Construction and Engineering

Construction and engineering projects take many different forms and take place in many different environments, from traditional buildings to complex industrial process plants and from green-field sites to off-shore FPSO rigs. We have assisted in a variety of projects covering housing, transport and infrastructure, energy generation, petro-chemical engineering, pharmaceutical processing, ship-building, water engineering, defence installations, land reclamation and tunnelling, in the UK, off-shore and overseas.

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TRUSTED EXPERTISE ACROSS THE INDUSTRY

Our involvement in such projects has contributed to our knowledge of the major standard forms of contract such as the JCT suite, the NEC forms, the IChemE books and FIDIC; we have also encountered many hybrid and bespoke contracts designed for these specialist sectors.
Our understanding of the processes, standards, terminology, particular risks and management techniques, together with first-hand experience of the problems commonly encountered has established our reputation as trusted experts across the industry sectors.

Sectors served

BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

Appointed to advise on many large and complex projects, including the construction of new retail and leisure facilities; development of luxury high-rise apartment complexes; listed building remodelling; national sports stadia construction; major highway and interchange development; rail infrastructure projects; bored tunnel works; airport terminal expansion and construction; deep-water port and fabrication yard facilities; large scale social housing, repair and maintenance schemes and much more.

OFFSHORE, PETRO-CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING

Major commissions include engagement on a US$ 1 billion project for the design, procurement and construction of a deep sea FPSO facility; risk analysis and delay claims to a replacement production-hotel accommodation unit for a working off-shore rig; delays to a major new pharmaceutical process facility; claims arising from the design and construction of a chemical reactor plant leading to an ICC arbitration.

POWER GENERATION, WATER TREATMENT, UTILITIES

We have been involved in a variety of power generation projects including waste-to-energy plants, biomass CHP stations, major wind-farm parks complete with sub-stations and grid connections and nuclear fuel/ waste processing. We have experience in projects involving bio-digester technology, waste-water plants and sewer adoption schemes plus gas and water distribution network upgrade and replacement schemes and schemes to update and replace associated SCADA control systems.

RETAIL

From our involvement in the development and delivery of some of the largest retail developments and state-of-the-art palisades in Europe, logistics and warehousing parks through to our experience in assisting national and regional shop-fitters, we have acted and advised in matters relating to funding, budgeting, capital expenditure approvals, change management, anchor tenant requirements, agreements for lease, cost and project management, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.

INTERNATIONAL

We have a proud and proven track-record of working with international clients on a wide range of construction and engineering projects across the globe, operating in many jurisdictions and often on site at short notice. In addition to our extensive involvement in the Republic of Ireland, we have acted and advised in respect of projects in Europe and Scandinavia, Africa, the Middle-East, the USA, the Caribbean, South and South-East Asia.

MEET OUR SPECIALISTS

Comprising quantity surveyors, commercial managers and planning engineers, many with additional qualifications in adjudication, arbitration and law, our strength is founded on our own team’s collective knowledge and first-hand experience across the range of construction and engineering sectors.