How to Draft a Proper Construction Claim


Construction delay claims are brought up when physical limiting factors prevent a project from being completed on the specified due date. Known as one of the most common occurring claims being drafted today, there are certain ways that you can approach how you draft a claim. Here are some tips that will help you get started.

Your claim should be direct and as simple as possible. The more complex issues that are included within the claim, the longer the outcome will be. It must also be well-supported by as many facts as possible, as it will strengthen the case from the get-go.

If two parties decide to go through the construction mediation process, then a hired mediator will go over the claim front to back. The information that is included within the claim will also be thoroughly analyzed. Be simple, yet also get straight to the point.

Drafting a claim, it should almost be similar to telling a story with the strongest set of arguments at the forefront of the claim to prove your point. The claims that can be remembered the easiest are proven to be the ones that are understood the best.

When it comes to the financial aspect of the claim, each numerical value has to be overlooked in the most accurate fashion. This is one of the most important values of the entire claim and a determination will be made upon the values that are given. A full-detailed analysis of the costs as well as a breakdown of all of the damages should be included as well.

Bio: Lyle Charles is the president of Lyle Charles Consulting, a firm that offers a variety of services to aid the construction industry through effective decision-making.