Advisory

RLB provides independent and unbiased expert advice to existing properties and construction projects. Its team of construction project managers, construction cost managers, claim consultants, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) professionals are experienced in all aspects of property assessment and construction projects (including project management, contract administration, cost consulting, scheduling, forensics, litigation support, expert testimony, dispute avoidance, and dispute resolution).

Construction Claims

  • Change order analysis
  • Claims for additional compensation
  • Delay claims and critical path analysis
  • Time and cost analyses related to extended performance
  • Scope and value to complete or repair work
  • Project cost reconciliation and close-out

Condition Assessments

  • Construction defect investigation
  • Due diligence pre-acquisition surveys
  • Dilapidation/condition surveys
  • Building quality assessment
  • Lender services

Construction Economic Advice

  • Construction cost management
  • Project assessment/viability reviews
  • Pre-lending reviews

Construction Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Acquisition/disposal due diligence
  • Insurance replacement costs
  • Risk assessment and analysis

Dispute Avoidance

  • Dispute Resolution Board (DRB) panel member
  • Project Neutral
  • Independent Certifier

Dispute Resolution

  • ADR services as a Mediator or Arbitrator
  • Umpire of Insurance disputes

Litigation Support

  • Litigation consultant (costs, damages, schedule)
  • Expert witness testimony (costs, damages, schedule, construction defects)
  • Standard of care opinion for architects and design professionals
  • Property assessments and opinions (ADA violations, CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) analysis

RLB Life®

  • RLB provides proprietary services that help clients achieve more efficient, cost-conscious, and sustainable results. The firm’s professionals work with owners to extend the life of existing facilities and capture the value of their assets. RLB Life® also demonstrates the company’s commitment to the enhancement, preservation, and protection of the natural environment
  • RElifing® is a process that identifies if, when, and where it is financially beneficial for owners to allocate fiscal resources to their existing properties for best return on investment
  • Life Cycle Cost + Carbon Modeling demonstrates ways to minimize cost, maximize value, and lessen the environmental impact of a property throughout its life cycle
  • Building Quality Assessments (BQA®) quantify a building’s quality, in order to identify areas where upgraded capacity or utility could enhance its performance