Experience

Confidentiality precludes the listing of many projects.

Buildings / Hotels

High Rise Condominium & Hotel, Southern California

Prepared delay and causation analysis on delayed construction of a 21-story luxury hotel. Arbitration panel ruled in favor of our client.

Earthwork and Infrastructure Demolition Project, Colorado

Cost verification of a large demolition and earthwork project where more than 40 government buildings were demolished and their concrete foundations were removed. Analyses included contractor resource logistics, alleged differing site conditions and productivity evaluations.

Physical Sciences Building, University of California, Santa Cruz

Prepared rebuttal report to a delay claim filed by the contractor. Dispute settled following submittal of expert report.

Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Performed causation and responsibility analysis for flooding of three buildings at Seattle University. Results showed that years of community growth ultimately exceeded capacity of existing storm trunk lines.

High Rise Condominiums Project, Western Washington

Performed delay and resulting cost analyses on two 26-story towers. Settlement reached through mediation.

Engineering

Alta Cascade has completed more than 70 engineering projects throughout Western Washington. We currently no longer offer these services. Although common in some respects, most cities or agencies have their own standards. Alta Cascade has prepared plans for the following cities or agencies:

Washington Department
of Transportation

King County

Pierce County

Auburn

Algona

Bonney Lake

Buckley

Carbonado

Dupont

Edgewood

Enumclaw

Federal Way

Fife

Fredereickson

Gig Harbor

Grays Harbor

Kent

Longview

Maple Valley

Olympia

Orting

Pacific

Port Orchard

Purdy

Puyallup

Redmond

Roy

Seattle

South Hill

Spanaway

Tacoma

Tukwila

University Place

Power Plants

Co-Gen Power Plant, Alaska, USA

Performed delay analysis using P3 software, and provided rebuttal to schedule delay claim submitted by contractor.

Co-Gen Power Plant, Northeast, USA

Prepared CPM schedules to reflect force majeure events that forced sequence changes and quantified time and cost impacts. Performed CPM scheduling, delay and disruption analyses, prepared cumulative impact analysis and preparation of an expert report and subsequent litigation support for a large claim.

Combined Cycle Power Plant, Saudi Arabia

Performed schedule and productivity analyses, and assisted in preparation of final report.

Waste to Energy Power Plant, Portugal

Determined root causes for experienced delay and cost overruns and prepared expert report.

Power Plant, Southeast, USA

Prepared delay and causation analysis; performed productivity loss analysis on impacts caused by hurricane events; quantified damages. Prepared expert report and testified to same in arbitration.

Communications

Fiber Optic Cable Installation, California

Conducted delay analysis, analyzed change orders and prepared expert report in support for litigation.

Fiber Optic Cable Design and Installation, Northwest, USA

Performed delay and productivity analyses, quantified damages for owner-attributable impacts.

Communications Installation, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

Performed schedule delay and causation analyses on three different fiber optic installation projects throughout the United States..

Process / Desalination

Water Desalination Processing Plant, Southern California

Performed delay and causation analysis and validation of contractor change orders and claims for delay damages.

Pharmaceutical Plant, Singapore

Determined cause and effect of alleged design defects upon planned construction schedule.  Performed cumulative impact claim.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Projects

Analyzed CPM schedules, performed schedule delay analyses including causation and assignment of responsibility; assisted in preparing expert report.

Waste Water Treatment Plant, Arizona

Prepared delay and causation analysis for expansion of an existing WWTP to 25 MGD capacity, and conveyance piping system. Prepared expert report.

Oil & Gas / Refineries

Hydrogen Plant, Canada

Reviewed and updated active CPM schedules and converted from bulk to systems installation detail including Level 4, pre-commissioning activities. Performed window delay analysis to establish delay causation, a forecast completion date and to assist in evaluating acceleration scenarios for potential early completion.

C5/C6 Isomerisation Complex, Trinidad

Prepared delay and productivity claims. Inefficiencies evaluated include underground obstructions, hazardous gas releases and owner interferences.

Off-Shore Oil Platform and Power Plant, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico

Performed disruption, cumulative impact and cost analyses in assisting contractor prepare a claim against the owner. Analysis included evaluation of contractor's management and in complying with contract provisions during construction.

Transportation

Design/Build Freeway and Toll Road, California

Prepared written change orders accompanying Time Impact Analyses and damages calculations in accordance with contract and Caltrans specifications. Several change orders exceeded $5 million and included retaining walls, land slide remediation, differing site conditions, earthwork variances and utility relocations and drainage issues.

Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge Project, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, California

Prepared cost and resource-loaded baseline CPM schedule using P5 / P6 software. Integrated schedules for more than 45 different suppliers and subcontractors over a 7-year period.

Runway Addition, Florida

Provide cost verification of a differing site conditions claim filed by the prime contractor. Settlement reached in mediation.

Combined Highway and Railway Suspension Bridge, Hong Kong

Analyzed CPM schedules, performed schedule delay analyses including causation and assignment of responsibility.

Design/Build Freeway Project, Utah

Acting as the construction manager: Evaluated and negotiated contractor change orders, monitored contractor progress and compliance with performance specifications, administered the contract.

Pipelines

Water Regeneration Pipeline, Southern California

Prepared delay and causation analysis; wrote expert report. Dispute settled in mediation.

Natural Gas Pipeline, Bolivia

Analyzed CMP schedules, performed schedule delay analyses and productivity analysis.

Water Well Field & Pipeline Project, Texas

Performed schedule delay analysis and presented results to public water utility. Results assisted utility in establishing a strategy to close the project out with the contractor.

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