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Our building consulting team offers a wide range of services, from traditional cost estimating and scheduling to total project management.
Independent construction experts
From small buildings, oil refineries and critical infrastructure projects through to the construction of iconic buildings, Sedgwick brings strength and stability as an independent construction expert.
We have been the nominated loss adjusters on some of the largest and most prestigious building developments around the world. Our clients trust us to understand their needs and provide the right experts where and when they are needed. With unrivaled construction all risk (CAR) and engineering all risk (EAR) expertise, we reduce claims spend by recommending a swift and appropriate course of action from day one.
When property damage occurs, the various steps involved in obtaining repair estimates and technical advice can be overwhelming. Having a partner managing the process can help control costs and improve the outcome. Sedgwick offers a wide range of specialized building consulting services to help insurance companies and customers every step of the way.
Sedgwick brings strength and stability as an independent construction expert.
Solutions to meet your needs
Our in-house consultants, engineers and quantity surveyors have experience working with architects, building contractors and fire investigators. We also offer the flexibility to work with our own panel or the client’s preferred experts. Our team provides trusted, accurate replacement cost estimates, and serves as an independent resource during the investigation and rebuild phase.
We work with builders on our clients’ behalf to eliminate waste and improve efficiency and profitability. Our qualified experts are trained in assessing each case on its individual merits, enabling them to truly understand each client’s unique needs.
Technical excellence and the customer experience — getting the balance right
For a customer who is experiencing the trauma and disruption caused by a flooded or burnt property, technical excellence is important — but it’s not everything. In addition to their technical know-how, Sedgwick’s experts have highly developed communication and problem-solving skills. This combination allows us to balance the priorities of each party involved based on our in-depth knowledge of the building’s structure and the claims handling process. We provide reassurance, control and constant communication to all involved so they have confidence in our strategy to restore their property quickly and effectively.
Ensuring clear, timely communication between all parties is a critical part of every project. Working as a team means we can provide the support needed to manage each loss effectively for our clients.
As consultants, we need to see things from all sides while recommending what we believe is the best approach to effectively manage the repairs. This requires our team’s insight and technical expertise in the decision–making process. For example, they may need to determine if incurring additional upfront costs will save money in the long run and help a customer return home quicker, or if a damaged commercial property can be reconfigured to maintain a basic level of operation while the repairs are completed. This is the level of engagement and experience that sets Sedgwick apart.
Services and expertise
Our industry-leading team includes experienced building professionals who provide:
- Detailed cost estimates and assistance with reserve setting
- Production schedules when third-party contractors are involved
- Assistance with competitive bids to make sure the right contractors are engaged at the right price
- Validation of construction costs or contractor quotes
- Interim advice on valuations
- Assistance with contractor selection
- Specialist advice on mechanical, electrical and civil engineering costs, risk management, value engineering, forensic quantum investigations and auditing
- Document management and tracking for the life of the claim
- Change order review oversight
- Roofing systems and replacement cost assessments
We also have expertise in the following areas:
- Financial reporting and cost control
- Mitigation bill review and negotiation
- Clerk of the works services
- Advanced imaging and documentation using 3D imaging and drone technology
- Construction schedule mitigation
- Alternative dispute resolution for contracts and costs
- Complex water intrusion claims
- Non-insurance projects
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