National and international plant engineering always entails the same requirements as other structural and civil engineering projects. However, the high costs of the plants, the extremely complex interface management and the often extremely long project durations regularly present the project participants with special challenges.
Efficient risk and claims management is therefore of particular importance and covers the entire planning and production process. It integrates both the engineering phase and the procurement and construction processes.
Contract management is the basis for the establishment of or defence against non-contractual claims. Here the avoidance or recognition of contradictions and a contract analysis with the evaluation of chances and risks is very important.
To control projects with several thousand individual operations which are highly interlinked, schedulers with special knowledge in the preparation of planning and construction process schedules are required. The ability to penetrate deeply into processes which link individual operations with each other – in some cases several times – and then to visualise this in a time schedule is one of the core competences of LHR. Correctly linked time schedules permit a realistic forecast and therefore enable a risk assessment with regard to the completion date. In particular, disturbance situations can be integrated in these kinds of networked time schedules, allowing their effects over time to be evaluated.
With the multi-level-verififaction-method developed by Prof. A. Lang for evaluating disturbed construction and assembly processes, disturbance circumstances can be evaluated with a high degree of legal certainty. The method originally developed for German construction projects has also proven itself when used for international arbitration proceedings.