A project’s engineering, procurement, and construction schedule should encompass the full scope of work—including engineering drawing revisions.
Rod C. Carter is President of Long International and has over 20 years of experience in construction project controls, contract disputes and resolution, negotiations, mediation/arbitration support, and expert testimony on scheduling, loss of productivity, and quantum issues.
He has experience in entitlement, schedule, and damages analyses on over 30 construction disputes ranging in value from US$100,000 to US$7 billion, related to oil and gas, oil refinery, LNG, heavy civil, nuclear, environmental, chemical, power, industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects. Mr. Carter is proficient in the use of Primavera P6 and P3 software, and he has extensive experience in assessing the impact to engineering and construction works of RFIs, change orders, and other events. Mr. Carter specializes in loss of productivity, cumulative impact, and quantum calculations, and has had a lead role in assessing damages on more than a dozen major disputes. In addition, Mr. Carter has developed cost and schedule risk analysis models using Monte Carlo simulations to address the uncertainty of estimates and claims. He has testified in two arbitrations as an expert in construction scheduling and damages, and he has presented expert findings to an international arbitral tribunal. He is an AACE International Certified Cost Professional and Planning & Scheduling Professional.
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996, with honors
Emphasis in Structural Engineering and Construction Management
Certified Cost Professional (No. 29897)
Planning & Scheduling Professional (No. 19895)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
Articles and Publications
A Reasonable Method to Estimate Loss of Labor Productivity Due to Overtime
Applications of Monte Carlo Simulations in Dispute Resolution and Claims Work
Construction Claims Analysis Checklist
Cumulative Impact and Other Disruption Claims in Construction
Implementing Time Impact Analyses and Update Impact Analyses on Large, Complex EPC Projects
Proving the Cause-Effect Linkage
An expert or analyst must be careful to understand the composition of construction project manpower and labor hours.