Changed Conditions Do Not Deter Construction of Group Practice Office

Doctors on Long Island embarked on construction of an office for their group practice. When the excavation contractor encountered unanticipated rock, it appeared that the project would have to be abandoned due to inadequate funds to address the changed conditions. John E. Osborn P.C. solved the problem by hiring an engineering expert to redesign the foundation and by negotiating with the excavator to keep its original price, thereby allowing the project to be completed within budget and on time.


Troubled Elder Care Facility Project: John E. Osborn P.C. Teamed With Owner’s Representative to Complete Project and Settle Claims

A newly constructed, elder care facility in Westchester County was significantly delayed, and serious design and construction problems stood in the way of completion. The construction manager was unable to coordinate the work, resolve problems on the project, or effectively manage the trade contractors. The architect/engineer team had provided poor project administration and committed a number of design errors. When John E. Osborn P.C. was retained by the owner, the project was languishing and the parties were heading toward litigation. The Firm and the owner’s representative worked together to trouble-shoot existing problems, uncover defects, and complete the project.  Because the construction manager was unable to effectively manage the project, the Firm and the owner’s representative managed the work and negotiated payments directly with each of the trade contractors. Without resorting to litigation, John E. Osborn P.C. was able to keep the construction manager and architect/engineer team engaged on the project as necessary to complete the work, and negotiate final settlements with the construction manager, the architect and all trade contractors.


Asbestos Abated and Renovations Completed While Medical Center Remained Open

A medical center in Queens was concerned with the safety and efficiency of performing a renovation, including asbestos abatement, while the facility remained open and fully operational. By working with hospital executives and contractors, we developed legal provisions and schedule strategies that accommodated safe and smooth project completion.  Our Firm also addressed a session of 100 hospital personnel to explain the procedures and to respond to questions about their efficacy.


Mold Problem Solved in New Operating Room

When mold growth appeared on the walls of an operating room in a newly constructed health care facility, John E. Osborn P.C. brought in an environmental consultant to determine the cause and to eliminate the mold.  The source of the mold was eliminated, the mold was abated, the walls were removed and replaced, and the project proceeded without further incident.


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