Recent Engagements

Recent engagements by TPS:

- Testified as an expert witness on project delivery and standard of care for an ENR top-10 contractor

- Authored a policy manual on construction operations for a federal design-build contractor based in the Northwest 

- Advised on project pursuit strategy for an ENR top-25 contractor

- Prepared and negotiated claims on behalf of a subcontractor terminated for convenience

-Advised on design-build strategy and contracts for an ENR top-20 contractor

- Conducted training on contracts and risk for the professional staff of a California public owner implementing a multi-billion dollar design-build program, and for federal and state highway agency staff in New England

- Engaged for an operations review by a national accounting and consulting firm to improve project financial results for its contractor client

- Performed contract review for a design-build project on behalf of a regional healthcare facility owner

- Hired to develop joint venture strategy for Midwest mechanical specialty firm pursuing opportunities in the South

- Leader of an industry delegation to China for People to People, with focus on project delivery strategies

- Member of advisory committees drafting ConsensusDocs JV Agreement form and revising AGC Project Delivery textbook

- Keynote speaker, faculty, or seminar presenter at various university campuses and industry events including:

  • Virginia Tech Transportation Construction Management Institute (design-build, P3)
  • Cal Poly (construction firm HR management)
  • Purdue (design-build contracts and risk)
  • Lawrence Tech (integrated delivery)
  • AGC of America (joint ventures, IPD)
  • AIA/AGC joint conference (IPD)
  • AGC of Michigan (federal construction contracting)
  • CFMA Michigan (dealing with financially troubled parties)
  • DBIA National (contracts and risk, IPD, teaming)
  • DBIA Regions (various topics)
  • SAME/DBIA joint symposium (bridging design-build)
  • LCI Michigan (lean construction using design-build)
  • NCPPP (public-private partnerships)
  • Electrical Contractor Magazine webinar (integrated delivery)
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry webinar (integrated delivery)
  • Grant Thornton webinar (international construction oversight)

- Author of published journal articles:

  • "California Decision Highlights Indemnity Risk to Designers," Integration Quarterly, Spring 2011
  • "Design-Build Remains Labor Neutral, for Both Trades and Public Employees," Integration Quarterly, Summer 2011
  • "Lessons from the Utah I-15 CORE Protest," Integration Quarterly, Fall 2011
  • "Top 10 Features to Understand about Construction Project Delivery in China," Construction Law International, December 2011
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