Consortium Inc., a Bountiful-based civil engineering firm, has formed a construction claims consulting division, offering service in construction disputes and claims avoidance and resolution.

Company spokesman James D. Didericksen said a complex construction industry can generate complex disputes.Consortium's role in this field will be to offer a cost-effective, managed process to resolve disputes by providing experts in the complex areas of analyzing construction failures, collapse, malfunctions; interpreting contracts, plans and specifications; analyzing defective workmanship, delay impacts, interference and changed conditions; and performing audits for financial and managerial reasonableness.