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$100,000,000 Construction
Case - Won

$100,000,000 Construction
Case - Won

$100,000,000 construction case - won
construction case

“The animations can
be summed up in one
word - Glorious!”

Gregory Cokinos – Cokinos Law

The pipeline contractor claimed that they did not have the Right of Way (ROW) to lay pipe, make welds, and stockpile dirt.

The animation to the left was modeled to scale, clearly showing the typical sections of travel lane widths, designated stockpile areas, and proper sequencing of construction.

As you can see, the stockpile should have had drain brakes for proper drainage during rain events. This animation showed that there was even enough ROW to perform expedited mechanical welds for much of the pipe length.

Wrong Way (Method Utilized)

Right Way (Method Recommended)

Wrong Way (Method Utilized)

Instead of stockpiling excavated material in the designated storage area, the contractor created large stockpiles on one side without drain breaks that saturated during rain events, eroded and slid down the mountainous terrain, causing millions of dollars of damages and critical path delays in the construction schedule.

Right Way (Method Recommended)

There are many techniques that could be utilized to prevent embankment failure. In the animation above, you can see the Gabion and sheetpile methods that were used to prevent catastrophic embankment failure.

Wrong Way (Method Utilized)

Waterbars should be constructed to properly drain away from the ROW. However, what happens when they are improperly constructed?

Right Way (Method Recommended)

Here is an example of proper Waterbar construction for a mountain slope, providing proper drainage.

Wrong Way (Method Utilized)

Right Way (Method Recommended)

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