A goal for technology use in construction is to make processes more efficient, predictable and to ensure budgets can be met and the job delivered on time. But can good use of technology also help bring an end to claims in the construction industry?
It is difficult to imagine that claims can be eliminated from construction, either today or in the near future. Projects are typically complex, with work conducted over several years from award to handover, and involve multiple companies from different disciplines employing hundreds of people.
If technology is to be used to prevent claims from arising, should it start with procurement and contract discussions? Good, clear communication is important from the outset, said Dr. Stacy Sinclair, Partner, Fenwick Elliott, speaking during the Construction Technology Festival (CTF) Online.