D&CP professionals possess a wealth of construction, management, consulting and design experience that allows us to offer numerous Specialty Consulting services, including:
Project Rescue and Completion
Every construction program strives to stay on schedule and within budget. High-profile projects in particular cannot afford delays and often involve immovable deadlines. When projects fall off-track or become hopelessly stalled, D&CP provides project condition assessments including completion costs, schedules and strategies and gets the project moving again. For those projects that are near completion, we can resolve and negotiate disputed claims and change orders on the owner’s behalf, as well as assist in the commissioning, startup and occupancy of the project.
Financial Monitoring and Auditing
Financial institutions are often at risk when funding construction projects. Whether the source is a public agency, bank, brokerage house, venture capitalist or angel investor, we can help to successfully protect the investment. D&CPs financial monitoring services, organized into two phases (Preconstruction and Construction Services), are beneficial to construction projects of virtually every size and type. We work within a client’s specific project and contract restraints to break down risks and exposures into manageable components: financial, contractual, operational, organizational and insurable.
An integrity monitoring program is implemented in those instances when extra precautions are necessary to prevent fraud, waste, abuse and corruption during a construction project. D&CP has the expertise and industry knowledge to create proactive, customized solutions to prevent or deter fraud, corruption and safety/environmental violations from occurring on a construction site while not inhibiting the projects schedule, cost, or contractor performance. Serving as Independent Private Sector Inspectors General (IPSIG), D&CP’s team of professional consultants has the sophisticated legal, forensic auditing, investigative and loss prevention skills, with particular expertise in the investigation and prosecution of construction, labor and environmental fraud schemes to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. We seek not only to identify inappropriate activity and coordinate with the appropriate authorities, but also to deter it from happening in the future.
Negotiation is a powerful tool used to settle a claim or dispute early, without formalized legal proceedings such as mediation, arbitration or trial. D&CP facilitates the negotiation process by structuring the meeting, scheduling the dates and times, helping each party understand the position of the other and keeping discussions relevant. As a negotiation facilitator, we represent neither party, and both parties split the cost of our services.
In some cases, D&CP is hired by one party to assist with their preparation of a scheduled negotiation. We can remain anonymous, assisting with the technical issues of entitlement and damages or we can provide these same services and attend the negotiation session.
Specialty Consulting by D&CP – The Development & Construction Partnership.