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Richard J. Long, P.E.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Headquarters:
5265 Skytrail Drive
Littleton, CO 80123-1566
CO, FL, GA, TX, KS, NC, DC, TN, KS, NV
USA
phone: (303) 972-2443
fax: (303) 200-7180
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Florida Office:
Andrew Avalon, PE, PSP
President
8633 Willow Kane Court
Orlando, FL 32835
T: (407) 445-0825
F: (407) 445-0821

Long International provides expert claims analysis, dispute resolution, and project management services to the Process Plant Engineering and Construction industry worldwide. Our primary focus is on petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas production, mining/mineral processing, power, cogeneration, and other process plant and industrial projects. We also have extensive experience in hospital, commercial and industrial building, pipeline, wastewater, highway and transit, heavy civil, microchip manufacturing, and airport projects.

Richard Long Richard J. Long, PE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Long International has over 40 years of U.S. and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering. He has presented and published numerous articles on the subjects of claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention. As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for 30 years, Mr. Long has served as the lead expert on over 300 projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$2 billion.



Andrew AvalonAndrew Avalon, PE, PSP is President of Long International and has over 30 years of engineering, construction management and claims consulting experience. He is an expert in the preparation and evaluation of construction claims, insurance claims, schedule delay analysis, arbitration/ litigation support, and dispute resolution. Mr. Avalon has prepared more than 30 CPM schedule analyses, expert witness reports, and testified in deposition, mediation, and arbitration proceedings. In addition, he has published numerous articles on the subjects of CPM schedule delay analysis and entitlement issues affecting construction claims and is a contributor to AACE® International’s Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis. He has served as a Project Manager on numerous claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$1 billion.



W. Tom ThweattW. Tom Thweatt is a Senior Principal with Long International and has over 40 years of engineering, construction, and management consulting experience. He has extensive experience in major U.S. and international refining, chemical, petrochemical, offshore oil & gas development, pipeline, infrastructure, and thermal / hydroelectric power generation projects ranging from US$40 million to US$12 billion. He has worked extensively in projects that were executed by multi-national joint ventures on both the owner’s and the contractor’s sides. Mr. Thweatt has served on Joint Venture and Consortium Executive Committees and has participated directly in claims negotiations and settlement agreements in excess of US$100 million.

10/4/2017 · Construction
In the construction industry, it is largely agreed that overtime work adversely affects labor productivity. However, there is no universally accepted method for estimating the resulting loss of productivity, and many of the studies commonly used to estimate such losses have been subject to criticism by industry experts and the courts.

8/2/2017 · Construction
The Collapsed As-Built Windows Schedule Analysis (AACE® International Recommended Practice 29R-03, Method Implementation Protocol 3.9) is a modeled, subtractive, multiple-base method. It is a retrospective CPM schedule analysis which is typically used to prove entitlement for compensable delay and assess concurrency of delay within a window of time. The analysis simulates the as-built conditions within a schedule window and then delays are removed from the CPM model. If the forecasted project finish date “collapses” but-for or absent compensable delays, then entitlement for compensable time-related costs can be demonstrated. This article addresses the usage of the Collapsed As-Built Windows protocol and the advantages and disadvantages of the methodology.

9/27/2013 · Construction
The "discrete damages/cost variance analysis method" for quantifying construction claim damages involves the specific distribution of all costs incurred on the project rather than quantifying only certain parts of the cost or damage analysis as may be used in the other methods.

9/4/2013 · Construction
ABSTRACT - This paper provides guidelines to commercial construction cost engineers for the development of a plan for obtaining and utilizing subcontractor cost information for use in bidding, procurement, scheduling, change order management, and claim management. The paper is based upon personal field experience gained in cost engineering, scheduling, bidding, planning, contracting, and claim analyses.

8/13/2013 · Construction
A component of a construction claim often relates to the cost, quantity, and quality of the materials that the contractor installed on a project. The contractor frequently purchases these materials and agrees to install the quantities of materials on a unit price basis, i.e., a unit price that includes both the cost of the materials and the cost to install them.

12/17/2012 · Construction
Most construction contracts, whether they are standard or customized forms, usually contain specific provisions related expressly to the process of giving "notice." The notice generally refers to an obligation on the part of the Contractor to notify the relevant party administering the contract, normally the architect, resident engineer, or owner's representative, of a claim or change event that gives rise to possible additional entitlement for time and/or cost.

4/13/2012 · Construction
The equitable allocation of responsibility for project delays is essential to the resolution of many construction disputes. Contractors frequently assert that they have been delayed for reasons beyond their control. Owners often remain unconvinced that the Contractor is legitimately entitled to a time extension or delay, acceleration and loss of productivity damages.

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Kenneth A. Kaigler
1030 East St. Mary Blvd.,Building 3
Lafayette LA 70503
USA
phone: 337-234-9672
fax: 337-234-5888
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Kenneth A. Kaigler formed Kaigler Consulting Service, Inc. in 1987 and has over 37 years of experience in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering industry. He has worked on land and offshore in production, drilling, completion and workover operations for both the operator and contractor.

Mr. Kaigler has accumulated a library of PETEX and IADC training video tapes and publications by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has maintained an updated library of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mineral Management Service (MMS), and the United Stated Coast Guard (USCG).

Litigation Support - Mr. Kaigler has worked on over 800 cases, for both the defendant and plaintiff. He has qualified as an Expert Witness in Drilling, Production, Crane Operation, and Crane Safety on land, inland waters, and offshore locations. Mr. Kaigler has testified in state and federal court 50 times and given over 200 depositions. His education, training, and experience allow him to offer his services with confidence. Drilling rigs and production facilities photographed during facility inspections and other educational materials are available for preparation of trial exhibits. Video and power points are also available for trial.
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Dan McCue
Houston TX 77450
USA
phone: 713-503-4371
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Dan McCue has been a successful Oil & Gas Land Professional for over 35 years. He specializes in developing access strategies for securing exploration and production opportunities in all US Basins.

Known as a contract and land matters problem solver with emphasis on dispute resolution, Mr. McCue has successfully negotiated and drafted numerous Joint Venture Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, Farmout Contracts and Oil and Gas Leases.

Experience: Mr. McCue's work history began with 18 years at Amoco Production Company in East TX, Permian Basin, Alaska, and the Rockies. After Amoco, he took part in three start-up companies serving as Senior Landman at Spinnaker Exploration (Warburg Pincus), Vice President – Land at Beryl Oil and Gas (First Reserve), and Director of Land at Calera (Khosla Ventures).

After these ventures, Mr. McCue played a major role in the transformation of BP America Production Company’s US assets into an autonomous subsidiary of BP to build a competitive organization in the Lower 48. Most recently, he was BP’s Land Manager for the North Rockies Business Unit and Exploration Land Manager responsible for 3MM acres of non-core assets and the evaluation of exploration opportunities in all US basins.

For the past 22 years, Mr. McCue has held the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Department of Continuing Education. He instructs industry professionals, management teams, and national oil companies in both Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing, Competitor Analysis, and Joint Venture Partnerships. He has twice been published by The University of Texas for Fundamentals of Petroleum - Fifth Edition (2011) and Land and Leasing - Second Edition (2013).

Litigation Support - Mr. McCue is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the Oil and Gas Industry. His services are available to counsel for both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Contract Preparation
  • Joint Partnership Agreements
  • Exploration, Development
  • Access Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Joint Venture
  • Forced Pooling
  • Lease Sale
  • Unit Agreement
  • Royalty Disputes
  • Offshore / Gulf of Mexico Matters
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