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Construction Claims Consultants
and
Expert Witnesses

Construction Claims Consultant Abacus investigates and evaluates all types of construction claims.

Even a carefully planned and well managed project can encounter claims and disputes.  How the claims and disputes are handled can make a significant difference in the success of the project.

Abacus utilizes a proven and cost-effective approach and methodology to quickly get to the root of any claim or dispute.

Our professionals are familiar with the vast range of disputes which can arise during the design, procurement, and construction of a project, including:

Changes in Scope (Extra Work) 
Impact | Disruption | Suspension 
Interference 
Acceleration of Work 
Lack of Performance 
Design Error | Design Omission 
Defective Work | Incomplete Work 
False Claims (for Time or Money)
Time Delays (Extra Time)
Differing Site Conditions
Denial of Site Access
Termination for Convenience
Termination for Default
Non-conforming Work
Property Damage 
Product Defects

Initially, Abacus focuses upon mitigation of the disputes, so distraction and delay are minimized.

Then, Abacus concentrates on evaluation of each dispute, including preliminary investigation and analysis that result in an action plan, which is tailored to your business objectives and legal strategies.

A major focus of the action plan is to facilitate early dispute resolution.  Abacus typically conducts detailed analyses, breaking the disputes down - issue by issue, fact by fact, and event by event in order to assess the liability, causation and damage components of each dispute.  A fair, balanced and objective assessment of each dispute frequently is the impetus for an early and cost-effective resolution. 

If desired, Abacus will become an integral part of your professional team. Furthermore, Abacus will appear as an expert in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or trial, if desired.

Our Construction Claims and Expert Witness Services include:

Construction Claim Preparation | Analysis | and Response
Issue Analysis
CPM Schedule Delay Analysis
Causal Analysis and Damage Calculations
Settlement | Mediation | Arbitration | Litigation Support
Computerized Document Control
Preparation of Demonstrative Evidence
Expert Witness Testimony

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Investigative & Forensic Construction Engineers

 

Our Investigative and Forensic services include: evaluation of construction, operation (including life cycle costs), and maintenance; facility surveys; remedial design, and reconstruction management; evaluation of architect, engineer, construction manager, and contractor performance (against the applicable construction industry standards); contractual, technical, and causal analyses involving legal theories of strict liability, issues of professional liability, and breach of contract; property loss analyses; business interruption calculations; and expert witness testimony. 

Abacus investigates and evaluates the performance of the designer, construction manager, and contractor regarding compliance with the standards of practice in the construction, industry applicable to the design, construction, and management of the project, including operation, maintenance, and life cycle issues

Abacus analyzes the cause and origin of product defects and construction failures.

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Construction Accountants and Auditors Abacus is a full-service provider of specialized financial, accounting and auditing services to the construction industry.

In the planning stages, our ability to accurately analyze the financial aspects of a project - especially when combined with our technical expertise - is unsurpassed.

In the procurement and construction stage, Abacus is an attentive observer and investigator, reporting on progress and keeping track of expenditures, providing comprehensive oversight and audit services.

In the analysis and resolution of construction claims and disputes, we excel as your forensic construction accountant in detailed fact-finding and in reconstructing financial activity.

Abacus Construction Accounting and Auditing services include:

Feasibility Evaluations | Viability Assessments
Oversight of Capital Expenditures
Construction Loan Assessment
Construction Project Loan Monitoring
Evaluation of Problem Construction Loans
Construction Contract Cost Compliance Audits
Bankruptcy Evaluations
Fraud Investigations
Expert Witness Testimony

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