The City of Del Rio, Texas had been concerned with the continuing operation of the San Felipe Springs Water Treatment Plant that was constructed in 2000. The facility had experienced piping failures on a number of occasions in the PVC piping associated with the filtration system. In addition, excessive pipe movement and the build-up of sedimentation in the piping was also a concern to the City.
MDC® was retained by a Prime Contractor against General Motors on a $200MM(+) expansion project. MDC® assisted the prime contractor in preparing its statement of claim as well as defending itself against claims brought by their subcontractor. MDC®’s analysis work involved verification of labor and equipment costs and attribution of costs to various conditions including the impact of design changes, local plant requested changes and the unforeseen discovery of hazardous materials and its removal which disrupted the planned work flow.
MDC® was retained to review engineering, procurement and construction issues concerning the development of a coke (coal) manufacturing plant in Indiana. Our client’s damages stemmed from the differential movement of the sub-grade beneath the coke oven battery foundations and the failure of the coke ovens’ exhaust gas system to maintain adequate negative process pressures.
MDC® was retained by an airbag manufacturing company to consult and provide expert witness services for the evaluation of a $40 million claim against our client for defective design and construction of an airbag manufacturing plant. After the plant was sold to a third party, our client constructed additions and modifications to the plant, increasing production capacity dramatically. Part of the plant in which the explosive pellets are manufactured was involved in a catastrophic failure.