Project Advisory Troubled Project Evaluation

Troubled Project Evaluation & Turnaround

When a project or business is troubled, SOCOTEC’s management experts quickly take action to implement procedures to get projects or businesses back on track. Additionally, our highly skilled team works with clients to mitigate and resolve problems while supporting progress. We are able to evaluate the situation and develop plans focused on moving forward, as well as execute these plans to ensure completion. 

Troubled Project Turnaround 

Construction Sector 

SOCOTEC is often engaged on construction projects after serious problems have caused cost overruns or delays. In these situations, our project management experts quickly take action to implement procedures to get the project back on track. Additionally, our highly skilled team works with clients to mitigate and resolve claims while supporting project progress. 

Troubled projects may be plagued with the following problems: 

  • Circumstances Resulting in Cost Overruns 
  • Difficulties in Meeting Milestones or Completion Deadlines 
  • Risk of Failure in Delivering Anticipated Benefits 
  • Failure or Unwillingness to Allocate Resources to the Project 
  • Inability to Maintain Project Scheduling 
  • Significant and/or Critical Technical Issues with the Project 

SOCOTEC has worked extensively with clients to understand the root causes of troubled projects and develop approaches to successfully turn projects around. We assist clients by reviewing a project and implementing a recovery process that monitors and identifies the need for possible intervention. 

Unfortunately, not all projects are recoverable without addressing disputed issues. When projects cannot be turned around, SOCOTEC assists its clients with documentation, strategic planning, and alternatives for dispute resolution

 Financial Sector 

A troubled project or business can occur when either the owner or contractor is unable or refuses to continue the performance of its requirements due to insolvency, bankruptcy, force majeure or any other reason. 

To minimize lender liability exposure, lending institutions utilize SOCOTC’s experience in resolving troubled business situations by reviewing and implementing pro-active risk control measures. While lending institutions seek to be extremely cautious not to impose “lender liability exposure” to troubled projects, typical reactions in the industry include the following: 

  • Lending institutions insert clauses into financing agreements that require the owner to seek project management assistance from a pre-approved list of project management consultants when a project is more than a certain percentage over budget or exceeds the original timeline by more than a certain percentage. 
  • Lending institutions attempt to mitigate catastrophic cost overruns to seek preventative assistance. 
  • By avoiding catastrophic cost overrun projects, lenders avoid being drawn into contractual settlements and associated litigation. 

When a project or business is troubled, SOCOTEC’s management experts quickly take action to implement procedures to get projects or businesses back on track. Additionally, our highly skilled team works with clients to mitigate and resolve problems while supporting progress. We are able to evaluate the situation and develop plans focused on moving forward, as well as execute these plans to ensure completion. 

Talk to our experts

Bryan BYRD

President

President

bryan.byrd@socotec.us 281.598.1190
Kenneth Monson Senior Vice President

Kenneth MONSON

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

kenneth.monson@socotec.us +1 713-677-0198

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bryan.byrd@socotec.us

Talk to our experts

Bryan BYRD

President

President

bryan.byrd@socotec.us 281.598.1190
Kenneth Monson Senior Vice President

Kenneth MONSON

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

kenneth.monson@socotec.us +1 713-677-0198