Jim HIGHFILL

Jim HIGHFILL

Managing Director
Johns Creek, GA

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Jim HIGHFILL

Expertise

Commercial Cultural & Entertainment Education Energy / Power Government Healthcare Hospitality Industrial & Manufacturing Infrastructure Mixed Use Oil & Gas Residential Transportation Change Order Analysis Claims Evaluation & Preparation Contract Administration / Breach of Contract CPM Schedule / Delay Analysis Expert Witness Testimony International Arbitration Litigation Support Productivity Analysis Below Grade Construction/Project Management Risk Management / Claims Avoidance Scheduling & Project Controls Civil Engineering Fabrication & Installation Industrial Plants Manufacturing Piping Steam and Gas Turbine Flood FERC Hydro-electric Wind Farm / Solar Power Progress Analysis Project Management / Construction Consulting Project Planning/Project Controls Risk Management Schedule & Delay Analysis Schedule Preparation / Maintenance / Integration Scheduling / Critical Path (CPM) Troubled Project Management & Turnaround Chilled Water Cooling HVAC Hydro-electric MEP Systems/Equipment Plumbing
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Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution CPM Schedule Delay Analysis Delay Causation Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Labor Productivity Analysis Litigation Support Planning & Scheduling Services Project Controls Schedule & Contract Management
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About Jim HIGHFILL

Mr. Highfill has over forty years of continuous construction industry experience, including forensic disputes/litigation support, trusted advisor oversight/risk management of active projects, and direct employment with major general contractors. Mr. Highfill has been retained to provide consulting and testifying expert services for major construction projects and possesses a deep understanding and full appreciation of the critical issues of effective communication, organization, and efficient data management in the management of large, complex schedules. 

Mr. Highfill’s responsibilities have encompassed a wide variety of construction management and claims analysis services including:

  • Project record evaluation and analysis
  • Evaluation of project delay and impact, analysis of resources and productivity
  • Quantification of damages, forward scheduling, cost and time evaluations, conceptual estimating, and extensive “hands-on” CPM scheduling.

Professional Experience

10+ YEARS WITH FIRM | 40+ YEARS IN INDUSTRY

 

Jim HIGHFILL is a Managing Director at SOCOTEC and has held various other positions within the organization since 2010. Prior to his current position, Mr. HIGHFILL was a Vice President at David Pattillo & Associates, LLC which was acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019.  Mr. HIGHFILL was previously employed at Navigant Consulting, Inc., A.W. Hutchison & Associates, LLC, Guy F. Atkinson Company, Dillingham Corporation, and J.A. Jones / Metric Construction. 

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering–North Carolina State University -1981

Professional Associations

  • College of Scheduling – Project Management Institute

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • CPM Schedule Delay Analysis
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Delay Causation Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Labor Productivity Analysis
  • Litigation Support
  • Quantification of Damages

Expertise

Commercial Cultural & Entertainment Education Energy / Power Government Healthcare Hospitality Industrial & Manufacturing Infrastructure Mixed Use Oil & Gas Residential Transportation Change Order Analysis Claims Evaluation & Preparation Contract Administration / Breach of Contract CPM Schedule / Delay Analysis Expert Witness Testimony International Arbitration Litigation Support Productivity Analysis Below Grade Construction/Project Management Risk Management / Claims Avoidance Scheduling & Project Controls Civil Engineering Fabrication & Installation Industrial Plants Manufacturing Piping Steam and Gas Turbine Flood FERC Hydro-electric Wind Farm / Solar Power Progress Analysis Project Management / Construction Consulting Project Planning/Project Controls Risk Management Schedule & Delay Analysis Schedule Preparation / Maintenance / Integration Scheduling / Critical Path (CPM) Troubled Project Management & Turnaround Chilled Water Cooling HVAC Hydro-electric MEP Systems/Equipment Plumbing
+ See more

Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution CPM Schedule Delay Analysis Delay Causation Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Labor Productivity Analysis Litigation Support Planning & Scheduling Services Project Controls Schedule & Contract Management
+ See more