Claim Preparation & Support


SJ Construction Consulting, LLC (SJCC) represents both owners and contractors.

We have been involved in many claims concerning matters of scope creep, design errors/omissions, extended performance, corporate office overhead, and production inefficiencies caused by overtime, acceleration, and cumulative impact.

We assist in any way possible in the dispute resolution process from time impact analysis to quantum calculation.  Our goal is to prevent litigation if at all possible for our clients which is why we encourage our clients to contact us as soon as possible.

Some claims SJCC has been involved in include:

LocationPublic/PrivateOur ClientOpposingProject ValueMatterDiscipline
HIPublicCityVery Large Contractor$40,000,000Delay and extended performance due to subsurface changed conditionsSewer line installation (open cut and bore)
HIPrivateHospitalVery Large Contractor$55,000,000Delay, extended performance, and labor inefficiencies due to poor designHospital
CAPrivateDeveloperMedium Contractor$8,000,000Delay due to contract disputeApartment complex site package
CAPrivateSubcontractorVery Large Contractor$90,000,000Constructive acceleration due to unrelated supplier’s failure impacting the schedule30-story residential condo building
HIPrivateSubcontractorVery Large Contractor$48,000,000Changed soil conditions resulted in additional excavation and haul off30-story residential assisted living condo building
CAPublicGeneral ContractorFederal Government$23,000,000Delay and cost overrun; abnormal groundwater levels delayed work into next construction seasonHighway and bridge
NCPublicGeneral ContractorFederal Government$5,000,000Delay due to owner’s failure to timely respond to submittalsAirport
HIPublicGeneral ContractorCounty$4,500,000Owner’s redesign delayed project start resulting in inefficiencies and extended performanceWater line installation (open cut)
HIPrivateGeneral ContractorDeveloper$100,000,000Labor inefficiencies due to constructive accelerationLuxury hotel
GuamPublicOwnerContractor$120,000,000Delays and various impacts due to Designer response time and errors/omissionAirport
WAPublicContractorCity$22,000,000Delay due to third party utility untimely assistanceHighway and bridge
HIPublicContractorLarge Contractor for Federal Project$60,000,000Contractor’s poor performance over-penalized by General ContractorMilitary housing
CAPublicVery Large ContractorDesigner$1.3 billionDesigner’s poor performance impacted schedule and costMass Transit
WAPublicSmall ContractorPublic Utility$2,000,000Pre-bid traffic control agreement reneged upon during construction of the project costing time and moneyWater line installation
HIPublicMedium ContractorCity$76,000,000Spearin Doctrine claim costing contractor time and extended performanceSewage pump station
WAPublicMedium ContractorCity$13,000,000Unknown Artesian water condition cause cofferdam blow out resulting in pump station redesignSewage pump station