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 Expert  727915

Expert in Construction Management

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Maryland (MD)
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Expert is a Professional Engineer with nearly twenty years of construction management experience on projects totaling over $10-Billion. Chris holds advanced degrees in project management and construction management and has been recognized as a subject matter expert in the areas of cost and schedule by the United States Court of Federal Claims. His experience includes the management of large design and construction projects to include owner's representative, contracting officer, scheduling and cost engineering functions, negotiation and mediation support and expert reports and testimony on subjects related to cost, schedule, contract administration, risk management and procurement strategies. Chris has provided pre-construction, cost estimating and “bid bust” avoidance consulting services on multiple feature projects of the U. S. General Services Administration; served as Project Director on the largest construction claim in the history of the U.S. General Services Administration; been advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy for claims avoidance services at the Nuclear Waste Treatment Plant at Hanford, Washington, the largest public works contract in United States history; served as member of the Industry Advisory Panel for the U.S. Department of State's Overseas Building Operation and as an on-call consultant to the Expertsonian Institution.

Chris is a former executive of Hill International and FTI Consulting. Before entering private industry Chris served for ten years as a United States Naval Officer within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). His tours of duty included Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC) on the $250-Million renovation of the U. S. Naval Academy's historic Bancroft Hall. This facility is the world's largest college dormitory and its renovation represented the largest facility repair project in the history of the United States Navy. Chris's naval service also included assignments as: Construction Advisor to the Navy's Disaster Recovery mission to Honduras following Hurricane Mitch in 1998; Facilities Manager of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune; Seabee “A” Company Commander where he was responsible for construction projects at various locations worldwide; Seabee Intelligence/Training Officer; and as Construction Contracting Officer (AROICC) at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Chris has obtained registrations and certifications as a Professional Engineer, Construction Manager, Cost Engineer and Project Manager. He serves on several national committees of the Associated General Contractors of America, is the former Chairman of the Legal Committee for the Construction Management Association of America's National Capital Chapter and former Secretary of the Coastal Carolina Post of the Society of American Military Engineers. Chris is now 2nd Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and is the Richard A. Rula Chair for Construction Engineering & Management Mississippi State University.


construction claim


construction cost


construction engineering


construction project management


construction schedule


critical path method


post project appraisal


project cost management


project management



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2008   PhD   Civil Engineering   University of Maryland  
2000   MS   Civil Engineering   University of Maryland  
1989   BS   Ocean Engineering   U. S. Naval Academy  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

2006 to 2010


C. Expert LLC




2009 to 2009


FTI Consulting


Managing Director


2001 to 2006


Hill International


Vice President


1989 to 2000


U. S. Navy


Civil Engineer Corps Officer


Career Accomplishments:




Professional Appointments

Richard A. Rula Chair, Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University;

2nd Vice Chairman, Maryland AGC


SEABEE Combat Warfare Officer; Warranted Contracting Officer (USN, Inactive); Amateur National Champion in Sprint Triathlon (USA-1994); 1st Place Entry in World Human Powered Submarine Engineering Competition (1989)

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Accepted as Expert in both Cost and Schedule by the U. S. Court of Federal Claims.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Construction scheduling expert for consulting on delay claims mediation.
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
1995 to 1996   Japan   He served in Okinawa, Japan with the US Navy SEABEES conducting infrastructure and building construction projects at various locations on Okinawa and at Sasebo, Iwakuni, Yokusuka and Pohang (Korea).
2009 to 2010   Guam   He provided peer review support to a private law firm on a large construction matter involving military infrastructure. His work included the review, analysis and critique of the law firms testifying experts in advance of trial.
1996 to 1997   Puerto Rico   He served at Roosevelt Roads with the US Navy SEABEES conducting infrastructure and building construction projects at various locations on the island of Puerto Rico, Vieques, Guantanamo Bay and Haiti.
1998 to 1998   Honduras   He served at Sota Cano with the US Navy SEABEES conducting a disaster recovery mission following Hurricane Mitch.
2008 to 2008   Dubai   He provided cost and schedule analysis and claim preparation on behalf of a constructor involved with the Dubai Mall (project value in excess of $1-Billion USD).

Additional Skills and Services:

"How to Win Construction Claims" & "How States, Cities and Counties Avoid Construction Claims" offered through the Center for Management, Development and Training, Inc.


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