CONEXIG has a team of professionals with vast experience in a large number of sectors in the construction and engineering industry.
In the case of the INFRASTRUCTURE sector, our experts have experience in cases related to: hydroelectric projects, manufacturing, buildings, dams and irrigation, education, health, government and security, and others.
We present below a series of “Case Studies” based on our experiences, which have been developed, studied and presented by some of our leaders or associate professionals during their careers.
Many more projects and additional details on the listed projects may be presented upon express request.
DAMS & IRRIGATION – SPAIN – TECHNICAL ASSISTANT - EXPERTISE
Technical assistance to the construction company on Maintenance and Repair of Civil Works, Elements and Infrastructure in the surroundings of the Béznar and Rules dams and the Bajo Guadalfeo irrigation area. Environment and Water Agency of the Junta de Andalucía, Spain.
INFRASTRUCTURE – USA – BURNSIDE PORT TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE 1) – CLAIMS & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Supporting Impala Warehousing on THIS assignment involved assessing construction claims between USD 200,000 and USD 10.000,000. Services included claims evaluation and negotiation, preparation of counter claims, review and preparation of supporting documentation, EOT negotiation, review and negotiation of warranty and quality requirements.
INSFRASTRUCTURE – USA – FLORIDA BASED CONTRACTOR - GRFC
Services included assisting this contractor in the diagnostic, identification of improvement opportunities, recommending and training their staff to implement contract and project risk management best practices. Services also included designing their risk appetite (tolerance parameters) for the standardized assessment/measurement of risks from their staff.
INFRASTRUCTURE – CHILE – SALAR DEL CARMEN LITHIUM PLANT
Preventive Contract Management work was provided (focused on claims and dispute mitigation). Support was provided in the: preparation, evaluation and negotiation of claims and disputes; support to tender for a portfolio of large projects; and document management improvement for major contracts.
MANUFACTURE – EPC DISPUTE ON PAPER AND PULP EXPANSION – INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Providing Expert Witness services in an ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) arbitration proceeding included: contractual diagnostic and review, claims and counter claims assessment, issuance of technical Expert Report, issuance of rebuttal technical Expert Report, independent support to the party during the proceedings, presentation to the court, oral testimony and cross examination.
The services provided the client and the tribunal with an independent opinion based on the analysis of facts and diagnostic of an EPC contract and related disputed matters including topics such as: Admissibility of Change Orders; direct impacts on costs; loss of productivity; responsibility for delays; indirect cost impacts; application and quantification of sanctions.
MANUFACTURE – BRASIL – USIMINAS (COQUERÍA 2 – COKE PLANT) – GRFC
Scope: Felipe Gutierrez was responsible for the outsourcing of internal audit services of the construction work of the Coquería 2 project. The scope of the analyses carried out included: (i) evaluation of contracts and compliance by major contractors; (ii) compliance with payment processes with measurements, contractual clauses and others.
GOVERNMENT – BRAZIL – CONTRACT AND THIRD-PARTY MANAGEMENT – MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Scope: Services of “Independent Verifier” were provided to the administrative city of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, represented by 6 buildings, 804,000 m2 built and approximately 20,000 visitors daily (18,000 employees) in a 2.5 years contract, renewable for the same period.
The scope of the analyses included: (i) performance review and monitoring of all contracts; (2) review and enhancement of KPIs used as a reference for measurement, payment and performance review; (3) PMO of the entire team (12 people full time) including interactions with contractors and the client (government); (iv) Contracts included IT services (systems, more than 15,000 computers, more than 11,000 telephones, helpdesk, etc.), elevators, maintenance, security, water, cleaning, air conditioning, power concession and parking management, official transport, works/constructions and others.
Multisector - Colombia - Anti-trust - GRFC
Our work consisted of collecting, preserving and reviewing the data contained in computers, emails and mobile devices (Android / iPhones), in order to identify communications and messages related to unfair competition leads such as economic agreements, price lists and In the event of collusions, identify the actors involved. This matter was initiated as a result of an investigation being conducted by a Colombian regulator and the company had an interest in supporting this investigation and making use of the benefits for effective collaboration.
Concrete - Colombia - Due Diligence Investigation - GRFC
The service consisted of conducting reputational due diligence on more than 80 properties that the client wanted to purchase as part of their expansion. The properties are located in a zone of armed conflict in the past that was initially occupied by rebel groups and later by paramilitary groups supported by drug traffickers. Our investigation included a review of the different property owners to determine which were legitimate and which were illegally acquired. This review allowed the company to continue with its business plans.
Agro-Industrial - Colombia - Investigation - GRFC
The investigation was for a large multinational company that was the victim of the illegal occupation of one of its properties in Colombia. The lands were located in one of the most conflictive areas in Colombia and in the past were occupied by armed groups outside the law. The lands are places of great value and this was one of the main reasons for the invasion in the first instance. Our investigation determined that the people occupying the land were not displaced by violence but hired by illegal groups to occupy the land for financial gain.
Multisector - Colombia - Forensic Audit - GRFC
The service consisted of a forensic audit in one of the group companies in order to investigate the irregular conduct of the former General Manager and the Financial Manager, as well as to quantify the damages and losses suffered by the company. Employees had spent several years applying a methodology to modify financial statements with the goal of obtaining large performance bonuses at the end of the year. The audit included accounting reviews, forensic imaging of computer equipment, and employee interviews.