Professional engineer licensed in NY and PA.
30+ 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.
Is the manager of HDR's system of 500+ engineering standard construction documents. Often serves in a QA/QC role for design teams and construction management teams. Significant experience preparing construction documents.
Since 2005, has frequently assisted in-house legal 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 over 35 externally-published articles and papers on construction documents and construction contract administration. Since August 2019, has had a blog on www.csiresources.org/blogs/.
Member of Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee since 2008 (voting ACEC Delegate since 2010). Chair of EJCDC for FY 2014-2015. Participates with EJCDC's Construction, Procurement, Design-Build, and Construction Management Subcommittees.
Member of the Construction Specifications Institute; CSI's MasterFormat Maintenance Team (2012-present) and other CSI task teams; and Buffalo-Western NY Chapter certification chair. Principal author of MasterFormat Divisions 44 and 46, and significant revisions to Divisions 33, 35, 40, 41, and 43.
Amateur historian; has published (in various popular history magazines) over 20 feature-length articles on the American Civil War.