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Assisted an owner in the defense of a $12 million claim on a project involving the design, delivery and construction of a new cement production line from ore receiving to finish mill and product loadout. The EPC contractor claimed increased costs due to alleged owner-caused delays and disruption arising from late delivery of proprietary design information, materials, and equipment; and impacts to labor productivity due to numerous changes to the work and contractor’s alleged acceleration to overcome delays.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Florida

Assisted an owner in the defense of a $12 million claim on a project involving the design, delivery and construction of a new cement production line from ore receiving to finish mill and product loadout. The EPC contractor claimed increased costs due to alleged owner-caused delays and disruption arising from late delivery of proprietary design information, materials, and equipment; and impacts to labor productivity due to numerous changes to the work and contractor’s alleged acceleration to overcome delays.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Indiana

On behalf of an owner, provided schedule delay analysis, cost analysis, and litigation support of a $400 million blast furnace and coke oven battery project involving analysis of construction cost and schedule overruns and the adequacy of the engineering design.

Industrial and Manufacturing

South Carolina

Assisted an EPC contractor with a $10 million claim against an owner for increased costs associated with increased scope of work, project delays and disruption, and loss of labor productivity arising from subsequent acceleration on the design, delivery and construction of an additional line for the production of polyester chips for use in plastic soda bottle manufacturing.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Texas

Assisted a supplier of proprietary equipment in defending against a $20 million claim on a project involving the design, delivery and construction of a new cement production line from ore receiving to clinker storage and loadout. The general contractor claimed for increased costs allegedly due to delays, disruption and labor impact arising from late delivery of design data and proprietary equipment, and a defective design. The case was arbitrated in Texas. The client was found liable for only a portion of disputed extra work.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Washington

Analyzed a Swedish contractor’s delay and disruption claim involving the design and construction of a pulp and paper mill.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Illinois

Prepared damages analyses on a dispute on a steel mill expansion project. Responsible for a unit price variance analysis and estimating costs for civil, concrete, mechanical, and electric work.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Oregon

Performed an entitlement and schedule analysis on a $60 million dispute arising from a steel mill expansion project. Reviewed RFIs, drawing changes, and change orders to identify and apportion schedule impacts.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Maryland

Provided entitlement and damages analyses on an $11 million dispute arising from the construction of a semi-conductor fabrication facility. Prepared issue analyses related to mechanical and piping design changes and performed estimates on mechanical and piping work to analyze cost overruns.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Alberta, Canada

On behalf of an owner, performed an audit of the EPCM and general contractor’s cost records to identify potential billing discrepancies and problems on cost reimbursable contracts for a calciner expansion project.

Industrial and Manufacturing

Colorado

Prepared an electrical contractor’s claim involving engineering delay, errors and omissions resulting in workarounds and construction delays on the installation of life safety systems and instrumentation and control automation on a silicone chip plant and cleanroom facility in Colorado Springs. Performed a schedule analysis of delay impacts due to engineering rework and added change order work, causing schedule compression and acceleration with trade stacking, overmanning of crews with a shortage of qualified labor causing productivity loss due to overtime fatigue, lack of coordinated drawings, late material delivery, and substandard supervisory management and cost controls by the construction manager.

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