Construction is a complex business, bringing together dozens of varied trades, crafts, and experts into a noisy, deadline-driven project that has nearly infinite details. The overall success of any construction project will come down to the general contractor ultimately running the show as well as the quality of the contract plans and the materials suppliers and subcontractors selected by the contractor. Since structural steel is one of the products used to frame out a new building, the quality of the fabrication and the quality of the overall construction is of the utmost importance. A steel fabrication & erection expert is... Read More
The Impact of Poor Quality Construction Documents When problems occur, it is often difficult to judge construction matters fairly because emotions run high, costs soar and panic sets in. Assessing Construction Matters Fairly In order to ensure that any problems with a construction project are assessed in a fair-minded and even-handed manner, whether it is through mediation or arbitration or litigation, the key is the selection of an expert who can speak authoritatively on the specific phases of construction and materials involved. The right expert for the right problem can put aside superficial impressions and get to the heart of... Read More
Construction problems stir up strong reactions because two things are always involved: Money and money. For the Owner and their team of architects and designers, who want the best building for their money and the general contractor and its subcontractors who want to provide the best building delivered timely and within their costs. In construction mediation can put a cap on both of these often-negative reactions. Mediation soothes everyone’s frazzled nerves because it brings everyone together under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable neutral who can sort through the various issues and guide both sides to a solution. The... Read More
Construction is a marathon, not a sprint. Along the way, construction disputes can occur over a wide range of issues including Bid Issues Design and coordination issues Quality of construction Quality of fabrication or erection Delays Cost overruns Any of these disputes can slow the whole process down unless you have a procedure in place to deal with all disputes using construction mediation. Mediation Throughout While construction mediation is often seen as a way of dealing with large-scale disputes that halt work or come up at the end of a construction project, the fact is it can also be a... Read More
One of the main selling points of construction mediation is the privacy and confidentiality of the process. This is appealing to the various parties typically embroiled in construction disputes because it protects them from having their statements being used against them in future litigation. The fear can be defined as follows: In an honest effort to settle a dispute fairly in construction mediation, they offer up information or opinion that puts their interests in a bad light. If mediation then fails, these admissions are used against them in a court proceeding.