Invenergy Spindle Hill Energy Center was developed by General Electric and our firm served as one of four project managers.  The most interesting lesson learned from this project was the improvement of the GE quality control program. 

There were very strict rules to follow at every level of scope and early in the project there was confusion about the finish on footing surfaces. One specification required a trowel finish and another general specification required a rough finish. The concrete sub follwed what he considered the more stringent and troweled the surface. We debated this conflict and suggested this was an issue similar to the division of religions. We agreed to review all specifications and plans with every subcontractor and the GE Quality Control manager prior to commencing work. This practice became a standard practice within the GE quality control manual.