Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)

Whether you need deep technical expertise for a current or future project, or expert witness services for a project in dispute, we provide objective and actionable advice for major construction projects around the world.

Let’s get the measure of this

Our EPC services often involve:

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies and assistance

  • Engineering productivity

  • Change orders

  • Work methods

  • Standard of care

  • Construction productivity

  • Commissioning and performance testing

  • New technology review

  • Scale-up opinions

Case Studies

Power Plant Project – did incomplete control narratives result in out-of-control project schedule

July 28, 2023

A disagreement between an EPC contractor and its subcontractor led to a dispute about the causes and impacts of delays and cost escalation for constructing a combined cycle power plant. We reviewed the project documents, records, and correspondence and compared the significance of the delays in the control narrative deliverables to the overall project delays and schedule milestones. We produced a technical expert report, followed by a joint expert report, and provided oral testimony at the arbitration hearing.

Hurricane Leads to Flood of Claims

April 19, 2023

Class action lawsuits against a petrochemical plant and a petroleum refinery alleged that hurricane flooding was exacerbated by ongoing project work and poor coordination between the two integrated facilities. Baker & O’Brien reviewed project plans and execution records to evaluate project management compared to industry best practice, and assessed the working relationship and level of coordination between the facilities. Our expert report provided opinions on project governance and the degree of coordination between the facilities, including the effectiveness of the site’s emergency response plan.

Construction Contract Termination Dispute – Assessment of Progress and Completion of Work

January 25, 2023

A storage terminal owner terminated its construction contract for a brownfield project with its contractor and filed claims for deficient and incomplete work. Baker & O’Brien was engaged to analyze the project’s completeness at the time of contract termination and determine the costs associated with completing the work. Our opinions, based on an industry-recognized methodology for milestone activity achievement, were presented in an expert report.