Bruce Stephan, JD, PE, PMP

Bruce leads PMA’s Atlantic & Pacific Business Unit. He is a nationally recognized licensed civil engineer and attorney with more than 30 years of experience on medium, large complex, and mega engineering/construction projects. His distinguished career includes public service, general contracting, and consulting nationally and internationally, and he remains actively involved in managing mega construction programs. As a program manager, Bruce has managed multiple projects as part of a larger program, and he has implemented systems, procedures, and reporting tools to ensure consistency. As a project manager, he has been responsible for projects from conception through closeout and warranty. As a construction manager, he has led teams of multiple consultants responsible for a full range of CM services. His award-winning experience includes design-build, integrated project delivery, CM-GC, and CM at-risk delivery methods; dispute resolution; complex change order negotiation; claims analysis; schedule management; technology solutions; and management consulting on public capital improvement programs. He is a frequent lecturer on topics designed to improve project delivery, and he has consulted with numerous public agencies to implement industry best practices. His project experience includes transportation, power, water/wastewater, architectural buildings, and process plants.

Knowledge Leader, Construction Claims

Bruce has served as an expert witness in various dispute forums on schedule delay impact claims for both owners and contractors. He is a specialist in analyzing delays, cost requests for productivity losses, extended overhead, acceleration, disruptions, and other time-related costs. As a hands-on user of scheduling software, Bruce is adept at determining liability and allocating responsibility on construction claims, and he is skilled in using electronic document management systems to mine data on large construction claims. Bruce has also participated in recommending settlement ranges in numerous claims resolution negotiations.

Education

Bruce has a JD from Golden Gate University and a BS in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

Affiliations

Bruce is a multistate registered professional engineer and is currently a certified project management professional. He is an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International, the Construction Managers Association of America, and the Project Management Institute.

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