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On behalf of an owner, provided litigation support for a nuclear power plant project involving assessment of cost overruns, delays, inadequate QA/QC documentation, and defective electrical and instrumentation installations.

Power

Louisiana

On behalf of an owner, provided litigation support for a nuclear power plant project involving assessment of cost overruns, delays, inadequate QA/QC documentation, and defective electrical and instrumentation installations.

Power

Louisiana

Analyzed a contractor’s $9 million delay and disruption claim against the owner of a 4x2 combined cycle power plant in Eunice. The scope of the work included a detailed CPM schedule analysis to determine delay and acceleration responsibility.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

On behalf of a contractor, analyzed an EPC contractor’s change order and delay claims on a chemical plant project.

Water, Wastewater, Dams, and Marine

Louisiana

Prepared schedule delay and damages analyses and an expert report on behalf of an electrical subcontractor on claims against a general contractor on two Corps of Engineers lock and dam projects on the Red River.

Power

Louisiana

On behalf of a manufacturer of HRSGs, analyzed a contractor’s claim for delay, acceleration, scope of work changes, and loss of productivity on the installation of three waste HRSGs.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

On behalf of the owner of a large petrochemical complex in Louisiana, assessed a scaffolding subcontractor's claim for increased costs on a unit price subcontract where it installed more scaffolding quantities than originally planned and during a longer period due to project delays. Prepared an expert report.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Texas, Louisiana

On behalf of a paint manufacturer, prepared an expert report refuting an EPC contractor’s claim for delay and disruption allegedly resulting from work associated with removal of lead-containing paint from the process plant modules and platforms of an offshore oil production facility installed in the Gulf of Mexico. Case settled prior to trial. The project also involved the defense against the owner’s delay claim for recovery of lost profits due to the delay to the achievement of first oil allegedly caused by the lead abatement program. Presented an expert report demonstrating that the project would have been delayed because of concurrent delay by the EPC contractor. Testified in deposition, which resulted in a successful settlement of the dispute.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

Provided construction claims consulting services, claims analysis, and change order reviews related to a methanol plant construction project. Reviewed the EPC contractor’s contract and the EPC contractor’s unresolved claims and change order requests to develop more complete descriptions of the claim issues, evaluate the merits of the claims, and prepare a summary of the claim documentation to support the client’s settlement discussions with the EPC contractor.

Pipelines and Utilities

Louisiana

On behalf of an owner, performed an assessment of a contractor’s performance and construction productivity, an evaluation of the contractor’s target cost to complete a natural gas pipeline project, and quantification of costs associated with removing and replacing defective pipe.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

On behalf of the operator of a chemical storage facility, evaluated a claim associated with delays and cost overruns caused by scope changes and hurricane impacts. Operator alleged that the cost of the facility significantly increased as a result of owner-caused changes and impacts from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and that the owner agreed to compensate the operator for the hurricane impacts. The owner alleged that the operator mismanaged the project and that the delays and cost increases were primarily caused by other problems not related to the hurricanes.

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