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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

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.

When "Manifest Error" May Not be "As Plain as the Nose on One's Face"

July 1, 2013

"Manifest error" is often described as an error as plain as the nose on one's face. In this case, the principle of manifest error pertains to disputed technical decisions made by the Independent Engineer (IE) for an oil refinery modernization project. Three arbitral tribunals relied on our expert reports and testimony to decide if the IE had ruled correctly, within limits of its responsibility, and if there was manifest error.

EPC Dispute – No Fairytale Ending for EPC Partnership

October 12, 2022

An EPC project missed its completion milestones and experienced cost escalations, resulting in Contractor claims that engineering progress was overstated at the time the contract was converted to lump sum. Baker & O’Brien analyzed records and opined on the accuracy of the engineering progress reported at conversion and the Contractor’s reliance on that progress to estimate its costs and schedule. We produced an expert report and gave oral testimony at the deposition proceedings and the arbitration hearing.