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Construction Claims & Litigation Support Services

Whether you are representing an owner, designer, contractor, or specialty trade contractor on a construction claim, you want the most experienced and knowledgeable consultant on your team. Few firms in the country can match WHI's successful track record in the construction claims industry. The right consultant has a breadth of construction knowledge, extensive prior involvement with construction litigation, trial experience, good judgment regarding the relative importance of documents as evidence, and persuasion skills. A consultant with these characteristics gives you the competitive edge. WHI will bring to your team the highest caliber consultant with the background needed to most effectively support your client's claim.

Discovery & Document Control
WHI will assist with the discovery of information and documents. We are highly skilled at managing this process. Our experts will quickly and efficiently identify and categorize the documents that are crucial to your case. Our organization and reproduction of these documents reduces a mountain of data into a meaningful core of information for you to use at depositions and at trial.

Analysis of Technical Evidence
WHI will help determine what went wrong on a project. We apply our experience and our extensive construction knowledge to analyze the particular facts regarding a project, and assess the causes of project delays, extensive change-order costs, or construction defects. In particular, WHI consultants excel in the following:

  • Damage Calculations
    WHI consultants will calculate damages incurred by the party asserting claims or the party refuting claims. With a solid understanding of the project, we are able to help your client formulate a realistic approach to recouping damages, which can then be substantiated through a trial or in arbitration/mediation.

  • Proof of Delay
    WHI is a recognized leading authority in the innovative use of detailed schedule analysis to prove construction delays. WHI consultants will review or prepare "as planned" performance schedules and "as built" performance schedules to reflect the relevant delays. Once identified, we pinpoint the time span and cause of each delay, and visually show how the delay changed the sequence of construction. WHI examines concurrent and non concurrent delays, as well as compensable and non compensable delays, and applies CPM principles to the delay analysis.

  • Delay/Disruption & Inefficiencies
    WHI was one of the first consulting firms to use CPM scheduling techniques to prove delay/disruption or inefficiencies. WHI personnel excel at analyzing loss of productivity (LOP) claims. WHI examines the bid estimates and original as-planned conditions, and compares them to job conditions. WHI recognizes that overtime, adverse weather, out of sequence work, trade stacking, contract changes, and increased labor crews are among the many factors that result in LOP. WHI personnel provide a realistic approach to quantifying damages and assessing liability.

  • Design Issues/Workmanship
    WHI's experienced consultants will identify the difference between improper workmanship and inferior design. Our consultants will perform a detailed investigation to study all of the factors involved surrounding the design/workmanship issue, and then arrive at an opinion consistent with the standards of the industry.

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