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CONSTRUCTION CAUSATION ANALYSIS
With a resume of completing projects valued at $20 billion and having consulted on projects valued at an additional $15 billion, Holloway Consulting is recognized internationally as one of the leading construction claims and disputes experts. Not surprisingly, causation analysis represents approximately half of our services, and many of our other services are related to causation analysis in some manner.
Holloway Consulting has been retained as a damages consultant or damages expert witness on hundreds of domestic and international consulting and claims engagements involving projects valued at over $20 billion. Thus, the tagline we use throughout our Construction Design, Defects, Delays and Damages site and this blog is “It’s all about Damages.”
Holloway’s analysis of construction costs and direct, indirect and consequential damages is usually associated with, “project cost overruns.” Cost overruns or extra costs can be incurred by any of the parties involved in construction: owner, design professional, general contractor, trade contractor, etc. Most often, cost overruns refer to incurred costs that exceed the budgeted amount(s). However, cost overruns can also refer to costs for which there was no budget, and for unanticipated costs.
CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS ANALYSIS
Holloway Consulting provides a variety of services on construction defect claims analysis and defect repair cases. Our clients have included plaintiff Home Owners Associations, plaintiff contractors, defendant contractors and design professionals, and third-party and fourth-party contractor defendants. Holloway Consulting has been retained to perform on-site investigations to determine the cause(s) of various distresses and non-performances of building materials, products, assemblies, systems and components, along with the causes(s) of reported water intrusion. Additionally, Holloway is often requested to provide general repair and remediation recommendations to correct identified defects and deficiencies, and to establish the probable costs associated with the defect correction activities.
CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Construction disputes are a common element of today’s industry, and they have been common for many decades. To survive in today’s construction marketplace, the contractor must understand his rights and be quick to retain construction dispute resolution services when a construction disputes situation arises. There will be times when a construction contractor will recognize entitlement prior to damage, and other times when the opposite will be true. On those occasions when entitlement precedes damage, the contractor should immediately place the owner on written notice regarding the timing and nature of the causal events. In fact, in the absence of timely written notice, many construction claims will be barred by contract.
On those occasions when extra costs or damages are incurred ahead of entitlement, the contractor should immediately retain the construction disputes resolution services of a consultant or expert, and undertake an investigation into the status of the work to identify the potential causal factors.
CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
The effectiveness of construction expert witness’ testimony relies on the credibility afforded that expert witness by the trier of fact. Holloway Consulting’s construction experts have experience in providing testimony at formal arbitration hearings and trial, and in more informal settlement and mediation forums. We offer personnel who have the appropriate credentials to serve as a construction expert witness for the particular case. Our construction experts, Mr. Holloway in particular, are skilled communicators with experience testifying before judges, juries and arbitrators on engineering, design, manufacturing, and construction topics.
Holloway Consulting provides construction surety services and construction insurance services for principals and sureties in situations where the owner or contractor has filed a claim against a surety bond, or in circumstances wherein the insured’s construction contract has been terminated or may be terminated for either convenience or cause, or is likely to be terminated.
DESIGN ERRORS AND OMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARD OF CARE
Holloway Consulting is most often retained by insurance defense attorneys on cases where design errors and omissions or a standard of care suit has been brought by the owner against an architect and/or engineer, or where the A/E and its insurer have been asked to address design professional standard of care claims and errors and omissions claims made by the contractor. Our work has involved:
- 1. Assessment of whether the designer’s performance met the standard of care;
- 2. Assessment of whether the designer’s performance caused schedule delays and damages;
- 3. A/E Contract Administration/Construction Observation issues;
- 4. Contractor change request and change order causation and pricing analysis; and,
- 5. Damages rebuttal through analysis of betterments, upgrades, and first-time costs.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR, PROJECT MANAGER AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT STANDARD OF CARE
The experience and expertise gained while working in the field as engineers on construction projects around the valued at over $15 billion provides the Holloway Consulting Group, LLC with the necessary credibility in providing expert analysis, reports and testimony on General Contractor standard-of-care, Project Manager standard-of-care, and Construction Manager standard-of-care issues. Holloway Consulting’s services have addressed many issues related to general contractor operations and construction management services.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT DISPUTES
The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC has worked in government contract disputes for government contractors contracting with the federal government or filing claims against the government and has assisted various government agencies in their defense against government contractor claims. These claims have taken the form of Request For Equitable Contract Adjustment (REA), defective pricing, bid errors, cost of repair, liquidated damages and contractor termination/replacement.
The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC are also experts in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31, and have worked on numerous FAR-related claims. We are an expert in the government contract law and dispute resolution process, and each of the types of remedies available to government contractors and, in some cases, the Government.
INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING SERVICES
Holloway Consulting Group’s international construction consultants have built projects and provided construction claims and construction dispute resolution services on large international construction projects in a variety of locations such Canada, India, Jamaica, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
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