FIT

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.

Suburban School District Energy Project

MDC® was retained by a school district in Pennsylvania to investigate, analyze and recommend corrective action for the high school HVAC System due to high operating costs and unacceptable temperature conditions in various rooms of the school. The high school had been recently constructed and incorporated a geothermal field for heating and cooling uses.

University Library Project

MDC® was retained by a university in New Jersey to determine if problems existed with the building design of the university library. The university had experienced problems maintaining the interior environment of the library within normally accepted ranges for this type of facility. The university suspected that the problems were the result of errors in the design of the building and its mechanical system.

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.

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.