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Three Costly, but Easily Avoidable, Claims in Construction

July 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Construction claims are nearly unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Almost anyone who runs a construction company, or deals with construction projects, will butt up against them at some point in his or her career. These tips from Lyle Charles Consulting will help you avoid costly claims.

A Complaint About the Architectural Design

When a contractor is planning their construction project for a commercial or residential property, it is essential to prepare for potential lawsuits. Construction claim preparation can help a contractor avoid losing significant amounts of money because a client is unhappy about the way a building was designed or built. One of the most important ways to prevent construction claims is by hiring the best employees for the project. Choose an experienced architect to design a building and knowledgeable technicians to install electrical wires, plumbing fixtures and climate-control equipment.

Lawsuits Concerning Improper Construction

Contact a risk management firm to help with planning a project to prevent a costly lawsuit from a client. The process of a construction claim analysis before beginning a project can ensure that teams can work together to build a structure according to its design and safety standards. With the proper analysis, a contractor will have a written plan for success with the steps needed to verify that every part of the construction process is on track.

A Personal Injury Claim

If a lawsuit is filed alleging an injury from faulty materials, then call a construction claims consultant immediately to avoid huge financial losses. An experienced engineer or contractor can look at the paperwork concerning the claim before visiting the structure to determine if the lawsuit is valid. With assessment from a consultant, a contractor can provide evidence to the opposing party and courts to prove that a claim is not valid.