Calculation of Construction Claim Damages

As a part of the construction claims process, we calculate monetary damages in order to put a legally recoverable dollar value to your claim. All other findings become meaningless unless expertly converted into contractor dollar damages.

While a contractor is held in strict accordance with its accepted bid as specified, contract damages involve unanticipated costs (arguably beyond specifications), primarily:

  • Unanticipated quantity or quality changes in the specified work
  • Unanticipated changes in the method or sequence of the specified work

The first category is rather clear-cut and generally involves discrepancies between described expectations of a project and a bid, based on undisclosed or unknown conditions.

Damages in the second category primarily stem from an owner’s actions, such as:

  • Schedule disruption
  • Performance acceleration
  • Loss of efficiency; for example, caused by trade stacking
  • Withheld progress payments
  • Extended jobsite overhead
  • Extended home office overhead
  • Extra work ordered by the owner (such as insufficiently funded change orders)
  • Extra work as the result of owner action or inaction

We employ five (5) accepted methods to calculate construction claim damages, based on your particular situation. We also use our expertise to uncover damages you may not have realized as a contractor, in order to determine what you are justly entitled to. This is why it’s important to have a construction claims expert on your side!

Read Glen Eaton’s informative article “Damages Calculations in Construction Contract Claims” in the blog →


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