Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
Success in a construction-related dispute requires a sturdy foundation. Our consultants’ unshakable advice comes from their first-hand experience as engineers and project managers for owners and contractors on large energy projects throughout the world.
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- Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies and assistance
- Change orders
- Work methods
- Standard of care
- Construction productivity
- Commissioning and performance testing
- New technology review
- Scale-up opinions
- Engineering productivity
Death by 8,000 Cuts - How Changes During Construction Can Impact a Project
July 1, 2013
A jury trial considered how design and construction changes in a chemical plant project affected cost and schedule. The opinion was developed based on the analysis of each party's rights under the lump sum contract, the change orders, and the construction process.
When Good Gas Goes Bad: Gas Field Development Dispute
April 1, 2013
This dispute relates to a lump-sum engineering, procurement, installation, and construction (EPIC) contract for development of an offshore gas field. The EPIC contractor was instructed to demobilize after analysis of produced gas indicated contaminants outside of the design basis. The arbitration panel relied on Baker & O'Brien's expertise to assess the value of construction defects, liquidated damage liability, reconfiguration work, and the effects of contaminants on processing facilities.
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