Construction Contracting Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Construction Contracting, Construction, Construction cost, engineering, construction defects, cost estimation, preconstruction services, building evaluation,

Expert 2785 provides professional cost estimating, construction management and preconstruction services to architects, general contractors, developers and end users on large commercial, institutional, and residential projects.  Projects range in size from a few hundred thousand to over $200 Million.

Cost Consulting

Construction Management

Litigation Support (Construction Cost Claims)

Expert 2785 has provided building evaluations including phasing, scheduling and construction costing. He has developed extensive information on costing and works closely with the subcontract community to continually refine and update its costing parameters.  Costing methodology utilized by the firm follows the standards of the American Society of Professional Estimators and refines the standards to the level of pricing used at the subcontract (installing contractor) level.


1979 – University of Delaware, B.S. Civil Engineering.

ASCE Student Chapter President

Post-graduate work in Construction Law, Construction Management

Member, American Society of Professional Estimators

Licensed State of Maryland Professional Engineer, 1985

Class A Licensed General Contractor

1979-1983                 Peter Kiewit Sons Company                                   Project Engineer
1983-1990                 James G Davis Construction Corp.                        Executive Vice President
1990-1997                             Hitt Contracting                                             Senior Manager
1997-Present                        Principal of Private Company

Expert 2785 has provided estimating services for regional and national developers, end users, architects and select general contractors. He served as the interim Director of Estimating/Preconstruction for James G Davis Construction Corporation (an ENR Top 100 General Contractor) from 1997 through 2003.  Expert 2785 provides cost consulting services to several of its construction management firm competitors on an on-going basis.

Representative Projects

Available upon Request

Prior Testimony

Analysis of costs to repair damages of a Shopping Center; July 2003

Analysis of repairs due to defective workmanship in custom home; November 2003, August 2004.

Shopping  Center. Analysis of costs to repair construction defects within a office building, August 2004.

Analysis of repairs of defective workmanship in a custom home; October 2004

Defective product claim; costs to replace windows and related damage, June 2005.

Analysis of costs for repairs due to defective construction; April 2006.

Insurance settlement defense, June 2008.