Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins has the experience to help manage the potential risks in construction projects, ensuring they go as smoothly as possible through the very end. Our broad experience representing public entities on an array of public improvement projects means we help clients put in place contractual arrangements important to the property owner and create strong and concise bid packages for projects while maximizing their protection from the many ways construction projects can go awry.

We guide clients through construction projects from concept to completion, including:

  • AIA contract documents
  • Bidding of projects
  • Bid review and compliance matters
  • Litigation of disputes and mechanics lien
  • Compliance with the public construction statutory requirements
  • Incorporation of State and Federal contract certifications
  • Reviewing and drafting requests for project bids
  • Advising on the proper procedures for conducting open bidding of public projects
  • Consulting with staff when changes in the construction schedule or price occur
  • Navigating the change-order process

Setting Projects Up for Success

We understand that the proper negotiation and review of the “front-end” documents on a construction project are critical to the most effective management of the construction process. The ongoing implementation of the project with a strong and effective bid package provides the best results for every project. We work closely with clients to position them for success throughout the duration of the project and beyond.

We also understand the effects construction project delays have on a public entity. Owners, contractors, architects and manufacturers need to operate as a team and all share responsibility for the timely and safe completion of projects.

When a delay occurs, the effect on the public entity intending to utilize the new construction can be substantial. Taxes, costs and fines accumulate, and the inability to use the facility when planned causes a disruption of service to the community. We partner with clients to mitigate these issues to make the construction process as smooth as possible.

Resolving Construction Disputes

In our years guiding clients through the inevitable pitfalls occurring in construction projects, we have resolved countless disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.

In every piece of construction litigation, we strive for the most cost-effective approach to resolution, always maintaining favorable positions informed by our highly experienced and intuitive litigators.