Claims Resolution

Clear Analysis / Successful Resolution

Through years of providing best practices for project management and construction scheduling , Encore has the expertise to quickly identify and analyze cost and delay issues so that disputes get resolved as quickly as possible.

Scheduling

Comprehensive Documentation, Minimized Risk

Encore’s CPM scheduling and project controls consultants are experienced in developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures.

Scheduling

Comprehensive Planning, Effective Execution

Encore’s CPM scheduling and project controls consultants are experienced in developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures.

Technology

Strategic Implementations

Encore’s Technology group is experienced in implementation and hosting of your project management software needs. From establishing processes to customized training programs, Encore Group’s experience enhances the success of every rollout.

Encore Current Projects

TRANSPORTATION

California High-Speed Rail Phase 1. On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the proposal schedule for the contractor joint venture, which secured the project. The project value is approximately $1 billion.

US290 Corridor Widening Segment 4. On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses.

US290 Corridor Widening Segment 5. On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses.

Ohio River Crossing. On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the proposal schedule for the conractor joint venture. The project value is approximately $1 billion.

El Paso Loop 375 On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the proposal schedule for the contractor joint venture.

I-10 Corridor San Antonio . On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses for the Webber project.

Angelina Projects. On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared a resource analyses and balancing study for the Webber project.

Gooseberry Seven-Mile Road Project. On behalf of the contractor, in a dispute with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Encore Group prepared and presented a full delay report detailing delay events including unforeseen site conditions, bridge delays, and other delays. He used the Adjusted As-Built Analysis method to justify time extensions and extended general conditions. The dispute was successfully settled in mediation.

ENERGY

US Department of Energy . On behalf of USDOE, Encore Group has prepared CPM Schedules and prepared delay analysis several multi-billion dollar energy programs, including the Next Generation Nuclear Facility Program.

AIRPORTS

McCarran International Airport. On behalf of the contractors, Encore Group has prepared CPM Schedules and prepared delay analysis on over 25 projects, including runways, taxiways, apron expansions, new terminals, terminal remodels, baggage handling systems, ticket and baggage handling expansions.

Meadows Field Terminal. On behalf of the contractor in a dispute with the Airport owner, Encore Group prepared and presented on a full delay report detailing delay events including design and other conflict delays. He used the Contemporaneous Time-Frame Analysis method to justify damages caused by delay and extended general conditions. The dispute was successfully resolved by Mediation.

HOTELS AND CASINOS

The Quad . On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared a CPM baseline schedule and established the updating process for this 1100 room casino and high-rise hotel renovation.

SPORTS ARENAS AND STADIUMS

Ole Miss Sports Arena. On behalf of the construction manager, Encore Group prepared a CPM baseline schedule as a constructability review for a new state of the art arena.

HIGH-RISE CONSTRUCTION

181 Fremont. On behalf of the contractor, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses.

Clark County Real Property Management. On behalf of CCRPM Encore Group prepared a constructivity review, and is reviewing the design-build contractors construction schedule.

The Village at Ocotillo. On behalf of the contractor in a dispute with the Framing Subcontractor, Encore Group prepared and was deposed on a full delay report detailing delay events including production delays and other delays. He used the Adjusted As-Built and Adjusted As-planned Analysis method to justify damages caused by delay and extended general conditions. The dispute was successfully resolved by Negotiation.

Encore Group Support

Save time, lighten your IT support workload, and utilize the experience of our Oracle Primavera certified implementation specialists to support your Primavera software. Please contact sales@encgrp.com for more information on any of the below services.

Software Installation Services

Oracle Primavera applications are powerful and highly configurable. Encore Group IT specialists are installation experts with years of experience. By engaging Encore, your installation will be completed quickly and correctly the first time. We highly recommend this service to begin the return on your investment right away. Encore installations can also be supported by a Support Agreement (see below) to further ensure your ongoing satisfaction with Primavera. Software can also be downloaded from Oracle’s e-delivery site or installed on premise using hard copy media.

Encore General Support

We recommend the utilization of Encore Installation and Support Services to ensure application optimization. Encore also offers support on a per engagement basis. Please contact us with the issue you are experiencing and we will attempt to assist you. You may also visit the Encore Support page as well. For users who have purchased Oracle Support, technical support is available directly through Oracle Support, or visit the Encore Support Page

Encore On-Call Support

Encore Encore offers on-call support on an hourly or per engagement basis. Please contact us with the issue you are experiencing and we will attempt to assist you. You may also visit the Encore Support Page to download installation documents or submit a request, or see our quick links

Encore Hosting

Encore Group’s hosting services are tools to help your team optimize your internal resources. Our advanced hosting hardware infrastructure allows your team to efficiently run their Oracle Primavera and other organizational software tools without dedicated IT resources. We provide you with a dedicated hardware infrastructure deployed from one of our global data centers, supervised by our experienced and knowledgeable technical staff. With Encore Group’s hosting and managed services, there’s no need to worry about installing new hardware to keep pace with software upgrades. We take care of hardware, software patches and version upgrades with a team of specialists that includes extensive, Oracle Primavera Certified Trainers and Consultants.

Encore Support Agreement

The Encore Group Support agreement provides robust and responsive Person-2-Person support. Our Oracle Primavera certified specialists serve as your Primavera Administrator to ensure the system, PMO, and IT department are supported and your personnel are not pulled away from other demands.More…

Oracle Support

Encore Group recommends the purchase of Oracle Support with each software license. Oracle Support provides a web portal, MyOracleSupport, to submit a ticket and access installation guides. Purchase of Oracle Support also keeps the associated license eligible for future updates, patches, and major product releases as Oracle continues to develop the product. Oracle Support does not include actual labor to correct issues or install updates and patches.


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