Highway Construction Inspection was established in 1996 to provide Construction Contract Administration services to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Since that time HCI has expanded their list of clients to include regional governments, municipalities, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority, other consulting engineering firms and private developers.
HCI strives to fulfill their clients’ needs by providing well trained staff that are able to interpret and enforce the owner’s contract documents in a practical manner. HCI’s goal is to complete each project on time and on budget while ensuring that the appropriate specifications, and standards are followed.
Specialist firms have the experienced construction technicians that are familiar with the current specifications and how to apply them in the field. Additionally, separating the design and contract administration component of the assignment may prove more cost-effective.
By using a specialist contract administration firm rather than the design firm, the client is engaging someone
who is able to interpret the contract documents in an impartial manner. This approach has been used by the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario to reduce potential contractor claims.