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The project centered on the installation of a 230 kV transmission line: 24 miles underground and 3.5 miles overhead, through an extremely diverse and environmentally sensitive and challenged series of districts. The major infrastructure subcontractor alleged major delay and disruption impacts caused by the main contractor. Engaged to provide claim support services to the main contractor against the subcontractor’s claims. Prepared a defense position paper involving a CPM analysis, disruption analysis, and contract entitlement to rebut the subcontractor’s expert report, which ultimately resulted in mediation proceedings and a series of settlement negotiations. Also provided claims avoidance training and lessons learned reviews to the main contractor construction team to facilitate improved management of future similar projects.

Power

California

The project centered on the installation of a 230 kV transmission line: 24 miles underground and 3.5 miles overhead, through an extremely diverse and environmentally sensitive and challenged series of districts. The major infrastructure subcontractor alleged major delay and disruption impacts caused by the main contractor. Engaged to provide claim support services to the main contractor against the subcontractor’s claims. Prepared a defense position paper involving a CPM analysis, disruption analysis, and contract entitlement to rebut the subcontractor’s expert report, which ultimately resulted in mediation proceedings and a series of settlement negotiations. Also provided claims avoidance training and lessons learned reviews to the main contractor construction team to facilitate improved management of future similar projects.

Power

California

The executive management of this EPC contractor desired to make its project financial forecasting more robust after suffering a number of project write-downs. After verifying that these write-downs were more than an accounting exercise, the EPC contractor wanted an independent third party to evaluate its bidding and execution practices, benchmark them against industry practices, and develop an integrated project risk management/project governance system that executive management could rely upon. Engaged to evaluate the written procedures and practices of each of the four divisions against industry practices. After the steps required to make those procedures and practices more robust were defined, the team worked with the client to revise the procedures and adjust its practices to make the output of the bidding and execution processes more reliable and transparent to management. This work also involved developing a client custom project governance program to identify high-risk bids and projects during execution and define the tools/staff needed to address these high-risk situations.

Water, Wastewater, Dams, and Marine

California

Peer review of an analysis of a contractor’s right to recover damages for delay to early completion on an Activated Sludge Facility sanitation project in California.

Power

California

Analyzed a contractor’s $0.9 million delay and disruption claim against the owner of a 1x1 peaker power plant in Yuba City. The scope of the work included a detailed CPM schedule analysis to determine delay and acceleration responsibility.

Power

California

Performed schedule delay and damages analysis, prepared expert reports, and presented testimony in deposition for a design/build turnkey contractor in claims against the owner on two geothermal power plant projects in the Salton Sea area.

Power

California

Developed a contractor’s $21 million delay and disruption claim against the owner of a 4x2 combined cycle power plant in Romoland. The scope of work included a detailed CPM schedule analysis to determine delay and acceleration responsibility.

Power

California

Provided damages and schedule analysis and claims assistance for an electrical and instrumentation contractor on a geothermal power plant project.

Power

California

On behalf of an owner, furnished CPM scheduling services for a 2x1 combined cycle power plant in San Jose.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

California

On behalf of an EPC contractor, performed claims analysis, damages assessment, and delay evaluations on a $250 million refinery expansion project involving $20 million in damages. The primary issues included bid error, loss of labor productivity, delay and acceleration.

Power

California

On behalf of a bank that provided project funding, analyzed operating performance problems and cost overruns on a cattle manure-fueled power plant and several agricultural waste-fueled power plants.

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