Construction Industry

When it comes to Construction Consulting, Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. (MKA) possesses years of experience working closely with Owners, Developers, Designers and General Contractors to efficiently move a project from concept to close-out. Our services include pre-construction services through award and final acceptance. Our hands-on experience and in-house multi-disciplinary resources provide cost-effective solutions every time.

Most, if not all, of MKA’s employees, have a background in construction. Those in our Design Professional Groups especially have field experience in construction, including bid preparation, construction management, program management, and change order analysis and project close-outs. Our staff has experience with pre-construction services that start at the conceptual stage through design development up to the final drawings.

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Construction Dispute Resolution

Our team is experienced in any Dispute Resolution forum. We have the experience to both prepare and defend claims that arise out of the Design and/or Construction of a project.

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Construction Engineering

Our Engineers and Construction Consultants have handled a wide variety of projects that scale in size and types for both General Contractors and Owners. Our Construction Engineering solutions are developed from both best practices and the experience obtained over the past 35 years of involvement in projects that presented some very challenging requirements. 

Surety Claims
Surety Claims

We understand that Surety Bond Claims are time-sensitive and complex matters. We have experienced Construction Management personnel who understand the dynamics of why claims are made and how they can be resolved. Our focus is to get the project back on track in order to meet the contract obligations in a manner that is the most prudent given the obligations under the Surety Contract.

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Contract Claims Analysis

Almost every Project will, at some time, find itself at the mercy of a change that is unanticipated. There are many reasons why this occurs. Not every change results in a cost or schedule impact. Mishandling construction claims may derail an otherwise successful project. We have the expertise in the management of risks associated with claims.

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Construction Defect

We have consulted on thousands of claims over the past 35 years, involving every conceivable claimed Construction Defect.  Our services include our resources in Design, Construction, Cost and Scheduling and we are experienced in all resolution forums. We are capable of developing defense strategies as well as fault apportionment calculations.  We are both qualified and experienced in testifying in Arbitration and in both Bench and Jury Trials.

Project Management
Schedule Analysis

Expert Project Scheduling in today’s complex construction environment is crucial to completing the project within budget and on time. We provide expertise in Schedule Analysis and can help you pinpoint events to minimize or avoid the potential delays. We are well versed in almost all the Scheduling Programs that are commonly used. 

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Cost Evaluation

When it comes to providing Cost Evaluation Solutions, we have experience in the pre-construction phase through bid comparison analysis. This includes preparing cost evaluations from conceptual through final design, allowing Designers and Owners the benefit of making informed decisions using Value Engineering techniques. We are experienced in evaluating progress draws, change orders and the final payment.

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Construction Audits

Under certain Contracts and in some situations, the need for a Construction Audit is a requirement. It’s not only about the math. It’s more about that items should or should not be included. We are experienced Contract Management Consultants and are capable of performing these audits.

PRIMARY CONTACTS

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Craig R. Tarr, CPE
Executive Manager

Phone: (303) 745-9990

Email: ctarr@mkainc.com

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Michael Bischof, CPE, ICIOB
Executive Manager

Phone: (770) 446-9606

Email: mbischof@mkainc.com

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Michelle J. Robbins, AIA, NCARB
Executive Manager

Phone: (702) 895-7100

Email: mrobbins@mkainc.com