The $8.5 million Proliant Harlan Plant Expansion consisted of the expansion and/or construction of the plant’s wet process, control, cooler, warehouse, electrical, unloading dock, packaging, CIP, dryer and gowning rooms. The Project was contractually required to achieve substantial completion by March 1, 2012. However, after numerous delays, the substantial completion date was not achieved and a dispute occurred between the Owner and Design-Builder that resulted in the termination of the Design-Builder.

Spire was engaged by the Design-Builder, EAD Constructors, Inc., to provide opinions regarding issues related to the dispute. During phase 1 of this engagement, Spire’s team performed a schedule delay analysis to quantify and allocate the days of delay that occurred during the Project. At the request of the Client’s attorney, Spire submitted a Statement of Opinions with the results of the analysis.

During Phase 2 of this engagement, Spire’s consultants produced a rebuttal report in response to a report issued by the Owner’s expert. The purpose of this report was to evaluate and opine on the opposing expert’s findings regarding planning, scheduling and delay.

In addition, Spire assisted the Design-Builder’s attorney by serving as an expert witness and providing a presentation.

Spire’s team of experts is comprised of experienced construction engineering professionals that understand the range of risks companies face throughout the dispute resolution process. From managing claims and quantifying damages to assessing productivity loss, calculating schedule delays, and evaluating standard of care, Spire’s litigation support experts analyze each particular dispute situation to ensure the best outcome for its clients.

Resolving construction disputes is challenging. From mediation to arbitration and litigation support, Spire can provide guidance in navigating the technical challenges throughout the dispute resolution process to provide your case the support it requires. Spire’s construction claims and litigation support experts bring years of hands-on construction experience to every dispute and render opinions that are clear, concise, and objective to help make the strongest case possible. 

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