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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

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.

Power

New York

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

Power

New York

Provided scheduling support to an estimating team on a $250 million 500 MW power plant project. Developed a pre bid schedule over a 12-month period and multiple proposals through contract award. This project required extensive analysis including resource leveling through the use of resource histograms.

Transportation

New York

Provided support to management team including schedule review and development of working schedules and sub-networks for claims purposes on the $90 million NYC Times Square Rehabilitation Project. The schedule was cost and resource loaded and contained 2,823 activities.

Transportation

New York

Provided scheduling support to the estimating team for the $77 million Highbridge Yard Maintenance Facility. Developed pre-bid schedule and aided in the development of Baseline CPM Schedule. The project consisted of the construction of a 62,000 SF rail car maintenance facility (ten car lengths) with two tracks and the installation of associated maintenance and repair equipment. The facility also included an additional 8,300 SF of office space and employee locker rooms located on the second floor. Other project components included the construction of 35,000 feet of track along with 32 switches and electric substation, as well as an employee station.

Transportation

New York

Developed and maintained updates of the Baseline CPM Schedule for the $230 million Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) project. Provided schedule expertise, project administration, coordination, analysis, and negotiation of all time-related issues. The schedule was resource loaded with 2,840 activities.

Transportation

New York

Developed the Baseline CPM Schedule for the $136 million FDR Drive reconstruction project. The schedule was cost and resource loaded with 2,344 activities.

Transportation

New York

Provided support to management team including schedule coordination, review and development of Baseline CPM Schedule for the $87 million Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street reconstruction project. The schedule was resource loaded with 3,200 activities.

Transportation

Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, New York

Prepared an owner/operator’s claim against a major railroad for causing delays and cost overruns during the construction of fiber optic communications systems along the railroad’s right-of-ways. Developed schedule delay analysis of each of the right-of-ways along which the fiber optic cable was installed in trenches. Identified detailed daily documentation that identified railroad interference or lack of support for the installation of the work.

Power

New York

On behalf of an owner, performed an assessment of a Change Order Request for Labor Productivity Impacts and Extended General Conditions Cost. The assessment revealed that the contractor did not follow the MCAA instructions on the use of MCAA’s Labor Factors found in MCAA Management Methods Manual Bulletin No. PD2 (Revised 2011). The assessment also identified that the claim for General Conditions Cost was not supported by any schedule analysis and was a total cost claim even though there were numerous executed change orders, which included a 14 percent markup for supervision, quality control, and safety.

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