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 Expert  726122

Expert in Construction Claims and Changes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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He has an extensive backgound in a variety of building types including heavy and insitutional. In 40 years he has had responsible positions leading project teams to turn around distressed projects. For the past five year he has been a senior decision maker at a sewage treatment complex and an art museum.

building construction

Initial training in DOD Contracting he establish a foundation for contract isues including claims and delays. Armed Services Board of Appeals work on highly complex projects establishing time and performance issues as a result of project cause and effects. He is a highly successful presneter and negotiator who has testified in many disputes, He sits as an arbitration neutral for AAAAS part of their alternative dispute resolution process.

construction claim

Scheduling expertise including the use of Primavera and Project Softwares. He has served as the principle scheduler for $1 billion programs that incuded design, construction and relocation activities for General Motors. Expert has taught scheduling and impacts in the Graduate program at Eastern Michigan University for the past 11 years

construction planning

He has a wealth of experince in $300 miilion plus projects working for the owner, designer and program manager. This includes both domestic and international projects. His specialties include automotive manufacturing, health care, sewage tratment, race tracks, museums, engergy saving projects and universities.

construction project management

He has been a quality control inspector for Department of Defense projects reviewing specifications and drawings for contract compliance. In his role of arbitration neutral, he reviews contract douments and jobsite records for compliance and impacts.At Chrysler Corp, he drafted and executed contracts for buildings, production tooling and services.

construction deficiency

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1997   Masters of Science   Construction Management   Eastern Michigan University   Graduated with Honors
1987   B.A.   Mathematics   Governors State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to 2009


Detroit Insitute of Arts


Master Plan


Project Director


Onwers Representive for design and construction of 4125 million renovation and expansion. Construction manager for independent projects. Expert Witness

2004 to 2007


Detroit Wastewater Partners


Jacobs / Wade Trim


Contracts Manager


Changes and claims review, calculation and negotiation for $400 million program. Expert witness and independent estimating

1999 to 2003


Parsons Brinckerhoff


PC Buildings


Project Controls Manger


Estimating, Scheduling and cost engineering for a $1 billion program. Pre -plannng, construction management and claims resolution

1992 to 1999


Albert Kahn Associates


Project Management


Chief Estimator


Responsible for all conceptual, design development and change order estimates. Auto plants, hospitals, universities and corporate headquarters.

Career Accomplishments:

American Society of Professional Estimators American Arbitration Association Construction Financial Managers American Schools in Construction


Engineering Contractors License State of California Teaching Certificate for construction estimating

Professional Appointments

Project Manager Instructor - PBCS Assistant Vice President - PB Constructors


Parsons Brinckerhoff Quality Award Winner - 2001 Chrysler Procurement Employee Awards

Publications and Patents Summary

Articles on Plant Decommissioning, Conceptual Estimating and the Building of The Red October Tractor Factory, Soviet Russia in the 1930's. Guest Lecturer at Wayne State University

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Decommissioning Institute  
 - ASPE  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1968 to 1984   DOD   Project Manager   DOD construction projects throughout the southwest. Some projects required security clearance
2006 to 2009   City of Detroit   Project Director   Complete responsibility for a $125 million phased renovation.
2004 to 2006   Detroit Water and Sewer   Contracts Manager   Water and Sewage Treatment program for $500 million - design and construction

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert Witness in many construction cases involving delay, cost escalation, contract disputes and damage calculations.
  • Conceptual Estimating for AE firms and owners
  • Change Order review and calculation on building and infrastructure projects
  • Scheduling consultant for termination for default, Michigan State University
  • Decommissing of Delphi Steering Gear Plant in Saginaw, MIAsset sales, environmental clean-up, demolition, scrap recovery, tax negotiations and site leveling.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Review testimony and provided alternative calculations for construction cost increases from 1999 to 2006 for a 1200 unit condominium. Scheduling and testimony for a termination for default by a university Calulations for a three year export contract involving borrow pit and trucking Contract review fr costs associated with warranty and punch list completions
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1990 to 1992   Graz Austria   Purchasing Manger for a greenfield assembly plant for Eurostar, Chrysler
1996 to 1998   Mercedes Benz Brasil   Conceptual estimating and cost engineering for auto assembly plant in Brasil
1992 to 1992   Eastern Europe   Feasibility studies for shuttered pplant conversion to component manufacturing

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He has conducted business in German with BMW, Audi, Daimler Benz and Suppliers

Market Research:
In depth understanding of complex construction operations involving phased construction on major, multi-year programs.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

I am an adjunct professor at Eastern Michigan University teaching construction management in the graduate program.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Formerly purchasing manager for Chrysler Corporation. i Purchased faciltities and tooling including paint shops in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Other Skills and Services

Owner presentations and negotiations. I reduce highly complex issues into a format suitable for the background of the audience.


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