How to Properly (and Effectively) Create a Construction Claim
Construction claims are a common occurrence within projects. During the lifetime of the project, problems occur which can bring up claims that sometimes cannot be settled outside the courtroom. A claim should be resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some basic components that delve into the basic construction claim preparation process.
The efficiency of the claim derives from its simplicity. The more complex it gets, the longer the outcome will take. The larger amounts of verbiage included will make things increasingly more difficult. The claim must be well-supported but can be simple and straight to the point. With plenty of construction advisory services out there, you can seek insight into a proper claims preparation as well.
When you are making a claim, you should write it as you are telling a story with your stronger arguments upfront to prove your point. Claims that are remembered easily are ones that can be understood the best.
The finances involved should be recorded accurately and with great detail. This could be considered the bread and butter as financial damages could swing to either party. A detailed cost analysis as well as a breakdown of the damages should be included. You should be able to back up all of your recorded data to show financial liability.
An early end to a construction claim is what is most likely desired on both ends. Most people just want to get it out of the way and figure out a solution. This is not the case for everyone but having to deal with going through the court is not only financially burdening but also stressful.
Bio: Lyle Charles is the president of Lyle Charles Consulting, a firm that offers a variety of services to aid the construction industry through effective decision-making.