Surety Consulting & Claim Support

Specializing in evaluation and reorganization
of troubled projects

From initial assessment through final reviews, compliance and support

DND Construction Services understands the many reasons why a construction project may run into trouble. It is essential that the project be evaluated and reorganized as quickly as possible, to ensure progress can continue. We work closely with the surety’s claims team and counsel throughout the process and offer a broad range of services from beginning to end. Our extensive knowledge in cost estimation, project management, scheduling, and accounting & cost control enable us to provide practical expertise to your project with the end result of mitigation of damage to the surety.

Surety Consulting Services

Initial Project Assessment

Assess and evaluate current status of the project. Identify impediments and challenges to project completion.

Completion Strategies Development

Develop course of actions with time and cost projections

Progress Review

  • Initial progress determination – determine to date project completion and establish baseline for project completion planning
  • Periodic or continuous progress review and monitoring – monitoring of project work progress and project completion time frame

Financial Monitoring & Assessment

  • Payment analysis – determine actual payments, monies owed, and opinion relative to disputed payment claims
  • Cost to complete determination – assess cost for completion of remaining work
  • Change order review – evaluate change order entitlement and pricing
  • Potential liabilities cost assessment – provide cost projection for all potential costs

Disbursement Control

Monitoring and approving of payments

Final Payment Determination

Assess completion of contract requirements, verify final payment amounts due

Contract Compliance Review

Review work for compliance with contract requirements

Work Quality Review

Review work for reasonable execution and quality in compliance with professional standards

Contract Administration

  • Advisor to insured contractor – advise and guide contractor to successful completion
  • Project oversight of current subcontractors – direct work of assigned subcontractors to complete contractual obligations
  • Procurement of replacement subcontractors – solicit and contract for replacement subcontractors as required to complete the work
  • Completion schedule development – produce schedule for completion incorporating completion strategy and constraints
  • Project closeout – administer closeout of physical work, budget, and documentation

Project Level Dispute/Claims Resolution

Assist in mediating and settling disputed costs or claims

Litigation Support

Provide assistance in document preparation, analysis, and expert testimony