Dispute Resolution SOCOTEC

Bradford BRIGHT

Brad BRIGHT

Project Advisory Expert

Bradford BRIGHT

ABOUT

Mr. Bright is a Senior Principal in the Dallas office of SOCOTEC.  Mr. Bright specializes in construction and government contract disputes including analysis of delay, disruption, and resultant damages.  Mr. Bright has over 35 years of experience in consulting, construction, construction management, construction accounting, and auditing.  Within the construction industry, Mr. Bright has consulted on such issues as delay, disruption, proper construction management, defective work, contract terminations, surety bond claims, general accounting, and damages.  
 


Mr. Bright has evaluated and rendered opinions regarding generally accepted industry practices with regard to general contractors, subcontractors, surety investigation activities, supplementation, and termination events. 
 


These engagements have encompassed a wide variety of projects including, power plants, pipeline construction, petrochemical facilities, sports arenas, prisons, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, road construction, hotels, and high-rise office buildings. Mr. Bright has provided expert testimony as well as prepared numerous written reports and materials to present findings for the purposes of mediation, arbitration, and litigation. 
 


Mr. Bright has also consulted on a wide variety of Federal Government projects involving the Army Corps of Engineers, Veterans Administration, General Services Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, and the Department of Energy.  Mr. Bright has provided claims analysis and claims preparation services as well as Terminations for Convenience Settlement proposals.  

ABOUT

Mr. Bright is a Senior Principal in the Dallas office of SOCOTEC.  Mr. Bright specializes in construction and government contract disputes including analysis of delay, disruption, and resultant damages.  Mr. Bright has over 35 years of experience in consulting, construction, construction management, construction accounting, and auditing.  Within the construction industry, Mr. Bright has consulted on such issues as delay, disruption, proper construction management, defective work, contract terminations, surety bond claims, general accounting, and damages.  
 


Mr. Bright has evaluated and rendered opinions regarding generally accepted industry practices with regard to general contractors, subcontractors, surety investigation activities, supplementation, and termination events. 
 


These engagements have encompassed a wide variety of projects including, power plants, pipeline construction, petrochemical facilities, sports arenas, prisons, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, road construction, hotels, and high-rise office buildings. Mr. Bright has provided expert testimony as well as prepared numerous written reports and materials to present findings for the purposes of mediation, arbitration, and litigation. 
 


Mr. Bright has also consulted on a wide variety of Federal Government projects involving the Army Corps of Engineers, Veterans Administration, General Services Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, and the Department of Energy.  Mr. Bright has provided claims analysis and claims preparation services as well as Terminations for Convenience Settlement proposals.  

Professional Experience & Qualifications

SOCOTEC
2022 - Present | Senior Principal

Veritas Advisory Group - a SOCOTEC Company
2003 - 2021 | Vice President

PETERSON-BARRINGTON (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navigant Consulting, Inc.)
1990 - 2002 | Director

PETERSON & CO. CONSULTING
1986 - 1990 | Executive Consultant, Senior Consultant

KANSAS MICROWAVE
1985 - 1986 | Corporate COntroller

AUSTIN INDUSTRIES
1985 | Internal Auditor

AUSTIN POWER
1980 - 1984 | Field Engineer and Estimator

  • Master of Business Administration - University of Dallas - 1984
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering - Pittsburg State University - 1980

  • Certified Construction Auditor
  • Construction Control Professional
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Associated General Contractors
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Mr. Bright has been a speaker and presenter for the University of Texas School of Law
  • Annual Construction Law Conference and the Construction Section of the Kansas Bar
  • Association presenting papers related to critical path schedule analysis.
  • Additionally, Mr. Bright presented a paper to the ABA Forum on Construction regarding architects estimates and engineering errors and omissions.

  • Bradford L. Bright, Alan F. Nagorzanski, and David F. Sweeney, Critical Path Method Scheduling And Its Use In Supporting Construction Claims, (The University of Texas School of Law, 7th Annual Construction Law Conference, 1994). Revised 2002 for Lorman Conference Services.
  • Bradford L. Bright, Marcus Butterly, Douglas C. Green, Yes, We Can Build It For That!, (American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2006).
  • Bradford L. Bright and Marcus Butterly, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMAX) Contract Audits: Who Needs ‘em? Everybody, (Construction News, June 2007).
  • Bradford L. Bright and Marcus Butterly, Accounting for Productivity, (Construction News, September 2007).

Expert Accordion Background

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Expert Witness Testimony

-Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc. and Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. 
LP v. Turner Industries Group, LLC 
 American Arbitration Association 
 No. 70-158-Y00878-11 
 
-URS Corporation v. Denton County Transportation Authority 
 District Court of Denton County, Texas 211th Judicial District 
 No. 2011-30066-211 
 
-Zeig Electric, Inc. v. Viking Healthcare, L.L.C. and SDB Partners, L.L.C., JPAC, 
L.L.C., Peter Juul, individually, Sterling Engineering & Design Group, LTD., and 
Sanpat Management, L.L.C. 
 District Court of Grayson County, Texas 397th Judicial District 
 No. CV-10-868 
 
-ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC v. Bluewater Industries L.P. 
and Technip USA, Inc 
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas,  
Houston Division 
 No. 12-36187-H1-11 
 
-Boyer, Inc. v. Boring & Tunneling Company of America, Inc., Et Al. 
 District Court of Harris County, Texas 80th Judicial District 
No. 2012-14747 
 
-CF Jordan v. Houston Rapid Transit JV 
 American Arbitration Association 
 No. 70-441-Y-000340-13 
 
-Tetra Technologies, Inc. v. Veolia Water Technologies, Inc. (successor by merger 
to HPD, LLC) 
 Non-Administered Arbitration Proceeding 
 Houston, Texas 
 
-Kirvard Eastern Division Incorporation v. Antero Resources Corporation 
 In the United States District Court Southern District of Ohio, Eastern 
Division 
 No. 2:15-cv-633 

-AGIII, LLC v. Williams Equipment Services, Inc. 
 American Arbitration Association 
  No. 70 441 Y 00 434 13 
 
-Star Insurance Company v. Skanska USA Building, Inc. 
 In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San 
Antonio Division 
 No. 5: 13-cv-00640 
 
-National Steel City, LLC Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, f/k/a ThyssenKrupp 
Stainless USA, LLC. Ibi Group Michigan, LLC, f/k/a Giffels, LLC 
 American Arbitration Association 
 No. 01-15-0002-4843 
 
-Federal Insurance Company as Subrogee of McLennan Community College v. 
Lochridge-Priest, Inc. v. Watersaver Faucet Company 
 In the District Court of McLennan County, Texas 
 414th Judicial District 
 No. 201-16-5 
 
-Primoris Energy Services Corporation d/b/a Sprint Pipeline Services v. BridgeTex 
Pipeline Company, LLC 
 In the District Court of Harris County, Texas 
133rd Judicial District 
No. 2014-63615 
  
-Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc. v. Greens Port CBR, LLC 
 In the District Court of Harris County, Texas 
 151st Judicial District 
 No. 2014-66482 

-Group Contractors, LLC v. Jacobs Field Services North America, Inc. and Exxon 
Mobil Corporation 
 In the District Court of Harris County, Texas 
 234th Judicial District 
 No. 2015-20866 
 
-Michels Corporation v. Rockies Express Pipeline, L.L.C. 
 In the Court of Common Please Monroe County, Ohio 
 No. 2014-206 

-The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System v. HOK/BFW-SA, 
L.L.C., Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc., Skanska USA Building, Inc. 
 In the District Court of Travis County, Texas 
53rd Judicial District 
 No. D-1-GN-14-003588 
 
-Westlake Chemical Corporation and Westlake Vinyls Company, L.P. v. James 
Construction group, L.L.C., Primoris Services Corporation, GEA Refrigeration North 
America, Inc., Erichson Company, Inc., and Corpro, Inc. 
 In the District Court of Harris County, Texas 
334th Judicial District 
 No. 2014-72717 
 
-The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board v. INET Airport Systems, Inc., 
Michael F. Colaco, and Hartford Fire Insurance Company 
In the United State District Court for the Northern District of Texas Fort 
Worth Division 
Civil Action No. 4:13-cv-00753-A 
 
-Troy Construction, LLC v. Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC 
 American Arbitration Association 
 No. 70 158 Y 00568 13 
 
-Petrobras America Inc. and certain underwriters at Lloyd’s, London and Insurance  
Companies subscribing to Policy No. B0576 / JM 12318 v. Vicinay 
Cadenas, S.A. 
In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas 
Houston Division  
C.A. No. 4:12-CV-888 
 
-Voestalpine Texas LLC v. Bilfinger Westcon, Inc. 
International Court of Arbitration 
International Chamber of Commerce 
No. 21873/RD 
 
-Theater Square, L.P. et al., vs. Block 58 Investors, LLC, Hearst Newspapers, 
LLC, et al., 
 In the District Court of Harris County, Texas 
 234th Judicial District No. 2016-25191 

-EnLink Midstream Operating LP, and EnLink North Texas Gathering, LP v. U.S. 
Trinity Energy Services LLC d/b/a Trinity Energy Services, Fasterra 
Group, LP d/b/a Trinity Energy Services, and Fasterra Group, LLC 
 In The District Court of Glasscock County, Texas  
118th Judicial District  
No. 1740 
 
-F.E. Moran, Inc, Special Hazard Systems v. Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. 
American Arbitration Association 
No. 01-16-00030448 
 
-Wood Group Mustang Inc., formerly Mustang Engineering, L.P. v. Freeport LNG 
Expansion L.P.,  
 In The District Court of Harris County, Texas 
 157th Judicial District  
 No. 2016-64793 
 
-Mid-Main Properties GP LLC and Mid-Main Properties LP v. M. Arthur Gensler, 
Jr. & Associates, Inc. 
American Arbitration Association 
No. 01 17 0000 8882 
 
-ConocoPhillips Company v. Fiberspar Linepipe LLC 
International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Non-Administered
Arbitration 
 
-Linbeck Group, LLC v. Bishop Arts Village, LLC 
 In The District Court of Dallas County, Texas  
 101st Judicial District 
 No. DC-17-11134 
  
-STI Oilfield Service, Inc. vs. The Williams Companies, Inc. and Appalachia 
Midstream Services, LLC 
 In The Court Of Common Pleas 
 Susquehanna County, Penna  
 No. 2018-1003-CP 
 
-Midway Oilfield Constructors, Inc. 

In the United States Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District of Texas 
Houston Division  
 No. 18-34567-H1-11 

-U.S. Pipeline, Inc., v. Rover Pipeline LLC. 
 In the District Court Harris County, Texas 
 333rd Judicial District  
 No. 2018-39920 
 
-Ideal Manufacturing, Inc. v. NGC Group, Inc 
 American Arbitration Association 
 No. 01-20-0000-5431 
 
-Troy Construction, LLC vs. Grand Prix Pipeline LLC 
 In the District Court Harris County, Texas 
 61st Judicial District  
 No. 2019-42734 
 
-SME Steel Contractors, Inc. vs. W&W-AFCO Steel, LLC vs. SME Steel 
Contractors, Inc. 
 American Arbitration Association 
 No. 01-19-0002-3828 

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