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Construction Disputes

Achieving the best possible outcomes in complex disputes

As construction projects become increasingly sophisticated in terms of programming, technology, and the global supply chain, disputes remain a common feature. For many organizations, these disputes can be convoluted, protracted, and time-consuming, and can fundamentally jeopardize construction project schedules or drastically increase project costs.

Ankura’s construction experts provide rigorous analyses and experienced testimony on complex construction projects before tribunals around the world. Governments, regulators, and leading contractors from around the world regularly rely on our team of experts for thorough and objective analysis to assess and mitigate risks.

200+
Construction Professionals
20
Who's Who Legal Leading Experts
25+
Years of Industry Experience on Average

Offerings

Cost & Quantum Analysis

We are experts in the valuation of construction works, including the valuation of works executed, the analysis and quantification of complex construction claims, variations, prolongation, acceleration, disruption, lost productivity, and termination.

Schedule/Programme Analysis

We conduct a thorough analysis of as-planned and as-built schedules to determine the discrete delays along a project’s critical path. Our technical review of project records and related technical analyses, including manpower, production, and productivity analyses, allow our experts to assign responsibility for each independent delay.

Damages Analysis

We analyze accounting records, cost control systems, and associated supporting documentation to assert or rebut damage claims.

Professional Liability & Defective Construction

Our licensed architects and engineers address the specific needs of design firms, owners, constructors, insurers, sureties, and counsel involved in professional liability and construction-defect litigation.

First-Party Insurance Claims

We support our clients in evaluating damages for complex insurance claims, litigation, and business disputes involving business interruption, property damage, extra expense, delay in start-up, product liability, and political risk.

Expert Testimony

Leveraging our analytical and industry experience, our senior professionals are relied upon by courts, tribunals, arbitrators, regulatory agencies, and mediators around the world to present opinions on complex matters in a clear, concise and objective manner.

Major Global Contractor

Navigating a Nuclear Power Plant Delay Dispute

A major contractor for a nuclear power plant construction project was responsible for delivering one of the key mechanical packages and associated infrastructure for the project. A delay of several years resulted in a significant cost overrun. Ankura worked on-site with the contractor client team over a period of months to provide analysis and reports that were used by counsel to formalize and prosecute the claim. The report was used by the client as an instrument for renegotiating the terms of its contract governing the scope of work to completion.

The Ankura Difference

Our dispute resolution professionals are respected experts around the world, recognized for their advice and independent professional opinion. We develop practical solutions as well as robust delay, damages, and professional liability analysis. We present conclusions in a clear, concise, and objective manner and provide testimony in a wide variety of venues, including specialized regulatory boards.

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