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We help our clients to avoid and resolve disputes that cost businesses disruption, delay or reputational damage.
Prevention is always better than a cure. If a dispute arises, or is likely to, our highly experienced team acts quickly to help clients avoid long and costly resolution processes.
Benefit from independent dispute advice
As independent advisors, we prepare a neutral evaluation that gives an objective analysis of the problem, and expert advice on ways to resolve it. We specialize in analyzing issues around time delay, cost escalations or overruns, risk identification and mitigation, so clients are able to make informed decisions in the best interests of the project.
We quantify damages, assess any possible counterclaims and review the potential for early settlement. When early resolution is a viable option, we can assist in that process.
Should the dispute escalate, we are qualified to provide testimony under cross-examination in both litigation and arbitration - whether engaged by counsel or the client, or as a neutral expert on behalf of the tribunal.
Four of the areas included in our Dispute Advisory services are:
Forensic delay analysis
As well as their own sector experience, our forensic delay experts are trained in all leading project management software packages, to help clients facing challenges with construction planning and scheduling.
Using industry-accepted software we analyze complex schedules/programs to address delays and/or disruption and evaluate entitlement to extensions of time and costs.
Our analysts are familiar with the different techniques applied to the analysis of delay claims including:
- Planned vs. actual
- Impacted as-planned
- Collapsed as-built
- Time impact
- Window analyses
Drawing on our extensive background in cost management and quantity surveying, our experts have many years of experience managing project finances from bid stage through closeout/start up. They apply this experience to deal effectively and efficiently with matters in dispute, or from which disputes may arise.
Our professionals routinely evaluate prolongation costs, entitlements to additional costs, consequential damages, or cost escalation. Job cost and/or close out audits, pay application verification, and valuations of work in place or cost to complete are examples of services we provide.
Contract advisory services
Our experienced advisors specialize in helping clients identify and avoid risks when procuring contracts and managing contract changes.
Our team is well versed in successful procurement strategies and assisting in the creation of contracts and agreements which promote the client’s goals and the success of the project.
We also advise on project management, construction oversight, inspections, contract administration, and supply chain management.
Rely on our expert witness services
Our expert witness and advisory team prepares detailed independent and incisive reports either as consulting experts or for arbitration and litigation. When required, our professionals provide expert opinions by testimony.
Their services include the analysis of delay and disruption, quantum, loss assessment and adjustment, building defects surveys and property condition assessments.
Gleeds’ expert witnesses specialize in:
- Delay & disruption
- CM standard of care
- Construction defects
- Loss assessing and adjusting
- Building defect surveys