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Construction delays are costly. Sadly, construction delay claims can drag on indefinitely before a claimant is able to obtain appropriate compensation for the underlying problem. There are some strategies that can be employed in order to expedite a claim made in regard to an inappropriately delated construction project.

Construction Mediation

One avenue worth exploring when it comes to a claim related to a delay is construction mediation. There are construction mediators that focus on this type of claim with regularity.

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process. Through mediation, a professional mediator works with the parties to reach a reasonable resolution of a dispute. A mediator, such as Lyle Charles, does not make decisions for those involved in the mediation.

Retaining Experts

One reason that a resolution of a claim related to a construction delay can be delayed itself arises from a purported lack of evidence to support the claim. In these situations, it helps to have someone on your side who can explain, in non-technical terms and easy to understand language, what’s going on in the case. This person can shed light on  facts, provide authoritative testimony and help offer a neutral perspective.

For example, if the contractor claims the delay was the result of an issue relating structural steel used in the project, the contractor may claim that the delay was beyond its reasonable control. Retaining the services of a structural steel expert can assist in eliminating the roadblock. Such an expert can explain that the delay actually was the fault of the contractor and not some other subcontractor or third party. In short, an appropriate expert can be invaluable in moving a claim for a delayed construction project forward.