Mr. White
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Christopher White

Summary of qualifications

  • Mr. White started The CMC Group as a network of construction consulting professionals with the goal of assembling teams, on a project by project basis, of the most qualified professionals to complete the task in the most complete and economical method for the client. The decentralized nature of this network allows for prompt and expert attention to the clients needs.
  • Some of Mr. White’s present and past clients include
    • Ž C&S Engineering
    • Ž CDM
    • Ž DPIC
    • Ž Sithe Energies
    • Ž Niagara Mohawk
    • Ž Wellington
    • Ž O’Brien & Gere
    • Ž Hydroco
    • Ž Pyramid Corp.
    • Ž Boldt Construction
    • Ž Selective Insurance Co

Project experience

  • Experienced in construction projects in the areas of:
    • Ž Water and Waste water treatment facilities
    • Ž Utility Construction (Fossil, Cogeneration & Nuclear)
    • Ž Educational Facilities
    • Ž Hospital / Medical Facilities
    • Ž Commercial Properties
    • Ž Landfill Remediation
    • Ž Retail / Mall Construction
    • Ž Industrial Facilities
    • Ž Airport Facilities
  • Syracuse NY – DestiNY USA project development. Retained by DestiNY USA to develop project controls systems and project schedule for $20 billon development project. Worked with Autodesk (Revit) and Desault systems to integrate 3D project model with P3e to create a 4D project model. Worked with Primavera and Autodesk to integrate the software.
  • Represented the owner - responsible for the Scheduling, Claims prevention document review, and Architectural inspection for a 1200 Megawatt Cogeneration facility. Close monitoring of the project resulted in the project being completed on time and within the $980,000,000 budget. Responsible for the review of the Contractors progress schedule and coordination the schedules of the various contractors with the owner’s activities.
  • Provided Scheduling and Claims consulting services for the Construction Manager on a federally mandated $130 million wastewater treatment project in Syracuse NY. The project is a critical part of the Onondaga Lake Clean-Up project. This project involved the coordination of over ten different contractors, multiple Owners Representatives (Federal, and several Local Owners) and a joint venture engineering firm. The Project was impacted by a late start (5 months), contaminated soils, sever weather, design issues but was still completed on time due to aggressive scheduling and coordination.
  • Provided Scheduling and claims prevention services for the construction of a new $100+ million Paper manufacturing plant in Solvay NY. Due to aggressive efforts at resquencing the Project the impact of faulty engineering and a high number of changes was minimized.
  • Provided Scheduling and Construction Management consulting services for the construction of a pharmaceutical plant for Merck Pharmaceuticals in Mexico City, Mexico. Worked with O’Brien & Gere Technical Services to replace the failing contractor in order to minimize the schedule impact to the project.
  • Contract Administrator / Scheduler for nuclear construction project. Acted on the owner’s behalf in the preparation, bidding, award, and execution of the multiple building Facilities Improvement Project. Responsible for the Contract Administration of the multiple contracts issued for the construction of several major new office buildings and miscellaneous out buildings at this nuclear facility.
  • Provided Scheduling and Construction Management consulting services for the construction of a pharmaceutical plant for Merck Pharmaceuticals in Danville, Pennsylvania. Planning and coordination of addition to a live facility with emphasis in coordination with the Owner’s ongoing production / research facility.
  • Claims experience

     Experienced in construction claims in the areas of:

      • Ž Educational Facilities
      • Ž Water and Waste water treatment facilities
      • Ž Utility Construction (Fossil, Cogeneration & Nuclear)
      • Ž Correctional Facilities
      • Ž Hospital / Medical Facilities
      • Ž Sports Arena Construction
      • Ž Landfill Remediation
      • Ž Commercial Properties
      • Ž Retail / Mall Construction
      • Ž Industrial Facilities
  • Proctor & Gamble paper facility, Cape Giradeau, MO. Provided forensic project analysis services and expert reports of the time based impacts to the project. Aided the general contractor in the development of the case and performed expert rebuttal on the numerous reports submitted by the opposition. Trial in Federal court with a $40 million difference between the two sides.
  • Elkton Federal Prison, Elkton OH. Provided arbitration support and expert witness testimony for a complex schedule driven claim on a multiple building (15) campus style construction project. Developed and submitted expert reports and researched and rebutted opposing expert reports on behalf of the electrical contractor. Prevailed in arbitration action.
  • Conococheague Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Facility, Washington County, Pa. The project is a process intensive facility for the treatment of industrial waste. Retained by General Contractor to provide construction claims and litigation support services. Services included CPM schedule analysis, review and analysis of opposing expert report, and expert witness testimony. The contractor prevailed for the full amount of the claim
  • Hughes Magnet School, Syracuse, NY. Retained by the electrical subcontractor to prepare a schedule analysis and expert report regarding the impacts experienced on the addition and renovation of an existing school. A non-performing asbestos abatement contractor impacted the schedule and sequencing of the project.
  • Clinton County Waste Facility, Clinton County NY. The project is a process facility for the treat of wastewater. Retained by General Contractor to review the project and prepare an expert report that was instrumental in settling disputes regarding design errors and omissions. The claim settled in favor of the contractor.
  • Bruce C. Clarke School, Adams, NY. Prepared the expert report for the interior contractor for a time-based claim on the addition and renovation of a Jr./Sr. high school. Acted as expert witness on behalf of the contractor.
  • Manheim Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant, Manheim, Pa. Retained by the General Contractor to prepare a Request for Equitable Adjustment for impacts to the contractor’s productivity caused by differing site conditions and the design professionals errors and omissions. The claim was negotiated and settled in favor of the contractor.
  • Roswell Park Cancer Research Facility, Buffalo, NY. Retained by the Electrical Contractor to prepare and negotiate a request for equitable adjustment for a project that was inundated by change orders. Prepared an expert report and aided in negotiating a settlement with New York State Office of General Services.
  • Pyramid Corp., Syracuse, NY. Retained by the Owner / Developer to provide analysis, expert reports and expert witness functions for claims submitted on numerous commercial development projects.
  • Blue Ridge Schools, New Milford Pa. Retained by Electrical Contractor to develop a Request for Equitable Adjustment for sequencing impact to the project schedule. Prevailed in case before American Arbitration Association.
  • Numerous other expert witness assignments – both as plaintiff’s expert and as Rebuttal Expert Witness.
    • Areas of Expertise

    (Mr. White has previously testified as an expert witness numerous times in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & Maryland)

    • Forensic Project Analysis
    • Computerized CPM Scheduling
    • Rebuttal Analysis of opposing expert reports
    • Contract Administration
    • Calculation of Damages
    • Litigation Support
    • Project Cost Estimation
  • Professional experience
  • 1991 - 1995 SK Construction Consulting / Frisby Group Syracuse, NY

    Senior Construction Claims Analyst

    • Prepared or assisted in the analysis and negotiation or litigation of over 100 claims totaling well in excess of $100 million.
    • Responsible for computer analysis of all schedule based claims using Primavera (Dos & Windows), Suretrak, Microsoft Project, and proprietary schedule analysis software.
    • Responsible for the design and development of proprietary software for forensic project analysis.
  • 1988 - 1991 Truax & Hovey / Onondaga Construction Systems Liverpool, NY
  • Project Manager / Commercial - Industrial Division

    • Responsible for the project management of numerous commercial / industrial construction projects.
    • Responsible for the implementation of the department’s computer network, Project management and estimating software.
  • 1985 - 1988 GJL Construction Company Syracuse, NY
  • Project Manager Vice President / Commercial Division

    • Responsible for the estimating and project management of numerous commercial construction projects.
    • Responsible for the department’s computer network, Project management and estimating software.
    • Responsible for the competitive bidding and negotiating of all work.
  • 1979 - 1985 Morrison Development Corp. Riverhead, NY
  • Project Manager / Commercial - Industrial Division

    • Started as field foreman and worked up to Estimator then to Project Manager.
  • Education
  • 1978 - 1982 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY

    Bachelors Degree

  • Professional memberships
  • AIC American Institute of Constructors

    ABC Associated Builders and Contractors

    ASA American Subcontractors Association

    Additional professional activities

    Past Vice President of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Constructors.

    President of Mountain Glen Water Inc., Water Utility

    Consultant to Syracuse University (ESF) School of Construction Management

    Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Spafford NY

    Member of the review board for the Syracuse University (ESF) School of Construction Management’s entry in a national construction competition.

    Involved with numerous seminars regarding construction claims and construction claims prevention. The most recent seminar was “The Contractual Implications of Project Scheduling”.

    Accreditations & Publications

    Faculty and seminar presenter for numerous Lorman continuing education seminars.

    Continuing Education classes / seminars given through the Syracuse Builders Exchange.

    Seminar presenter for the AACE (American Association of Cost Engineers

    Certified Constructor Level Member of the AIC (American Institute of Constructors).

    Published various articles including quarterly columns entitled “Contractual Obligations” and “Computer Updates” for the Constructor newsletter.

    Syracuse University (ESF) Construction Management and Engineering merit award 1996

     

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