Firm Selected for Mediation Process

November 7 2014

Shapiro, Hankinson & Knutson, a firm that specializes in construction law, has been selected to assist in the mediation process between the City of Victoria, PCL Constructors Westcoast and MMM Group. The objective of mediation is to assist the three parties come to a resolution in disputes related to the construction contract.

Mediation between the three groups will begin in the coming weeks. The mediation process is expected to take a minimum of three months to complete. Costs of mediation will be shared equally between the three parties.

Earlier this year the City received a change order request from PCL seeking an increase of $7.9 million and an extension in the timeline for bridge construction completion. The City has a fixed-price contract of $62.9 million with a $2.815 million construction contingency. MMM Group has also requested additional funds of $1.55 million for project completion as well as $840,000 for their sub-contractor Hardesty & Hanover. The City has a contract with MMM Group for $9.36 million for bridge design and project management.


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