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Expert in Construction Delay and Impact CPM, Military Construction and Contracting Claims, USACE & NAVFAC Policy

Expert ID: 735200 Nevada, USA

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Expert is certified by the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) as a forensic claims consultant, one of only 72 people worldwide to actively hold such certification. Expert has testified in complex claim issues in both deposition and trial and has over 30 years of claims experience, particularly in military construction projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). Expert is a former Civil Engineer Corps Officer with the Navy and a Resident Engineer for the Army as well as a warranted contracting officer for both the Army and Navy. He holds both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in engineering and an MBA.

COMPUTER SKILLS
*Primavera P6, MS Project, JD Edwards, Timberline and various project management programs (Primavera CMS, Contract Manager, Constructware, and Expedition).

One of Expert's particular areas of expertise is in the area of military construction projects, administered by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), specifically Contracting Officer policies, procedures and practices, modification of contracts, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and interpretations, document control and of course forensic claim analysis, schedule impact analysis, efficiency & productivity analysis.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: M.S. Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: University of Texas- Austin
Year: 1987 Degree: B.S. Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of Arizona- Tucson

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal - CEO Department: Owner Responsibilities: Forensic claim consultant, providing CPM schedule impact analysis, assessment of productivity losses and cost impacts, measured mile assessments, claim preparation and defense, expert report preparation and expert witness testimony. Discovery and litigation support, including rebuttal assessment of opposing party’s expert report. Expert topics include, federal government construction contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) policies and practices, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) policies and practices, Standard/Best management practices for general contractors, Forensic Claim Analysis, schedule disruption, delay and impacts, cost analysis, lost efficiency and productivity claims, claims associated with the following FAR clauses, disputes, changes, differing site condition, suspension of work, stop work, termination for default, termination for convenience, time extensions, liquidated damages, warranty and payments. Provide defense of ratings provided under the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Vice President – Project Controls/Claims Department: Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for project controls of all awarded Federal and State projects. Ensure all projects meet fee objectives and customer expectations. Oversee buyout process and development of the baseline project schedule. Establish project controls systems and establish an effective and efficient field organization for all newly awarded contracts. Responsible for adjudication of all claims and major disputes. Provide forensic analysis and prepare associated claims for submission to the government. Represent Nan Inc., in all matters before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, presently with 15 complaints valued at over $21 M submitted before the Board.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: HAWAIIAN DREDGING Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for successful execution of project budget, schedule, quality and safety. Assemble project team and develop and implement efficient construction control management systems to interface between owner hosted system (CMS) and company best practices and management systems. Developed initial baseline progress schedule for three stations, including project phasing, inclusion of 25 contract milestones, with sequencing, duration and logic that represents a level and achievable work force and on time completion. Act as primary interface between multiple general contractors and major third party contractors with separate contracts with the owner. Identify interface coordination points, joint access and schedule requirements between interface partners. Identify and communicate interface issues with the owner and assist in problem resolution. Develop, buy out/negotiate and manage all subcontract work, supplier purchase orders, and personal service agreements (PSAs). Directly supervise a staff of 22 professionals including project engineers, site supervision, quality control, estimators, scheduler, contract specialist and administrative personnel.
Years: 2006 to 2015 Employer: DCK WORLDWIDE, LLC Title: Project Executive Department: Responsibilities: Develop initial baseline schedule, including sequencing, duration, logic, cost/manpower loading, etc., including subsequent scheduling maintenance. Prepares, implements and enforces best management practices. Proficiently identifies potential cost overruns, inputs/reforecasts accurate cost projections, and performs routine cost report maintenance. Analyzes and successfully negotiates owner and subcontractor change orders, pay requests, cost proposals, time extension requests, etc. to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract requirements. In conjunction with site staff, monitors and controls construction through administrative direction to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget. Investigates and identifies potentially serious cost and/or risk situations and implements appropriate corrective measures. Assesses risk in subcontractor bond requirements, identifying and resolving missing scope items from bid estimate. Initiates and maintains liaison with owner, design team, subcontractors/suppliers to facilitate construction activities. Properly researches, documents and addresses potential problems. Prepare and oversee all major claims initiated by the Company.


Representative Projects:
* West Oahu, Kamehameha Highway and Farrington Highway Station Groups Projects - $190,000,000 Part of the $8.2 B Honolulu Rail Mass Transit Project. Three separate projects with each project consisting of three elevated platform light rail stations and related infrastructure. Initially Project Director, now VP of project controls.
* Kona International Airport Renovation Phase I - $80,000,000
Major renovation and new construction at an international airport facility. Prepared baseline schedule, executed project buyout, hired and assembled all staff and set up organizational structure. Project is currently ahead of schedule and under budget. Acted as project director.
* Grow the Army Project - $130,000,000
Design/Build project consisted of four separately funded Milcon projects, which included the construction of 28 separate buildings and their related infrastructure. Acted as Project Director, responsible for providing general oversight for schedule and budget.
* The Mall of San Juan – San Juan, PR - $240,000,000
State-of-the-art, upscale, multi-level fully enclosed shopping mall. Acted as Project Executive during the buyout, mobilization and initial project startup. Assembled a 30 member project team to include recruitment and hiring, establishing the operating, accounting, reporting, scheduling, quality and safety control systems for the project. Provided direct liaison with the owner and the owner's contracted management team. Provided general oversight for subcontract scope development and negotiated terms and pricing for all major subcontracts.
* Hawaii Regional Security Operations Center (HRSOC) - Wahiawa, HI - $326,000,000
Construction of a new security operations center, personnel support building, central plant and warehouse building, visitor control center and supporting infrastructure. Acted in the capacity of Project Controls Manager, responsible for establishing scheduling and contract management systems for efficient project execution and monitoring. Drafted all major subcontracts and developed the initial conformed contract documents. Acted as primary point of contact with the owner with regard to contract administration. Project was completed ahead of schedule and received an outstanding rating.
Bassett Hospital Replacement Project - Ft. Wainwright, AK - $196,000,000
Sr. Project Manager - Responsible for project completion and closeout, including building commissioning, inspection and testing, acceptance and facility turnover. Subsequent to completion of work, executed six month follow-on operation and maintenance program for a fully operational hospital complex, coordinated warranty provisions, resolved all outstanding owner and subcontractor change orders.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: Self Employed Title: President & Owner Department: Responsibilities: Built General Contracting and Construction Services Company from the ground up. Created and led all aspects of the company including Marketing, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Accounting, Estimating, Operations and Administration. Company consisted of two divisions; General Contracting and Construction Management Services. Services offered included onsite project management, project scheduling preparation and management, project controls, proposal development, proposal negotiations, subcontract development, subcontract negotiation, buyout and management.

Representative Projects:
* NY MTA multi-year task order contract (Design-Build)
Completed various task orders up to $5 Million.
* Armament Software Engineering Facility Renovation, US Army Corps of Engineers - Picatinny Arsenal, NJ - $18,600,000. Project scope was to renovate an old public workshops facility into an 80,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art armament testing facility for the Army. Specialty construction consisted of the installation of a 50-ton crane and rail system, raised computer decking and abatement of contaminated soil, asbestos, PCBs and lead based paint.
* MATOC Air National Guard - Westhampton, NY
Expert Construction Company was selected as one of 5 MATOC design/build contractors and selected based on a very competitive and rigid "Best Value" selection process. Task orders issued under the contract were valued up to $1 Million/task order depending on task order.
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: D&K CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Title: Vice President - Operations Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the successful execution of all Projects. Monitored execution of project budgets, schedules, manpower and equipment. Assisted in proposal development, negotiated all major proposals over $100,000, managed subcontract buyouts subsequent to project award, and developed bid/proposal strategies for obtaining new projects. Problem solver and expediter. Provided onsite presence and coordination during critical phases of contract work.

Representative Projects:
* Renovation of Family Housing, US Army Corps of Engineers - West Point, NY - $16,400,000
* Upgrade HVAC Systems, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Bethesda, MD - $10,200,000
* Renovation of Sherman Barracks, US Army Corps of Engineering - West Point, NY - $70,500,000
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: NAVY MEDICAL RESEARCH, UNIT #3 Title: Head of Construction & Contracting Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the development, award and administration of all construction and facility maintenance service contracts for a large medical research complex, which included a working hospital. Supervised a staff of over 50 personnel and managed an annual operating budget of $100 M.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: MARINE CORPS BASE AMP BUTLER Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Effectively administered over 50 repair, renovation, minor construction, and environmental abatement contracts. Coordinated and scheduled work with building occupants to minimize disruption and maintain operations. Provided technical solutions for contract modifications, prepared estimates and negotiated changes.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PROFESSIONAL
- Certified Forensic Claims Consultant –American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE)
- Member, Society of American Military Engineers
- Certified Member, Professional Acquisition Corps
- Registered E.I.T. – State of Arizona (1993).
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) by the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) - 2019

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Deposed as the expert witness. Subject matter - Delay and Disruption Analysis. Project: Wailea Beach Villas Resort, Maui, Hawaii.
Deposed. Subject matter – Liquidated damages and schedule delays. Project: Bassett Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Deposed. Subject matter – Army Corps of Engineer policy with regard to payments, withholdings, liquidated damages, Prompt Payment Act (PPA) and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) interest. Project: Bassett Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Deposed. Subject matter – Forensic analysis of delays and impacts. Project: C17 Clear Water Rinse Facility, Hickam AFB.
Provided trial testimony. Subject matter – Airfield grade analysis conducted and conclusions presented regarding constructability of design. Project: Extend Strategic Airlift Aircraft Ramp, Hickam AFB.
Deposed in advance of a $1.8M mediated settlement. The subject matter was forensic impact and cost analysis. Project: Drum Road Upgrade Phase I, Scofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Deposed and later provided trial testimony. Subject matter – differing site conditions and impacts on the progress schedule. Project: Marine Corps Air Base, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Deposed and later provided testimony for ASBCA mediated settlement. Subject matter – delay and impact analysis, cost analysis. Bassett Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Conducted deposition of fact witness on behalf of the Appellant Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Other Relevant Experience
MILITARY
Retired Navy Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer
Called to Active Duty in Iraq from January 2005 to March 2006. Managed an Army Corps of Engineer's Resident Office on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq. Was responsible for the award and execution of $50+ Million of construction in a very challenging environment. Managed an Army Corps office consisting of civilian engineers, project managers, quality assurance, finance, and contract specialists, working closely with major contractors from various countries, including Turkey, England, Australia, and Kuwait. Held Contracting Officer's warrant from both the Navy (NAVFAC) and Army (USACE) at the same time.
Awards: Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal

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