Heavy civil projects are critical to everyday life. Among other things, these projects include dams, reservoirs, mines, tunnels, landfills, and site developments. One common aspect of these projects is the significance that geotechnical considerations – such as soil stability, seismic, liquefaction, or compaction concerns – play in the design and construction. In addition to these and other technical concerns, these projects are often publicly funded, creating even greater budgetary scrutiny.
The magnitude, technical complexity, and fiscal pressures of heavy civil projects make them susceptible to claims and disputes. Interface Consulting often assists public and private owners, contractors, and design professionals in managing claims and change requests related to schedule delays, engineering errors and omissions, construction defects, project mismanagement, labor productivity, and cost overruns. For projects unable to resolve such issues during the project execution, attorneys commonly turn to Interface Consulting for expert witness services during litigation and arbitration proceedings.