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The mechanical subcontractor executed a contract with a power contractor to complete outage work and repowering of CFB Unit #1. The power contractor caused project delays and interferences that delayed the required work to a period outside of the specified outage period and resulted in a shortage of manpower. The mechanical subcontractor accelerated work to maintain the work planned for the outage period. This required additional coordination of utilities and steam blows and functional tests of fuel system, oil-fired burners, CFB boiler, air ducts, flue gas system and stack, feed water systems, etc. Engaged to provide claims review services. Evaluated owner and contractor claims, including a review of the CPM schedule submittals. Produced a schedule delay and productivity analysis to determine responsibility for project delays. The claims team found that power contractor delays and interferences were primarily responsible for the acceleration effort and difficulties experienced by the mechanical subcontractor during the mechanical completion and operational testing phases of work.

Power

Ohio

The mechanical subcontractor executed a contract with a power contractor to complete outage work and repowering of CFB Unit #1. The power contractor caused project delays and interferences that delayed the required work to a period outside of the specified outage period and resulted in a shortage of manpower. The mechanical subcontractor accelerated work to maintain the work planned for the outage period. This required additional coordination of utilities and steam blows and functional tests of fuel system, oil-fired burners, CFB boiler, air ducts, flue gas system and stack, feed water systems, etc. Engaged to provide claims review services. Evaluated owner and contractor claims, including a review of the CPM schedule submittals. Produced a schedule delay and productivity analysis to determine responsibility for project delays. The claims team found that power contractor delays and interferences were primarily responsible for the acceleration effort and difficulties experienced by the mechanical subcontractor during the mechanical completion and operational testing phases of work.

Power

Ohio

On behalf of a nuclear stem system licensor and supplier, analyzed schedule delay, productivity loss, and direct damages totaling over $1 billion allegedly resulting from problems related to hydrodynamic loads on a nuclear power plant reactor building. Developed a document database comprising hundreds of thousands of documents, and managed the technical experts providing the design analysis.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Ohio

An EPC contractor installed a wet type fuel gas desulphurization unit to an existing power facility utilizing combustion turbine scrubbers. The project involved coordination or works around an existing operating plant and a tight site with regard to construction and storage space facilities. Prepared defense for the main contractor from subcontractor and critical vendor supplier claims involving delay and disruption impacts and the application of liquidated damages. The project also suffered from prime contract delays caused by owner interference and local labor regulations and rules instigated by the owner post contract execution that severely impacted the main contractor’s ability to manage the subcontract craft workers. Provided CPM schedule, cost, and change order analyses to support the main contractor’s claims against the owner.

Power

Ohio

Analyzed entitlement, schedule, and cost issues on litigation arising from a construction manager’s termination of a nuclear demolition contractor. Prepared an affirmative claim valued at $2.3 million and rebutted the contractor’s counterclaim valued at $1.5 million.

Water, Wastewater, Dams, and Marine

Ohio

Provided dispute resolution services for the City of Columbus’ wastewater treatment plant Project “88.” Participated in document research and discovery of 160,000 project documents. Created an as-built CPM schedule with over 1,600 activities in order to evaluate alleged delays and impacts. Performed a retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis to determine schedule delays to the critical path as well as project acceleration. Determined the validity of 141 alleged contractor claim issues with a value over $7 million. Scrutinized the cause and effect relationship between alleged impact issues and schedule delays. Assisted in damage calculations and manpower distribution analysis. Based on the team’s analysis of the facts, the City of Columbus successfully negotiated an equitable settlement of claims.

Building Construction

Ohio

Provided litigation support services for a $3 million real estate development project. Created as-planned and as-built CPM schedules for delay and acceleration evaluations including extensive analysis of weather delays.

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