Committed to the shared success of our employees clients and partners

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

EWR Terminal A - Arrival and Departure Hall

On May 22, the New Jersey Alliance for Action and the New Jersey Chapter of Professional Women in Construction hosted an overview of the capital plan for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

AI in Engineering and Construction (Licensed from Shutterstock)

AI is here, and it’s not going away. It’s in the software we use to do our work and the helpdesk we might call if that software doesn’t work. It’s in the articles we read, the pictures and videos we see, and even the phone calls we receive. It’s in engineering and construction, and it’s not going away.

Night View of Capitol Building with Moon Rising, WC Woolf (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

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.