Services

Services CIG experts are offering

Due diligence
Investors need Independent Assurance before committing to major infrastructure and building projects and that assurance must be maintained throughout their delivery. Where there is a tendency for project teams to develop an emotional attachment to the project as a result of long-standing involvement, "optimism bias" is a common pitfall.

Our team comprises practitioners with unrivalled knowledge, track records and reputations for asking the right questions at the right time. The answers provide our clients with unbiased, frank and clear-sighted appraisals of their project investments, the inherent and emerging risks.

Our Experts
Nick Field
Nick Field
Charles O’Neil
Charles O’Neil
Nigel Brindley
Nigel Brindley
Richard Bayfield
Richard Bayfield
Risk assessment
Our team has profound experience in risk management, both in real-time and in the bigger picture. All major projects face the challenge of integrating the needs and aspirations of many disparate players who inevitably see the project through their personal or corporate lens. Poor communication of perspectives and expectations is the most common root cause for project failure and for resulting disputes. However, "communication" is rarely seen on a risk register which in any event is often a notional exercise with limited influence on the project strategy.

Our approach is to consider risk in real-time and measure perceptions of risk across the project, placing practical communication front and centre.

Our Experts
Richard Bayfield
Richard Bayfield
Charles O’Neil
Charles O’Neil
David Somerset
David Somerset
Graham Thomson
Graham Thomson
Nick Field
Nick Field
Nigel Brindley
Nigel Brindley
Forensic investigations
CIG Experts work independently and with other experts within the group in respect of quantum, delay, operational and technical matters on large construction and engineering projects.

CIG Experts are appointed to assist clients, head contractors or lenders by undertaking detailed forensic analysis and decoding underlying issues that are of concern. This analysis is to establish causation and to provide advice and recommendations for redress. CIG experts are experienced in all types of construction and engineering projects, including Expert Witnessing, both in the UK, Europe and internationally.

Our Experts
David Somerset
David Somerset
Charles O’Neil
Charles O’Neil
Nick Field
Nick Field
Nigel Brindley
Nigel Brindley
Richard Bayfield
Richard Bayfield
PPP / PFI
PFI’s will be here to stay – with improved Contract Terms – the government infrastructure stimulus needs the funding – and more than 90% of PFI’s in the last 25 years have been successful and reasonable value for money, because they were structured carefully in respect of risk transfer, pricing, programme and O&M. Failures have been the direct result of inadequate due diligence and inappropriate Terms.

Our CIG team has extensive PFI/PPP experience to advise on new and existing projects.

Our Experts
Charles O’Neil
Charles O’Neil
Nigel Brindley
Nigel Brindley
Richard Bayfield
Richard Bayfield
Investment turnaround
CIG offers a multi-disciplined capability specialising in turnarounds of financially or operationally distressed infrastructure projects, businesses or investments.
We evaluate performance to produce an effective improvement plan and work with you to rescue, restructure or refinance operations to meet your business case or investment objectives. We use the same technical skills to support acquisition due diligence and integration planning.

Our combined technical and professional experience includes working with private equity investors, lenders, project sponsors, contractors and specialist suppliers. This enables us to quickly assimilate your requirements and business culture and integrate with your team to rapidly achieve tangible results.

Our Experts
Nigel Brindley
Nigel Brindley
Nick Field
Nick Field
Richard Bayfield
Richard Bayfield
Insolvency investigations
Construction and infrastructure projects rely on the continual performance of complex supply-chains.
The insolvency of a key stakeholder or member of the supply-chain can have a devastating impact on the operational and financial success of a project.

The CIG experts fully understand the risk of an insolvency event, and can provide practical and reliable advice - along with effective due-diligence to help avoid an insolvency event, mitigate the impact, and assist with any recovery strategies should such an event arise.

Our Experts
Amanda Bucklow
Amanda Bucklow
David Somerset
David Somerset
Nigel Brindley
Nigel Brindley
Mediation and Dispute Resolution

CIG has an enviable track record for timely and successful intervention using the full spectrum of dispute resolution procedures and processes.

We have top-level experience in:

  • crafting bespoke dispute escalation mechanisms for contracts;
  • advising on strategic negotiation during projects;
  • early intervention using negotiation and mediation;
  • chairing settlement meetings; and,
  • being appointed as mediators, adjudicators, arbitrators and as members of dispute resolution panels.

At any point during the lifecycle of projects, we have the blend of skills and experience to alert and advise participants on emerging disputes either jointly or separately. We are equally well placed to assist in strategy and preparation for any dispute resolution procedure, and for participants' attendance at mediations.

Our Experts
Amanda Bucklow
Amanda Bucklow
Richard Bayfield
Richard Bayfield
Charles O’Neil
Charles O’Neil
David Somerset
David Somerset
Nick Field
Nick Field
Innovate or die!

Infrastructure projects involve many stakeholders under conditions of high risk, uncertainty & complexity; with stringent deadlines and budgets The success of most companies and professions over the next decade, differentiating the winners and losers, will depend on their ability to innovate.

To achieve a step change in performance, engineering and construction companies and owners alike need to re-imagine governance, people and technology’ - KPMG

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.’ – Alan Perlis

How do you create the required culture of innovation / disruption to ensure the success of your company?
Many companies would like to innovate, but are not sure how to go about it or the best way forward.

Our CIG Services experts will be pleased to advise you on suitable innovations.

Our Experts

Graham Thomson
Graham Thomson
Amanda Bucklow
Amanda Bucklow

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