Technical Consultancy and Expert Witness Services

Technical Consultancy Services: Systemization, CSU Planning  and Zenator Implementation

Our Technical Consultancy Services have been implemented industry-wide from super-majors to regional independents.

Our consultants come equipped with a virtual toolbox that includes Zenator, MasterClass methodology plus a vast library of procedures and resource base of SC and CSU experience.

  • Advice on contract and project strategy
  • Maximizing modularization
  • Safety and compliance audits
  • Project overviews
  • Commissionability evaluations
  • Readiness reviews
  • Expert Witness services

We also understand the CII’s top 5 Critical Success Factors that affect every project.

  1. Alignment among Owner PM, Operations, CSU, Engineering, and Construction
  2. CSU Checksheets, Procedures, and Tools
  3. Detailed CSU Execution Plan
  4. CSU Team Capability
  5. Integrated Construction/CSU Schedule.

We also understand the importance of Effective, Early Engagement, Triple E and the need to act when we are high on the Influence Curve.  Triple E and the Critical Success Factors are comprehensively covered in MasterClass CSU Foundation training.

We are, and will continue to be, second to none in understanding our client’s needs.

Expert Witness in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) and Systems Completion

Company owner, Alan Mills, is a certified Expert Witness, qualified through Pearson to Level 7 (Masters level) in Expert Witness Evidence.

He specialises in Systems Completion, Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) and has been vetted by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Mr Alan Mills


Alan Mills can accept instructions, produce an Expert Report and express an independent opinion on matters relating to Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) and Systems Completion. Alan’s skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience are applicable across a range of industries and types of project:

  • Renewable energy
  • Onshore oil and gas
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Downstream petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nuclear new build
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Process plants and facilities
  • Greenfield and brownfield modifications
  • Shutdowns/turnarounds on plants and facilities

In 2023 Alan gave evidence under cross examination at an arbitration hearing held at the International Dispute Resolution Centre, London.

Construction Industry Institute (CII)
Achieving Success in the Commissioning and Start-Up of Capital Projects: Implementing Critical Success Factors, ref: 312-2, published in 2015
Learnings from Commissioning Failures: Mini-Case Study Summaries, page 39