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On behalf of the public owner and its attorney, provided analysis of material and construction deficiencies that were performed by the construction contractor that replaced a sanitary sewer pipeline in Utah. The contractor was required to design its installation to keep groundwater from intrusion into the pipe after completion of its work, which it failed to do, alleging changed conditions. The owner issued multiple notices of defects to the contractor in a timely manner. The contractor abandoned the project. Work to date has included an expert report and deposition. Testimony not yet scheduled.

Pipelines and Utilities

Utah

On behalf of the public owner and its attorney, provided analysis of material and construction deficiencies that were performed by the construction contractor that replaced a sanitary sewer pipeline in Utah. The contractor was required to design its installation to keep groundwater from intrusion into the pipe after completion of its work, which it failed to do, alleging changed conditions. The owner issued multiple notices of defects to the contractor in a timely manner. The contractor abandoned the project. Work to date has included an expert report and deposition. Testimony not yet scheduled.

Building Construction

North Dakota

Wrote an expert report for an owner regarding a Construction Manager’s (CM) project management performance on the construction of a new hospital facility. The contract was CM at risk with a guaranteed maximum price contract of $280 million. The project scope consisted of a seven-story acute care tower, two-story base facility, six-story medical office building, underground parking and two-story parking structure, and central energy plant. The project incurred over one year of critical path delay, ultimately resulting in the owner terminating the CM for default.

Transportation

Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York

Assisted Amtrak in preparation and presentation of claims against defendant EPC contractor under the Federal False Claims Act on the installation of a high speed rail from Boston to New York.  Client asserted that defendant contractor had improperly billed the government for substantial amounts that did not represent actual increased costs to the contractor but were rather the result of gross miscalculations of alleged increased costs due to scope changes, schedule impacts of changes and resulting acceleration costs.  Claims were settled prior to trial with the contractor agreeing to withdraw over $25 million of invoiced amounts.

Transportation

Washington DC

Provided support to management team including schedule coordination, review and development of Baseline CPM Schedule for the $62 million New York Avenue Metrorail Station. The project consisted of the construction of a new “drop in” metro station, including all track work and connections.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Colorado, Arizona

Provided claims prevention training seminars for a mineral processing engineering firm in Denver, Tucson, and Mexico City. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.

Water, Wastewater, Dams, and Marine

Kentucky

The project involved the expansion and redevelopment of an existing wastewater treatment plant while maintaining service and operation of existing plant. Provided contract and claims support to the EPC contractor joint venture to ensure recovery of owner caused impacts throughout the construction process. This involved weekly contract support during construction as well as claims preparation including delay and disruption analysis and entitlement to damages.

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