Claims & dispute resolution services
Put your best foot forward when defending or presenting a construction claim
Disputes are costly, no matter whether you are defending or asserting a claim. They consume valuable time when resources could be better spent elsewhere. Parties to disputes often push resolution until later in the project lifecycle, thereby making it less likely that a resolution can be achieved.
Our team provides an independent expert report to support you during negotiations and / or mediation, and acts as an expert witness in your arbitration litigation proceedings. Our advice and experienced opinion, based on the contemporaneous records and facts of the development project, ensure an accurate and defendable report. With extensive knowledge of Canada’s construction industry, including the methods of construction, forms of contracts, scheduling and claims techniques, we are uniquely positioned to provide clarity in such situations.
Mitigate dispute risk with solid contracts and schedules
Claims and disputes are not inevitable. Mitigating risk to avoid claims and disputes is possible by taking the following steps:
- Spend time nailing down a detailed schedule that focuses on achievability and includes reasonable contingency
- Pull together high-quality contracts that set the execution expectations upfront
- Ensure you have the scope of your contracts appropriately and reasonably defined
Leverage our team of experts to put these professional practices in place upfront; saving you money by avoiding unnecessary cost overruns and delays.
Reduce project risks and construction costs with sound procurement, contract and dispute resolution strategies.
Cost estimating & pro formas
Set realistic budget and development scenario expectations and maintain them.
Contact a qualified professional
Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals brings a wealth of industry experience and unparalleled data-driven insights, providing the clarity you need to make informed decisions.
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Developers’ FAQ on active projects during COVID-19 pandemic
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Answers to help developers safely navigate the current and potential impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on active construction projects.
2020 Canadian Cost Guide
Jan 29, 2020
Altus Group's 2020 Canadian Cost Guide is the leading guide to real estate development and construction project costing. Download it today.