical path. Our technical review of the project records and related technical analyses including but not limited to manpower, production and productivity analyses, allow our experts to assign responsibility for each independent delay.
We analyze accounting records, cost control system and associated supporting documentation to assert or rebut damage calculations. By focusing on the root causes of costoverruns or inefficiencies, we isolate the impact of specific events on direct and indirect costs.
Professional Liability and Construction Defects
Our licensed professional architects and engineers address the specific needs of design firms, owners, constructors, insurers, sureties and counsel involved in professional liability and construction defect litigation.
First Party Claims
Given the inter-relationships of business interruption and property damage claims made by policy holders, we support our clients in evaluating damages for complex insurance claims, litigation and business disputes involving business interruption, property damage, extra expense, delay-in-startup, and political risk. In addition, our professionals assist clients with the analysis of insurable values for coverage and limits decisions.
Leveraging our analytical and industry experience, we are relied upon by courts, tribunals, arbitrators, regulatory agencies and mediators around the world to present opinions on complex matters in a clear, concise and objective manner.
With international arbitration becoming a dominant form of dispute resolution in our global industry, success requires a detailed working knowledge of the various forms of contracts that govern the rights, responsibilities and obligations of the parties as well as an appreciation for the local laws, regulations, customs, language and cultures of the project's host country. Our professionals have the project experience and testimony credentials to enhance our clients' ability to achieve the best possible outcome.