Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University

  • Market Segment: Educational
  • Services Provided: Construction Claims Analysis and Dispute Resolution
  • Client: Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney, P.C.
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Project Value: $28,820,000

I thank you for your ability to put everything else in your life aside while we litigated this case. It was clear that you were truly dedicated to (my client’s) cause. Your testimony on the stand was enlightening for the panel and provided them with a solid foundation to analyze our defenses and counterclaims.


- Patrick Lamb Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, & Courtney, P.C.

This project consisted of the $28.8M revitalization of Philadelphia University’s campus. The General Contractor alleged that the steel fabrication and erection work performed by their steel subcontractor delayed the completion of the project. The steel subcontractor stated that it was not responsible for the delays due to the lack of timely design information provided by the General Contractor during the design and fabrication phase and because its work was otherwise performed timely.  The steel subcontractor requested payment of its remaining balance, $175,717, and compensation for extra work, $163,888.  The General Contractor requested $1.2M for delay damages of which $600K represented a claim from an electrical subcontractor for inefficiencies they encountered as a result of its alleged efforts to mitigate delays. TRAUNER was hired by counsel for the steel subcontractor and performed an independent evaluation of the contemporaneous project schedules submitted by the General Contractor to determine the critical project delays.  We also critiqued the inefficiency analysis performed by the other parties. The goal of these analyses was to determine if the steel subcontractor was responsible for any critical delays and, if so, to what extent.