The completed costs of construction projects are frequently higher than originally budgeted. There are many reasons for these increases, such as scope changes, user requirements that change or arise during construction, errors in design, differing site conditions, estimating errors, subcontractor or vendor failures and wage or material escalation and changes. Analyzing the reasons for these increases is often a predicate for determining if a claim has merit and should be pursued. We analyze the actual project cost data, which often includes job cost reports, budgets, estimates, takeoff sheets, change orders, payment applications, field directives and invoices, among many other documents. Sage’s expertise is invaluable in performing these cost analyses.