Construction Delay, Disruption And Acceleration Claims
Ever since the downturn in the U.S. economy, construction contractors have faced very narrow profit margins. If delays or disruptions add unexpected costs to the project, it is critical to recoup that money or gain extra time to insure compliance with construction schedule deadlines. At Troppito Miller Griffin, LLC, our Kansas City attorneys have experience with a wide array of delay, disruption and acceleration claims. We help clients in both Missouri and Kansas take the specific steps necessary to properly document and submit claims. We can assist with:
- Scheduling delays and disrupted productivity — An architect may fail to respond in a timely manner to requests for information. An owner may fail to make timely decisions on materials or colors. A subcontractor may fail to provide adequate manpower to complete the project on time. In every case, clients can count on our attorneys to seek the additional time or financial compensation they need.
- Home office overhead and Eichleay calculations — We have the acumen necessary to accurately apply the Eichleay formula and calculate home office overhead damages. This is often one of the most critical components of a construction delay claim.
- Acceleration claims — If a contractor is forced to accelerate a project, it can mean exponential cost increases associated with workforce increases and overtime payments in order to complete the project within the new time frame. We help clients recover appropriate financial compensation for their increased labor costs.
- Claims for liquidated damages — Our lawyers are skilled at analyzing construction contracts and advising clients on the enforceability of liquidated damage clauses in breach of contract disputes.