It is not surprising that construction can create adversarial relationships and disputes. When you bring together contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, engineers, inspectors, material suppliers, skilled and unskilled workers to build buildings on restricted budgets with tight schedules in all weather conditions -- problems can arise.
Judge Kern of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, once put it very well,
“ … except in the middle of a battlefield, nowhere must men coordinate the movement of other men and all materials in the midst of such chaos and with such limited certainty of present facts and future occurrences as in a huge construction project … “ (431 A.2d 569,*575)
When these conditions result in disputes, you may need the assistance of people who are experts at conflict resolution. Our experience may help eliminate the problem, or at least resolve it quickly - before it spirals out of control.
We provide expert research and analysis of the facts in construction disputes. Our experience includes testimony at trial or arbitration in more than 45 disputes and presentation at negotiations or mediations in over 200 disputes. Our particular strength is in delay and disruption disputes, and in graphic presentations which assist in rapid understanding of complex disputed issues.
In the last 10 years, Florida has been a leader in resolving civil litigation through mediation, saving the expense, risk and loss of control that comes with placing your fate in the hands of a judge or jury. As a result, we have developed a number of successful techniques including integrated multi-media - that can quickly deliver the facts, given the tight time constraints that come with mediation.
Our credentials include advanced engineering degrees, advanced architectural degrees, building sciences, AAA arbitrator status, AAA mediator training & many years of real-time construction experience in the field. The fact that so many of our clients are repeat customers, proves our strength and professionalism in dispute resolution.
In addition to our delay and disruption experience, we have been involved in executing acceleration programs, and have analyzed and reported on labor productivity issues, defective work and design issues, project management and contract administration, costs and damages, and termination.