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Monday, December 1, 2010, Houston, Texas –- Frank G. Adams, PE, president of Interface Consulting International, Inc., recently testified as an expert in two complex European arbitration hearings involving major biofuel plant owners and EPC contractors. Mr. Adams’s expert testimony concerned schedule delay and construction management issues.

The first matter, held under London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) rules and procedures, involved a retrofitted bioethanol plant that suffered delays and increased costs. Mr. Adams testified in the second dispute under the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) regarding the construction management and schedule delay of a biodiesel plant with a 100,000-tonne-per-year production capacity. Earlier in 2010, Mr. Adams also testified as an expert in a UNCITRAL arbitration involving an LNG facility in Yemen and in a dispute involving a UK-based EPC firm and the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

In a recent statement, Mr. Adams noted that Interface Consulting is experiencing a significant upswing in international arbitration work, with inquiries primarily from parties outside of the US. He also commented on a rise in claims in the biofuels sector due to engineering delays and increased equipment costs, as well as increased demand for pipeline and LNG construction claims services in both domestic and international markets.

For 25 years, Interface Consulting International, Inc., has provided a wide range of global consulting and expert services to the construction and engineering industries in a variety of challenging settings in over 45 countries. Interface Consulting is a privately owned corporation based in Houston, Texas, whose consultants have engineering, construction management, arbitration, and litigation experience on more than 800 projects worldwide.