Claims Analysis

TriLogix’s team of experts have been engaged in hundreds of construction dispute assignments. TriLogix assists owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, surety and insurance companies in presenting, examining and/or defending claims for additional costs resulting from contract changes and/or compensable delays.  By utilizing proven construction management tools, such as Critical Path Method scheduling, and cost analysis systems, TriLogix can swiftly and accurately determine critical delays and their resultant cost impacts.

TriLogix’s consultants have experience analyzing the following types of construction and claims:
  • Differing underground site conditions
  • Change orders/additional work
  • Delays/Acceleration
  • Lost productivity
  • Termination for default/wrongful termination
  • Design error(s)/omission(s)
  • Construction defects
  • Failures
TriLogix has also provided litigation support for an array of construction claims, including claims related to:
  • Educational facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public buildings
  • Jails
  • Courthouses
  • Data Centers
  • High rise and low rise office buildings
  • Defense
  • Transportation maintenance facilities
  • Water/wastewater treatment facilities
  • Refineries
  • Power plants
  • Cogeneration
  • Resource Recovery
  • Highways and bridges
  • Airports
  • Sports Stadiums & Arenas
  • Tunnels and other infrastructure
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Hazardous materials remediation
  • Security
  • Heavy Marine
  • Solar

TriLogix typically provides services in phases, an approach that we have found to be the most cost effective for our clients. The following are the rudimentary steps that are necessary for the majority of claims assignments.


The first stage of an assignment involves investigation and familiarization with the project. Specifically, TriLogix typically performs the following tasks in this phase:

  • Visit and assess the job site
  • Interview key project personnel to gain familiarity with the project background and issues
  • Review and gain a general overview of the project files (including assisting with document discovery if assistance is needed)
  • Obtain copies of documents necessary to proceed with the analysis
  • Develop detailed work plan for remaining tasks


Once familiar with the project, we begin the analysis phase of the assignment. This phase contains three sub-parts:

Issue Analysis

TriLogix will gather, organize and review all key project documents as they pertain to issues, and:

  • Identify key issues and create issue files
  • Narrate issue and provide a time line of events
  • Establish causation and liability for each issue

Schedule Analysis

TriLogix performs an independent CPM schedule analysis by doing the following tasks:

  • Identify As-Planned Schedule
  • Review schedule updates
  • Create a detailed as-built schedule from daily project reports
  • Perform Time Impact Schedule Analysis of each delay; determine causation and liability for each; determine if delays are excusable or non-excusable and compensable or non-compensable

Damages Calculation/Cost Evaluation

TriLogix’s financial analysts perform a cost evaluation to determine the validity of costs associated with delay claims. These cost items may include:

  • Extended Overhead: field office and home office
  • Lost productivity
  • Acceleration
  • Extended/additional equipment
  • Labor/Material escalation
  • Extra work/changes
  • Corrective work/back-charges


The final phase of claims analysis is to report and/or present our findings. TriLogix can prepare and submit our findings either orally or in an expert written report. Our reports will reference all documents and evidence which support our analysis.  Our oral presentations may include PowerPoint presentations, including supporting charts, tables, graphics and any other visual aids that clearly illustrate TriLogix’s conclusions and recommendations.