Kenneth Monson Senior Vice President

Kenneth MONSON

Principal
Houston, TX

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Kenneth MONSON

Professional Licenses

Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) Certified Cost Professional (CCP)

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 Cost and Estimation Analysis CPM Schedule / Delay Analysis Damages Quantification Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Accounting & Finance Productivity Analysis Bid-Prep Construction Site Analysis & Supervision/Inspections Construction/Project Management Cost Estimation Owner's Rep Risk Management / Claims Avoidance Scheduling & Project Controls Troubled Project Turnaround Insurance Claims Due to Disasters Progress Analysis Project Management / Construction Consulting Project Planning/Project Controls Risk Management Schedule & Delay Analysis Scheduling / Critical Path (CPM) Troubled Project Management & Turnaround
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Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes CPM Schedule Delay Analysis Delay Causation Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Accounting Labor Productivity Analysis Litigation Support Quantification of Damages Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation Contract Audit Services Cost & Cash Flow Budgeting & Monitoring Independent Monitoring Reporting & Forecasting OPM Planning & Scheduling Services Project Close-Out Assistance Project Controls Project Cost Review & Analysis Project Risk Analysis Schedule & Contract Management Troubled Project Evaluation & Turnaround
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About Kenneth MONSON

Mr. Monson is a Principal in SOCOTEC Houston office with more than 30 years of experience in construction project management and consulting.  His expertise includes project management and project oversight, mitigation of project risk, contract administration, schedule analysis, construction cost analysis and forecasting, and dispute resolution.  Mr. Monson has a demonstrated ability to quickly assess and understand the risks encountered by various stakeholders in a construction project or construction dispute, and to perform the relevant analyses and investigations necessary to provide his clients with accurate, meaningful information to improve their decision-making.  ​

Mr. Monson has worked with owners, developers, investors, government authorities, sureties, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and end users on a wide variety of projects domestically and internationally, including, oil and gas pipelines, storage facilities, and processing facilities, power plants, manufacturing facilities, commercial and residential buildings, highways, rail projects, and public works projects, stadiums and arenas, hospitals, universities, museums, military installations, airports, and theme parks.​

Mr. Monson has provided project advisory services to clients on ongoing construction projects, which can include monitoring progress and resource usage, reviewing Contractor invoices for contract compliance, measuring productivity, change order review and/or negotiation, cost and schedule forecasting, asset disposition, and assistance with contract close-out.  He has prepared and critiqued construction claims, assisted sureties in project investigations and termination decisions, developed and reviewed recovery schedules and acceleration costs on delayed projects, and monitored the completion of construction projects for completing sureties and lenders. Mr. Monson has provided expert testimony on schedule and cost issues in various State and Federal courts as well as AAA and ICC arbitration proceedings. ​

Professional Experience

15+ Years with Firm | 30+ Years in Industry

 

Kenneth MONSON is a Principal at SOCOTEC and has held various other positions within the organization since 2003. Prior to his current position, Mr. MONSON was a Senior Vice President at Veritas Advisory Group, Inc which was acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019.  Mr. MONSON was previously employed at The Barrington Consulting Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Navigant Consulting, Henry Construction, Northland Investment Corp., and Turner Construction Co. Inc. 

Qualifications

Education

  • Master of Business Administration - Duke University, Fuqua School of Business - 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering - University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology - 1984

Registrations

  • Certified Construction Auditor (CCA)
  • Construction Controls Professional (CCP)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Project Management Institute
  • Project Management College of Scheduling
  • National Association of Construction Auditors
  • Society of Construction Law (UK)

Publications

  • Dallas / Fort Worth Construction News, July 2007, "Don't Let the Government Determine Your Equipment Cost Recovery"

Practice Areas

  • Project Advisory​
  • Project Risk Analysis ​
  • Cost and Cash Flow Budgeting & Monitoring​
  • Troubled Project Evaluation & Turnaround​
  • Dispute Resolution​
  • CPM Schedule Delay Analysis​
  • Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation​
  • Labor Productivity Analysis​
  • Quantification of Damages​
  • Expert Witness Testimony

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Management and Project Oversight
  • Mitigation of Project Risk
  • Contract Administration
  • Schedule Analysis
  • Construction Cost Analysis and Forecasting
  • Dispute Resolution

Testimony Experience

  • Mr. Monson has provided expert testimony on schedule and cost issues in various State and Federal courts as well as AAA and ICC arbitration proceedings. ​

Professional Licenses

Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) Certified Cost Professional (CCP)

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 Cost and Estimation Analysis CPM Schedule / Delay Analysis Damages Quantification Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Accounting & Finance Productivity Analysis Bid-Prep Construction Site Analysis & Supervision/Inspections Construction/Project Management Cost Estimation Owner's Rep Risk Management / Claims Avoidance Scheduling & Project Controls Troubled Project Turnaround Insurance Claims Due to Disasters Progress Analysis Project Management / Construction Consulting Project Planning/Project Controls Risk Management Schedule & Delay Analysis Scheduling / Critical Path (CPM) Troubled Project Management & Turnaround
+ See more

Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes CPM Schedule Delay Analysis Delay Causation Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Accounting Labor Productivity Analysis Litigation Support Quantification of Damages Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation Contract Audit Services Cost & Cash Flow Budgeting & Monitoring Independent Monitoring Reporting & Forecasting OPM Planning & Scheduling Services Project Close-Out Assistance Project Controls Project Cost Review & Analysis Project Risk Analysis Schedule & Contract Management Troubled Project Evaluation & Turnaround
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