A large biotechnology research facility where problems arose with containment suites, air conditioning, process steam generators and effluent disposal systems. Legal action was initiated by the Employer against the designers and a settlement was eventually reached.
A large Weapons Effect Simulator facility for the MoD where the client had concerns about the design of the engineering support services for critical areas of the installation and required a design audit prior to construction. Major changes were implemented on our advice.
A large hotel chain where problems arose with a number of areas in their newly constructed hotels including bedroom air conditioning systems and kitchen ventilation. A number of Adjudications and on-going legal actions were involved.
An underground car park smoke extract and general ventilation system in a large office building developed serious problems due to the repeated catastrophic failure of the main fans. A settlement was reached between the contractor and the fan manufacturer.
Various significant problems with the mechanical and electrical services in a large entertainment and leisure complex were alleged and legal action was initiated against the designers. We acted for the defender in an interim Adjudication and then subsequently in the preparation of the defence for a court action. The pursuers subsequently withdrew with a minor settlement over costs incurred thus far in the actions.