Client Name: Sun Oil Company MDC Systems® 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
Nassau County Community College
Client Name: Travelers Insurance Travelers sought expert assistance from MDC Systems® analyzing circumstances leading up to the termination of Manshul Construction by Nassau County in connection with Manshul’s work on a project at the Nassau County Community College. The County also had subsequently debarred AETNA Casualty (Manshul’s surety) from underwriting other contractors in the county
Highway Interchange Project
Client Name: NJDOT MDC Systems® was asked to investigate and analyze a contractor’s claim for the construction of an interstate highway interchange and inspection station. Unique geological conditions were alleged by the contractor to be responsible for a doubling in the value of the completed project. MDC Systems® conducted a detailed Forensic Project Management and
The Top Ten Documents Your Expert Will Request and Why
Hiring an engineering expert shouldn’t be an arduous task, although sometimes the process may seem overwhelming. Usually the claim is at the point where you want answers yesterday but because of resourcing, workloads, or budgets you are in a time crunch to find them. Even if you are not initially intending to use the services of an expert, gaining access to certain portions of data during discovery is a proactive way to ease trouble or scrambling down the road. Whether it’s for a third party opinion, an independent design, a mediation statement, or a testifying expert, the engineer you hire will likely need information from the sources discussed below.
Airbag Manufacturing Facility Project
Client Name: Talley Industries MDC Systems® 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
Delaware Manufacturing Plant
Client Name: Durr Automation MDC Systems® was retained by a Prime Contractor against General Motors on a $200MM(+) expansion project. MDC Systems® assisted the prime contractor in preparing its statement of claim as well as defending itself against claims brought by their subcontractor.MDC Systems®’s analysis work involved verification of labor and equipment costs and attribution
Singapore Pharmaceutical Project
Client Name: Schering-Plough Singapore Pharmaceutical Project – MDC Systems® was asked to investigate and analyze the delay and cost overrun experienced on this bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing project in Singapore. MDC Systems® conducted extensive site visits and personnel interviews to determine the major problems experienced in the construction of the facility.
Oman Combined Cycle Power Plant
Client Name: Stone & Webster Engineering, Inc. MDC Systems® was asked to investigate and analyze a contract with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the detailed engineering and construction of a gas-fired turbine electric generating plant located in Oman at Saih Rawl. The power plant was to supply electrical power to the national grid and to
Pakistani Gas Turbine Power Plant
Client Name: NEPCO MDC Systems® was requested to provide expert analysis to an EPC contractor in a multi-party insurance litigation concerning a project in Pakistan. MDC Systems® performed an expedited review of both technical and scheduling issues and worked with outside counsel in the UK to identify and analyze project delays and identify their relationship
Combined Cycle Power Plant
Client Name: NEPCO
MDC Systems® provided expert analysis and support to a design-build contractor in a dispute with a major equipment vendor. The dispute centered around the vendor’s late delivery of improperly fabricated Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) components. MDC Systems® evaluated the impacts arising from the vendor’s performance including delays to the project schedule, productivity loss to the installation subcontractor, and monetary damages to the design-build contractor.