Brian Stigler advises clients on a range of topics including the development and defense of construction claims, dispute avoidance, change order negotiations, risk assessments, project controls, change management, contract review and assessments and project scheduling. His experience with construction disputes includes schedule delay analysis, forensic accounting, damage calculations, productivity studies and litigation support.

Brian’s construction project experience includes power plants, onshore oil and gas facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, highways & bridges, light rail, vertical construction, commercial and residential structures, hospitals, and schools. His clients have included corporate entities, public agencies, contractors and subcontractors, architectural and engineering firms, and insurance carriers.

Brian has participated in numerous successful settlement negotiations and mediations.

Project Experience

  • Prepared rebuttal of four different $60+ million claims for delay and loss of productivity damages from subcontractor related to a $29+ billion liquified natural gas plant in Western Australia.
  • Prepared a $50+ million claim on behalf of train manufacturer for delay and extra work costs related to a $2.1 billion light rail expansion project in North America. Rebutted contractors $250+ million counter claim for liquidated damages, delay costs and repair costs.
  • Prepared a $100+ million multi-disciplined design/engineering productivity loss claim utilizing a measured mile methodology related to a $500 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Middle East.
  • Prepared a $1.3 billion claim on behalf of a contractor for delays, disruptions, changes and impacts caused by the owner under the terms of an EPC agreement to build two nuclear powered electric generating units.
  • Prepared a $386 million direct and consequential damages claim for an international power generating company resulting from the failure of a headrace tunnel that was part of a hydroelectric generating facility in Central America.
  • Prepared an $18 million lost labor productivity claim on behalf of a subcontractor related to disruptions and impacts resulting from partial and late work releases and changes to milestone dates by the general contractor during the construction of a $2 billion solar electric generating facility.
  • Reviewed contemporaneous documentation related to change orders and claims for 15 separate $100+ million EPC energy and oil & gas projects to determine if an SEC registrant recorded and recognized revenue in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Prepared damage calculations for an international EPC contractor resulting from scope and time impacts experienced during the expansion of a coal and natural gas fired electric generating facility in the Midwestern United States.