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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the details

  • 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

Case Studies

What's the Value of Terminated Engineering?

January 29, 2024

When an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract was terminated, Baker & O’Brien was retained to assess whether the engineering design satisfied the EPC subcontract’s technical and operational requirements. Our analysis involved reviewing the development of engineering studies and deliverables to assess the parties’ claims. We produced a technical expert report, a responsive report, and a joint expert report before testifying before the London Court of International Arbitration arbitral tribunal.

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.