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PROJECTS

Infrastructure, Rail and Metro

Roads and Bridges

Roads and Bridges

We have extensive experience in handling Professional Indemnity (PI) claims related to design failures, particularly when designs were not developed according to applicable standards and instead relied on recommendations from an industry body.

Our expertise lies in addressing the repercussions of unauthorized design changes that have led to unnecessary additions to construction projects, such as thousands of concrete footings. We understand the complexities involved in evaluating the financial impact, including the costs associated with additional materials, labour, delays, and related expenses.

Our team of construction and legal professionals will diligently gather evidence, consult with expert engineers or architects, assess damages, and provide expert guidance throughout the PI claims process. We will work tirelessly to build a strong case, negotiate on your behalf, and seek a fair resolution to compensate for the losses incurred due to the failure to adhere to appropriate design standards.

Rail and Metro

Rail and Metro

With a track record of success, we have demonstrated our capability in successfully defending multi-billion dollar claims brought by an international rail consortium. Our experienced team, consisting of PCMC analysts and forensic planners, led the efforts to defend against 350 separate claims encompassing a range of issues such as utility relocations, scope changes, changes in law, as well as delay and disruption.

We are well-versed in the intricacies of managing arbitration proceedings and have navigated complex dispute resolution processes to protect our clients' interests. Our team will meticulously analyze the claims, gather supporting evidence, and employ our expert knowledge of project management and construction planning to build a robust defense strategy.

Throughout the arbitration proceedings, we will act as strong advocates for our clients, leveraging our expertise to present compelling arguments and counterclaims where appropriate. Our goal is to ensure that our clients' positions are effectively represented, and we work diligently to achieve favorable outcomes.

Trust our experienced team to handle the complex challenges of defending against high-value claims, providing expert analysis, strategic planning, and skilled representation throughout the arbitration process.

Heavy Rail

Heavy Rail

As delay and disruption analysts, we specialize in providing support to contractors operating under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Framework Agreement. We understand the unique challenges faced in such projects and are well-versed in assessing and analyzing delays and disruptions to determine the contractors' contractual and legal entitlements.

Our experienced team of analysts possesses a deep understanding of construction project management, scheduling, and contract administration. We meticulously examine project records, including schedules, progress updates, and relevant documentation, to identify and quantify the impacts of delays and disruptions.

Using industry-standard methodologies and our expertise in delay analysis, we provide comprehensive assessments that outline the contractors' entitlements under the PPP Framework Agreement. Our analysis includes identifying the causes of delays, evaluating their impact on project timelines and costs, and determining the contractors' legal rights for compensation and time extensions.

With our expertise in both construction and contract law, we are well-equipped to assist contractors in asserting their entitlements and advocating for their interests under the PPP Framework Agreement. We work closely with our clients, providing robust and well-supported analysis to ensure their contractual and legal rights are protected.

Mining

Process Plant, Port and Rail

Process Plant, 
Port and Rail

We offer a comprehensive range of Contract and Cost Management services, specializing in Cost Reporting and Contract Administration. Our experienced team is well-equipped to handle various aspects of contract management, ensuring that projects are effectively administered and financial interests are protected.

Our services include the review, negotiation, and closing out of outstanding subcontractor and Head Contract variations. We meticulously analyze contract variations, assess their impact on costs and schedules, and engage in constructive negotiations to ensure fair and equitable outcomes. We aim to minimize disputes and achieve timely resolution of variations, keeping projects on track and within budget.

Additionally, our Cost Reporting services provide detailed and transparent reporting on project costs, allowing stakeholders to have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of the project. We utilize industry-leading software and methodologies to accurately track and report project expenses, enabling effective cost control and informed decision-making.

With our Contract and Cost Management expertise, we take pride in providing reliable and efficient services that assist clients in navigating the complexities of contract administration. Whether it's reviewing variations, reporting costs, or managing contract negotiations, our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that protect our clients' financial interests and contribute to successful project outcomes.

Iron Ore

Iron Ore

During the delivery phase in the Pilbara, we provide specialist procurement and contract administration resources to support smooth project execution. Our experienced team understands the unique requirements and challenges associated with projects in the Pilbara region, and we offer tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Our procurement services involve strategically sourcing and procuring the necessary goods, materials, and services required for the project. We work closely with suppliers and contractors to ensure timely delivery, quality control, and adherence to project specifications. Our expertise in procurement helps optimize cost efficiency and mitigate risks associated with the supply chain.

Additionally, our contract administration resources ensure effective management and oversight of contractual obligations throughout the delivery phase. We provide comprehensive support in reviewing, negotiating, and administering contracts, ensuring compliance with terms and conditions, and facilitating smooth communication between all stakeholders. Our goal is to mitigate risks, address any contractual issues that may arise, and protect our clients' interests.

With our specialist procurement and contract administration resources, we help clients successfully navigate the complexities of project delivery in the Pilbara. We bring expertise, industry knowledge, and a dedicated approach to ensure efficient procurement processes and effective contract management, ultimately contributing to the successful execution of projects in the region.

Gold Plant

Gold Plant

We possess extensive experience in negotiating with developers and government entities for the establishment of mining projects, including gold mines. Our team is well-versed in navigating the complexities of such negotiations and has a proven track record in successfully reaching agreements that align with our clients' objectives.

When negotiating with the developer and the Laos government for the establishment of a gold mine, we approach the process with a comprehensive understanding of the legal, regulatory, and economic factors involved. We work closely with our clients to identify their goals and priorities, and then develop tailored negotiation strategies to achieve the desired outcomes.

Throughout the negotiation process, we foster open and constructive communication with all parties involved. We leverage our industry knowledge and expertise to advocate for our clients' interests, while also ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, and environmental considerations.

Our experienced team excels in addressing complex issues such as mining licenses, land acquisition, environmental impact assessments, tax considerations, and community engagement. We are dedicated to finding mutually beneficial solutions that balance the interests of our clients and the government, ultimately leading to the successful establishment of a gold mine in Laos.

Trust our negotiation expertise to guide you through the intricate process of establishing a gold mine, providing effective representation and assisting in achieving a favorable outcome that aligns with your objectives.

 
 

Communications, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas

Telcos

Telcos

We provided specialist procurement and contract administration resources for the design and construction of main City Exchanges in critical locations such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. Our expertise extends to managing the procurement process and administering contracts to ensure the successful delivery of telecommunications infrastructure projects.

Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of fiber optic and microwave links between exchanges, as well as the establishment of re-transmission vaults. We understand the critical importance of seamless connectivity and interface with mobile networks, both analog and digital, to ensure efficient and reliable telecommunications services.

In the procurement phase, we strategically source and procure the necessary equipment, materials, and services required for the project, following industry best practices and considering the specific requirements of each location. We work closely with suppliers and contractors to ensure timely delivery, quality control, and compliance with project specifications.

With our specialist procurement and contract administration resources, we contribute to the successful implementation of telecommunications projects, providing seamless connectivity and infrastructure that meets the demands of modern communication systems

Wind Farm and Solar

Wind Farm and Solar

We offered strategic engineering advice to assist our client in navigating the requirements of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Our team specializes in providing expertise to address AEMO requirements and ensure compliance with all technical standards and regulations.

We are experienced in determining the technical case for projects, including analyzing and quantifying delays and disruptions. This involves assessing the impact of unforeseen events, such as Force Majeure events, and establishing delay compensation entitlements. We also have a deep understanding of liquidated damages provisions and can provide guidance on the proper handling of claims and the potential cashing in of bank guarantees for late performance.

With our combination of technical engineering knowledge and legal understanding, we are well-equipped to provide comprehensive support in dealing with AEMO requirements, addressing delay and disruption claims, managing arbitration proceedings, and navigating the complexities of delay compensation and Force Majeure events. Our goal is to provide strategic advice and effective representation to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

 

Building and Institutional

Private Hospital, Canberra

Private Hospital, Canberra

We specialize in the preparation of Adjudication Applications for Delay and Disruption Claims. Our experienced team understands the intricacies of presenting a strong case and gathering the necessary evidence to support the claim. We work closely with our clients to compile all relevant information, including schedules, progress reports, and documentation related to the delay and disruption events, ensuring a comprehensive and compelling application.

Furthermore, we have a proven track record in defending against backcharges and effectively addressing Liquidated Damages Claims. We meticulously analyze the circumstances surrounding the backcharges and examine contractual obligations to build a robust defense strategy. Our team leverages its legal expertise and knowledge of construction contracts to assert your rights and protect your interests.

Correctional 
Facility, NSW

We specialize in handling Professional Indemnity (PI) claims, and we have significant experience in cases involving design errors and omissions. In this situation, where the designer incorrectly sized air handling units, smoke exhaust fans, grilles, and other equipment and failed to carry out building coordination, we understood the technical issues and the path to their resolution, together with the commercial concessions all parties needed to make.

We have successfully navigated cases where the designer sought bankruptcy protection, allowing us to negotiate compensation with the designer's insurer on behalf of our clients. Our team works diligently to gather the necessary evidence, including design specifications, project documentation, and expert opinions, to support your claim.

Australian Army

Australian Army

We provided specialist procurement and contract administration resources for relocating the NSW army workshops. Our experienced team understands the unique requirements and challenges associated with such relocations and offers tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients.

For the relocation of army workshops, we provided expertise in procurement processes, ensuring the sourcing and acquisition of necessary equipment, materials, and services required for the project. Our team works closely with suppliers and contractors to ensure timely delivery, quality control, and adherence to project specifications.

Australian University

Australian 
University

We actively engaged in the bid process and developed the procurement and contracting strategy. Our team played a crucial role in assessing project requirements, conducting market research, and formulating an effective strategy aligned with the project's objectives.

During the project, we prepared Payment Claims and an Adjudication Application for a Delay and Disruption Claim. We meticulously compiled the necessary documentation, invoices, and supporting materials to substantiate the claims and seek appropriate compensation or resolution for the project's delays and disruptions.

Pharmaceutical Laboratories

Pharmaceutical/ Laboratories

We provided bid management and contract administration services for a small volume dispensary in a clean room environment. This encompassed equipment, small product conveyors, packaging plant, offices, and ancillary services. Our team successfully managed the bidding process, ensuring competitive proposals were developed. Throughout the project, we handled contract administration, ensuring compliance with specifications and managing variations. Our expertise in clean room environments enabled us to seamlessly coordinate the procurement and installation of all components, meeting project objectives efficiently.

Bottling Plant

Bottling Plant

We provided Contracts Management services for a new bottling plant and office facilities. This included water treatment plants (drinking and waste water), bottling equipment, storage, and conveyors for raw materials and finished products to the truck bay. Our team efficiently administered the contracts, ensuring adherence to obligations and monitoring construction progress. We facilitated seamless coordination of project components, enabling smooth operations and timely delivery.

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About Us

Our aim is to bring clarity to Construction Disputes for Developer Builders, Contractors, and Corporations by using our 30-years plus of experience in the construction industry working as Design Engineers, Estimators, Schedulers, Contract Administrators, and Project Managers.

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