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

National Manager of Engineering Specifications,

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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

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.