Client Name: Dean Mead

MDC® was retained by a university in Florida to develop an analysis of the events and issues that arose during the construction of the university buildings. MDC® performed a comprehensive schedule analysis of the causes and liability for delay during the project. This analysis required verification of the contractor’s initial schedule and the subsequent updates to determine their accuracy and reliability as a basis for analysis.

School District Project

Client Name: Catasauqua Area School District

MDC® was retained by a general contractor and a Pennsylvania school district, to analyze change orders submitted by the general contractor to the school district for excessive costs associated with the removal of rock found after excavation of the proposed site for a new high school. The new high school was first estimated with a total budget amount of $20,995,100 with actual construction costs exceeding $25,356,024. MDC® determined that due to poor planning and testing by the Architect the school district was entitled to recover the excessive costs for rock removal from the Architect.

Millville Early Childhood Center

Client Name: Sambe Construction Company

Sambe Construction Company constructed a new 20,000 SF two-story building and renovated a 64,000 SF existing two-story building for the Millville Early Childhood Center. It was a competitively bid contract awarded by New Jersey State Construction Corporation (NJSCC) and was scheduled for completion on September 7, 2004.

The Farfield Company (Electrical Contractors) v. The Rancocas Valley High School District (Board of Education)

Client Name: The Farfield Company

MDC® was retained by The Farfield Company to conduct an analysis and estimate damages associated with an inefficiency and extended duration claim made by Farfield in the execution of a major project at Rancocas Valley High School in Mount Holly, NJ. Included in the case was an assessment of the impact of the owner’s decision to terminate the project general contractor, the timelines of said termination, the timeliness of the assignment of a replacement general contractor and the foreseen ability of the need to terminate (or appropriateness of the initial award) on the overall execution efficiency and costs incurred by Farfield to complete the project. MDC®’s analysis included efficiency/inefficiency calculations using a measured mile approach and resultant schedule and cost impacts.

Combined Cycle Power Plant

Client Name: NEPCO

MDC® provided expert analysis and support to a design-build contractor in a dispute with a major equipment vendor. The dispute centered around the vendor’s late delivery of improperly fabricated Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) components. MDC® evaluated the impacts arising from the vendor’s performance including delays to the project schedule, productivity loss to the installation subcontractor, and monetary damages to the design-build contractor.

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Submarine Pipeline

Client Name: RPS Consulting Engineers/Dublin City Council

The Dublin Bay Submarine Pipeline project is part of a massive $300 million effort to improve water quality in Dublin Bay. The entire project consists of the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works, a new pumping station, and a 10.5 km pipeline under Dublin Bay to bring the wastewater to Ringsend for treatment.

Nassau County Community College

Client Name: Travelers Insurance

Travelers sought expert assistance from MDC® analyzing circum­stances leading up to the termination of Manshul Construction by Nassau County in connection with Manshul’s work on a project at the Nassau County Community College. The County also had subsequently debarred AETNA Casualty (Manshul’s surety) from underwriting other contractors in the county and claimed com­pletion costs from AETNA and its successor surety Travelers.

Ras Tanura Refinery

Client Name: Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation

MDC® was retained to review the overall project to determine the potential claims and to estimate costs for possible recovery from the owner, as well as to review and evaluate subcontractor claims. MDC® performed investigative and analysis work both on-site in Saudi Arabia, and in MDC®’s home office.