Providing solutions to your construction disputes.
When construction disputes or delays occur, the parties involved recognize that a great deal is at stake. Identifying competent construction experts to resolve those disputes makes a significant difference in your outcome. Our experts have a wealth of experience in identifying, analyzing, preparing, and presenting claims and disputes on construction and engineering projects.
PMA’s distinct edge over other construction claims experts is a result of our expertise and experience in managing more than $90 billion in actual construction projects and programs. Our hands-on experience on real-life projects has consistently proven invaluable to clients who ask us for expert advice or when providing after-the-fact analyses of disputes and claims.
Rich leads PMA’s New York and New Jersey offices with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has extensive experience in the analysis and negotiation of claims for delay, impact, and loss of productivity. Mr. Martone has served as the deputy director of claims and changes on what has been called the largest, most complex highway construction effort in the United States where he was charged with resolving claims and change order issues. Rich has made numerous presentations as an expert witness before the Engineering Board of Contract Appeals and to mediation panels and dispute resolution boards. He is a frequent speaker at various professional organizations and conferences
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In general, when schedule analysis is undertaken at a point in time during the project, it is considered prospective; when undertaken after-the fact, it is retrospective. Retrospective analysis undertaken to examine the schedule for later or earlier completion, identify related disruption and acceleration, and to apportion delay and gain and the associated additional costs is considered forensic schedule analysis.
Forensic Scheduling was acknowledged as a technical field distinct from project planning and scheduling in 2007 when AACE International issued Recommended Practice No. 29 Forensic Schedule Analysis (RP 29). RP 29 signaled the arrival of Forensic Scheduling as the knowledge successor to the prior art of Delay Analysis.