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Biography

Mr. Foster is a Senior Principal with Long International. He has over 40 years of experience in design, construction project management, and construction disputes. His experience includes oil and gas, mining, refining, processing, storage facilities, industrial, power, environmental, high‑voltage power transmission, commercial, and transportation projects.

He is skilled in the areas of contract management, cost management, estimating, scheduling, earned value performance measurement, and field engineering. Mr. Foster had a significant role in the development of integrated project management procedures for various firms involved in facilities design and construction. His claim-related efforts include analyses of cost (estimated, bid, and actual), schedule (delay and acceleration), and disruption (labor inefficiency and productivity) on a wide range of domestic and international projects.

Mr. Foster has significant experience in management, design, and field engineering on marine petroleum and power projects, including offshore platforms (for oil collection, separation, storage, and pumping), pipelines, and receiving/export facilities. His experience with power projects includes coal fired power generation, gas-fired combined-cycle cogeneration facilities, waste-burning facilities, and other facilities burning various fuels. Mr. Foster also has hands-on project management experience on commercial projects, including hospitals and mid-rise condominiums. His duties on these projects included contract administration (including change order management, schedule review, and estimating), and field inspection to ensure conformance with design documents.

Mr. Foster has broad experience in project management, project controls (estimating, scheduling, and cost engineering), and field and project engineering in various industries. He employs his extensive experience to the benefit of his clients on both project management consulting engagements, and dispute related assignments.

EDUCATION

B.S., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Civil Engineers
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International

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