Commercial & Contract Management

Many members of Insight International’s staff have a professional background in quantity surveying and commercial management, with a significant number being Members or Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

We draw on this experience to advise a range of clients, including Owners, Main- contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, banks and other funding institutions and insurance companies in establishing and executing effective commercial strategies from conception to project completion. Our experience in dispute management, together with the professional commercial backgrounds of our staff, allows a more detailed, focused approach to procurement, risk management and all pre and post contract commercial activities.

Insight International can assist your existing commercial team in a number of ways, either through the provision of specific expert advice and guidance on issues which have arisen on a project, or through the integration of our staff with your team on a longer term basis.

Our commercial and contractual management services include:

  • Contract review
  • Tender strategy analysis
  • Risk analysis and management strategies
  • Budget and cost plan development
  • Project health-checks
  • Contract and risk management services
  • Progress monitoring
  • Cost monitoring
  • Final account analysis and preparation
  • Project cost evaluation
  • Claim preparation, defence and negotiation
  • Expert reports

Dispute Resolution

Even on the projects managed by the largest of management organisations, disputes frequently arise between the parties to the contract.  Insight International offers a range of assistance to firms involved in such disputes, from initial document analysis and claim preparation through to expert witness appointments in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Our experience in managing live construction and engineering projects, coupled with our knowledge of and expertise in dispute resolution procedures places us in the strongest position to offer credible, realistic and cost-effective advice.

Our services include:

  • Contract review and appraisal
  • Claim preparation, defence and negotiation
  • Expert witness appointments and expert reports
  • Single joint expert services
  • Adjudication assistance
  • Arbitration and litigation assistance
  • Mediation, conciliation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Appointments as Adjudicator and Arbitrator

Project Programming / Scheduling

Detailed and realistic project programmes are the foundation of effective project management and are often fundamental to the successful demonstration of entitlement to an extension of time to the contract period.

Our project management, programming and scheduling professionals have extensive experience in the preparation and analysis of tender and construction programmes and extension of time applications (through various methodologies, depending on the information available), in acting as expert witnesses on scheduling and delay issues and in providing independent opinions on contract and project programmes.

Our experience also enables us to provide project and programme monitoring services, working alongside existing project teams in order to maintain the contract programme, identify potential delay and disruption events and mitigate the risks associated with those events.

Our planners are fully conversant with the major planning software packages including Power Project, Artemis, Primavera, SureTrak and MS Project.

Our services include:

  • Preparation and analysis of tender, construction and as-built programmes (including those for PPP / PFI schemes)
  • Preparation of outline method statements for submission with tenders
  • Resource scheduling
  • Preparation of fully logic linked design, procurement and project programmes
  • Independent project and programme monitoring services
  • Programme management services (including on PPP / PFI schemes)
  • Delay and disruption analysis
  • Demonstration of entitlement to extension of time
  • Claim preparation, defence and negotiation
  • Expert reports