The construction process require a lot of different teams to work together to plan, engineer, build and manage a project. When these teams work together smoothly, a successful project results. Oftentimes, however, one or more of these teams fails to accomplish their activities, which leads in problems with the project and results in construction claims.
When these construction claims arise the party making the claim usually has the burden of proof. Complications arise when it comes to preparing claim documents. The executives in charge of the company tend not to be familiar with the intimate details of the construction projects. Therefore, it's imperative for the workforce who work directly in the area of construction and are familiar with the claim to draft a claim that is not only detailed, but also provides the executives a comprehensive summary that can be quickly and easily consumed.
To prove construction claims and receive the compensation for damages, a claim must be persuasive and must clearly present the link between the claim and the damages. In case of a future construction claim or dispute, many companies are turning to multimedia technology to capture and document project information.
Here are four ways companies are using multimedia technology to make their construction claims more persuasive:
- Charts and Graphs
Using charts and graphs, companies can quickly showcase interrelationships between teams and how they change or are effected over a period of time. This can be a much more effective use of project data.
Diagrams can quickly illustrate where problems occurred in projects and how those problems had a chain effect and negative impact on the rest of the project.
- 3-D Models
In hard to reach areas of a project, 3-D models may prove invaluable. A 3-D model can illustrate problems with parts of projects that are high in the air or underground, easily showing how a technical problem in design or engineering could affect an entire project in terms of labor productivity and schedule. Companies are utilizing computer aided design software (CAD) to prove their claims by presenting the court or juries with an illustrated look at the type of progress expected at various points in the construction schedule.
Company workers take advantage of smaller and cheaper technology that allows them to keep cameras, video and audio recording technology in their pockets. They can quickly and easily document problems in the project at any stage in the development.