CAR / EAR & Builder’s Risk

Our team of professional Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants and Practicing Engineers accurately measure and value reinstatement/repair costs following property damage, with a proactive and transparent approach in delivering cost certainty.

Our team includes RICS members and chartered civil, structural, building services, geotechnical and commissioning engineers with a wealth of experience in project management, cost consultancy, contract negotiation and as acting independent expert witnesses.

We undertake a comprehensive review of project records and, where required, have the technical capability to assist in determining the most effective repair strategy / scope. The following are just some of the cost headings which can be reviewed:

  • Physical cost / scope of reinstatement
  • Increased Cost of Working
  • Additional Cost of Working
  • Expediting Expenses
  • Prolongation costs
  • Professional Fees
  • Defect rectification scope / costs
  • Improvements

Projects

CCi have worked on hundreds of projects worldwide. With specialist teams in time, cost and technical, and a broad range of industry experience, we bring clarity to the most complex of situations.

Airport Link Motorway

Location: Australia

It was claimed that seven separate events had caused critical delay to the project’s completion date. CCi was appointed as the critical path expert to benchmark the project’s pre-incident status and levels of available float, and to advise as to the expected impact of the events. CCi’s critical path analysis ultimately demonstrated that due to the management of activity relationships, criticality was artificially imposed upon certain areas. Following a recalibration of activity relationships, it was agreed that the events had had no impact.

Potash Mine

Location: USA

A conveyor at a Potash mine that carried product to warehouses before it could be loaded onto trains and distributed to customers collapsed. The collapse required the actual conveyor to be rebuilt and repairs to one of the warehouses where the conveyor had collapsed through the roof. Due to operational preference, the Insured decided to rebuild the conveyor in a different configuration than what was presented prior to the event. The new configuration required additional permitting from regulatory bodies that would not have been required if the conveyor was rebuilt in the same configuration as before the collapse. CCi was retained to determine for Insurers whether the delays caused by the requirement to re-permit increased the interruption period being claimed by the Insured.

714MW Offshore Wind Farm

Location: UK

Supply delays relating to some of the turbine jackets were alleged to have resulted in a critical delay to the project. CCi was appointed to determine the true criticality of the delay event. Using a combination of ‘but for’ and windows-based time slice analysis, CCi identified significant levels of float and flexibility within the project’s scheduled sequence, which could not be determined through the claimant’s preferred delay methodology, and ultimately led to agreement that no critical delay would likely be experienced and that no claim would be presented.