We design the framework
for your success
Once you understand the risk, you can manage it and a contract review is the first step in taking control and effectively managing a construction contract. At CCR our dual qualified team apply their technical and contractual understanding to provide practical advice on the express terms of a construction contract. We can distil a hundred pages of “Voodoo” into a simple A4 flow chart with templates to be applied to predetermined situations, such as a verbal request to vary the works, or what should the project manager do if he has not been granted access to undertake a critical activity.
Procurement & Commercial Management
At CCR we know that every construction project demands the robust commercial controls and highest level of resource (material, labour, plant and subcontractor) allocation in order to achieve successful completion. Timely procurement followed by sharp, savvy commercial management up to the completion of the project is our path to industry excellence.
Claims management is always a priority and one that we handle with great attention and expert care. We have the experience and we understand the importance of commercial decisions over contractual disputes. Our risk mitigation strategies deliver value to our partners and value to our future together.
Extension of Time & Delay Analysis
We pride ourselves on our ability to manage time and the effect of change on any project. Our industry experience informs us that certain projects contain a measure of instability that may be greater than the existing resources can manage. At CCR we have the confidence to step in, evaluate and identify project schedules, logical sequence, duration and critical path. Our team of expert planners have the ability to convert project records into an appropriate form of delay analysis to develop an extension of time claim and/ or identify gaps which will put your project back on track to successful completion.
When it comes to project cash flow problems, our inhouse adjudicators bring together the technical, legal and regulatory skills that are essential ingredients for a successful adjudication submission. CCR’s team have been in the adjudication claims business since the Security of Payment Act was first implemented in NSW. While not all projects require this vital regulatory skill, if called upon CCR will deliver.
Matters of legal dispute or arbitration pertaining to either entitlement and/or quantum must be handled swiftly and CCR has the resources to do so. We understand the importance of an expert’s role as an independent, rather than appearing to be a representative of the appointing lawyer. We prepare reports and opinions on most construction matters for adjudication, arbitration or litigation with subsequent attendance at the proceedings to provide evidence as necessary.
Transforming Infrastructure Projects Into Commercial Success
What our clients say
Cash flow is the life blood of any construction company. CCR understand the need to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively and regularly assist construction companies with Security of Payment applications in all states of Australia and New Zealand. Our experience in the various forms of the legislation is extensive with claim values ranging from ten thousand to one hundred and fifty million. Since the inception of the company in 2008 we, on average, adjudicate circa $12,000,000 pa and successfully guide our clients to a binding agreement that avoids expensive and time consuming Court proceedings.
Delays in complex construction projects are inevitable. A substantial proportion of CCR’s work entails supporting our clients with the factual matrix to mitigate the risk of delay damages, and at the same time identifying the true cost of a delay event to secure compensation. We implement management processes that allows us to focus on the cost relative to the event and avoid the common assertion of global claims.
CCR has become increasingly involved in the preparation of Professional Indemnity type claims against designers. The design issues are normally driven by poor design consultant performance, stemming from either; (1) designs being provided later than planned; and also (2) provided in a deficient manner whereby they should properly be considered as not fit for purpose. In the current climate, CCR is seeing more of these types of claims being brought to the fore. As a result, we have developed a specific template to effectively deal with them. CCR’s depth of experience and expertise in this field puts us in a strong position to deliver a successful outcome for Professional Indemnity claims of this nature.
Environment & consenting type issues can cause significant delays to a project’s timeline. A situation of this nature was recently encountered in a large civil infrastructure project where the impacts of these issues were not as clear cut as traditional delay & disruption type activities. Not only did CCR discover the contractual hook to provide entitlement for the Contractor, but we also delivered upon simple techniques to enable the parties to visualise the impacts of these upfront client driven issues, paving the way to the commercial success for the Contractor.