GREYHAWK News | October 2021

Consulting Expertise in Maryland
HAWKs Out and About
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Notable Projects Through the Years:
Construction Consulting at Silver Spring Transit Center
HAWK expertise led to a favorable outcome for our client.

Montgomery County, Maryland, engaged GREYHAWK to analyze the delay and direct cost damages resulting from the actions or failings of several participants in the Silver Spring Transit Center project. GREYHAWK’s delay and damages analysis, and expert testimony, led to a favorable outcome for our client.

In April 2004, Montgomery County entered into a contract for design of the Silver Spring Transit Center, a new three-level, 30-bay bus terminal adjacent to the Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) train and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rail station in Silver Spring, Maryland, an immediate suburb of Washington, D.C. In September 2008, the county entered into a $66 million contract for construction of the new transit center. The construction contract called for substantial completion to occur on August 10, 2010.

Early project delays during site work, excavation, and foundation activities resulted in a 447-calendar-day time extension and a new substantial completion date of October 31, 2011. However, delays continued to be experienced, chiefly as a result of issues affecting superstructure elements including concrete deck slabs, beams, and girders. The investigation, remedial designs, and repairs of these issues resulted in an additional delay of four years. The project did not achieve substantial completion until August 12, 2015, five years after the original completion date.

Montgomery County hired GREYHAWK to analyze critical project delays and determine the extent of, and allocate responsibility for, those delays. GREYHAWK was also asked to determine the additional costs resulting from the delays, any design or construction deficiencies, and the remedial actions to correct those deficiencies. GREYHAWK coordinated its analysis with those of other experts engaged on behalf of the county. GREYHAWK reviewed county cost records, created a detailed daily as-built schedule, established the as-built critical path to project completion, and quantified critical delays. GREYHAWK issued affirmative, rebuttal, and responsive reports relative to both delay and damages, and provided litigation support. Ultimately, GREYHAWK provided expert testimony in deposition and court leading to a favorable settlement prior to completion of the jury trial, and thereby mitigating further trial expenses for all parties.

Milestone Anniversaries
We are very proud of the fact that 60 percent of Team GREYHAWK has been with the firm for 10 or more years. This year, four HAWKs have milestone anniversaries. We congratulate them for their years of service and commitment.
HAWKs Out and About

In addition to attending virtual events, HAWKs are enthusiastically out and about once again. We look forward to professional networking, rounds of golf, and socializing with colleagues in person when it is safe to do so.

We hope to see you or share our experiences after one of these upcoming events.

October 6-8: BCxA Annual Conference
Online or In-Person in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
HAWK Jeff Riggs will attend virtually.

Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia, PA
HAWK Charles Boland will play.

Sheraton Grand Seattle, Seattle, WA
HAWKs Charles Boland and Barrett Richards will attend.

The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, Philadelphia, PA
HAWK and ACE Board Chair Ron Kerins will play.

Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Conference Center | Camp Hill, PA
HAWK Jay Appleton will present on Thursday, October 21 during Breakout Session 1: "It (or something like it) will happen again . . .Will you be ready?"

Online or In-Person in San Diego, CA
HAWK Charles Boland will attend in person.

Atlantic City Convention Center | Atlantic City, NJ
GREYHAWK will sponsor a booth and multiple HAWKs will attend throughout the event.
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