This is the second post in a two-part series on the role and benefit of a construction consultant.
Mr. Avalon is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Long International and has over 35 years of engineering, construction management, and claims consulting experience. He is an expert in the preparation and evaluation of construction claims, insurance claims, schedule delay analysis, arbitration/litigation support, and dispute resolution.
He has prepared more than 30 CPM schedule analyses, written expert witness reports, and testified in deposition, mediation, and arbitration. He has analyzed construction schedules for owners and contractors to determine the causes of construction delays and to equitably allocate responsibility for delay-related costs. He has developed “cause and effect” analyses and presentations for time extensions and delay damages. In addition, Mr. Avalon has published numerous articles on the subjects of CPM schedule delay analysis and entitlement issues affecting construction claims. He is a contributor to AACE® International’s Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis. Mr. Avalon is a registered Professional Engineer with U.S. and international experience in petrochemical, oil refining, oil sands, gas-to-liquids, LNG, commercial, educational, medical, correctional facility, transportation, dam, wharf, wastewater treatment, hydroelectric, coal, and nuclear power projects.
Mr. Avalon specializes in preparing detailed schedule analyses and apportioning responsibility for delays, disruption, and acceleration impacts. He is skilled at contract analysis, claims preparation, claims defense, and the negotiation of settlements. Mr. Avalon has served as a Project Manager on numerous claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$1 billion. Before joining Long International, Mr. Avalon held construction management and project controls positions including Senior Scheduler, Contract Administrator, Project Manager, and Senior Consultant. In these roles, he had responsibility for preparation of project schedules, monitoring and updating of project schedules, analysis of change orders, preparation of monthly status reports, and resolution of construction claims.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1984
B.A., English, Stanford University, 1984
Registered Professional Engineer, Florida (No. 55137)
Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado (No. 25802)
Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP‑00193)
Florida Engineering Society
National Society of Professional Engineers
Project Management Institute, Scheduling Community of Practice
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
Articles and Publications
Calculating the As‑Built Critical Path
Choosing the Most Appropriate Schedule Analysis Method
Document Database Considerations
Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis
Key Elements for Successful Schedule Management
Long International’s Schedule and Delay Analysis Methodologies
Schedule Quality Assurance Procedures
The Collapsed As‑Built Windows Schedule Analysis Method
The Doctrine of Unjust Enrichment
The Impact of Poor Contemporaneous Project Records on Claims Preparation and Expert Analyses
Schedule Optimization During Front-End Planning
This post discusses three factors that cause disputes in relation to directed change on construction projects.