The correct preparation and analysis of contract documents, coupled with on-going advice throughout the contract term can help ensure that a project is successfully completed, on time and within budget with risks minimalized and disputes minimised.

PAI has extensive experience and expertise in drafting, advising on the administration, and negotiating and drafting amendments to all standard forms of construction contract as well as bespoke contracts and advising on the risks associated with each form of contract.

Proper management of the programme begins with what is specified within the contract documents. We can ensure owners/employers and contractors have the tools they need to understand the works, accurately measure progress and manage change.

Our experience and knowledge of construction contracts, what can make them work and what can go wrong, allows us to help our clients avoid unnecessary risks, avoid disputes, protect their position and successfully deliver their obligations under the terms of the contract.

Cost Management

The PAI team has an extensive background in the management of cost on large scale construction projects with significant scope change and challenging accounts.

PAI provides our clients with sound cost and contractual advice and management throughout the entire life-cycle of the project through to final account. Through experienced and tested methods, the PAI team implements change control and monitoring of all aspects of financial management. PAI provides early advice and clear concise reports to ensure client awareness of change and early risk management.

PAI provides quantum expert reports analysing complex cost issues and presenting them in a straight-forward, objective and tested manner.

Change is inevitable on construction projects. The early evaluation and preparation of a clear and concise submission aids in negotiations, settlement and if required, eventual dispute mechanisms prescribed in the contract.

The PAI team has an extensive expertise in the preparation and evaluation of all aspects of quantum, including the following:

  • Final accounts
  • Prolongation costs
  • Disruption claims
  • Liability analysis
  • Loss and expense
  • Valuation of change
  • Resource thickening claims
  • Quantum Expert Services

PAI are experienced at drafting factually researched, properly explained and contractually based submissions which allow early settlement and minimise disputes