Construction and Surety Consulting

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In certain dispute situations, some issues are without a health component and apply to projects under construction or to completed projects. These issues often include a spectrum of trade contractors and arise as a result of various operational, financial and/or contractual circumstances. The variety of professional accounting and business backgrounds, formal education and training, building science, engineering and technical expertise in the construction and remediation industries combined with dispute resolution, litigation support and expert testimony provides our construction and surety clients with a diverse and defensible array of claims consulting services. BHS maintains a notable national presence with its strategic partners’ network.

  • Construction and Project Management, Support and Guidance
  • Field Operations, Scheduling and Project Recovery Strategies
  • Claims Preparation and Review / Counter-Claim Assessment and Negotiations
  • Financial Cost Analysis and Mechanical Engineering
  • Litigation Support and Expert Testimony
  • Large, Complex Construction Dispute Resolution / Private Arbitration Services
  • Arbitrator - American Arbitration Association since 1990

Representative Projects

Representative Project#1
At the recommendation of the construction attorney for a heavy-highway prime contractor who regularly performed $80 million dollar in annual volume, we became directly involved in the field operations, development of recovery strategies, delay claim preparation and all contract-related negotiations including change orders and final settlement of a $15 million dollar commuter rail infrastructure project. This included negotiations with the owner, key suppliers and subcontractors. We were also instrumental for the same contractor in the development of a project delay claim, time impact analysis, change order and back charge review, dispute of liquidated damages and final settlement negotiations with the owner on a $1.8 million dollar bridge span replacement over commuter rail and CSX railroad tracks.

Representative Project #2
BHS was retained by a roofing subcontractor to assist in collection of a withheld progress payment and final retention. Our client had completed their contractual services for the general contractor at a local hospital, yet they were unable to get paid by the general contractor who had been paid by the hospital. Our efforts focused on substantiating work performed, documenting the contractual compliance of our client’s work in place, cost entitlement for approved change orders, and performing comprehensive financial analyses to support their surety claim. During the bond claim’s review process, we worked with our client to negotiate full payment for the past due work.

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