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On behalf of an owner, reviewed the EPC contract and the project management and project controls procedures for risk identification issues. Provided a claims management and prevention seminar. Also reviewed the EPC contractor’s baseline schedule to identify logic and other problems.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Louisiana

On behalf of an owner, reviewed the EPC contract and the project management and project controls procedures for risk identification issues. Provided a claims management and prevention seminar. Also reviewed the EPC contractor's baseline schedule to identify logic and other problems.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Texas

On behalf of a purchaser of LNG from an LNG production facility, evaluated potential causes of an explosion and fire that delayed LNG production and loading of LNG to tankers.

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.

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