Unresolved construction disputes lead to claims. What are the ways to avoid claims, and ultimately litigation? To find some answers I had the opportunity to talk with an expert in the field, Scott Lowe.
Scott Lowe, P.E. is a Principal of Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. and helps clients all over the world understand, evaluate, resolve, and avoid construction claims.
Here are some of the questions Scott answers in this interview
- Generally, architects and engineer instruct the Contractor to verify the data provided on contract plans and in the specifications. Why should they concern themselves with a claim from a Contractor?
- Whose responsibility is it to ensure that the project is constructible; is it the contractor’s?
- What are some of the ways to be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to claims?
- If my firm is in a dispute, or anticipate we’ll be brought into a dispute, how do we know if and when we should hire a claims consultant?
You can reach Scott via email at scott.lowe(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)traunerconsulting.com.