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We are a small woman-owned business focused on delivering management and technical services to organizations that own operate or develop infrastructure assets.

Engineering & Design

Alpha 3 provides engineering and design services for capital and maintenance projects in the electric utility, power generation, process, and industrial markets.

Project Management & Control

Our services are tailored to help each client to better manage and control the design, procurement, and construction of projects.

Construction Management

We provide bidding management and support, construction management, field engineering support, and commissioning management services.

Procurement & Business Support

We provide business and administrative support including purchasing, cost control, and document control.

News & Ideas

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As fall officially begins, Alpha 3 is kicking off the season with two events in Washington, DC.

David Chigne will be speaking at the Project Controls Expo, coming back to the US for its second year. The expo will take place once again at Nationals Park from September 25-27. David will be presenting a case study on the use of escalation price adjustment factors on a $100 million FIDIC contract. His presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, in the expo's Case Study Zone.

Substation image via ABB

A previous article provided tips for the early stages of the procurement process through the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP). This article provides tips for bid closure, proposal evaluation, purchase order (PO) negotiation, and contract management.

Substation image via ABB

The procurement process is an important part of any infrastructure project, and HV electrical substation projects are no exception. From identifying procurement needs to selecting vendors, each step is crucial not only for acquiring high-quality equipment, but also for ensuring timely delivery and securing appropriate after-sales services, among other details. This article explores key initial steps in the procurement of HV electrical transformers.

Construction projects can be complex and involve multiple stakeholders, each with their own interests and goals. When delays occur, it can be challenging to determine the cause and extent of each critical delay and to equitably allocate responsibility.

Alpha 3 has developed a series of training courses focused on the execution of large and complex engineering and construction projects.