Client Name: Catasauqua Area School District
MDC Systems® was retained by a general contractor and a Pennsylvania school district, to analyze change orders submitted by the general contractor to the school district for excessive costs associated with the removal of rock found after excavation of the proposed site for a new high school. The new high school was first estimated with a total budget amount of $20,995,100 with actual construction costs exceeding $25,356,024. MDC Systems® determined that due to poor planning and testing by the Architect the school district was entitled to recover the excessive costs for rock removal from the Architect.
MDC Systems®’s scope of work included the analysis of contracts, change orders, Primavera Schedules, as well as the design and site testing reports submitted by the architect and his subcontractors.
MDC Systems®’s findings were utilized by the parties to arrive at a satisfactory settlement for all involved in the project.