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For CPMI, construction delay is frequently the foremost issue and where our scheduling expertise is key.

CPMI’s scheduling expertise is key to the precise analysis of delay and the successful resolution of related claims for our clients. Since our founding in 1996, we have led the industry in the use of critical path method (CPM) for the analysis of both scheduling and delay. We publish extensively on CPM scheduling and delay analysis methods and lecture regularly on these topics in academia and industry. Our experts are either actively involved in or lead industry schedule-related and standards committees and have provided expert testimony more than 200 times, establishing our authority on the topics of delay, disruption, and damages/quantum.

CPM Scheduling

CPMI has provided scheduling services on projects worth more than $30 billion in combined construction costs. Our experience includes multiple prime contracts, design-build contracts, and public-private partnerships involving airports, commercial buildings, criminal justice facilities, educational buildings, hotels, mass transit systems, and more.

With decades of experience in design, construction, and claims consulting, our team is acutely aware of what it takes to complete a project successfully: sufficient plans and specifications, tight controls and procedures, timely response to requests for clarification, and rapid resolution of critical issues.

Rigorous controls are especially important for complex and fast-paced projects just getting underway. For contractors, we provide schedules incorporating subcontractor information and regular updates; schedule narratives; reporting, including labor plots; and responses to owners’ schedule requests.

To help protect an owner’s interests, we provide independent, objective assessments of scheduling, cost, and quality issues—including a detailed review, analysis, and comments on a contractor’s schedule submissions—before they can become costly problems.

Schedule Delay Analysis

Our experts have authored or co-authored publications cited throughout the industry as the definitive resources on schedule delay analysis, including Construction Schedule Delays, Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide, and Avoiding & Resolving Construction Claims. Our experts frequently testify on CPM schedule analysis and delay in a wide variety of legal forums.

Analysis Methods

CPMI’s extensive experience includes performing or defending all types of delay analysis methods, such as:

Publishing and Testifying

Our experts have published and testified on numerous topics, such as:

Software Expertise

Scheduling Software

In addition to CPM, we are intimately acquainted with a wide array of other scheduling software programs, such as:

  • Acumen Fuse
  • Asta Powerproject
  • Microsoft Project
  • Primavera P3
  • Primavera P6
  • SmartPM
  • Suretrak
Other Relevant Software

Our expertise also includes the use of:

  • Aconex
  • Everlaw
  • Phoenix
  • Procure
  • Relativity
  • Synchro