Expert in Project/Program Management Evaluation; Engineering Support for the Legal Profession
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.
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
|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|
|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>|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Expert successfully markets the services provided by his firm (Forward Management International).|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Fluent in Hebrew|
|Hebrew||Expert is fluent in Hebrew.|
|Polish||He can speak Polish.|
|Yiddish||Expert can speak Yiddish.|