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Holloway Consulting Construction Project Claims Experts Disputes Consultants

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BIDDING AND STAFFING

Project Bidding

General contractors and subcontractors often pursue and bid new work without giving adequate consideration as to whether the contract scope of work really fits their experience and capabilities. These contractors often attempt to perform a certain type of work or complete a specific type of project for the first time, without giving adequate thought to whether or not they are willing to accept the additional risk in order to gain the experience and market share.

Contractors should evaluate whether they have a strategy, work process, staff experience or some type of cost advantage which provides them a competitive edge on a project or in market sector. Determining whether the contractor can be competitive on a specific project or in a discipline of work is as important as any decision made throughout the execution of a project, and pursuing the right business for the firm is equally important.

COMMON CONTRACTOR MISTAKES

Project Staffing

One of the most common mistakes that Holloway find in construction disputes and claims is where the construction contractor assigns inexperienced and unqualified personnel to the project. Poor personnel assignments include situations where the executive(s) in-charge is new to his/her job and/or otherwise not sufficiently qualified to assess and identify the construction personnel best suited for a particular project. Of course, in today’s slow construction project market, personnel are often assigned to any available project simply to keep them employed.

Holloway worked on a large due diligence case wherein the general contractor had hired a new CEO and new vice presidents, and embarked on an aggressive expansion of work nationwide. Many of these new projects were either underbid or mismanaged, resulting in disputes and litigation.

Construction contracting organizations making these types of decisions often find themselves in bankruptcy, as this one did.

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The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC – Construction Claims Experts
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