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Mr. Kevin O'Beirne, PE, FCSI, CCS, CCCA

Principal Engineer

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Professional engineer licensed in NY and PA.

29+ years experience designing and constructing municipal water and wastewater facilities and infrastructure, including project management; design; bidding phase services; and construction phase services. Managed projects such as a new 180-mgd high-lift pumping station and complex treatment plant expansions for several facilities.

Since 2005 has managed Arcadis U.S.'s system of 500+ standard construction documents. Often serves in a QA/QC role for design teams and construction management teams. Significant experience preparing construction documents.

Assists the firm’s in-house counsel on contractual matters, alternative project delivery, design issues, and construction claims. With in-house legal counsel, frequently assists in risk assessment and risk mitigation on various contractual and claims-related matters, and contributes significantly to developing and implementing in-house procedures for quality, policy, and risk-mitigation.

Often presents seminars and webinars in-house and externally. Has authored several externally-published articles on construction documents and construction contract administration.

Member of Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee since 2008 (voting ACEC Delegate since 2010). Chair of EJCDC for FY 2014-2015.

Member of the Construction Specifications Institute; CSI's MasterFormat Maintenance Team; and Buffalo Chapter certification chair. Principal author of MasterFormat Divisions 44 and 46, and significant revisions to Divisions 33, 35, 40, 41, and 43.

Author of over 25 feature-length articles on construction documents, construction contract administration, and related topics published in various periodicals, such as CSI Construction Specifier magazine, APWA Reporter, and others.

Amateur historian; has published (in various popular history magazines) over 20 feature-length articles on the American Civil War.