To provide effective assistance to contractors and users to obtain "Fair and Reasonable" settlement of any dispute involving delays, delay damages or costs. Further, to negotiate the issue to resolution so as to avoid unnecessary legal fees until or unless the issue goes into litigation. If litigation is unavoidable, to offer the client a range of excellent legal assistance should he or she decline the use of their own legal team.
Over 50 years of successful construction and construction issues experience, including for the past 8 years effective claim resolution.
. B.S in Architecture with Engineering education and experience.
. Former president of medium size Design-Build firm.
. Contributing author: Book length - New Tactics for Building.
. Seminar developer / lecturer: Bid Process; Estimating; Construction
Procurement; Technology and Delivery Systems.
. Strong record as Change-Order estimator / negotiator.
. Past field superintendent, general superintendent, project manager,
construction manager, chief estimator and construction executive.
. Twice president: American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
Successfully assisted multiple clients: Claim evaluation; Entitlement; Cost Impact and Negotiation (formal and informal) to "Fair and Reasonable" resolution - both public and private projects.
. California Expert Witness
. Expert in Construction Management (CM), Design-Build (D/B), General Contracting Procedures, and Trade Contractor Issues.
. Trade estimator using proper DETAILED methods (All CSI divisions).
. Extensive project experience at all levels: preconstruction to closeout.
. Formal procurement experience from federal down to private level.
. Record of close cooperation with law firms during preparation and discovery, and participation in Mediation and Courtroom litigation.
(One analysis and report actually used by the legal team for its entire pleading - without alteration whatsoever)
. Worked under the federal government on change issues valued over $60MM.
. Schedule development and remediation.
. Construction Acceleration impact analysis.
. Downtime analysis and cost impact development.
. Excessive RFI, Field Order and Bulletin cost impact development.
Both owners and contractors on public and private work. Trade contractors including division 9 and mechanical and electrical comprised the bulk of contractor assistance. Ethical considerations do not permit the actual identification if clients or their disputed issues.
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