Engineering, Construction Claims & Claim Prevention
We have the highest level of engineering and construction experience to systematically deal with contractual, delay and/or disruption problems that crop up at any stage of the development and construction process. We have the crucial engineering and legal expertise to get to the root of a complex problem, whether it is about design, construction, time, money or contractual matters. Our consultants have high levels of contractual and project management expertise to accurately evaluate and systematically document the cause, liability and impact of an often complex claim. We team up with our clients to produce prudent and substantiated claim reports and assist them during the negotiation process to help facilitate early resolution of the claim.
- Investigation, Analysis, Preparation and Presentation of Claims
- Defense, Negotiation, and Management of Claims
- Delay, Disruption and Acceleration Claims
- Cause and Effect, Liability, Entitlement Analysis
- Prolongation, Disruption and Acceleration Cost Analysis
- Damages Assessment, Recovery of Costs and Loss of Profit
- Strength and Weakness Assessment of Claim Issues
- Claim Prevention Strategy
Delay, Disruption, Acceleration Analysis & Quantification
Delay and disruption happen on most engineering and construction projects. The nature and complexity of an engineering and construction project are such that many things can go wrong during the project life cycle. Delay and disruption are considered to be the single most reason for the late completion of projects and the overriding cause of construction disputes. Our delay analysts use scientific delay and disruption modeling tools and industry accepted methodologies to analyze and quantify the impact of delay and disruption events. They then use professional judgment and expert opinion to recommend remedial measures and substantiate party’s entitlement.
- Forensic Delay and Disruption Analysis
- Disruption and Loss of Productivity Assessment
- Concurrent and Culpable Delay Assessment
- Acceleration Analysis and Establishment
Dispute Avoidance & Dispute Resolution
Even the most meticulously planned and well-managed construction project can encounter claims and disputes. How the claims and disputes are handled can make a significant difference in the success of the project and the party’s winning capacity. Our multi-disciplinary team can provide techno-legal support to a party involved in disputes being resolved by formal court litigation, arbitration or through other ADR routes. Our programming, contractual and legal skills coupled with our project management experience, enable us to provide clear, objective advice to the contracting parties and their legal advisors.
- Dispute Avoidance Strategy and Support
- Litigation and Arbitration Assistance
- Acting as Expert Witness
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Acting as Adjudicator, Mediator
- Acting as Party Representative
- Dispute Review Boards
Our services in this area include developing dispute avoidance strategies, providing support for dispute avoidance, assisting in litigation and arbitration, acting as expert witnesses, facilitating alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or adjudication, acting as party representatives, and establishing dispute review boards.
By offering comprehensive dispute resolution services, we can help our clients minimize risks and avoid costly disputes. With our experience in complex construction disputes, we can provide tailored advice and support to ensure that our clients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Expert Witness Services: Providing Clear and Convincing Opinions for Your Legal Needs
As a leading provider of expert witness services, we specialize in assisting both private and public entity plaintiffs and defendants in various legal matters. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to thoroughly reviewing contracts, specifications, correspondence, and documents, as well as representing clients at meetings and negotiations, and preparing detailed reports for use in legal proceedings.
Our expert witness services cover a wide range of activities, including depositions, courtroom observations, and testimony. We take pride in presenting our opinions in a clear and concise manner, which helps attorneys quickly determine whether our support will be beneficial for their clients.
- Thorough Contract, Specification, and Document Reviews
- Skilled Representation at Meetings and Negotiations
- Preparation of Detailed Reports for Legal Proceedings
- Depositions, Courtroom Observations, and Testimony
- Clear and Concise Opinions for Strong Legal Support
Thorough Contract, Specification, and Document Reviews
Our expert witness services start with a thorough review of all contracts, specifications, and relevant documents to help us gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal matter at hand. This allows us to provide well-informed opinions that are based on sound evidence and facts.
Skilled Representation at Meetings and Negotiations
We understand that representing clients at meetings and negotiations is a crucial part of any legal matter. That is why our team of professionals possesses excellent communication and negotiation skills, enabling us to advocate effectively for our clients and provide valuable insight during these important sessions.
Preparation of Detailed Reports for Legal Proceedings
Our expert witness services include the preparation of detailed reports that provide a clear and objective analysis of the legal matter at hand. Our reports are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the facts and issues at hand, making it easier for attorneys to prepare their case and provide strong legal support for their clients.
Depositions, Courtroom Observations, and Testimony
We provide expert witness services that cover depositions, courtroom observations, and testimony. Our professionals possess the necessary skills and experience to provide clear and convincing testimony that supports the legal positions of our clients.
Clear and Concise Opinions for Strong Legal Support
We understand the importance of providing clear and concise opinions to attorneys and their clients. Our opinions are presented in a manner that is easy to understand, helping attorneys determine whether our support will be beneficial for their clients.
In conclusion, our expert witness services provide a comprehensive range of activities that can help attorneys and their clients achieve strong legal support. Our team of experienced professionals possesses the skills and knowledge to provide well-informed opinions, represent clients effectively at meetings and negotiations, and prepare detailed reports for legal proceedings. If you require expert witness services, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Expert Claim Counseling Services for Construction and Real Estate Disputes
With our extensive experience in both engineering and law, as well as our deep knowledge of FIDIC contracts, our firm is well-equipped to handle a wide range of construction and real estate disputes. From common issues to complex and multi-party claims, we have the expertise to provide effective claim counseling services to our clients.
Our approach to claim counseling is to provide clear and comprehensive advice, outlining the entire process and highlighting the potential outcomes of our clients’ claims. By doing so, we empower our clients to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to achieve their desired results.
Even when parties act in good faith and take all necessary precautions, disputes can still arise. In these situations, we are ready to assist our clients in resolving their disputes by providing the services of our experienced professionals who have deep knowledge of the construction industry and its related disputes.
If you require claim counseling services for a construction or real estate dispute, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can help you navigate the process and achieve your goals. Our commitment to providing exceptional service and our proven track record of success make us the ideal partner for all your claim counseling needs.
Disputes relating to Engineering and Construction are mainly summarized in the followings:
- Completion Date Disputes
- Loss and Expense disputes
- Professional Negligence disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Quantitative and Measurement
- Delay of payment disputes
- Variations Valuation
- Final Account disputes
- Defects liability disputes
- Liability Disputes
- Extension of Time disputes
- Delay and Disruption disputes
Common Engineering and Construction Disputes: Understanding the Issues
Disputes are a common occurrence in the engineering and construction industry, and can arise due to a variety of factors. Some of the most common disputes include:
- Completion Date Disputes – these disputes typically arise when there are disagreements over the agreed-upon completion date for a project, and whether the deadline has been met or not.
- Loss and Expense Disputes – these disputes usually relate to claims for additional costs incurred due to unexpected circumstances or changes in the scope of work.
- Professional Negligence Disputes – these disputes arise when a professional involved in the project, such as an engineer or architect, is accused of failing to perform their duties to an acceptable standard.
- Breach of Contract – disputes can also arise when one party fails to fulfill their obligations under a contract, such as not completing work to the required standard or not paying invoices on time.
- Quantitative and Measurement Disputes – these disputes often occur when there are disagreements over the amount of materials or work completed on a project.
- Delay of Payment Disputes – these disputes relate to disagreements over the timing or amount of payment for work completed.
- Variations Valuation – disputes can arise when there are disagreements over the cost of changes to the original scope of work.
- Final Account Disputes – these disputes relate to the final accounting of costs and payments for a project.
- Defects Liability Disputes – disputes can arise when there are defects or problems with the work completed on a project, and who is responsible for addressing them.
- Liability Disputes – these disputes relate to claims of responsibility for damages or losses incurred during the project.
- Extension of Time Disputes – disputes can arise when there are delays in completing work on a project, and whether an extension of time is justified.
- Delay and Disruption Disputes – these disputes relate to claims of delay or disruption caused by unforeseen circumstances or changes in the scope of work.
Understanding these common disputes can help project participants to identify potential issues and take proactive steps to avoid or address them. In the event of a dispute, seeking the advice of experienced professionals can help to ensure a fair and efficient resolution.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Flexible and Effective Solution
When parties become embroiled in a dispute, it can often feel like there is no way out. However, there are alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options available that can help parties to find a resolution before the situation becomes too contentious.
ADR is a non-binding resolution process, which typically involves an ADR practitioner (such as Eng. Mohamad Basel AL Najjar) who assists parties in dispute to try to resolve their issues. Unlike traditional dispute resolution methods, ADR is not necessarily focused on determining who is right or wrong, but rather on finding a mutually beneficial solution.
ADR can be a highly effective way to resolve disputes, as it offers several advantages over other forms of dispute resolution. One of the key benefits of ADR is its flexibility – it can be used to address almost any kind of dispute, from minor disagreements between individuals to complex disputes between multinational corporations.
Another advantage of ADR is its speed and cost-effectiveness. Compared to traditional litigation or arbitration, ADR can often be resolved much more quickly and at a lower cost. This can be particularly important for parties who want to resolve their dispute in a timely and cost-effective manner.
In addition to its speed and flexibility, ADR can also be less adversarial than traditional dispute resolution methods. By focusing on finding a mutually beneficial solution, ADR can help parties to maintain a positive relationship, even after the dispute has been resolved.
Overall, ADR can be an excellent option for parties who want to resolve their dispute quickly, cost-effectively, and with a minimum of conflict. Whether you are facing a minor disagreement or a complex dispute, working with an experienced ADR practitioner can help you to find a resolution that meets your needs and protects your interests.
Litigation Support: Extensive Experience in Civil Engineering and Construction
Eng. Mohamad Basel Al Najjar is a highly experienced professional who specializes in providing litigation support for a range of civil engineering and construction-related disputes. With a deep understanding of the complexities of construction delay, arbitration, and claims situations, Eng. Mohamad Basel Al Najjar is able to provide invaluable assistance to parties involved in legal proceedings.
Whether you are an individual, business, or government entity, navigating the legal system can be challenging. That’s where Eng. Mohamad Basel Al Najjar comes in – he is able to provide expert guidance and support throughout the litigation process, helping to ensure that your case is presented in the strongest possible light.
Eng. Mohamad Basel Al Najjar’s extensive experience in civil engineering and construction means that he is able to provide a unique perspective on complex construction-related disputes. His expertise in areas such as project scheduling, cost estimation, and risk analysis allows him to provide detailed analysis and insights that can be critical to the success of your case.
In addition to his technical expertise, Eng. Mohamad Basel Al Najjar is also well-versed in the legal aspects of construction and engineering disputes. He is able to provide assistance with document review, deposition preparation, expert witness testimony, and more, helping to ensure that your case is as strong as possible.
Overall, if you are involved in a civil engineering or construction-related dispute, Eng. Mohamad Basel Al Najjar can provide the support and expertise you need to navigate the legal system and achieve a successful outcome. With his extensive experience and deep knowledge of the industry, he is well-equipped to help you achieve your goals.
What is the focus of the engineering and construction services offered by the company?
The company offers engineering and construction services with a focus on dealing with contractual, delay, and disruption problems at any stage of the development and construction process. They have consultants with high levels of contractual and project management expertise who systematically document the cause, liability, and impact of a complex claim. They assist clients in producing prudent and substantiated claim reports and assist during the negotiation process to facilitate early resolution of the claim.
What kind of analysis and quantification of delay and disruption events can the company provide?
The company uses scientific delay and disruption modeling tools and industry-accepted methodologies to analyze and quantify the impact of delay and disruption events on engineering and construction projects. They provide forensic delay and disruption analysis, disruption and loss of productivity assessment, concurrent and culpable delay assessment, and acceleration analysis and establishment.
What kind of dispute resolution services does the company offer?
The company provides a range of dispute resolution services, including developing dispute avoidance strategies, providing support for dispute avoidance, assisting in litigation and arbitration, acting as expert witnesses, facilitating alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or adjudication, acting as party representatives, and establishing dispute review boards.
What is the focus of the expert witness services provided by the company?
The company’s expert witness services specialize in assisting both private and public entity plaintiffs and defendants in various legal matters. They start with a thorough review of all contracts, specifications, and relevant documents to gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal matter at hand. They provide skilled representation at meetings and negotiations, prepare detailed reports for legal proceedings, and offer depositions, courtroom observations, and testimony. The company takes pride in presenting clear and concise opinions, which help attorneys determine whether their support will be beneficial for their clients.
What are the causes of delay and disruption in engineering and construction projects?
Delay and disruption are considered to be the single most reason for the late completion of engineering and construction projects and the overriding cause of construction disputes. The nature and complexity of an engineering and construction project are such that many things can go wrong during the project life cycle. The company’s delay analysts use scientific delay and disruption modeling tools and industry-accepted methodologies to analyze and quantify the impact of delay and disruption events. They then use professional judgment and expert opinion to recommend remedial measures and substantiate parties’ entitlement.