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Sound procurement, contract and dispute resolution strategies

Risks, changes, delays and disputes all impact project success.

Gain peace of mind with well-drafted contracts that properly allocate risk and provide certainty in project outcomes so you can stay on top of performance, schedule and cost matters.

Our team of experienced construction industry professionals provide insightful commercial project advice and contract solutions that help you:

  • Save time and money by forecasting potential risks and working out solutions to the ones that do arise
  • Mitigate risks and save on construction costs with detail-oriented procurement approaches, strategies, and development schedules
  • Optimize project momentum and reduce the risk of delays by getting your schedule right from the start
  • Clarify complex delay and cost claims with expert analysis and resolution using negotiation strategies backed up by a thorough review of the details
  • Know whether your project is on track and rectify poor performance with a project audit or health check

Contracts that support your objectives while proactively defining risk and dispute resolution mechanisms

Whether you are purchasing a site or establishing overall delivery tactics, our team of construction contract experts will provide support so you can:

  • Perform contractual due diligence  
  • Understand how to best procure and structure construction contracts and subcontracts
  • Undertake technical overviews that ‘dot the i’s and cross the t’s’ of contract documents
  • Target key timeframes with schedule benchmarking to ensure your project timeline is realistic
  • Manage contracts and processes with training for your internal teams

Protect your interests with a strategic and commercial approach to contract risk, project delays, change management and disputes

 With specialists assigned to assess the health of your project, you can make informed decisions and:

  • Develop sound contracts that define performance criteria, reasonable contractual obligations and fair dispute resolution provisions that ensure project success
  • Avoid negative cost and schedule impacts caused by invalid change orders with a detailed review to establish entitlement under the contract
  • Determine the actual cause and effect of project delays with forensic analysis that fairly distributes the realistic costs to each party
  • Present or defend claims with a trusted construction expert opinion supported by industry accepted analysis
  • Negotiate solutions that settle disputes without costly litigation
  • Identify liability for and present your case with a trusted expert opinion backed by thorough cost and schedule analysis

Project profiles

The Bow | Calgary, Alberta

Royal Bank of Canada | The Toronto- Dominion Bank | TD Securities | The Bank of Nova Scotia | Bank of Montreal | Alberta Treasury Branches | Canadian Western Bank | H&R REIT | Matthews Development

Construction cost planning, Tender analysis, Value management, Loan monitoring, Change order management, Risk management, Delay analysis, Claims management, Tenant fit-out cost planning

Project profiles

The Well | Toronto, Ontario

RioCan REIT | Allied Properties | Woodbourne Canada | Deltera Inc.

Cost estimating, Cost allocation, Value engineering, Payment certification, Pro formas, Scheduling, Project monitoring

Project profiles

Holt Renfrew Revitalization | Vancouver, British Columbia

Holt, Renfrew & Co.

Scheduling, Procurement advisory, Permit management, Construction cost estimating, Project management, Vendor fit-out project management

Project profiles

Yonge & Sheppard Centre | Toronto, Ontario

RioCan | KingSeett Capital

Scheduling, Claims, Construction cost estimating, Pro formas, Stakeholder cost allocation, Value engineering, Project monitoring, Payment certification

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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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