Mr. Dysert is a Principal with Long International and has over 40 years of experience working in or consulting for the engineering and construction industry. He is a recognized expert in project estimating from conceptual through detailed execution, cost engineering, project cost/schedule control, risk analysis, and project benchmarking.

Mr. Dysert developed and implemented cost estimating, project controls, and risk analysis applications for a variety of companies in addition to developing and implementing both conceptual and detailed cost estimating databases. He has supported organizational development in estimating, projects controls, and risk management through the development and implementation of procedures and training. In addition, Mr. Dysert has worked in the areas of contract management and dispute resolution. His industry experience includes refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, oil sands, synfuels, LNG, gas plants, pipelines, power, mining, manufacturing, photochemical, film sensitizing, semiconductor, and similar industrial facilities. Mr. Dysert has utilized his experience on major construction projects in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Indonesia.

Mr. Dysert testified in an international arbitration related to a dispute between a Canadian oil sands owner firm (respondent and claimant by counterclaim) and an international EPC (claimant). Representing the owner firm, he provided expert witness consultation and preparation of an expert report in response and rebuttal to multiple expert reports by the claimant related to project cost. He addressed 1) the reasonableness of the estimated cost of work as identified in the EPC agreement, and the actual costs incurred by the respondent; 2) the construction rates of placement (labor productivities) achieved in comparison to industry standards and expectations; 3) the reasonableness of the project completion and mechanical completion dates identified in the EPC agreement in comparison with the actual durations; 4) the quality of project performance based upon EPC industry standards; 5) quantum analysis of the estimate of damages by the claimant, and development and support for the quantum analysis for the respondent. Mr. Dysert also provided support and opinions related to specific project execution issues.

Mr. Dysert has been an active member of AACE International for 30 years, and served as past Chair and Vice President of the AACE International Technical Board. Mr. Dysert is the primary author of fourteen AACE International Recommended Practices, and a contributor to 30 other recommended practices. He is also the author of chapters in the AACE Total Cost Management Framework and the Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering.


B.A., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1977


Certified Cost Professional, CCP (No. 01510)
Certified Estimating Professional, CEP (No. 00001)
Decision and Risk Management Professional, DRMP (No. 00010)


AACE International:
˗ Vice-President of the Technical Board, 2016–2020
˗ Chair of the Technical Board, 2000–2003
˗ Chair of the Technical Board, 2005–2016
˗ Recipient of the AACE International Award of Merit
˗ Recipient of the AACE International Total Cost Management Award
˗ Honorary Life Member
˗ Fellow


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