The Carrollton Water Power Plant project was one of 15 storm-proofing projects in New Orleans funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The goal of these USACE projects was to strengthen the existing facilities to maintain operational capabilities during extreme storm events. This particular project for the Carrollton Water Plant was Orleans Storm Proofing – 4 (OSP-4). The OSP-4 project consisted of storm-proofing the existing buildings at the Carrollton Water Power Plant. The site also included a Gas Compressor Building and Power Complex Building. The storm-proofing measures performed by the subcontractor on the project consisted of ties installation, grouting, and spiral wall ties (material) work and coring and reinforcing steel (material) work for the Gas Compressor, Plant Frequency, and Power Complex buildings.

Upon receipt of the notice to proceed, the subcontractor was contractually required to achieve final completion by March 21, 2012. However, the subcontractor incurred numerous delays throughout the project and did not achieve the final completion date. The subcontractor stopped work on the project in September 2012 in accordance with USACE’s descoping directive of the contractor. In addition, USACE directed the contractor to cease all core drilling activities, and the contractor terminated the subcontractor from the project. During the course of the project, disputes arose between the contractor and subcontractor regarding the contract terms, scheduling of the work, change conditions regarding interior wall repairs, unforeseen in-wall obstructions, and dust control.

Retained by the subcontractor, Spire reviewed the report issued by the contractor’s expert regarding their work and conducted an independent schedule analysis of their performance period.

Our forensic investigations are comprehensive and exhaustive to distinguish the truth from allegations when reviewing expert reports. Our analysis of another expert’s findings provides a credible account to support well-informed decisions regarding our clients. Spire’s litigation support includes an exhaustive review of all documentation pertinent to your dispute. Through our forensic investigation of contracts, schedules, bid estimates, design documents, change orders, and correspondence, Spire’s consultants thoroughly evaluate the issues surrounding your claims or suit.