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 Expert  727466

Expert in Critical Path Method (CPM), Schedule Construction, Claims Analysis and Expert Witness Testimony.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert Consulting provides expert critical path method (CPM) schedule development/review/analysis and construction claims analysis, expert witness testimony, and project management consulting, to the engineering and construction industry. Clients include, Owners, developers, contractors, law firms and surety insurance companies. Types of projects have included private and public projects such as power plants, industrial facilities, academic facilities, commercial and retail buildings, water and wastewater plants, prisons, airports, hotels and resorts, hospitals, light rail and transit facilities, highways and bridges. Expert has been involved with hundreds of CPM schedules during the development/review/approval process including time impact analysis (TIA) exercises, developed recovery delay mitigation schedules and developed expert reports and provided litigation support in mediation, arbitration and jury trial.

Expert has managed the cost and schedule control functions of projects. In addition, he has analyzed claims involving disputed change orders, schedule delay, acceleration, time extensions, and liquidated damages, loss of productivity, defective specifications, deficient project management performance, property damage and business interruption damages. Expert Consulting employs a systematic, phased approach to providing claims analysis and project management services for our owner, engineering, construction contractor, construction manager, and insurance company clients and their law firms. After identifying our client's needs, problems or challenges, we then structure a cost-effective scope, schedule and budget for our work.

Project Management Consulting Depending on client's current and future needs on projects, Expert Consulting can assist in the critical aspects of project management, cost and schedule control, contract administration, claims prevention, and dispute resolution. Our services are structured to establish an open and collaborative environment between all key parties to evaluate project planning issues and facilitate identification of solutions. All services by Expert Consulting can be provided individually or collectively at our client's direction, and will be tailored to fit the specific needs of our client's projects.

Project Management functions: - Reviews and Critiques of Contract Documents and Risk Analysis of Proposals and Bid Packages to Identify and Eliminate Potential Inconsistencies, Ambiguities, Conflicts, Errors and Omissions - Analysis of Contract Language to Identify Exculpatory Clauses and Risks - Analysis and Pricing of Change Orders - Preparation of As-Planned Schedules and Schedule Updates - Contract Administration/Owner's Representative - Preparation of Document Control and Tracking Procedures - Staff Augmentation - Project Management Oversight - Project Management/Controls Seminars and Manuals - Claims Identification/Prevention Training Seminars and Manuals - Development of Project Management, Project Controls, and Contract Administration Policies and Procedures

Expert Consulting's standard work plan for providing engineering and construction claims analysis and expert testimony services is to use a phased approach. Our task assignments are dependent on the work already performed by our client, the availability of project documentation, the issues in dispute, and the timing of required work products that are defined by the arbitration/litigation schedule. Therefore, we can make any necessary adjustments to our typical work tasks.


construction claim


construction contract


construction cost estimation


construction insurance claim


construction project management


construction schedule


forensic construction

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2007   JD   Law   Concord Law School  
2003   MBA   Project Management   University of Texas, Dallas  
1996   BBA   Business Management   Northwood University   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Consultant providing project management and dispute resolution services to owners, contractors and surety insurance companies.

2008 to 2008


Allco Finance Group




Commercial Director


Commercial Director for the Development and Construction of the $3B Tehachapi 1500MW Wind Farm. Responsible for joint venture risk management oversight of Oak Creek Energy Systems and Alta Wind Energy Development. Acted as developer's representative to resolve day to day issues with JV partner. Reviewed JV's monthly report and provided a summary monthly report to the infrastructure investment funds Board of Directors. Reviewed JV invoices and provided authorization approval to JV Board of Directors. Reviewed all change orders and provided authorization approval to the JV Board of Directors. Performed other risk management duties as directed by the Board of Directors.

2006 to 2008




Water Infrastructure


Principal Project Controls Manager


Program/Project Controls Manager/Claims Manager for the $3B Orange County Sanitation District Capital Improvements Program. Managed Project Controls staff and reported to the Director of Engineering.

2006 to 2006


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Claims Consutlant


Claims Analyst for $15B Los Angeles Unified School District New Construction School Bond Program. Reported to the Director of New Construction.

2003 to 2006


Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP



Claims Consultant


In-house Claims Consultant advised and assisted attorneys in the representation of contractors and surety insurance companies in construction disputes. Prepared claims for contractors and participated in settlement negotiations.

2000 to 2003


Wyndham International


Design & Construction


Director/VP Planning & Scheduling


Director/Vice President of Project Planning and Scheduling for $300M per year capital improvements for hotel and resort renovations. Managed outside consultants and worked with in-house and outside counsel for resolution of construction disputes. Reported to SVP Design and Construction, supervised project managers, and was responsible for contract administration and control of Capital Improvements Program project cost and schedule.

1998 to 2000





Project Controls Manager


Manger of Project Scheduling for nationwide wireless and fiber buildout. Managed Project Controls staff and reported to VP of Project Management.

1996 to 1998


Meridian Consulting Group



Assistant Vice President


As Assistant Vice President Claims, represented owners, contractors and surety insurance companies in construction disputes. Prepared claims for contractors and defended owners against contractor claims.

Career Accomplishments:




Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • A major developer is constructing a $100M, high end villas and residences. The contractor is behind schedule and has execeeded the GMP. Expert Consulting was engaged to perform a CPM delay analysis to determine cause of delays and provide the Owner with recommendations to settle delay issues with the contractor and complete the project on time. A interim settlement agreement (ISA) was drafted and executed by both parties to resolve existing disputes and contractor provided a recovery schedule to complete the project on time.
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:
Extensive experience in disputed change orders and construction claims during the dispute resolution lifecycle, settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and ligation support.
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
2009 to 2009   Trinidad   Respresented the state owned oil company in construction delay disputes on a $4B petrochemical plant expansion project.
2009 to 2009   Trinidad   Represented the natural gas company of Trinidad in construction delay disputes for offshore subseas natural gas platform projects.

Market Research:
Expert in development of project management methodolgies, processes and procedures.

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:

In-house training of project managers is CPM scheduling and contract administration for various clients.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive network of scheduling/claims experts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert in the use of Primavera Project Management software and Microsoft Project software.


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