Renny Borhan is Senior Vice President and Managing Director in charge of Hill International's Construction Claims and Consulting operations for the International region, including Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Mr. Borhan has more than 25 years of project management, oversight and control experience in the planning, design and construction of major projects in various sectors. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and is familiar with a broad spectrum of projects, including infrastructure and utility systems, power generation and distribution, major onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, resort and theme park developments, hospitals, airports and production facilities, as well as commercial and residential developments.
Mr. Borhan's expertise has been developed through the management of all aspects of the project life cycle, including project and program management, project financing, economic modeling, purchasing and contracting, design, construction management, field supervision, project close-out, dispute management and resolution, mediation, arbitration and litigation. His project experience includes a number of large United States and international projects, including the Kashagan and Karachaganak developments, various large power generation and transmission projects worldwide, several multi-billion dollar real estate developments including Dubai Pearl; Blue City Oman; Southern California Disneyland Resort; Euro Disneyland in Paris,; Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, and many others.
Mr. Borhan is fluent in English, Russian, French, Armenian, Greek and Farsi.
Mr. Borhan earned M.B.A.s in Global Management from Columbia University and London Business School and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Frank J. Giunta, PE, is Senior Vice President and Managing Director in charge of Hill International's Construction Claims and Consulting operations throughout North and South America. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in engineering and construction consulting. He has been actively involved in the evaluation, presentation, resolution and management of construction claims, as well as project management oversight. Mr. Giunta has managed complex consulting assignments on behalf of public and private owners, engineers, contractors, insurance and financial institutions. These assignments have involved a wide range of projects, includinghighways and bridges, dams, power-related facilities, water and wastewater treatment, landfills and building construction. He has been engaged in the design of civil structures, including roads, highways, railroads, hydraulic structures, underground piping systems and has prepared engineer's estimates and technical specifications.
Mr. Giunta is a Professional Engineer with memberships in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Giunta earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering & Construction Technology and a B.S., Cum Laude, in Civil Engineering from Temple University and an M.B.A. in Financial Management from Drexel University.
Dennis L. Allen, CPA, CFE, CCIFP, is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Allen has spent more than 30 years working with contractors, owners and developers in overall project development, preparing and monitoring project cost controls and helping to manage risk throughout the construction and operational processes. As a litigation consultant, he has served as an expert witness on some of the largest construction and real estate claims in the United States and overseas, analyzing issues such as labor and equipment costs, acceleration costs, lost profits, cumulative costs of changes, insurance claims and delay costs.
Prior to joining Hill, Mr. Allen was a Senior Manager in the Construction Consulting Practice of Exponent, Inc. Mr. Allen is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.
Mr. Allen earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Kenneth R. Baker, PE, is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Baker has more than 30 years experience working in the areas of construction claims, dispute resolution, expert witness testimony, litigation support services, construction management, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, innovative procurement procedures, document development and training. Mr. Baker has provided expert testimony in arbitrations and litigations for complex construction claims related to delay, lost productivity, acceleration, disputed extra work and claims damages. Prior to joining Hill, Mr. Baker was a Principal with Exponent. Prior to that, he was Vice President in charge of the western region for Trauner Consulting Services.
Mr. Baker earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.B.A in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and a licensed General Contractor in California.
Geoffrey J. Bewsey is Senior Vice President of Hill International's Construction Claims Group. He has more than 37 years of experience in construction working in engineering design, contracting and consultancy.
Mr. Bewsey earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic of Central London. He is registered with the Chartered Institute of Building, Member of the Society of Construction Law and Senior Customer Advisor with the Incorporate of Chartered Institute of Builders.
Stephen C. Briggs is Senior Vice President of Hill International's Construction Claims Group (International). He is an expert in delay analysis and programming with more than 28 years of experience including giving written and oral testimony in litigation and arbitration both in the United Kingdom and internationally. Mr. Briggs has worked in construction, transportation, manufacturing and industrial, residential and commercial, marine, hospital and healthcare, petroleum, power generation and transmission and military projects throughout the world.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Academy of Experts and holds a Diploma in Arbitration from the University of Reading.
David Carrick is Senior Vice President of Hill International's Construction Claims and Consulting operations in charge of Scotland and the United Kingdom's Northern Region. Mr. Carrick has more than 35 years of experience in claims analysis and resolution, as an arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator, conciliator, expert witness and claims assessor. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Surveyor and Accredited Adjudicator.
Mr. Carrick has acted as Arbitrator on United Kingdom and international disputes concerning civil engineering, building and offshore matters both as sole arbitrator and as chairman of tribunals. He frequently acts as expert witness on matters of cost, scheduling, delays and disruption. These appointments have involved high value complex projects mainly of an engineering nature. He provides strategic advice on matters of private and public procurement and dispute resolution. Mr. Carrick chaired several influential institutional committees that addressed dispute resolution in civil engineering. He also lectures on matters of engineering law at Masters level.
Mr. Carrick's experience has spanned major infrastructure projects such as roads, rail, marine and maritime, stadiums, water and process engineering throughout the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Thailand and Gibraltar.
He earned a Masters of Laws from the University of Strathclyde.
William A. Cook, PE, is Senior Vice President within the Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Cook has more than 34 years of program, project, construction and operations management experience. Mr. Cook's expertise spans a broad variety of project types including airports, casinos, concert halls, courthouses, highways, hospitals, hotels, libraries, nuclear power plants, office buildings, parking structures, petrochemical, pipelines, ports and harbors, rail, education, sports stadiums, theme parks, water and wastewater facilities. Mr. Cook's operating management background includes strategic and business planning, new business development contract negotiations, budget preparation and forecasting, training and development, start-up location development, team building and management, real estate development and management audits.
Mr. Cook has testified in a variety of dispute resolution forums including jury trials, arbitrations and mediations and has testified and analyzed claims involving the areas of schedule and delay analysis, CM standard of care, contractor performance, extra work, errors and omissions and damages. Specific claims and dispute resolution experience includes healthcare projects, performing arts centers, courthouses, sports stadiums, hotels and casinos, water and wastewater projects.
Mr. Cook is a Professional Engineer in California. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) as well as a past Los Angeles Chapter President.
Timothy R. Chitester, PE, has over 30 years of experience in the engineering, design and construction industry. His experience includes the resolution of construction disputes, construction claims, property loss and business interruption claims, as well as project management. Mr. Chitester has been directly engaged in design-build projects for commercial, institutional and utility customers as both an Engineering Manager and Project Manager.
Mr. Chitester has been responsible for the technical development, engineering and design, hiring and management of subcontractors and operation of construction and utility/energy performance projects in 12 countries including the United States and Canada. Mr. Chitester's knowledge implementing power-related projects includes distributed generation, cogeneration, combined cycle and simple cycle systems, biofuel and district energy projects.
An expert in construction claims, Mr. Chitester has participated in mediation, arbitration and litigation. He has been admitted as an expert in state court, American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitration and international arbitration where he testified on construction practices including trade use of construction contracts, construction cost analysis, schedule delay and productivity and standard of care of contractors.
Mr. Chitester earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania.
Robert A. Dieterle, CCP, has more than 39 years of experience in engineering and construction. He is internationally recognized expert in construction estimating, cost engineering and claims preparation and evaluation. He has provided expert testimony related to the analysis of financial damages and estimate evaluations on numerous large value projects that experienced delays and disruptions. He is also experienced in various legal forums including federal and state courts and boards, AAA and ICC arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution formats. Prior to joining Hill, he was a lead cost engineer at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
Tracy M. Doyle is is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Ms. Doyle has more than 20 years of business development experience in the construction industry and has a track record of establishing strong client relations.
Ms. Doyle specializes in marketing, sales, contract negotiation, advertising, public relations and contract administration. She has developed and maintained a client satisfaction survey program; formulated and implemented the marketing plan; established corporate and client databases; prepared press releases, advertisements, brochures and other communication tools; and coordinated proposals and presentations to both public and private clients. Ms. Doyle has participated in industry forums and conferences, and has been the featured speaker at several industry events, including the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials Annual Meeting and the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
As Senior Vice President, Business Development for Hill International, Ms. Doyle is responsible for leading business development efforts for Hill’s Construction Claims Group in the Americas. Ms. Doyle is a member of the Board of Directors, Planning and Design Division, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, and Section of Public Contract Law, and the Institute for Energy Law. She earned a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.
Thomas J. Driscoll is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Driscoll has more than 45 years of program, project and construction management and claims experience, specializing in large-scale construction projects. He has also served as an expert witness in the areas of construction management, construction claims and scheduling and delay analysis. Prior to joining Hill, Mr. Driscoll was a Senior Vice President with URS Corp. for nearly 20 years and prior to that he was a Senior Vice President with Hill for more than ten years. He is a Fellow and a former President of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
Mr. Driscoll earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Widener University.
Felipe André Isoré Gutiérrez is Senior Vice President in charge of Hill International’s Construction Claims Group operations in Latin America.
Mr. Gutiérrez has more than 15 years of experience providing risk and management consulting services and specializes in the delivery of construction risk management and claims advisory, arbitration related services (including expert reports), internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, compliance and assurance services in Brazil, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. His market sector experience includes power, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Hill, Mr. Gutiérrez was a Partner-Director with KPMG where he led their Major Projects Advisory consulting practice in Brazil for five years where he was the global youngest practice leader.
Mr. Gutiérrez earned a B.Sc. in Accounting, a CRC registration (Brazilian CPA equivalent) and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Groningen which included graduate work in Corporate Governance and Risk Management at the Institute de Gestion des Risques of the Business Administration School of the University of Rennes, France. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds both a Certification of Internal Auditing (CIA) and a Certification of Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Benjamin Highfield is Senior Vice President of the Middle East, Africa and Asia region focusing on Emerging Markets for Hill International's Construction Claims Group based out of Hill's Dubai Office.
Mr. Highfield has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry with expertise in construction claims, geotechnical engineering and international arbitration. He has provided major claims and arbitration in the Middle East and Far East and has worked with government agencies, developers, contractors, specialist subcontractors, architects and engineers. Mr. Highfield has worked on multiple rail projects across the Middle East including the Dubai Metro, Makkah Metro, Haramain Rail and North South Rail Projects in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, Mr. Highfield’s has worked on rail, oil and gas, buildings, power and water projects in the Kingdom.
Mr. Highfield regularly advises on procurement, commercial and contractual issues as well as claims, claims strategies and dispute resolution proceedings and has spoken at various forums including the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Asia Pacific Users Conference in Kuala Lumpur. Additional areas of expertise include risk assessments, conflict avoidance, pre-contract negotiations, valuation, final account negotiation and settlement and due diligence. He has also managed integrated teams involved with evaluating complex delay, prolongation, disruption and acceleration issues on major projects across the region.
Mr. Highfield earned a B.Sc. and M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester and a LL.M. in Construction Law and Arbitration from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Mr. Highfield is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Thomas Hofbauer is Senior Vice President in charge of Hill’s Munich, Germany office, with the company’s Construction Claims Group. Hofbauer has nearly 20 years of experience in tunneling, rail and road infrastructure projects as well as process plants and also rolling stock engineering/manufacturing and information technology projects. His activities have included contract and claims management in a variety of applications ranging from the drafting of subcontracts though to final account and he is experienced in strategic procurement. He has lectured at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart on international project management. He teaches “International Commercial and Contract Management” at the Dresden International University.
Mr. Hofbauer holds a Dipl.-Ing. in civil engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences and he is a member of the Chamber of Engineers.
Tobias I. Hunt is Senior Vice President of Hill International's Construction Claims and Consulting Group based out of London, United Kingdom.
With more than 18 years of experience in business development, operations and management, Mr. Hunt is responsible for the management and strategic business development of Hill’s European consulting business. He is familiar with a broad spectrum of projects, including infrastructure and utility systems, power generation and distribution, onshore, offshore, upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas facilities, hospitals, airports and production facilities, as well as commercial and residential developments. His experience includes working with clients in every continent across the globe.
Mr. Hunt earned an M.B.A. from Warwick Business School, a Degree in Economics and Geography from the University of Portsmouth and a Higher National Certification in Building Studies from the Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education. He currently sits on the United Kingdom Executive Committee of the World Petroleum Council and is also the UK representative on the World Petroleum Council Congress Programme Committee, which was/is responsible for finalizing the technical program at the 2014 Moscow and the 2017 Istanbul Congresses. Previously he held a non-Executive Director’s position for the Energy Industries Council, was a member of a working group for the Society of Construction Law’s report into the “Review of Use of Experts in Dispute Resolution”, and also a member of the steering group for the Chartered Institute of Building and contributed to the development of their “Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects,” which was published in 2010. In 2008, he was an invited advisory board member for the International Construction Superconference held in London.
Simon Longley, FRICS, FCIArb, FCInstCES, has more than 30 years of experience in construction consulting with a focus on complex, high-valued infrastructure and energy projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was Regional Managing Director with Project Advisors International. Before that, he was Regional Director of Contract, Commercial and Expert Services for High-Point Rendel Consulting, Senior Claims Consultant with Schofield Lothian Consulting, and Commercial Director for Balfour Beatty Rail First. Longley earned his B.S. in quantity surveying from Newcastle Polytechnic, his LL.B. from the University of London and he is currently pursuing his LL.M. in professional legal skills from the City Law School in London. He also earned his Post Graduate Diploma in international commercial arbitration from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Longley is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.
Franco Mastrandrea is Senior Vice President and Head of Expert Witness Services, International.
Dr. Mastrandrea is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has acted as expert and given evidence in court and at arbitration on a large number of substantial construction disputes in the building, transport, infrastructure, process engineering and power sectors, regarding time, project management duties and practice and quantum (measurement, cost planning, pricing, quantification of damages). Dr. Mastrandrea's dispute projects have ranged from hospitals, to redevelopment of banking headquarters, redevelopment of national exhibition halls, national sports stadia, oil and gas field developments, hydroelectric and offshore wind farm projects.
Dr. Mastrandrea earned a degree in law and is called to the English bar. He graduated top of his Reading Masters’ degree course in Project Management. He holds a Doctorate in the law, practice and quantification of claims for construction work. He has written extensively in the international press on the evaluation of construction contractors’ claims.
Dr. Mastrandrea is a CEDR accredited mediator, trained with and was accredited as adjudicator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and appears on the lists of a number of adjudicator nominating bodies. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and appears on the panel of arbitrators maintained by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, RICS, DIAC, HKIAC and SIAC and has acted as dispute resolver in a number of countries.
Wendy A. MacLaughlin is Senior Vice President of Hill International's Construction Claims Group in Australia. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in engineering design, planning and scheduling. Her expertise lies in the analysis of delay to engineering and construction projects in addition to serving as a programming expert witness. Prior to joining Hill, Ms. MacLaughlin was a Partner with the consulting firm Accuracy and before that was a Managing Director with Navigant Consulting.
Ms. MacLaughlin has employed critical path methods of analyses to identify the incidence, extent and causes of critical delay to projects including power plants, pipelines, wharves, roads and railways, process plants and manufacturing projects. She also has experience as a party-appointed expert and she has given evidence to arbitral tribunals in London, Dubai and Stockholm.
Ms. MacLaughlin earned a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours, an M.Sc. in Project Management from the University of Reading with Distinction and an M.Sc. in Construction Law and Arbitration from King's College London. Ms. MacLaughlin is a registered Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom, Member of the Society of Construction Law and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Simon E. McKenny is Senior Vice President of the Northern United Kingdom Region of Knowles Ltd., a Hill International company. Mr. McKenny has more than 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry working on a wide range of projects advising contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and employers on contractual issues and dispute resolution.
Originally trained as a quantity surveyor, Mr. McKenny developed an interest in the legal aspects of the building and civil engineering industry and, after studying law, provided contractual advice in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters arising from construction and engineering contracts. Mr. McKenny has undertaken a wide range of appointments as adjudicator regarding construction and engineering disputes in the United Kingdom. He has advised public bodies in respect to the procurement of major building and civil engineering projects. In the role of overall legal advisor and advocate, Mr. McKenny has experience in the field of arbitration, both domestic and international, and was involved in advising in relation to numerous adjudication references and acting as adjudicator. In addition to the United Kingdom, Mr. McKenny's projects have been located in Ireland, France, Spain, Holland, Dubai and Singapore.
Mr. McKenny earned a law degree from the University of London, a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying from Liverpool University and was called to the bar in 1991.
David Merritt is Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the Middle East and Africa region for Hill International's Construction Claims Group based out of Hill's Abu Dhabi office.
Mr. Merritt has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry with expertise in construction claims, quantity surveying and international arbitration. He has assisted in major claims and arbitration in Europe, the Far East, the Middle East and Africa, and has worked with government agencies, developers, contractors, specialist subcontractors, architects and engineers. He regularly advises on procurement, commercial and contractual issues as well as claims, claims strategies and dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Merritt has extensive experience of all the major standard forms of contract and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracting as well as an excellent working knowledge of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) form of contract. Additional areas of his expertise include risk assessments, conflict avoidance, pre-contract negotiations, bid management, valuation, final account negotiation and settlement and due diligence. He has also managed integrated teams involved with evaluating complex delay, disruption and acceleration issues on major projects across the region.
Mr. Merritt has previously been instructed as an Expert Witness in matters of time and quantum in building, civil engineering, power, transportation and telecommunications disputes. Mr. Merritt has also served clients in many dispute resolution forums including representation at mediation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitral proceedings both in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Mr. Merritt earned an M.Sc. in Construction Law and Arbitration from King's College London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and member of the Chartered Institute of Building. He is also a Barrister in England and Wales.
Chris N. Metcalfe is Senior Vice President of Offshore Marine and Naval Construction Europe with Hill . Chris has 25 years of experience in Construction, Engineering and Oil and Gas and over the past 8 years has specialized in offshore works and shipbuilding. Mr. Metcalfe is qualified in both Law and Quantity Surveying and is a professionally qualified Chartered Surveyor.
He started his career as a surveyor working in the North East of the UK, which traditionally has had a reputation with international organizations in construction, engineering and shipbuilding. Having undertaken senior roles on many large projects, he has also provided invaluable advice and representation in formal proceedings including litigation, arbitration, and several forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Metcalfe has been engaged on several EPIC Projects in the Oil and Gas sector both onshore and offshore and has also been appointed on major vessel construction works for clients across Europe delivering projects from locations all over the world.
He maintains that strategic procurement advice and good contract administration techniques are the foundations for dispute avoidance. He has been engaged in these capacities on several major projects where turnaround management has been necessary to manage projects through difficulties. His experience of dispute resolution and of formal proceedings has been most effective in those appointments.
Mr. Metcalfe graduated in Surveying from the University of Nottingham in 1989 and in Laws from the University of London in 1993, attaining Chartered status with the RICS in 1991.
Derek Nelson is Senior Vice President, Regional Managing Director in charge of Hill International's Asia Region. Mr. Nelson has 30 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries across both Asia and Europe. He specializes in the preparation, negotiation and settlement of construction claims, as well as dispute mitigation and avoidance.
Mr. Nelson's expertise includes commercial management, procurement, construction cost control, extension of time, loss and expense and quantum. Mr. Nelson is frequently called upon to prepare Expert Witness Reports in disputes in litigation and arbitration. He is an Accredited and Certified Expert Witness. Mr. Nelson has successfully acted on behalf of both Referring and Responding parties in a number of adjudication referrals under statutory provisions in the United Kingdom and Singapore and in connection with Dispute Adjudication and Dispute Review Boards.
As a consultant, Mr. Nelson has acted in arbitrations relating to construction, civil engineering and process engineering disputes and acted as Claim Team Manager in major disputes in a number of jurisdictions. His experience includes projects in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Belize, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.
Mr. Nelson's academic and professional qualifications coupled with his knowledge of the construction process has lead him to be appointed as an Independent Expert Witness in Litigation and Arbitration both in Europe and in Asia and he is often called upon to undertake independent reviews of projects in the role of Project Neutral.
Mr. Nelson earned a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying from Edinburgh Napier University, a Master of Laws in Construction Law from the University of Strathclyde and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from London University. Mr. Nelson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Engineering Surveyor, Certified Cost Consultant, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and Chartered Management Institute.
Christopher Pedersen, FRICS, FCIArb, is Senior Vice President of Hill International's Construction Claims Group. He has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Pedersen's areas of expertise include claims analysis, arbitration, contract administration, surveying and procurement. His projects consist of oil and gas, paper, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, industrial and manufacturing, hazardous waste, power transmission and distribution, ports and harbors, water supply, retail, residential and roads and highways in the United Kingdom, United States, Africa, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Turkey, Portugal, Trinidad, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
Fulfilling directorate and managerial roles, Mr. Pedersen led multidisciplinary teams while improving companies' market shares and financial output. He sourced new staff, improved individual and group performance through training and mentoring, and developed and implemented quality audits. Mr. Pedersen produced tender documentation and evaluated proposals, participated in commercial negotiations, supported procurement and carried out quantum and forensic planning. As a Quantity Surveyor, he prepared estimates, bills of quantities and financial reports; performed measurements, financial audits and valuations; settled claims and agreed final accounts. Mr. Pedersen also oversaw design and maintenance as a Site Engineer on civil engineering contracts.
Mr. Pedersen is versed in Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, EPC, EPCM, PMC and Lump-sum Turnkey (LSTK) Forms of Contracts.
Mr. Pedersen earned a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying from Kingston Polytechnic and an M.Sc. in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice from Kingston University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Paul W. Pocalyko, CPA, CFF, CFE is Senior Vice President with Hill’s Construction Claims Group. He has nearly 35 years of consulting experience within the construction industry with extensive experience in forensic accounting and dispute resolution, serving as an arbitrator and expert witness. He has provided financial and forensic analysis to many of the top construction contractors and EPC companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. Pocalyko earned his B.S. in accounting and his M.B.A with a corporate finance concentration from Lehigh University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).
David A. Price is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy with Hill International.
Mr. Price's business development efforts are focused particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Price has more than35 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry and has spent over 25 years providing contractual advice and resolving disputes since joining Knowles Limited (a Hill International company) in 1986.
He is experienced in the strategic management of major international claims and disputes and heads up many of Hill's major international construction disputes.
Mr. Price is particularly involved in directing the resolution of claims and disputes for international building and civil engineering contractors and also works regularly in the United Kingdom and International oil, gas and power sector for operators, contractors and specialist subcontractors. He is skilled in the drafting of contract documentation, procurement, provision of engineering and construction legal advice and preparation of claims for extensions of time and additional cost.
He is also an experienced speaker on construction law matters, presenting many public and in-house seminars in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North and South America upon International Claims and Forms of Contract.
Andrew P. Rainsberry is Senior Vice President in charge of the Southern United Kingdom Region of Knowles Ltd., a Hill International company. Mr. Rainsberry, a chartered civil engineer and barrister, has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry including design, contracting and claims on a wide range of building and civil engineering projects including industrial units, offices, retail schemes, roads, water treatment works and petrochemical plants. These projects have included responsibility for the design and construction of reinforced concrete and structural steel frames, roads, drainage systems, earthworks, piling operations and temporary works.
As a consultant, Mr. Rainsberry has expertise in preparation and defense of time and disruption claims, negotiations, adjudications, arbitrations and matters which have subsequently proceeded to litigation including private housing, leisure centers, commercial properties, process plants and various subcontracts. He has dealt as client or opponent of the following clients: private individuals, subcontractors, main contractors and employers such as local authorities, government departments, educational establishments, property developers, industrial, retail and commercial companies.
Mr. Rainsberry earned a Barrister Qualification from the Inns of Court School of Law, an M.Sc. in Construction Law and Arbitration from King's College University of London and a B.Eng. from Kingston University.
Alann M. Ramirez, PE, is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Ramirez is responsible for performing contractual and technical analysis of engineering and construction disputes. His experience includes the evaluation, preparation and defense of construction claims. He is an expert in claim strategy, contract administration and construction business practices. He has developed claim strategy, assisted in settlement negotiations, performed schedule and delay analyses and examined issues such as differing site conditions, constructive acceleration, design errors and omissions, third party interferences, suspensions, change order impacts, terminations and wrongful terminations, productivity analyses and numerous other issues. He has resolved construction disputes for projects such as high-rise buildings, office buildings, wastewater treatment plants, airport runways, railways, rail car manufacturing, power and cogeneration plants, shipyards, hazardous waste remediation, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and other commercial and industrial facilities.
Mr. Ramirez has been involved in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution programs including mediation, arbitration and settlement negotiations, as well as acting as a fact-finding independent neutral. Mr. Ramirez has successfully managed several significant Project Neutral assignments, which resulted in early negotiated settlements in all cases.
Mr. Ramirez earned a B.S., with honors, in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a J.D. from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. Mr. Ramirez is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and Pennsylvania.
Paul Roberts, BSc, DipArb, FRICS, MCIArb, is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Asia and Australia).
Mr. Roberts has over 30 years of experience in all facets of commercial, contractual and dispute management. His portfolio of dispute avoidance and resolution, commercial management, procurement advice and contract management experience spans a wide variety of complex building, engineering, mining and petrochemical projects throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Roberts is experienced as an adjudicator, arbitrator, expert determiner and mediator and is regularly appointed to act as an expert witness. Prior to joining Hill, he was Director of Contract, Commercial and Dispute Services for Aquenta Consulting and a member of that company's executive leadership team. Roberts earned his B.Sc. in quantity surveying from the University of Salford, his Diploma in arbitration from the College of Estate Management and his Certificate of advanced arbitration from Adelaide University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Accredited Mediator and a registered Adjudicator in most Australian states and territories.
Sidney Scott III, PE, is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and construction with a strong focus in transportation. He is a nationallyrecognized expert in procurement and contracting methods for the construction industry, particularly in the areas of specifications for highway construction, design-build and innovative contracting. Mr. Scott has also researched and developed best practices for the planning, management and administration for some of the nation's largest transportation projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was a Principal with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. and before that he was a Lead Engineer with Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
Mr. Scott earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware and is a past President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America.
Peter J. Wallace is Senior Vice President within Hill International’s Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Wallace has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry on process, petrochemical, power, industrial and public infrastructure projects. In particular, he has significant experience in risk management, process design and improvement and oversight of major capital programs. He also an expert in the preparation, arbitration and litigation of complex engineering and constructions claims on a wide variety of assignments.
Prior to rejoining Hill, Mr. Wallace founded the Capital Projects Consulting practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and spent 15 years in the practice, most recently as Principal. During his tenure at Deloitte, Mr. Wallace served clients on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the United States, including advising the Governor of Massachusetts on the "Big Dig" and the Bay Area Toll Authority on the new Oakland Bay Bridge. Before that, he was one of Hill's earliest employees, joining the company in 1977, the year after it was founded, and leaving in 1996 as a Senior Vice President. During his time with Hill, Mr. Wallace led some of Hill's largest assignments including the Channel Tunnel project for Eurotunnel.
Gino D. Wideen is Senior Vice President of Hill PCI, a Hill International subsidiary. Before joining Hill, Mr. Wideen spent 25 years as a small business owner. He specializes in operations management and the establishment and implementation of strategic organizational practices in all areas of business.
Mr. Wideen was Managing Partner of PCI Group, LLC which was purchased by Hill in 2008. He served as Hill’s Vice President, focusing on integrating PCI’s strength in project control software with Hill’s vast project management and construction claims and consulting business. As Senior Vice President, he manages Hill’s Las Vegas Claims and Consulting operation as well as PCI Group. Mr. Wideen’s focus on the globalization of Hill PCI directly resulted in Hill being the number one global reseller of PMWeb for two straight years, and established Hill’s PMWeb presence in Australia, the Middle East and South America.
Mr. Wideen has vast experience in the management of project control software with an emphasis on construction project applications as well as large software implementation and training projects for government agencies, developers, general contractors and subcontractors.
Adam Winegard is Senior Vice President within the Construction Claims and Consulting Group (Americas).
Mr. Winegard has more than 20 years of experience providing qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and analysis, management, marketing, business development and contract administration within the construction and insurance industries. Mr. Winegard’s responsibilities have included marketing and business development, public relations, risk identification and analysis, report quality assurance, strategic planning, training, disaster assistance, technical studies and research. Additionally, Mr. Winegard has performed loss control studies of contractors on behalf of insurance companies and prepared business interruption claims submitted for hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. As Senior Vice President, Mr. Winegard performs business development for Hill’s Claims and Consulting Group.
Before joining Hill, Mr. Winegard served as Vice President–Claims & Risk Analysis, for URS Corporation. His primary focus was on the identification of business development opportunities supporting all nine national claims group offices. He was responsible for developing leads and relationships with existing and future clients. His primary contacts included construction law firms, insurance companies and insurance brokers, as well as public agencies and contractors across the country. Mr. Winegard was also the editor of the Claims Recourse newsletter, developed most marketing materials and presentations and wrote major proposals.
Mr. Winegard has performed risk analysis for Force Majeure, liquidated damages and cost overrun insurance policies written by United States, Swiss and London underwriters, as well as Architecture and Engineering (A/E) errors and omissions (E&O) project policies. He also managed teams of engineers and construction specialists involved in developing specialized planning studies of projects being developed for the University of California, Los Angeles and for the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.
Mr. Winegard earned a B.A. from Dickinson College and an M.A. from American University. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.