Construction Project Manager Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Construction Project Manager, General Contractor, Construction Law Mediation, Defect Claims, Lien Release, Construction Project Superintendent

Job Position:

  • Category: Project Mgmt / Project Super
  • Title: Construction Project Manager
  • Experience:Twenty-Five years-CA/NV. Additional Project Superintendent & General Contractor experience in CA/TX
  • Bi-Lingual: English and Spanish

Career Objectives / Highlights:

  • Ability to save and perform as Project Manager and/or Project Superintendent simultaneously
  • All projects built on schedule-on budget with zero fatalities
  • Over twenty-Five years experience in Construction Management
  • Over $800 million in total construction costs
  • Over $550 million in total safety manager costs
  • California State General Contractor Member
  • Construction Law Mediation/Defect Claims/Expert Witness experience
  • Time impact analysis expert on specific fragnet schedule project delays
  • OSHA 30 training

Job Skill Sets:

Office / Administration:

  • Expertise: Manage office staff/department personnel, Train office staff.
  • Type and input data accurately, Input data into spreadsheets and reports, accurately create, organize, and maintain files, Compose grammatically correct business letters and correspondence.
  • Develop and coordinate executive schedules.

Preconstruction / Estimating:

Expertise: Visualize, analyze, and communicate project scope of work, Coordinate cost/means and methods with owner or subcontractor and design professional. Prepare cost estimates budgets, schedules and value engineering process. Maintain/create subcontractor/vendor bid list.
Prepare quantity surveys/take-offs. Solicit bid invitations, distribute and manage bid plans and documents. Communicate with subs – prepare RFP/RFI, qualify and analyze bids, analyze general conditions and prepare project estimate/bid/schedule. WBE, DBE, SBE, MBE and LEED participation.


Review companies practices and procedures for legal compliance, Understand lien and lien release
process. Manage the construction lien and lien releases process. Manage the notice to owner process and prepare prime contract and/or owner contract. Negotiate contract, sign contract on
company’s behalf. Prepare subcontracts, scopes and contract documents. Coordinate and review documents for legal claims. Represent company on construction defect claims or insurance claims. Perform litigation due-process, arbitration, mediation and expert witness representative.

Safety / Risk Management / Insurance:

Expertise: Establish and maintain company programs for claims avoidance, OSHA-30 training, mandated record keeping and jobsite safety compliance files. Coordinate and administer safety training. Perform site safety visits and prepare compliance reports. Coordinate safety compliance with jobsite subcontractors and employees. Inspect and maintain safety supplies and equipment. Coordinate company-mandated drug testing. Analyze negotiate and purchase general liability, surety/bonding and worker’s comp insurance programs. Review/negotiate insurance claims.


Expertise: Prepare project schedules using P5 scheduling software. Evaluate in real time schedule adherence. Update durations and create fragnet schedules. Coordinate subcontractor/vendor activities.


Expertise: Develop and maintain vendor list. Develop final scope of work for bidders/vendors. Negotiate subcontracts and procurement.


Expertise: Prepare construction permit applications and submit. Understand permitting process and expedite permit issuance. Maintain detailed permit log, negotiate permit fees with municipalities.

Construction Project Management / Construction Project Supervision:

Expertise: Prepare project budgets, schedule of values and project schedules. Evaluate and manage project budgets during construction. Obtain and distribute construction drawings and specifications. Prepare submittals and shop drawings. Maintain submittals, RFI and RFP logs. Review and redline shop drawings. Set up job trailer, coordinate temporary utilities and job office FFE. Perform quantity survey takeoffs. Project manager and project superintendent duties, including supervising on site superintendents and sub-contractors. Develop and submit owner pay requests. Review and approve subcontractor/vendor pay requests. Develop contract change orders, review and approve subcontract change orders. Monitor subcontractor/vendor performance, adherence to specifications and job safety. Schedule and maintain field inspection logs. Schedule and prepare jobsite/subcontractor/owner meetings minutes. Maintain as-built drawings. Prepare close out, warranty, O & M’s and final “as-build drawings” records.


Expertise: Ultimately responsible for success of company, division or business unit, budget, safety, cost control, communication, training and develop teams with winning attitudes throughout the duration of each project management assignments.

Key Project Experience:

Notable Project:
Project Name: City Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: Construction Project Manager and Construction Project Superintendent.
Type of Structure: Mid Rise Structural Steel / Complex Glass Curtain wall system.
Total Project Square Footage: 560,000.
Total (approx.) Contract Price: $667,000,000.
Accomplishment: $9 Billion-Total Project Cost…Largest Project in North America. Performed Construction Project Manager and Construction Project Superintendent duties. In-Charged of 7 on site Perini construction coordinator’s and over 900 union tradesmen.

Employment History:

Current Employment:
Company Name: Construction Management Consulting
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Position Held: Owner
Accomplishment: Surpass performance in the capacity of expert witness in construction management/claims/mediation specialist in San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV. Including construction management for Paul Crowe and Associates/San Diego, CA. Norcross Construction/Fort Hunter Liggett, CA and safety manager for Caesars Entertainment for the Linq Observation Wheel and The Cromwell/Drai’s Nightclub/Casino/Hospitality. Embassy. Suite Hotel remodel for LGRM/Austin, TX.
Start Date: January 2009-Present

Past Employer 1:
Company Name: Perini Building Co
Location: 2955 N Green Valley Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: Construction Project Manager and Construction Project Superintendent.
Employment Start Date: November 2007-Employment End Date: January 2009
Mid Rise Construction-largest project in North America-$9 Billion Total Cost
Performed Project Manager and Project Superintendent duties on multiple shifts.
In-Charged of 7 on site Perini construction coordinator’s and over 900 sub-contracted union tradesmen.
Supervised Perini’s in-house concrete and carpentry job site activities.

Past Employer 2:
Company Name: Marnell Corrao
Location: 6650 Via Austi Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: Construction Project Manager.
Employment Start Date: June 2006-Employment End Date: November 2007
Mid Rise Commercial Construction-Performed all Project Manager duties with no support during multiple shifts for Marnell Corrao’s-Construction main office. Including Construction Superintendent duties on renovation and maintenance facilities at Marnell Center.

Past Employer 3:
Company Name: Flagship Construction
Location: 4052 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: Construction Project Manager and Construction Project Superintendent-Simultaneously.
Employment Start Date: April 2004-Employment End Date: June 2006
Performed simultaneously as commercial Project Manager, Project Superintendent and Project Scheduling during/on multiple shifts.

Past Employer 4:
Company Name: Oakview Construction
Location: 376 East Warm Springs, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: Project Manager and Project Superintendent-Simultaneously.
Employment Start Date: November 2002-Employment End Date: April 2004
Commercial Project Manager, Project Superintendent, Project Estimating, Bidding, Procurement and Scheduling with no support during/on multiple shifts.
Key involvement in developing an “Out of State,” company in Las Vegas.

Past Employer 5
Company Name: American Nevada
Location: 901 North Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: Construction Project Manager and Construction Project Superintendent-Simultaneously.
Employment Start Date: September 2001-Employment End Date: November 2002
Created Construction Management template forms and procedures for company Project Managers.
Developed and maintained the Document Control department for the construction department.
Performed Commercial Project Manager duties, Project Scheduler and Project Development duties.

Past Employer 6:
Company Name: Camco Pacific Construction
Location: 2925 E. Patrick Ln. G, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA including 959 South Coast Dr. 450, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Position Held: Construction Project Manager.
Employment Start Date: February 2000-Employment End Date: August 2001
Directed Project Management Teams in 2 States. Including Project Manager and Project Scheduler for the USA Army Nevada National Guard Headquarters Project in Carson City, NV
Employment History:

Past Employer 7:
Company Name: Jacobs Engineering
Location: 8210 Orion Ave., Suite B, Van Nuys, California, USA.
Position Held: K-12 Renovation-Construction Project Manager.
Employment Start Date: September 1998-Employment End Date: February 2000
Program Manager on 5 renovation school projects simultaneously for The Los Angeles Unified School District.

Past Employer 8:
Company Name: Parsons
Location: 100 W. Walnut, Pasadena, California-2700 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Position Held: K-12 Construction Project Manager.
Employment Start Date: April 1996-Employment End Date: September 1998
Project Manager on 6 new school projects simultaneously for The Clark County School District.
Received $10K Bonus.

Past Employer 9:
Company Name: Sosco
Location: 100 Sorrento Valley, San Diego, California, USA.
Position Held: Owner/Project Manager
Employment Start Date: January 1990-Employment End Date: April 1996
California State General Contractor/Project Manager on insurance renovation/restoration and defect claims for commercial, housing and medical construction project management for a previous client, Paul Crowe and Associates.

Project History:

Embassy Suite Hotel renovation $8,728,035 126,585 sf.
Project Management
Austin, Texas
LINQ-Observation Wheel/Gaming-300,000 s-f $550,000,000
The Cromwell/Drai’s-105,000 s-f $185,000,000
Safety Director
Las Vegas, Nevada

Fort Hunter Liggett $90,000
United States Army training Combat Support Center/35,000 s f
Project Manager
Liggett, California

City Center $667,000,000
Mid-Rise Convention Center/560,000 sf
Glass Curtain North Wall
Project Manager and Project Superintendent Las Vegas, Nevada

Marnell Center $28,000,000
Mid-Rise Office/260,000 s f
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Green Valley Ranch & Santa Fe $3,022,000
Casino Gaming/4,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Desert Mesa $29,000,000
Housing/35,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Caesars Forum $2,182,000
IL Mulino Restaurant/Bar/4,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Wyrick Theatre $3,100,000
Entertainment/18,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Industrial $687,500
Office/19,132 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Planet Hollywood/Miracle Mile $855,000
Retail/7,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Commercial Center $2,080,000
Retail/23,600 sq ft
Project Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Metro Center $585,000
Retail/4,569 sq ft
Project Manager
Costa Mesa, California

CPA Firm $1,600,000
Office Tilt-Up/17,045 sq ft
Project Manager
Irvine, California

Commercial Outlet $1,500,000
Retail/14,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Los Angeles, California

Green Valley Pkwy $421,000
Infrastructure/300,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Henderson, Nevada

USA Army National Guard $8,600,000
Public Works/Federal Government/79,735 sq ft
Project Manager
Carson City, Nevada

K-12 $17,070,000
Public Works/School/1,664,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Los Angeles Unified School District/Los Angeles, California

K-12 $38,000,000
Public Works/School/360,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Clark County School District/Las Vegas, Nevada

Hospital $16,000,000
Medical/16,600 sq ft
Project Manager
California, Oregon, Mexico City

Insurance and Construction Defects $109,000
General Contractor
San Diego, California and Northridge, California

Software Proficiency:

Project Management Expert: MS Word-Excel-Power Point-Outlook- Expedition-Prolog-Timberline
Estimating/Purchasing/Buyout Expert: Timberline-Win-Estimate-Xactimate
Scheduling Expert: MS Project-P5-SureTrack/P-6 Primavera


Texas State University/San Marcos, TX
Double Major/Political Science & Criminal Justice