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Long International serves the global construction industry on projects of all types and sizes, as well as disputes of various complexities.

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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.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Australia

On behalf of an owner, evaluated delayed engineering that affected the timely delivery of construction work packages to the construction contractors on the pipeline and gas recovery facilities associated with an LNG facility.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Russia

On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, analyzed a Korean contractor’s $75 million claim involving delay, disruption, and acceleration on a major oil terminal project. Assessed the contractor’s CPM schedules, change orders, and increased staffing claims. Also evaluated the owner’s counterclaims due to late and defective work.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Algeria

On behalf of a major international oil company, analyzed the quantum aspects of an EPC contractor’s $130 million delay and changed conditions claim. The claim involved the relocation of a gas processing plant project site after construction had commenced because of the discovery of unfavorable soil conditions. Prepared an expert report and rebuttal expert report and testified in ICC arbitration. The EPC contractor’s claim was denied, and the owner’s liquidated damages claim was upheld.

Power

Arizona

Performed a prudency audit of a large nuclear power plant including the evaluation of the justification and causes for scope and cost growth as well as the origin, components and reasonableness of $1.3 billion of start-up and commissioning cost overruns.

Power

Tennessee

On behalf of a mechanical contractor, analyzed an $11 million claim against an engineering and construction contractor involving the installation of new pollution control equipment on a power plant project.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Gulf of Mexico

On behalf of an owner, evaluated outstanding contractual payments, unresolved change orders, and alleged delay costs alleged by a contractor for the fabrication, transportation, and installation of Pipeline End Terminations and Jumpers for an offshore oil production facility.

Oil Sands

Alberta, Canada

Lead cost and schedule consultant retained by a group of insurance companies to evaluate the reasonableness of a $200 million cost estimate and cost/schedule risks associated with the repair of fire damage to four electrostatic precipitators and enclosures in a large oil sands plant in Alberta. The engagement involved site visits, interviews, and the evaluation of rebuild cost and schedule estimates and supporting documentation, with particular emphasis on assumptions, construction means and methods, labor costs and productivity, field indirect costs, contingency, and expediting and delay costs. Final work products included written reports, which addressed the bases for and reasonableness of the repair schedule and cost estimate, and the cost impact of several expedited repair schedule alternatives, and oral presentations to loss adjusters and insurance company representatives.

Building Construction

Texas

Prepared an electrical subcontractor’s claim for delays, extra work, and loss of productivity on the installation of fire alarm, security, and communication systems for the Federal Bureau of Prisons Project in Beaumont. The contractor’s increased costs resulted from delays, changes, field work orders, rework, loss of productivity, and acceleration to the Division 17 installation work. Prepared an expert report, and assisted counsel in the defense of the opposing expert’s deposition, which resulted in a successful settlement of the dispute.

Power

Labrador and Newfoundland, Canada

Provided claims prevention and claims analysis, claims management, contract administration, and dispute resolution services on behalf of the owner of a CAD$6.2 billion hydroelectric power and transmission line construction project.

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