Eyes for Detail

KC’s construction claims and engineering audits group consists of claims specialists, engineering auditors, compliance specialists, resident and office engineers, and scheduling experts who are skilled in delay claims review, analysis, and negotiation; dispute resolution; change order and payment auditing; payroll records review, cost estimating and reviews, and vendor billings review; assessment of appropriate values; and verification of policies, procedures, and specification compliance.

KC’s construction claims team includes claims experts with extensive and unique experience in analyzing and resolving very substantial and highly complex delay claims brought by contractors on public works construction contracts. They possess an extensive knowledge and understanding of municipal construction contracts, including Damage for Delay provisions, analytical processes for damage identification and quantification, underlying legal concepts and decisions, and delay analysis techniques. Our team performs appropriate and comprehensive reviews and analyses addressing both entitlement and damage, including assessment of all delay events and delay culpability and establishment of entitlement and associated damages.


KC has provided engineering auditing services on multi-million dollar design and construction projects for over a decade. Our engineering auditors have performed thousands of audits, including those on construction contract payments, consultant payments, and change orders. Our engineering audit team exhibits the highest level of professionalism and the highest degree of academic training and possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to perform a variety of auditing tasks. Such tasks include the independent review and audit of consultants, contractors, and other vendor billings; prices for goods or services; and invoices, disbursements, and payroll records for discrepancies. Our engineering auditors perform field site visits as needed to evaluate the quality and progress of work being done and to ensure that payment requests are justified and contractors have fulfilled their contractual obligations. They ensure that our clients have received appropriate value under the terms of the contract for the payment requested and verify and recommend approval of the requested payment amounts.


  • Appropriate Value Assessments
  • Change Order Auditing, Reviewing, and Approving
  • Contract Compliance Verification
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Cost Reasonableness Review
  • Delay Claims Damage Negotiation
  • Delay Claims Review and Analysis
  • Dispute and Delay Claim Guidance
  • Dispute Review and Resolution
  • Payment Auditing, Reviewing, and Approving
  • Payroll Records Review
  • Price Reviews for Goods/Services
  • Progress Review
  • Specification Compliance
  • Quantity Verification
  • Review of Consultants, Contractors, and Other Vendor's Billings
  • ​Verification of Policies and Procedures Compliance