Claims Analysis

Keville Enterprises has analyzed nearly $2B in claims and changes for a variety of public owner clients including the MBTA, Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System, the Tren Urbano Project, The Massachusetts Port Authority, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Northeast Utilities and Central Maine Power. Keville’s extensive experience in construction management, construction inspection and other construction support services provides the added advantage of having in-depth experience and expertise in the constructability, scheduling, quality control, and cost aspects of public construction projects.

Keville’s professionals have provided a vast array of services including claims analysis on many public construction projects. This experience provides unique and comprehensive insight when analyzing claims and change orders because our construction management and inspection expertise informs and enhances our claims analysis. We understand construction, and we understand the claims that emanate from construction. Moreover, Keville’s vast pool of construction managers, inspectors, schedule analysts, cost estimators, licensed electrical inspectors, and specialty inspectors provide our claims analysts with a readily accessible knowledge base and specialized expertise that can be utilized when analyzing claims and change orders.

Keville’s people are well trained and experienced in interpreting contract documents, remain objective during analysis and always strive to reach fair and equitable settlements during negotiations. Keville’s Claims and Change Order Analysts are astute at understanding and analyzing the detail of individual claims and change orders, while constantly keeping the “big picture” of construction contracts in focus.

Our analysts are experienced in the following types of claims:

  • Accelerations
  • Delays
  • Design changes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Extended overhead
  • Lost productivity

Constructability Reviews

Keville Enterprises performs Constructability Reviews to analyze and assess the feasibility of construction. All potential issues that are identified in these reviews are monitored throughout the design process to ensure they are properly addressed.

Our Constructability reviews take into account all of the following:

  • Physical limitations of the work site
  • Laydown and storage area requirements
  • Availability of job site utilities
  • Interfaces with the public domain
  • Other construction contracts
  • Hours of operation restrictions
  • Seasonal influences
  • Productivity rate factors
  • Construction equipment/component limitations
  • Operational requirements
  • Utility companies coordination
  • Labor/materials availability
  • Lead times of materials
  • Site safety and security
  • Public safety
  • Traffic impacts
  • Aesthetic/safety impacts of buffers and barriers
  • Noise mitigation
  • Job site cleanliness and maintenance
  • Construction costs and schedule
  • Pay item structures and quantities
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Testing requirements
  • Sole source or proprietary items

Document Control

We use a computerized database system to control and monitor all documents generated during the course of each project. This system effectively organizes all project data allowing simple and fast queries to find all document related information and to generate relevant status reports. The system is available to all project participants through a standard desktop application. Documents controlled within the system include the following:

  • Correspondences
  • Submittals
  • Shop drawings
  • Tests
  • Claims
  • Requests for information
  • Change orders
  • Invoices
  • As-built drawings
  • Labor reports
  • Daily reports
  • Contract amounts