Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. Staff News - MCU Project 2016


Beacon Assists With Expert Construction Claims Review and
Building Damage Assessment at Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA

The Marine Corps University (MCU) is comprised of a group of higher-education schools located at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, on the Potomac River 40 miles south of Washington D.C. Like many universities across the U.S., MCU has undertaken significant new construction projects in recent years to expand and update its facilities.

Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. was retained to provide expert claims review / construction consulting services related to assessing damages which occurred at one of the recently constructed buildings at MCU. The multi-million dollar claim was associated with extensive water damage which reportedly occurred following a failure in a mechanical system which controls water flow to a boiler.

The building affected, which was not yet in use when the flooding occurred, sustained water damage to drywall, flooring, and electrical systems following the failure. Beacon provided construction consulting / claims review services to the insurer, including reviewing damages which occurred and helping with the due diligence necessary to fully assess the claim. Beacon's role included a site visit to visually assess the facility and reviewing the claim and construction project documentation. After assessing all the available project documentation, Beacon was able to provide an accurate estimate regarding the cost to repair the damages which resulted from the flood.

Beacon Consulting Group has a long history of providing expert construction claims consulting services, as well as construction defects assessments, surety consulting and related professional services to the world's leading insurance and surety companies. Beacon's construction claim review services can be critically important for insurers, helping them to avoid overpaying on construction claims (or paying for work not associated with the claim).

Photo Below: Aerial view of Marines Corps University

Photo Credit: Eve Baker


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