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Expert in Project/Program Management Evaluation; Engineering Support for the Legal Profession

Expert ID: 107949 New York, USA

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Mr. Martin Expert brings many years of hands-on experience as a project management professional specializing in Program/Project management, assisting the legal profession with delay claims and personal injury cases, CPM planning and scheduling, project organization and control, and interfacing with owners, architects, engineers, consultants, construction managers, and contractors. He is also very skilled in resolving disputes among owners and contractors involving construction projects. Martin's work involves all phases of managing a project, including: proposals, presentations, administrative correspondence, construction inspections, design and constructibility review, preparation of contract documents, proposal review, selection of contractors, consultants and vendors, and selection of project management software. He is also very knowledgeable regarding project valuation, including aspects of streamlining and claims prevention. Expert gained experience in project oversight and providing accurate assessments of project cost and schedule, thus keeping owners apprised of the project status.

Martin has a significant background in providing arbitration/mediation service for construction disputes and can provide assistance in the review of construction claims and disputes. As a Project Management Consultant, he gained experience in rendering expert opinion in conjunction with delay claims, CPM schedule analysis, and litigation involving personal injury arising from the practices of utilities and manufacturers of electrical devices. Martin has testified in front of the New York Supreme Court, the Southern District Court in New York, and the American Arbitration Association. In addition, Martin is registered as a neutral arbitrator with NYSE, NASD, and AMEX.

Martin has worked extensively on projects involving the repair and maintenance of major infrastructural elements, including roadways, bridges and tunnels. He also has experience in connection with major construction projects involving the engineering and construction of nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, additions and modifications to existing plants, high voltage transmission lines, large and small hydroelectric plants, desalination plants, and computer facilities.

Expert has been involved in projects doing "Gut Rehab," which involves the complete renovation of large-scale apartment complexes. These projects involved the complete renovation of about 1,200 units at one time.

Expert has been involved with program/project/construction management for more than 25 years and experienced diverse spectrum of projects in the electrical utilities, urban housing, bridges/tunnels, airports, and rail facilities. He was in charge of managing projects in total, and oversight responsibilities. Expert developed a consulting practice to work with attorneys on project claims and personal injury cases related to utility operations or negligence on the part of owners/vendors/contractors. Expert was used as an expert on cases involving personal injury and disputes between owners and contractors/subcontractors.

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Expert provides engineering and construction expertise to the legal profession. He has been selected to testify in courts and arbitration proceedings. He helped attorneys in analyzing cases involving personal injury. He provides Federal Transit Administration representatives with objective assessments on project developments including schedule and budget reviews for a mega project (East Side Access; $6.3 billion).As a Program Manager on the Terminal 4 project at the JFK International airport, Expert provided the owner with real-time assessments of the construction progress of the terminal.He has provided construction management services to contractors and owners of capital projects.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: Certification Subject: Project Management Institution: Harvard University
Year: 1974 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Engineering Management Institution: Long Island University
Year: 1972 Degree: B.S. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: New York Tech
Year: 1967 Degree: A.A.S. Subject: Electrical Technology Institution: Staten Island Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Project Management Oversight Consultant Department: Transportation Responsibilities: Expert provided project management oversight on capital construction projects ($9 billion)for the NYC MTA, with federal grants.
Years: 1997 to 2004 Employer: Fluor Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Infrastructure/Transportation Responsibilities: Expert was originaly assigned as an Area Program Manager to construct the new Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in NY, a $1.4 billion project. Later Expert was assigned to provide oversight on capital construction projects with Federal Transit Administration grants, on NY MTA's LONG Island Rail Road projects valued over $200 milion annually.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Integral Construction of NY Title: Project Director Department: Construction Management Responsibilities: Expert directed the Construction Management activities for the mentor Program providing the NYC School Construction Authority with the CM services to renovate and upgrade existing public school facilities.
Years: 1984 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert is the Principle Consultant of a consulting firm that provides engineering management services to the legal and construction industries.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Employer: Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority Title: Construction Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed the engineering and construction activities for facility reconstruction and plant additions.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: NYC Housing Preservation & Development Agency Title: Director of Construction Management Department: Responsibilities: He directed the efforts of two major construction management firms in conjunction with a citywide program to rehabilitate 1300 housing units.
Years: 1972 to 1988 Employer: New York Power Authority Title: Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: He was the Senior Planning and Scheduling Engineer for capital construction projects.
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Port Authority of NY and NJ Title: Project Manager Department: Airports Redevelopment Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the demolition and removal project of the original Air Trafic Control Tower at the JFK International Airport in NY>

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to Present Agency: Federal Transit Administration - US Department of Transportation Role: Oversight Senior Project Manager Description: As an extension to Region II Staff, Expert provides oversight of engineering and construction activities in connection with capital improvements projects valued more than $9 billion.
Years: 1980 to 1988 Agency: New York Power Authority Role: Senior Engineer Description: Expert provided project management services in conjunction with capital construction projects of power plants and transmission lines.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Agency: New York City, Housing Preservation and Development Agency Role: Director of Construction Management Description: He directed the construction management effort of two major CM firms in connection with the rehabilitation of 1300 city-owned residential units.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Agency: Triborogh Bridge and Tunnel Authority Role: Construction Manager Description: He provided direct construction management of capital construction projects within the agency.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1977 to 1980 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: Expert provided project management services in connection with the design and construction of dual purpose desalinization/power plant projects.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert has been appointed as a member of the Construction Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association - New York. In this capacity he served on cases involving construction disputes. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of Project Management Institute. He also is Founder and Past Chairman of the New York Consultant's Network of IEEE, and Past (1982-1984), and current (2005) Chairman of Engineering Management Society - New York Chapter (IEEE).
Awards / Recognition
He is a recipient of the IEEE U.S. Activities Board Professional Achievement Award (1988), and the IEEE Region I Award for Service in 1990. He received a Community Service Award from the Manhattan Beach Community Group in 1999.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert provided expert testimony in U.S. Court, New York Supreme Courts, and the American Arbitration Association. He worked closely with lawyers on construction delay claims and personal injury cases involving the operation of electrical contractors, suppliers, and utilities.
Vendor Selection
He has experience locating vendors of project management software packages and sub-consultants within project/construction management. He has access to the following resources: printed materials, databases, and personal contacts.
Marketing Experience
Expert successfully markets the services provided by his firm (Forward Management International).
Other Relevant Experience
Fluent in Hebrew

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hebrew Expert is fluent in Hebrew.
Polish He can speak Polish.
Yiddish Expert can speak Yiddish.

Fields of Expertise

project management, project scheduling, project management software selection, electronic system program management, construction inspection, construction insurance claim, construction defect, construction claim, transportation construction, multiple-dwelling rehabilitation, construction planning, injury, construction project management, power generation project management, National Association of Security Dealers arbitration, construction delay, delay claim analysis, National Association of Security Dealers, housing, construction negligence, delay claim, constructability review, transportation system, construction deficiency, construction design deficiency, business development, business operations, air transportation, constructability, post project appraisal, project execution planning, project review, business management, railroad transportation, project assessment, proposal writing, software selection, light-rail transit system, project scheduling software, Microsoft Project Manager, software package, tunnel, design review, railroad, construction cost estimation, program evaluation-and-review technique, inspection, engineering design standardization, airport, proposal, cost control, transmission, critical path method, power, transmission line, voltage, transportation engineering, technical writing, software project management, scheduling, safety engineering, road construction, railroad safety, railroad engineering, project planning, production control, planning, inventory control, highway construction, network, facility management, earned-value system, cost engineering, construction cost, budget control

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