DEMOLITION CONSULTING EXPERTS

Demolition Industry Consultants offers demolition specialist Bill Gumbiner provides one-stop service for the demolition of any structure, from office buildings to NFL stadiums. As a full service firm, Demolition Industry Consultants has the resources and experience to take any demolition project from the earliest planning stages all the way through completion. Whether or a more conventional demolition, our clients can expect expert services, including:

  • Provide demolition planning and feasibility studies and services.
  • Evaluate demolition bids and purchase offers for closed facilities.
  • Provide or evaluate bid documents for scope, costs and budget, estimated quantities, schedule, impact on ongoing operations.
  • Review of owner provided demo/remediation bid documents.
  • Qualification of demolition/remediation bidders.
  • Evaluation of demolition bids.

  • Investment recovery for surplus assets including
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals evaluation.
  • Evaluation of demolition bidder safety records and safety plans.
  • Evaluation of demolition bid execution and rigging/removal plans.
  • Provide schedule delay analysis, impact claims and evaluations.
  • Provide demolition litigation support including expert witness and consulting services for contract disputes or personal injury cases.
  • Provide expertise and consulting for decommissioning, dismantling, relocation of facilities.
  • At a client’s request Demolition Industry Consultants, provide onsite project oversight or monitoring of demolition projects and/or at risk services for demolition projects.
  • Demolition services provided for projects, which include but are not limited to building and structure demolition and manufacturing plant demolition.

DEMOLITION EXPERT WITNESS SERVICE

Demolition is the process of demolishing various types of structures. Unlike other forms of destruction, demolition is implemented as a controlled event via intricate details and several stages of planning. Demolition must follow a strict set of safety regulations, because the slightest error can result in accidents, as well as possible lawsuits. In the event of a legal action, the parties should consult with Demolition Industry Consultants expert witness for objective expert opinion.

Demolition Industry Consultants expert witnesses are knowledgeable in various forms of Demolition and construction, as one must be familiar with the design aspects of a structure before carrying out demolition. Understanding the structural details of a building is especially important when the structure houses hazardous waste, oil and gas, hazardous chemicals, asbestos, petroleum, metals, or other materials commonly found within the industrial field. Industrial building demolitions, such as with refineries or manufacturing plants, must implement certain precautions as to keep any hazardous material from spreading to the surrounding area once the demolition takes place.

Demolition Industry Consultants principals have earned a top reputation for skill and integrity in almost five decades of work in all phases of the demolition industry. DIConsultants brings hands-on expertise as individuals who have estimated and managed large demolition projects. We have worked job sites – our acute grasp of the issues informs every project-dispute investigation. You can depend on DIConsultants to bring knowledge and insight into your concerns.
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A thorough understanding of the structure and how it will fall during the demolition is crucial information in terms of worker and civilian safety. Demolition expert witnesses are therefore licensed safety engineering, and types of construction. Safety management and worker safety are implemented as needed per project basis.

Demolition Industry Consultants can become an integral part of the client’s team, working directly with you and your legal counsel. Furthermore, we will appear as your Expert Demolition Claims Consultant in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or trial, if requested.

Demolition Claim Preparation, Analysis, and Response
• Issue Analysis
• Schedule Delay Analysis
• Building Bracing
• Demolition Engineering Surveys
• Structural Dismantlement
• Settlement, Mediation, Arbitration, or Litigation Support
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DEMOLITION ARBITRATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The intention at the outset of any construction contract is for the project to run as smoothly as possible with parties hopeful that the works will be completed on time and to budget. However, things do not always go according to plan. Additional work, for example, may be requested by the employer or additional work may become necessary because something unforeseen is discovered on site. These scenarios are likely to result in works taking longer than anticipated which, in turn, will generally result in an increased cost to the project. This will often lead to a claim by one of the parties – if it cannot be resolved through discussions.

How Dispute Resolution Works

Traditionally, the resolution of disputes took place through the courts. This is a formal process which generally involves lengthy pleadings, full disclosure of documents, witness statements and expert reports followed by the hearing itself. However, the 1990s witnessed an enormous growth in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) such as mediation and conciliation, adjudication and arbitration. Binding arbitration is a reasonable way for individuals to resolve these types of disagreements, without spending time and money in court.

Outstanding claims and receivables can have a profound effect on the financial health of a demolition business. Many times, smaller demolition business disputes go unresolved due to the costs and time associated with litigation or other dispute resolution alternatives. Arbitration of disputes with Demolition Industry Consultants provides a simple, affordable solution. Dispute resolution can involve different attributes, including mediation, adjudication and arbitration.
This is a step beyond the attempt to resolve a dispute by general commercial discussions/negotiations. With mediation, parties use the assistance of an independent third party to help identify the issues in dispute and to explore the options for resolution in an attempt to reach agreement. An important factor is that the mediator does not decide the outcome; rather, settlement lies ultimately with the parties.
Adjudication is a statutory right introduced into construction contracts by the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. It provides a temporarily binding decision which must be complied with until overturned or varied by a court or arbitration. The intention of adjudication is to resolve disputes quickly (an adjudicator is required to reach a decision within 28 days of its referral) during the course of a contract so that money keeps flowing and work can continue without (or with only minimal) delay.
Arbitration is a process whereby formal disputes are determined by a private tribunal of the parties’ choosing. If a contract comprises an arbitration clause, then a dispute arising under that contract must be referred to arbitration – as opposed to litigation through the courts. The outcome of arbitration (the award) is final and binding on the parties. The arbitrator focuses on the issues (fact or law) presented by the parties and the process is similar to litigation – although less formal – with pleadings, disclosure of documents, witness statements, expert reports and a hearing.

Finally, although contracts set out the formal approach to be taken to dispute resolution, direct negotiations and/or mediation always remain an option. There is nothing to stop parties meeting at any stage to try and resolve a dispute by way of commercial discussions or mediation. This can be done prior to formal proceedings or in parallel. If initial discussions or the first mediation fail, there can always be further attempts when parties will know more about the strengths and weaknesses of their opponent’s case.[/fusion_builder_column_inner][/fusion_builder_row_inner][/fusion_text]

DEMOLITION VALUE ENGINEERING SERVICES

When we look at your plans, we can see the end result before we even start demolitions. We use our experience to show you ways you can save time, improve quality or even redefine the scope of your project to ensure you achiever your end results effectively. In collaboration with owners, contractors, and engineers, we clarify the proposed project scope and any underlying assumptions. That exploration, communication and trust early on helps us minimize delays and costly demolition modification requests.

If there is a way to reduce costs, while maintaining and even improving function, our experts will find it. Using strategic analysis and a long history of experience across all types of demolition projects, we can improve quality, performance and life cycle costs. Our insight reduces the stress and conflict many clients experience during site preparation and is one of the reasons many clients choose us again for their next project.

Demolition Industry Consultants ensure projects stay on schedule and on budget with pre-work risk mitigation. We identify the risks, assign a value to them and come up with the best strategy to minimize or eliminate them. We don’t cover up the problems. We point them out, give you options, and help you understand the task ahead of us.

With pre-work services like surveying, probing and geo-technical reports we can gain insights and assure that we aren’t setting you up for costly change orders. By taking the time to figure out the puzzle beforehand, and using our knowledge gathered from years of experience in the field, we strive to alleviate the stress of the project and get it done right

DEMOLITION ESTIMATING SERVICES

Demolition Industry Consultants provides client with budget, conceptual and definitive estimates along with feasibility studies allowing our clients the confidence of a document produced by a professional demolition consultants with decades of hands-on experience in ALL phases of the demolition process, estimating, bid document preparation, subcontractor selection, project management, demolition site safety, on site day-to-day operation, efficient utilization of personnel and mobile equipment, recycling, scheduling and cost awareness.

Proposal Development

Demolition Industry Consultants assists clients with complete project development from RFP evaluation, bid document review, site visit/project take-off, subcontractor selection, bid preparation, submittals, written plans, follow-up contract award, scope clarification, contract review, schedule of values, engineering survey, demolition work plan thru project closeout. DIConsultants will assist the client with step-by-step advice to provide clients estimating with the confidence to develop a WINNING PROPOSAL.

Demolition Industry Consultants principals have earned a top reputation for skill and integrity in almost five decades of work in all phases of the demolition industry. DIConsultants brings hands-on expertise as individuals who have estimated thousands and managed hundreds large demolition projects. You can depend on DIConsultants to bring knowledge and insight into your concerns.

Services that Match Your Needs

Demolition Industry Consultants works in partnership with clients to offer a range of estimating services, from initial assessment to ongoing representation as the project moves forward. Count on Demolition Industry Consultants for the following estimating services:

Make site visit, review as-built drawings (if available) documents and reports
• Recommend plan of action
• Provide a comprehensive cost break down
• Prepare bid documents
• Solicit and evaluate bids
• Assist in contract award
• Monitor contract completion
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