Our Services

Brandon Shores Generating Station With Newly Installed Scrubbers Constellation Energy Baltimore, Maryland Courtesy of Constellation Energy

Brandon Shores Generating Station
With Newly Installed Scrubbers
Constellation Energy
Baltimore, Maryland
Courtesy of Constellation Energy

 

CBA works with clients in the development of project and construction management processes as well as project controls; developing processes and procedures that allows our clients to become comfortable that the outcome of their projects can be foreseen long before the end date.

 

CBA also assists clients in preparing for major construction endeavors. These services run the gamut from initial manhour and site cost estimates to risk analysis and mitigation strategies. They also include locating properly skilled supervisory staff and providing training for those who want more of an in-depth understanding of the construction management process.

 

 

The Key Services Most Frequently Asked For By Our Clients:

Project Management Support

 

  • Project management process review
  • Processes, standards and procedures enhancement
  • Training (see below)
  • Communications streamlining
  • Follow-on monitoring and/or auditing
Risk Management Support

 

  • Risk determination and categorization
  • Claims avoidance and mitigation tools
  • Subject Matter Expert for litigation preparation or defense
Construction Management Support

 

  • Construction management process review
  • Processes, standards and procedures enhancement
  • Training (see below)
  • Follow-on monitoring and/or auditing
  • On-site support
Outage Readiness Reviews

 

Constructability Reviews

Construction Cost Estimating

Due Diligence Reviews

Forensic Analyses

Project Delivery Enhancement

 

  • Delivery system selection
  • Project management team building support
  • Financial awareness tools
  • Cost control methods
  • Subcontractor vetting and selection
Personnel Sourcing

 

  • Project management personnel
  • Program management personnel
  • Construction management personnel
  • Scheduling and project controls personnel

None of these services are generic. They are always custom designed to be applied to your own organization’s specific needs.

The CBA approach is flexible. We can work at the front end of the project just to set up the programs, we can provide full time hands‐on support for the duration of the project, and we can provide periodic reinforcement to ensure the use of the programs remains effective.

Construction Litigation Support

As one of the industry’s sought-after Subject Matter Experts, Peter Hessler, President of CBA, says:

 If your power plant construction project is nearing or already at the point of litigation, contact me for an analysis and forensic examination. With almost $1 billion of claims already reviewed and opined, not a single case has ever been adjudicated – they’ve all settled.

 As a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, as well as the TIPS section and CLM, I continually see how the construction claims world revolves and evolves. Coupling that with my 44 years of hands-on construction management experience bidding, building and rebuilding over 100,000 MWs of power generation facilities, I bring my clients expertise they and their counsel can, and do, take to the bank.

 And it goes without saying that if you want to avoid the route to litigation, contact me as well. Together we can look at the pros and cons of your project at hand and determine a path forward that will help you ensure a successful completion with a win-win for all.

Contact me at: PGHessler@ConstrBiz.com

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Some Examples:
600 MW CCGT Power Plant Explosion
Prepared rebuttal to expert report

500 MW Coal‐Fired Power Plant Outage
Rebuilt schedule after outage completion

400 MW CCGT Power Plant New Build
Prepared expert report for claims litigation

450 MW Coal‐Fired Power Plant Scrubber Addition
Assisted in claims defense and counter‐claims preparation

Training

Construction Business Associates

Peter Hessler, President of CBA

Bridge Building ‐ A Study in Productivity

Bridge Building ‐ A Study in Productivity

This is our 19th year of providing project and construction management training tailored to our clients, and generically at industry conferences. We use an interactive program where participants are encouraged to share experiences. We follow the concept of the old Chinese proverb: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; but involve me and I will understand.”

Typical Comments We Hear After These Training Sessions:

“Great opportunity to learn about industry trends, challenges and success stories. A valuable help to owners and contractors.”

“Immediately relevant to major projects.”

“Interactive course. Relevant to what we do.”

We answer the question:”What do Owners want from Contractors, and how can we work more closely together?”

Scheduled Training Session/s:

Please check back periodically for future training sessions to be held during industry conferences such as PowerGen and Electric Power.

If you are interested in a workshop tailored specifically to your company needs, please let us know. We have done this many times.

Please contact us for further information.

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40% to 50% of All Major
Construction Projects
Run Longer Than Planned
and Incur Significant
Cost Overruns
(per CMAA)

Therefore

For a Project to Be
a Success, You Must
Plan the Work

And Then
Work the plan

To Result in This
Dave Gates Generating Station
NorthWestern Energy
Mill Creek, Montana
Courtesy of Shaw Engineering Group

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To Make This Happen