A brief description of some of the more recent cases in which Mr. Venzie served as mediator and the mediation process was successful is set forth below:

  • Design of an HVAC system for a new test cell facility for large industrial manufacturer of construction and farming equipment (PA).
  • Design and construction of a new Hot Rolling Processing facility (PA) (4 parties).
  • Claims relating to design and construction of brick masonry façade of twenty-two buildings constituting part of a state correctional facility (Conn.) (20+ parties).
  • Failure and remediation of retaining walls for new turnpike system, Phase I (TX) (4 parties); failure and remediation of retaining walls for new turnpike system, Phase II (TX) (4 parties).
  • Claims relating to construction of combined heat and power facility at a waste water treatment plant, including steam boiler equipment (Wash., D.C.).
  • Contractor claims relating to the widening of Extension to state turnpike system (PA).
  • Contractor claims relating to design and construction of a runway extension and engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) at airport (RI).
  • Numerous cases involving contractor/owner claims relating to design and construction of upgrades and improvements to local wastewater treatment facilities (PA, MD, NJ).
  • Seven subcontracts involving construction and improvements on the “Space Fence Project” located on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
  • Contractor/owner claims on various school district projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic states involving delays in completion, extra work and construction defects.
  • Design and construction of large bridge structure, including claims involving project delays, acceleration, design errors and omissions and change conditions (WV).
  • Contractor claims relating to renovation of large tunnel project (WV).
  • Defects in the design and construction of balconies and exterior wall systems of planned continuing care retirement community (PA).
  • Payment of professional services to design engineering firm in connection with the interim management of public water authority, including claims relating to facility upgrade, financing, sales, revenue and customer service (PA).
  • Performance of mechanical, plumbing and sheet metal work at a state university medical facility, including claims for contract balance, back charges, extra work, lost productivity and delay related damages (PA).
  • Design and construction of prefabricated exterior wall systems with respect to requirement for the use of fire-retardant materials and the design and construction of framing assemblies required to achieve certain fire ratings and code requirements for an apartment/commercial project (PA).
  • Design, fabrication and installation of exterior metal cladding and curtain/window wall system in connection with the construction of high-rise luxury condominium units (NY).
  • Claims relating to design and engineering errors and omissions resulting in contractor change orders, project delays and HVAC modifications in connection with the construction of a technology magnet high school (NJ).
  • Contractor claims for increased cost of construction relating to defects in design and project administration by project A/E firm (OH).
  • Additional work, delays and lost production claims in connection with concrete work at sports pavilion for university (GA).
  • Contractor claims involving delay, extra work and lost productivity in connection with the construction of residential buildings for university (OH).
  • Contractor/owner claims arising out of the design and construction of new center city science center (Conn.) (10 parties).
  • Claims relating to the construction of a new riverfront ship dock at local oil refinery (PA).
  • Subcontract claims relating to work performed for new outfall piping in river for chemical company (NJ).
  • Claims relating to design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for a new stadium complex for NHL hockey team (NJ).
  • Defects in the installation of an underground piping system in Commonwealth prison (PA) (6 parties).
  • Claims for contract payments and delay related damages in connection with the construction of regional public transportation authority elevated rail project (PA).
  • Liability for defects in design and construction damage to roofing membranes and water proofing components for roofing system for new convention center (PA) (7 parties).
  • Contractor claims relating to scope changes and project delay in connection with the construction of highway/bridge project for state department of transportation (NJ).
  • Exterior façade performance claims relating to construction of county judicial center (PA).
  • Contractor claims for design and delay in connection with construction of large bridge for state department of transportation (WV).
  • Claims relating to the performance of mechanical systems for large proppants manufacturing plant (Ark.).
  • Claims relating to installation of steam and condensate lines in and around state university campus (PA).
  • Defects in design and installation of domestic water piping systems in two casino projects (NJ) (9 parties).
  • Contractor claims involving delay, lost productivity and unforeseen conditions relating to construction and replacement of grade crossings over turnpike (PA).
  • Claims involving defective construction of concrete drop lot for tractor trailers at highway stopover facility (PA) (5 parties).
  • Design and construction defects relating to construction of pre-cast parking garage facility at home office of large department store chain (TX) (5 parties).
  • Disputes relating to construction of seven story hospital building at regional university campus (PA) (5 parties).
  • Claims for defects in design relating to roof, drainage, emergency lighting and other support systems for new professional soccer stadium (PA).
  • Contractor claims for to extra costs and delays relating to road resurfacing contract with department of public works for major city (PA).
  • Claims/disputes relating to scope changes, delay and design deficiencies in connection with the construction of new facilities at a major city zoo (PA).
  • Claims/disputes relating to differing subsurface conditions involving installation of pilings required for construction of office building (PA) (4 parties).
  • Claims/disputes relating to the installation of a synthetic turf playing surface for center city university women’s field hockey stadium (NY) (5 parties).
  • Claims/disputes relating to construction of miles of underground electrical lines (PA) (6 parties).
  • Claims/disputes relating to the design and construction of an indoor water park at mountain resort involving construction defects, delay and other construction issues (PA).