The least costly method of avoiding claims and resolving disputes is to institute an effective claims management program well in advance of construction. Our firm works closely with clients to ensure that risks are fully understood and associated costs are completely determined. Our extensive experience insures that the client is fully aware of implications associated with sharing, shifting, and controlling those risks that cannot be totally prevented. We work side-by-side with the client and his staff to recognize and resolve possible disputes early on when costs and difficulties associated with changes is minimal.

Even with the best of claims avoidance strategies, disputes will occur. Projects will frequently fall far behind schedule, significant unexpected costs are incurred and claims will proliferate. Because of our strong reputation, our firm is frequently retained, both during and after construction, to deal with claims avoidance and development of dispute resolution tactics.

Scope of Services

PMIS uses the experience from the resolution of a multitude of major claims to assist its clients and their respective counsel by:

Determining Liability
Identification, analysis and evaluation of the factual and contractual issues to determine liability.

Establishing Causation
Performing delay, acceleration and productivity analyses to determine the effect of the action or inaction of the responsible parties on time and cost (causation).

Calculating Damages
Determine the monetary cost of damages resulting from the contractors or designer’s actions and in-actions and whether these damages are reasonable, allowable, provable, and recoverable.

Resolving Claims
Based upon its proven track record, we will participate in any negotiations, arbitration, litigation, or administrative hearings necessary to develop and satisfy resolution to claims.