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Construction Conflict Management Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1627


Career Highlights

1985-1998, Led Walbridge effort to successfully team, qualify, estimate, negotiate and close two (2) of the largest contract DWSD ever Awarded

1985-Present, Controlled Cost within budget on each project developed, purposed, estimated, negotiated and managed (Over $1,000,000,000.00).  Returned savings to owner on every Construction Management project managed

To present, no project led by Expert 1627 has been involved in litigation as a result of his actions or directions

Employment History

2002-2003, Jenkins Construction Company, General Manger Report to President & CEO with special responsibilities for Cass Technical High School. Negotiated project contracts and project team oversight.

2001-Present, Runs own company in Michigan, Consultant on cost analysis, estimating, scheduling, and claims in the construction industry

1999-2001, D. J. Maltese Company, Michigan, Vice President of Operations, Report to President & CEO.

Responsibilities, All operations of the company

Achievements: Established: 1) First Annual Corporate Budget, 2) Staff Training & Development Program, 3) Safety Training Program, 4) Safety Manual, 5) Budget Outcome Reporting monthly per project (budget previously audited at project completion only), 6) Upgraded Staff through selective reduction and new hires.

1995-1998, Walbridge Aldinger, Michigan, Project Director, supervise Project Teams

1985-1995, Walbridge Aldinger senior project manager

Report to Vice Chairman, Responsibilities, Profit / Loss on assigned projects; identify potential projects, prepare/submit Statement of Qualification (SOQ), Prepare proposals, assemble, organize and lead Proposal Team, select design professional for Design/ Build Teams, Negotiate Project Contract with clients, draft Bid Packages, front end documents, prepare baseline schedule, oversee updates, solicit, receive, and analyze bids, negotiate subcontracts, manage project, invoicing, invoice approval, payment collection and disbursements. Act as Senior Estimator on Lump Sum bids.  Carry multi projects responsibility insure MBE /WBE goals achievement.  Recruit new employees both entry level and professional.  Lead company effort to develop Operations Policy Manual.

1983-1985, Ferguson, Hogle, Brassell Position at Entry, Estimator, Position At Separation, Vice President, Report to Executive V.P.

Responsibilities, similar to those at Walbridge Aldinger, Organize inservice training and workshops (i.e. Lien Laws, Sworn statements, MIOSHA, etc.)

1982-1983, Master Plan Construction, Position, Project Manager, Report to Vice President

Responsibilities, Profit/Loss on each project, estimate trade, solicit bids, negotiate and rewards subcontractors, carry multi project responsibilities, review and approve invoices, develop schedules, manage maintenance of 45 rental properties for Holding Company (Approx. 1.8 MM square feet).

1979-1982, R.A. DeMattia Company, Position, Entry-Project Manager, At Separation, Acting Operations Manager, Report to Executive V.P, Responsibilities, Similar to those at Master Plan plus
Supervising the superintendents, equipping and managing the company erection crews, estimate, and order Pre Engineered Buildings

1968-1979, Wire and Iron Products, Inc. Position at Entry, Estimator, At Separation, Second Vice President, Report to President, Responsibilities, trade take-off, estimated preparation, quotation, supplier selection and negotiations, contract negotiation, material and equipment ordering, shop drawing preparation and submittal, expedition, installation crew scheduling, invoicing and collection.

1970-1975, Inkster City Council, Select City Manager, Clerk and Attorney,      Adopt/Revise/ Approve yearly Budgets on line items basis, Ordinances. Policies


AIA Award Detroit Opera House Interior Restoration

Outstanding Achievement Award by Engineering Society of Detroit Adamany Library, Wayne State University

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Construction Management Program Eastern Michigan University

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Voluntary Dispute Resolution, American, Arbitration Association

Award for the Construction Project of the Year by Michigan Society of Professional Engineers- Detroit Police E911/CAD

Outstanding Achievement Award by Engineers Society of Detroit for Emergency Repair of Northeast Raw Water Tunnel


American Institute of Constructors, Constructor, Certified as Professional Constructor

American Arbitration Association, member of Panel of Arbitrators

American Association of Professional Estimators, Certified as Professional Estimator

Associated General Contractors, Chairman Legislative Committee, Instructor in Supervisory Training Program, Chair Work Force Development Committee, Founded Superintendents Round Table

Eastern Michigan University, Chair Curriculum Advisory Committee, Adjunct Faculty Member

Michigan Society of Planning Officials

Professional Development

Advance Case Management Seminar, Creative Thinking, Updating Techniques
Design-Build Seminar (AGC & MSPE), Contracting with Public Entities Seminar
Effective Construction Conflict Management Workshop
Effective Employment Conflict Management Workshop
EJCDC Contract Language Seminar
Prevailing Wage Symposium
Michigan DMB New Contract Documents Seminar
NSPE New EJCDC Documents Seminar
MiAPPA New Trends Seminar
Steel Fabrication Issues Presentation
ISO 9001 Update
Bonding & Insurance Issues Workshop
Construction User’s Council Contract Documents Seminar
ISO 9001 Design/Build Issues Workshop
Start Up & Commissioning Procedures Workshop
Michigan Gaming Control; Board Construction Task Force
Arbitration Update Seminar
Construction Legislation Workshop
ISO 9000 procedures Training
Soil Tests Presentation
Quality Control in Design Seminar
Historic Preservation Workshop
Legal Aspects of Scheduling Presentation
DWSD Design/Build Seminar
Change Conditions Contracts Clauses
Construction Delays and Claims Resolution Workshop
Construction Meditation Training
Subcontract Writing Workshop
Timberline Cost Systems Training
Team Building Encounter
Managing Union/Non Union Sites
ISO 9001 Update
Professional Liability in the 90’ Workshop
Variable Speed Drive Overview
Sexual Harassment Update
Fast Track Arbitration Procedures Workshop
Site Safety Workshop
Project Support Systems Workshop
Negotiated Workers Compensation Workshop
Lead Hazards Seminar
Advanced Arbitrator Training

New Workplace Safety Requirements

Mechanical / Electrical Worksite Interface Issues
Safety Procedures Seminar
Total Quality Management Training
Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Training
TQM in Construction Workshop
Environmental Remediation Requirements Workshop
WA Public Work Vision Group
Instrumentation & Controls Systems Training
Workforce Development Seminar
Planning & Zoning Changes in the Law
TQM Workshop
Advanced Arbitrator Training
ISO Quality Standards Training
PI-LAN Workshop
Corporate Safety Seminar
Invoice Improvement Workshop
Control Graphics Design Seminars
Michigan Lien Law Seminar
Proposal Development Seminar
Arbitration Tribunal Management Training
Zoning Variance Trends
Oracle Software Training
MUSTFA Workshop
Controls & Instruments Workshop
Traffic Controls and Standards
Infi 90 Systems
Performance Appraisals Training /FMI
Schedule & Reporting Workshop
Zoning Appeals Training
Performance Management Seminar
MIOSHA Standards Workshop
Roofing Quality Seminar
Communication & Negotiation Seminar
Executives Order 22 Workshop
Value Engineering Seminar
Michigan Lien Law Seminar
Pre Engineering Building Seminar
Creative Thinking Seminar
Construction Law Course


Available upon request

Community Activites

Northville Zoning Board of Appeals
Northville Planning Commission
Inkster Planning Commission
Inkster Charter Review
SEMCOG Delegate (Alternate)
Inkster City Councilman

Classes Taught

1985-present, Eastern Michigan University
Introduction to Construction
Production Controls
Construction Management
Associated General Contractors
Supervisory Training Program
Leadership & Motivation
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Contract Documents
Project Scheduling & Planning
Cost Awareness & Production Control
Project Safety & Loss Control
Productivity Improvement
Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
Design Build Seminar 1998
MCUC 1998
Contract Documents Roundtable

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