Building for the future – How claims and expert services promote safe, sustainable and profitable construction

Drees & Sommer are calling for a more accountable approach to construction as the only way forward.

The construction industry has long been a vital part of our economy. From building homes to constructing office buildings to constructing engineering facilities, the industry has been a significant contributor to providing jobs and opportunities and in recent years the industry has been thriving.

However, with all this growth in the construction industry, comes increased risks for delays, cost overruns, and construction-related claims as well as an increased need to adopt a more responsible approach when constructing for the future. This is where the newly appointed Director of Claims & Expert Services, Anand Anthony, comes in, bringing his knowledge and experience to wider markets through Drees & Sommer, a leading international construction and real estate consultancy.

The industry has long been challenged with several issues, ranging from inadequate planning, poor project management, and a lack of transparency in financial transactions. These issues have contributed to the increased risks of cost overruns and project delays, leading to significant financial losses for investors and developers.

Another of the key concerns in the construction industry is the impact it has on the environment. Building materials, transportation of goods, and construction waste all contribute to carbon emissions, which in turn contribute to climate change. As such, it is important that the industry takes steps to reduce its carbon footprint by using sustainable materials, minimising waste, and utilising renewable energy sources whenever possible.

To address these issues, a more responsible approach to building is necessary. This includes adopting sustainable building practices, utilising technology in construction, and improving project management. Sustainable building practices, such as using environmentally friendly materials and reducing waste, not only contribute to a healthier environment but also reduce construction costs in the long run. The use of technology, such as building information modelling (BIM) and digital twin, can also enhance efficiency and accuracy in construction projects, reducing the risks of delays and cost overruns.

With a surge in mega projects globally, it is crucial for construction and real estate companies to have access to local professionals offering international expert advice on construction and engineering disputes. As a construction consultancy, Drees & Sommer understands the importance of this and strive to provide added value to our clients through our expert services.

One of the key benefits of expert claim services is the ability to identify and resolve issues early on in the construction process. By doing so, we can help our clients save time and money while ensuring that their projects are completed to the highest standards. Additionally, this helps to mitigate risks and avoid potential legal disputes down the line.

To add value to a project, proper construction and project management are absolutely essential. Being up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the construction industry provides invaluable insights to clients, empowering them to make informed decisions. In addition, clients can reap the benefits of accessing a vast range of industry expertise and knowledge and be supported through every stage of the dispute process, helping businesses and asset owners navigate the challenges and uncertainties throughout the entire project lifecycle.

“As a leading international construction consultancy, we are committed to combining creativity, innovation, and expertise to help our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry. We offer claim and expert services, and our team of experts stationed globally provides guidance on sustainable building practices, energy efficiency measures, and the use of smart technologies to optimize building performance. By integrating these innovative solutions with our claims and expert services, Drees & Sommer is able to offer a unique value proposition to the market, helping clients manage project risks and create more sustainable and efficient buildings for the future.” Anand Anthony, Director of Claims & Expert Services.

Drees & Sommer: Your Innovative Partner for Consulting, Planning, Construction and Operation

The leading European Consulting, Planning and Project Management enterprise, Drees & Sommer has supported private and public clients and investors in all aspects of real estate and infrastructure – both analog and digital – for over 50 years. With pioneering and future-oriented consulting, Drees & Sommer offers solutions for successful buildings, high-yield real estate portfolios, livable cities, and efficient infrastructure. Over 4,900 interdisciplinary professionals based at 51 locations worldwide provide clients with a wide range of services across multiple sectors and take into consideration digital, sustainable, innovative, and economic aspects for successful project delivery. Drees & Sommer calls this holistic approach ‘the blue way’.