Forcon’s team was led by Vice President, William “Bill” Ver Eecke who was supported by numerous members of Forcon’s team including a crane expert, an electrical & controls expert, and a building consultant. Forcon’s scope of work included the following:
Initial assessment of the hurricane damage to the cranes and associated equipment
Preparation of preliminary hurricane repair and/or replacement cost estimates
Investigation and reporting on why two of the cranes were totally destroyed.
Review of tender documents prepared by the Insured’s engineer to identify items in the fixed price scope of work portion that constituted Betterment and not just repairs to the hurricane damage
Updating of repair cost estimates based on results of the tender process
Review of all invoices submitted by the Insured’s claim’s consultant for repairs to the cranes and all provisional & contingent change orders submitted by the crane repair contractor to assess whether or not the work covered by those invoices and change orders was necessary as a result of the hurricane damage.
Review of all ‘stores’ issued by the insured from their inventory during the hurricane repairs and allocated to the cranes or related equipment. This includes items such as straddle carriers to assess whether the issued items were storm damage related versus Betterment and to assess whether or not they had been properly accounted for in the repair contractors invoicing.
Conducting periodic site visits to perform detailed inspections of additional damages identified by the repair contractor and to meet with all the parties in an attempt to resolve disputes related to whether or not certain repairs were required due to the hurricane damage.
Work with the independent adjusters and insured’s claim’s consultant to continually update the approved claim amount based on documentation submitted and validated to date