Richard J. Long, P.E., P.Eng., is Founder of Long International, a Colorado-based construction claims and project management consulting firm that focuses its practice on owners, engineering and construction firms, and contractors performing petroleum refining, petrochemical, oil and gas, LNG, power/cogeneration, mineral processing, industrial, building, and infrastructure projects worldwide.
Mr. Long has over 50 years of U.S. and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering. As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for over 35 years, Mr. Long has served as the lead expert on over 300 projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$2 billion. He has testified in mediation, deposition and court as well as U.S. and international arbitration. His expert consulting experience includes refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, LNG projects, offshore oil and gas facilities, power plants, oil sands and oil shale facilities, metallurgical projects, and commercial and industrial buildings. He has presented and published numerous articles on the subjects of claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention.
Before forming Long International, Mr. Long was Senior Vice President, Contract Administration for a major electrical and mechanical contractor. In this role, he had corporate-wide responsibility for technical management and oversight of the preparation and resolution of construction claims. In addition, he was responsible for the development, training, and implementation of project management policies and procedures to ensure that profit, cost, schedule, scope, quality, and safety objectives were achieved.
For 13 years, Mr. Long managed the construction claims practices of two large consulting firms. Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Long gained 13 years of project management and process engineering experience on petroleum refining, oil shale, synfuels, mining, and power generation projects with Tosco, Fluor, and Conoco.
M.S., Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1974
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1970
Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado (No. 25050)
Licensed Professional Engineer, Newfoundland and Labrador (No. 09209)
Licensed Professional Engineer, Ontario (No. 100524699)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Project Management Institute
Society of Construction Law
Articles and Publications
Acceleration Claims on Engineering and Construction Projects
Analysis of Concurrent Delay on Construction Claims
Analysis of Concurrent and Pacing Delays
Applications of Monte Carlo Simulations in Dispute Resolution and Claims Work
As-Built But-For Schedule Delay Analysis
Construction Claims Analysis Checklist
Construction Claims for Variation in Quantity
Construction Claims Prevention
Construction Contract Notice Letters
Contract Scheduling Provisions
Cumulative Impact and Other Disruption Claims in Construction
Defective and Deficient Contract Documents – A 2013 Update
Differing Site Conditions
Discrete Damages and Cost Variance Analysis Method for Quantifying Damages in Construction Claims
Document Database Considerations
EPC Contract Risk Analysis Associated with Onshore Projects in Developing Countries
Evaluation of Changes in Process Plant Projects
Glossary of Terminology
Implementing Time Impact Analyses and Update Impact Analyses on Large, Complex EPC Projects
Long International’s Schedule and Delay Analysis Methodologies
Preserving Your Claim through Documentation
Proving the Cause-Effect Linkage
Reservation of Rights to Make a Cumulative Impact Claim
The Doctrine of Unjust Enrichment
The “No Damages for Delay” Clause
Typical Problems Leading to Delays, Cost Overruns, and Claims on Process Plant and Offshore Oil and Gas Projects
Why Claims Occur – The Red Flags
Language in EPC and EPCM contracts defines standards of care and excellence, good industry practice, and required skills and capacity to perform.
This post summarizes the definitions of the 19 construction claim types that may apply to a contractor’s and subcontractor’s recovery of time and costs.