Litigation Support Services
The advantage of expertise. For a dispute to be resolved, you need information that is clear, concise and objective. Our experienced consulting and testifying experts analyze individual dispute situations and provide the objective and technical assessment needed to reach resolution. From mediation, arbitration and litigation consulting to expert testimony, we have the services to support you in every phase of the dispute resolution process. 

Howe&Hap provides expert litigation services in a variety of capacities. Our construction consultants serve our clients in a range of ways from providing assistance in navigating the litigation process to providing expert testimony. Howe&Hap analyzes each particular dispute situation to gain a complete understanding of every aspect and then draws from our pool of experts in management, construction and engineering to ensure the best outcome for our clients. Howe&Hap supports its clients through all phases of the litigation process including pre-filing, discovery and dispute resolution in every forum from construction mediation and arbitration to trial. Our project teams our assembled to best suit our clients’ needs to promote resolution.

• Discovery Support
• Quantification of Damages
• Schedule Delays & Disruptions
• Standards of Care
• Productivity Impacts
• Construction Defect Analysis
• Demonstrative Evidence
• Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Support
• Consulting and Testifying Experts

I. Construction Consulting Experts
clear, concise communication to various audiences. Our consulting experts are able to distill the relevant facts of the claim and communicate them to both counsel and client. Our forensic investigations are comprehensive and exhaustive so that we might be able to distinguish the truth from allegations, and our consulting expertise provides a credible account for the attorney so that they might make the most well-informed decision regarding strategy. Howe&Hap’s other litigation support services include:.

Howe&Hap’s other litigation support services include:
§ Claims Evaluation and Quantification
§ Damages Analysis and Quantification
§ Construction Productivity Loss
§ Damage Evaluations
§ Construction Defect Evaluation
§ Arbitration and Mediation Support
§ Consulting and Testifying Experts

II. International Construction Experts
Simplifying complex international disputes. International construction projects that involve multi-national and global teams raise distinct challenges not typically seen in domestic construction projects. Accordingly, construction disputes can and often do arise on international construction projects. International construction disputes require experts that understand the differences between national and international project work.  Howe&Hap’s international construction experts will provide the expertise your cases requires to distill any complex facts of the claim to counsel, judge, dispute review (adjudication) board, or an arbitration panel.

• International Construction Expert Services
• International Testifying Experts
• Schedule Delay & Disruption Evaluation
• Construction Productivity Impacts
• Quantification of Damages Analysis
• Standards of Care Experts for International Projects
• Claims Evaluation and Quantification
• International Consulting Experts
• Mediation Support
• Demonstrative Evidence Support

Having worked on international construction projects and trained global teams of owners, contractors and design professionals; Howe&Hap’s experts possess the practical experience to assess or validate a party's position, assist in entitlement and quantify damages for resolution. In addition, Howe&Hap’s international construction experts understand and/or have worked in numerous international dispute resolution jurisdictions and forums.
• International Dispute Resolution Forums
• London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
• International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

III. Damage Quantification Experts
Construction claims are often the result of cost overruns, time delays or construction defects, all of which are qualitatively visible. Quantification of damages associated with construction claims is a diligent effort, as they are often intertwined between various aspects of the project, such as cost estimating, scheduling, sequencing and project management. Our claims consultants are experts in the quantification, presentation and evaluation of construction damages including:

• Damage cause and effect
• Direct damages (labor / material / equipment / subcontract)
• Extended project costs (general conditions / general requirements)
• Expanded project costs
• Labor productivity loss / disruption
• Cost escalation
• Home office overhead costs
Often the most contentious aspect of a claim is the discrepancy between parties’ quantification of the claim. Having assisted with claims evaluation of public and private sector projects on behalf of owners and contractors alike, Howe&Hap is equipped to identify liability and quantify damages in a timely and cost effective manner that best serves the interest of our clients.
Howe&Hap’s services that may complement your need for damages analysis and quantification include:

• Claim evaluation and quantification
• Construction productivity loss
• Construction defect evaluation
• Damage evaluations
• Standard of care for construction professionals
• Arbitration and mediation support
• Consulting and testifying experts
• Expert witness testimony
Howe&Hap’s damages analysis include an exhaustive review of all documentation pertinent to your dispute. Through our forensic investigation of contracts, schedules, bid estimates, design documents, job cost reports, change orders and correspondence, Howe&Hap’s damage consultants can thoroughly evaluate the issues surrounding your dispute.

IV. Schedule Delay & Disruption Experts
Howe&Hap specializes in analyzing construction schedule delays and disruptions. Howe&Hap’s CPM scheduling and project controls experts are experienced in identifying, developing, analyzing, preparing and mitigating schedule delays and disruptions. In the unfortunate event a schedule delay or disruption does occur, our experts are equipped to provide ongoing support in assessing or validating a party's entitlement and quantification of damages to promote resolution. By analyzing the project schedules, construction contract and the parties' performance throughout the construction duration, our experts can identify liability, quantify damages, and assist in resolving the dispute in a timely and cost effective manner. Our experts utilize standard industry means and methods to identify and quantify schedule delays.

V. Construction Defect Experts
Howe&Hap’s proactive engagement in construction management projects brings real time expertise to forensic investigations. Our experience has prepared us to investigate and analyze complex construction defects and problems.
We examine structures, materials, systems, designs, installation sequencing and practices to uncover the cause of a problem and determine responsibility. Our defect experts investigate problems and advise our clients of the cause, solution and estimated costs associated with the corrective actions.
Our experts offer a comprehensive array of construction defect-related services including :
• Claims evaluation and quantification
• Damages analysis and quantification
• Construction productivity loss
• Damage evaluations
• Standard of care for construction professionals
• Arbitration and mediation support
• Consulting and testifying experts
• Expert witness testimony
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