Project Management Consulting

Long International provides Project Management Consulting services to assist our clients in the critical aspects of project management, cost and schedule control, contract reviews, contract procedures development, and contract administration. Our significant experience in engineering and construction claims analysis and expert testimony provides the basis for knowing what can go wrong on projects that lead to schedule delay, cost overruns, and claims. We utilize our extensive experience to deliver Project Management Consulting services to help mitigate such problems. Our services have been structured to establish an open and collaborative environment to evaluate project planning and execution issues and facilitate the identification of solutions, and are performed by seasoned professionals who are well versed in all aspects of project delivery. Listed below are brief descriptions of the Project Management Consulting services that we have performed.

Training Seminars
Arizona, Colorado, Mexico
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminars for a Mineral Processing Engineering firm in Denver, Tucson, and Mexico City. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
California
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for Project Management, Contract Administration, and Legal Personnel of a major U.S. oil company.
Canada
Provided a Claims Prevention Training Seminar for a hydroelectric power producing company in Canada.
Colorado
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for Project Management and Contract Administration Personnel of the National Electrical Contractors Association in Colorado.
Colorado
Provided scheduling and schedule delay analysis training for a large national electric contractor.
Maryland
Provided a scheduling and delay analysis training seminar for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore, Maryland.
Minnesota
Provided a Claims Prevention Training Seminar for a U.S. contractor that specializes in the design and construction of heat recovery steam generators.
Minnesota
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for a contractor that manufactures and installs heat recovery steam generators on power plant projects.
Tennessee
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for Project Management, Contract Administration, and Legal Personnel of a major US oil company building a new chemical plant.
Texas
Provided Graduate Course Instruction in Claims Prevention for the University of Houston.
Texas
Provided a claims prevention training seminar for a chemical company and its EPCM contractor on a $800 million methanol project
Trinidad
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for owners and contractors in Trinidad.
Trinidad
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for the National Gas Company.
Virginia
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for Project Management and Contract Administration Personnel of a major US chemical company on new boiler addition to an existing chemical plant. Reviewed contract and procedures proposed to be used for the project and recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.

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Schedule Quality Assurance Services
Algeria
On behalf of the owner, performed a detailed schedule quality assurance review of the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up activities of the central processing facility (CPF) in Algeria. The CPF consists of utilities, inlet separation, two oil trains, associated gas compressors, natural gas liquids and injection gas units. Identified logic problems and overuse of constraints, which made the indicated critical and near critical path questionable.
Angola
On behalf of the owner, analyzed the EPC schedules for a $2.7 billion LNG facility. Verified the schedule work scope against contract requirements. Evaluated schedule metrics, reviewed schedule logic, and assessed the reasonableness of the critical path.
Argentina, Netherlands, Spain
Supplied dispute resolution services in support of a chemical company who was defending against $150 million in impact claims made by a European EPC contractor on several polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants. Participated in the document discovery, research, organization and coding of over 500,000 project records into an internet-based document repository. Assisted in answering interrogatories and prepared questions for fact witness depositions. Scrutinized the entitlement of alleged critical path schedule delays due to late and continuous changes, technology changes, late turnover package approvals, weather impacts, and slow agency reviews potentially affecting 15,000 schedule activities. Developed a comprehensive delay allocation model used to quantify and document critical path and concurrent delays affecting the schedules. Correlated issues to schedule activities. Employed a retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis methodology to correctly calculate entitlement for compensable delay costs and evaluate concurrent delays due to approved change orders, fact-based project issues, and weather impacts as supported by project records. Based on the findings, the contractor’s claims were grossly overstated and unsupported in which the owner enjoyed a favorable settlement at a small fraction of the total dispute. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to determine if these schedules were fit for delay analysis including identification and resolution of open-end activities, over use of constraints, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, missing original scope, and missing logic.
Arkansas
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of EPC schedules for an $880 million coal-fired power plant. Evaluated schedule metrics, reviewed schedule logic, and assessed the reasonableness of the critical path.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a $14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, provided quality assurance reviews of the EPC contractor’s schedules for an LNG facility.
Canada
Retained by a major U.S. gas generation and distribution company to review existing plans and procedures for Change Order Management and Project Cost and Schedule Control, and suggest modifications/ enhancements to those plans and procedures. Provided templates for the contents of these plans and procedures. Also prepared proforma EPC Contracts for lump sum and reimbursable cost work.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed a schedule quality assurance review and schedule risk assessment of the integrated master schedule for a $14 billion oil sands project.
Canada
Provided claims prevention and claims analysis, claims management, contract administration, and dispute resolution services on behalf of the owner of a CAD $6.2 billion hydroelectric power and transmission line construction project.
Florida
On behalf of the owner, analyzed a $60 million claim from the general contractor related to alleged project delay, increased scope and loss of labor productivity. The project was for the expansion of an existing cement manufacturing plant in Florida and involved the construction of an additional 2800 ton per day production line from raw material handling through bulk material load out. Performed schedule quality assurance reviews of the contractor’s contemporaneous schedules to correctly quantify project delay and disruption from alleged late delivery of owner equipment. Worked closely with the owner to resolve problems contained within the contractor’s contemporaneous schedules such as open-end activities, overuse of constraints, missing original scope, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, and missing logic links.
Indonesia
On behalf of the owner, performed an evaluation of the integrity of a contractor’s schedule and analysis of delay and loss of productivity claims associated with the design and construction of a new geothermal power plant project. Performed schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s submitted Recovery Schedule compared to its Baseline Schedule. Identified and recommended resolution of hundreds of open-end activities, problems with constraints, and critical and near-critical path problems. Contractor alleged delays associated with late drawing comments by the owner, customs clearance problems, and scope of work changes, and that the contractor had to accelerate to overcome the delays. Issues involving the schedule being “at large” were also analyzed. On behalf of the owner, performed schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s submitted Recovery Schedule compared to its Baseline Schedule. Identified and recommended resolution of hundreds of open-end activities, problems with constraints, and critical and near-critical path problems.
Nigeria
On behalf of the owner, provided schedule quality assurance services regarding a Gas Supply Expansion Project. Evaluated schedule metrics and appropriateness of the critical path of the baseline schedule.
Nigeria
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of the EPC contractor’s schedules for a multi-billion Gas-to-Liquids facility. Verified the schedule work scope against contract requirements. Evaluated schedule metrics, reviewed schedule logic, assessed the reasonableness of the critical path and provided recommendations for optimizing the schedule. Also evaluated a cumulative impact claim.
Nigeria
On behalf of the owner, evaluated a piping module subcontractor’s delay claim associated with a Gas-to-Liquids facility. Evaluated the integrity of the subcontractor’s schedules and verified the impact of changes to the subcontractor’s schedule. Participated with the EPC contractor and owner to achieve a settlement of the time extension and cost components of the subcontractor’s claim.
Nigeria
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, performed an analysis of the integrity of a Korean contractor’s EPC schedule regarding logic problems, constraints, and reasonableness of the critical path for a major petrochemical plant project.
Norway, Texas
Schedule Quality Assurance Review. Review and critique of Consortium Partner's detailed fabrication schedules, ascertained the schedule’s suitability to be used as a tool to analyze concurrent delays by maintaining CPM schedule logic to properly understand the Client's, and the Consortium Partner's liability for delay, disruption, and impact damages, and any relationship between proceeding activities being the responsibility other Parties. Provided guidance on “best practice” recommendations for on-site schedule control, progress reporting, schedule development, and labor productivity. Recommended suitable effective documentation and record keeping to aid in the support or defense of possible future claims and integration of schedule activities with available cost details to accurately establish the cause and effect relationship between problems, issues, events, schedule impacts, productivity losses and cost overruns and/or the need for acceleration/mitigation recovery counter measures.
Saudi Arabia
On behalf of the owner, performed analyses and prepared Expert Reports regarding schedule delays and increased costs associated with an EPC contractor’s $138 million claim on a gas plant expansion project. The work involved correction of the contractor’s baseline schedule and schedule updates, assessment of impacts allegedly due to change orders, welding defects, late delivery of drawings by the owner, and contractor performance problems. Prepared time impact and as-built but-for schedule analyses to address time extension entitlement, compensable delay, and loss of productivity. Developed a chronological database and assisted the law firm with witness statements and document disclosure requests. Completed a comparative assessment between the project’s radiography records for the rejected pipe joint welds, and the results that were developed from the owner’s radiography expert’s interpretation of the films. Evaluated the opposing experts’ schedule delay and damages analyses and assessment of responsibilities for project management performance problems. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to ensure that these schedules could be used for delay analysis. Identified and documented numerous problems with open-end activities, overuse of constraints, missing original scope, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, and missing logic links. The dispute was resolved prior to arbitration.
Tanzania
On behalf of the government, evaluated the quality of the CPM schedules prepared by several international oil companies for the development of an LNG facility in Tanzania.
Texas
Provided dispute resolution services to a general contractor in support of $50 million of impacts against a turbine/generator manufacturer on a new power plant project. Worked directly with the general contractor’s field and office staff to research contemporaneous project records in support of project issues and impacts. Analyzed the delays stemming from hundreds of late change orders, late and inadequate responses to RFIs, wet and muddy conditions, filter house fire, and late and incomplete delivery of materials and equipment by the turbine/generator manufacturer. Utilized retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis methodology to successfully demonstrate and quantify impacts to the critical path for a 2,500 activity schedule. Applied retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis methodology to correctly calculate entitled time extension as well as prove constructive project acceleration. An amicable settlement for the contractor was achieved. Performed schedule quality assurance reviews of the contractor’s contemporaneous schedules to correctly quantify project delay and disruption. Worked closely with the contractor to resolve problems contained within its contemporaneous schedules such as open-end activities, overuse of constraints, unexplained suspension periods on activities, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, and missing logic links.
Texas
On behalf of the owner, performed a schedule quality assurance review of the EPCM contractor’s EPC schedule on a new methanol plant.
Trinidad
On behalf of the owner, performed a schedule quality assessment of a CPM schedule regarding a new university building for the University of the West Indies.

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Contract and Procedures Reviews
Australia
On behalf of the owner, evaluated contract terms and conditions and contract procedures for an EPC contract for an LNG facility. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
California
Provided Project Management Oversight for the Long Beach-LA Light Rail Transit Project in Los Angeles. Worked on the review, definition, creation and implementation of project control policies, procedures, systems, methods, reporting, data acquisition and organizational interfaces.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a $14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.
Canada
Provided claims prevention and claims analysis, claims management, contract administration, and dispute resolution services on behalf of the owner of a CAD $6.2 billion hydroelectric power and transmission line construction project.
Canada
Retained by a major U.S. gas generation and distribution company to review existing plans and procedures for Change Order Management and Project Cost and Schedule Control, and suggest modifications/ enhancements to those plans and procedures. Provided templates for the contents of these plans and procedures. Also prepared proforma EPC Contracts for lump sum and reimbursable cost work.
Colorado
On behalf of the contractor, developed and evaluated alternatives for the modification of a large wastewater treatment plant. The work focused on the identification and evaluation of project risks and cost/schedule impacts associated with each of several design/construction alternatives.
Colorado
Assisted an owner's construction manager in the analysis of schedule delay and productivity loss claims submitted by a design-build contractor for the engineering and construction of a roadway project in Colorado. Parties settled prior to arbitration.
Florida
Reviewed and analyzed contracts of various parties involved in the development and operation of a major hotel & residences project located in Ft. Lauderdale. Provided analysis regarding pre-construction duties and obligations.
Netherlands
Reviewed the owner’s contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a polyethylene plant. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures. Recommended changes to project management, scheduling, and project controls provisions to improve the owner’s visibility into the progress reporting on the project.
Nigeria
On behalf of the owner, developed the implementation of a contracting strategy for 10 MM TPY grass roots LNG liquefaction plant. Assignment included preparation of bid packages and bid evaluations for 8 LSTK contracts that covered every portion of the project. Facilitated senior shareholder meetings to arrive at the strategy and to approve its implementation.
Norway, Texas
Schedule Quality Assurance Review. Review and critique of Consortium Partner's detailed fabrication schedules, ascertained the schedule’s suitability to be used as a tool to analyze concurrent delays by maintaining CPM schedule logic to properly understand the Client's, and the Consortium Partner's liability for delay, disruption, and impact damages, and any relationship between proceeding activities being the responsibility other Parties. Provided guidance on “best practice” recommendations for on-site schedule control, progress reporting, schedule development, and labor productivity. Recommended suitable effective documentation and record keeping to aid in the support or defense of possible future claims and integration of schedule activities with available cost details to accurately establish the cause and effect relationship between problems, issues, events, schedule impacts, productivity losses and cost overruns and/or the need for acceleration/mitigation recovery counter measures.
South Carolina
Reviewed the owner’s contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a chemical plant. Recommended changes to project management, scheduling, and project controls provisions to improve the owner’s visibility into the progress reporting on the project. Provided a Claims Prevention Seminar.
Tennessee
Reviewed Contracts, Policies, and Procedures related to Project Controls, Change Order Management, and Scheduling Requirements for a major U.S. Chemical Company. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Texas
Reviewed owner’s contracting strategy and risks associated with the engineering, procurement, and construction of several major chemical plant projects.
Texas
On behalf of a major oil company, reviewed its ITB package for preparation of the FEED for the design of the Topsides facilities for an offshore deep-sea oil & gas production platform. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Texas
On behalf of a major international chemical company, analyzed its contract documents and specifications for engineering, procurement, and construction of chemical plants worldwide. Recommended clauses to resolve the potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for the cost and schedule control procedures. Provided a Claims Prevention Seminar.
Texas
Reviewed Engineering Work Processes used by a major engineering company and a major oil company associated with the design of offshore oil & gas production facilities. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Texas
Reviewed typical contracts, cost and schedule control procedures used by an offshore oil & gas contractor to identify language that could be improved to reduce risks, identify ambiguities, and mitigate the potential for claims.
Trinidad
Assisted with the development of a Project Management Controls Unit for a natural gas company. Prepared written findings and recommendations for establishing a Project Management Controls Unit and developing a Project Management Methodology using a Stage Gate Process.
Trinidad
Reviewed owner’s ITB packages, contracts, project controls procedures, and contract administration procedures, and presented a Claims Prevention Seminar. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Trinidad
Created an EPC contract and contract exhibits for the owner’s use in negotiating the EPC of a $1 billion aluminum smelter. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
United Arab Emirates
Acted as the Project Management Advisor for FEED execution of a refinery hazardous waste facility and preparation of EPC contract documents.

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Cost Estimate Reviews
Algeria
On behalf of the equipment supplier, developed estimates to complete on four power plant projects that were left incomplete by the contractor.
California
Prepared detailed cost evaluations of municipal library prototype designs for a California municipality.
Canada
Retained by a major U.S. gas generation and distribution company to review existing plans and procedures for Change Order Management and Project Cost and Schedule Control, and suggest modifications/ enhancements to those plans and procedures. Provided templates for the contents of these plans and procedures. Also prepared proforma EPC Contracts for lump sum and reimbursable cost work.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a $14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.
Colorado
Performed bid estimate review and an evaluation and critique of civil work including mass cut, haul and fill operations at the Denver International Airport.
Colorado
Provided cost management services on four major hospital projects. Total value of the projects was approximately $300 million. Responsible for preparing cost report updates and forecasts, based on approved invoice and cost information, for each project on a monthly basis. Met with corporate and hospital administration to review monthly cost status. Also on a monthly basis, met with corporate accounting to review and reconcile any cost variances. Assisted corporate and hospital administration during project audits and in resolving any cost issues.
Colorado
On behalf of the owner, developed cash flow economic evaluation computer models and prepared capital and operating cost estimates and economic analyses used in the negotiation of the $1.1 billion project loan guarantee for the Colony Shale Oil Project.
Grand Cayman Islands
Prepared a construction estimate cost analysis for the developer on a five star resort property.
Montana
Performed an audit of the reclamation procedures and costs of a western coal producer/supplier for a major central U.S. power company.
Trinidad
Performed project management audits of a Gas-to-Liquids facility to assist with evaluating the outstanding engineering and construction scope, assess restructuring of the Project Management Team, and assist with the development of a Request for Proposal for the selection of a Project Management contractor.
Trinidad
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of the adequacy of a cost estimate and construction risks associated with the upgrade of an LNG facility.

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CPM Schedule Preparation and Updating
Alabama
Provided the contractor’s baseline and update schedules, change order request and general site supervision on a cement storage and distribution center in Mobile.
Arizona
Prepared the detailed schedule for a 500 MW coal-fueled power plant.
California
Provided pre-bid scheduling using Primavera for the $180 million San Diego International Airport Expansion and infrastructure project. Also reviewed and approved the contractor’s schedules. This project included CIP bridge structures, utility relocations, demolition of existing bridge structure, grading and paving for detours and airport parking.
California
Provided CPM scheduling using Primavera on the $13 million San Marcos Town Center project in San Diego. This project included 2,700 LF of box culvert, a CIP bridge structure, grading, paving, traffic control, and the relocation of utilities including fiber optics. The contractor also relocated railroad tracks with ballast to accommodate construction.
California
Assisted the Sutter Health Corporation in developing a detailed template schedule that addressed a typical project’s scope of work, starting from project inception, through design, construction, occupancy and close-out. This schedule was used as part of the foundation for Sutter Health’s Enterprise Project Management System (EPMS) that was implemented to support a $4.5 billion projected capital expenditure in healthcare projects.
California
Provided CPM scheduling on the Molton section of the $800 million San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor project in Irvine. This project had over 100 new CIP bridge structures, miles of driven piles, retaining walls, and storm drains, in addition to over 1 million CY of cut/fill earthwork. The Molton Section “Working Schedule” included 1,544 activities.
California
On behalf of the owner, furnished CPM scheduling services for a 2x1 combined cycle power plant in San Jose.
Colorado
Prepared a contractor’s baseline schedule and schedule updates for the construction of a $5 million church and related site work.
Colorado
On behalf of the electrical contractor, reviewed the CPM schedule prepared for the construction of the electrical work on the new Denver Broncos Stadium
Florida
Furnished CPM scheduling services for building contractor on a luxury apartment home project located in Celebration, Florida.
Florida
Furnished CPM scheduling services for a building contractor on multiple $40 million+ high rise condominium complexes located in Miami and West Palm Beach.
Florida
Prepared a contractor’s baseline schedule for a classroom addition to an elementary school.
Florida
Furnished CPM scheduling services for building contractor on the Dade County high school located in Miami.
Florida
Prepared monthly progress reports and schedule updates for the preliminary engineering and final civil design of the $600 million Central Florida Light Rail Transit System in Orlando. Developed detailed civil design, construction and system-wide interface schedules.
Georgia
Furnished CPM scheduling service for building contractor on the Ft. Gillem Medical Laboratories located in Atlanta.
Georgia
Furnished CPM scheduling service for building contractor on the High Museum of Art expansion project located in Atlanta.
Illinois
Furnished CPM scheduling services for the electrical subcontractor on the $66 million McCormick Place Convention Center Expansion Project in Chicago. Worked with the subcontractor’s field staff to develop and monitor a resource-loaded completion schedule that tracked the remaining electrical activities. Updated schedules with job cost and certified payroll information. Correctly calculated the critical path on the electrical work and analyzed impacts from other contractors. Performed productivity studies and provided resource and cost projections used for cash flow and cost-to-complete purposes. Assisted the onsite project management team in the successful closeout of the project.
Indonesia
Prepared the detailed schedule for a multi-block combined cycle conversion project.
Nevada
Developed CPM schedule on a U.S. Department of Energy nuclear waste storage facility construction project for an international heavy civil contractor.
New Jersey
Developed the Baseline CPM Schedule for the $76 million Route 18 Extension Section 2A Highway Project.
New Jersey
Assisted design-build contractor with developing a 12,000 activity, cost loaded rolling wave schedule for the Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transportation Project. The work involved preparing a CPM schedule for a $605 million project that involved the design and construction of a 45-mile commuter rail transit line between Trenton and Camden, along an existing rail corridor.
New York
Provided support to management team including schedule coordination, review and development of Baseline CPM Schedule for the $87 million Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street Reconstruction project. The schedule was resource loaded with 3,200 activities.
New York
Developed and maintained updates of the Baseline CPM Schedule for the $230 million Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) Project. Provided schedule expertise, project administration, coordination, analysis, and negotiation of all time-related issues. The schedule was resource loaded with 2,840 activities.
New York
Developed the Baseline CPM Schedule for the $136 million FDR Drive Reconstruction Project. The schedule was cost and resource loaded with 2,344 activities.
New York
Provided support to management team including schedule review and development of working schedules and sub-networks for claims purposes on the $90 million NYC Time Square Rehabilitation Project. The schedule was cost and resource loaded and contained 2,823 activities.
New York
Provided scheduling support to the estimating team for the $77 million Highbridge Yard Maintenance Facility. Developed pre-bid schedule and aided in the development of Baseline CPM Schedule. The project consisted of the construction of a 62,000 SF rail car maintenance facility (ten car lengths) with two tracks and the installation of associated maintenance and repair equipment. The facility also included an additional 8,300 SF of office space and employee locker rooms located on the second floor. Other project components include the construction of 35,000 feet of track along with 32 switches and electric substation, as well as an employee station.
New York
Provided scheduling support to estimating team on the $250 million Poletti 500 MW Power Plant Project. Developed pre-bid schedule over 12-month period and multiple proposals through contract award. This project required extensive analysis including resource leveling through the use of resource histograms.
Thailand
Prepared a detailed schedule for a two unit “hybrid” power plant consisting of fluidized bed boilers, steam turbines, combustion turbines, and heat recovery units. Also developed multi-currency project cost systems to report consistent financial information in U.S. dollars while individual contracts fluctuated in multiple currencies.
Virginia
Developed the detailed schedule and project control system for a 2x400 MW coal fueled power plant. Created and maintained an accounting and reporting system to track the financial participation of four consortium partners.
Washington
Developed a 1,200-activity master schedule for a new $98 million sugar beet refinery project. Established the work breakdown structure for the project. With the corporate accounting department, developed the cost code of accounts. Integrated the master schedule activity coding and breakdown with the coding and breakdown created for the job cost system. Prepared graphics and summary schedules for presentation at public and Board of Directors’ meetings.
Washington, DC
Provided support to management team including schedule coordination, review and development of Baseline CPM Schedule for the $62 million New York Avenue Metrorail Station. The project consisted of the construction of a new “drop in” metro station, including all track work and connections.

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Project Performance Reviews
California
Enlisted by the Tokai Bank, the project’s lender, to independently conduct monthly evaluations of the construction progress on a 32-story corporate headquarters office complex located in Glendale and valued at $132 million. Completed monthly site inspections. Reviewed architect’s and contractor’s monthly progress billings. Prepared a monthly report to bank officers that offered a comparative analysis of reported versus observed progress status for each major pay item.
California
Performed financial and schedule audits for the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission on metro subway projects. Reviewed project budgets, contractor schedules, construction manager monthly progress reports, and advised the County of potential cost overruns, schedule delays and reporting deficiencies.
Canada
Provided claims prevention and claims analysis, claims management, contract administration, and dispute resolution services on behalf of the owner of a CAD $6.2 billion hydroelectric power and transmission line construction project.
Canada
Retained by a major U.S. gas generation and distribution company to review existing plans and procedures for Change Order Management and Project Cost and Schedule Control, and suggest modifications/ enhancements to those plans and procedures. Provided templates for the contents of these plans and procedures. Also prepared proforma EPC Contracts for lump sum and reimbursable cost work.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a $14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.
Colorado
Provided project management and control services for the contractor providing Fire Alarm and Voice Paging Systems work on Concourses A, B, and C, the Airport Office Building, and the Terminal Complex at the Denver International Airport (DIA). Assisted client in cost control monitoring, schedule interfaces, change negotiations, and problem resolutions on a $12 million contract. Prepared financial and schedule analyses for the project and interfaced with the Project Management Team (PMT) for monthly pay applications and resolution of issues. Assisted in the client’s successful settlement of $6 million of outstanding changes with the owner due to unexpected changed conditions and third party contractor interference.
Colorado
Conducted an independent audit of the program’s fiscal year schedule performance and reported earned value for work completed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rock Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). Prepared an Expert Report that was based on interviews with project planning managers, and from an evaluation of information from the baseline and current schedules. Presented the findings to management.
Russia
Provided technical and project management consulting advice to the Project Management Consultant who represented the owner of a refinery in Russia that was undergoing a revamp. Additional advice included the identification of key performance indicators and EPC contracting issues.
Trinidad
Data analysis on a Natural Gas Floating Platform. The scope of work included analysis of Project Daily Reports, Vessel’s Master Daily Logs, Daily Work Tickets, and Contractor/Client Correspondence.

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Risk Analysis
Canada
Retained by a major U.S. gas generation and distribution company to review existing plans and procedures for Change Order Management and Project Cost and Schedule Control, and suggest modifications/ enhancements to those plans and procedures. Provided templates for the contents of these plans and procedures. Also prepared proforma EPC Contracts for lump sum and reimbursable cost work.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a $14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.
Canada
On behalf of the owner, performed a schedule quality assurance review and schedule risk assessment of the integrated master schedule for a $14 billion oil sands project.
Texas
Reviewed change orders, schedule delays, and pending disputes between a major U.S. chemical company and its mechanical contractor on a methanol plant in Texas. Advised client as to its exposure regarding the technical issues involved in these issues for purpose of settlement negotiations.

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