Dispute Resolution SOCOTEC

Gary WOODS

Gary WOODS

Dispute Resolution & Project Advisory Expert

Gary WOODS

ABOUT

Gary Woods is a principal and founding member of Construction Projects Analytics Group, LLC, - a SOCOTEC Company, a professional consulting firm specializing in planning, scheduling, project controls, project management, and the analysis of performance related aspects of construction projects which include schedule, cost and productivity.  Prior to founding CPAG, Mr. Woods was a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Construction and Environmental Solutions practice in Southern California from 2007 to 2013.   

 

In 1999, Mr. Woods founded Peregrine Consulting Services, a construction consulting firm.  Prior to forming Peregrine Consulting, Mr. Woods was Vice President of one of the nation’s top 200 contractors. Mr. Woods built numerous projects including wastewater treatment facilities and associated pipeline systems, infrastructure for commercial development, road and bridge projects, and other civil projects.  Mr. Woods has demonstrated expertise in scheduling, estimating, project controls, project management, claims and bottom-line responsibilities for multiple projects in value of over 325 million dollars.  

 

Mr. Woods served the Assistant Superintendent of Highways for Logan County Illinois and was responsible for their road and bridge design and construction program.  Mr. Woods started his career as a Bridge Design Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.   

 

ABOUT

Gary Woods is a principal and founding member of Construction Projects Analytics Group, LLC, - a SOCOTEC Company, a professional consulting firm specializing in planning, scheduling, project controls, project management, and the analysis of performance related aspects of construction projects which include schedule, cost and productivity.  Prior to founding CPAG, Mr. Woods was a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Construction and Environmental Solutions practice in Southern California from 2007 to 2013.   

 

In 1999, Mr. Woods founded Peregrine Consulting Services, a construction consulting firm.  Prior to forming Peregrine Consulting, Mr. Woods was Vice President of one of the nation’s top 200 contractors. Mr. Woods built numerous projects including wastewater treatment facilities and associated pipeline systems, infrastructure for commercial development, road and bridge projects, and other civil projects.  Mr. Woods has demonstrated expertise in scheduling, estimating, project controls, project management, claims and bottom-line responsibilities for multiple projects in value of over 325 million dollars.  

 

Mr. Woods served the Assistant Superintendent of Highways for Logan County Illinois and was responsible for their road and bridge design and construction program.  Mr. Woods started his career as a Bridge Design Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.   

 

Professional Experience & Qualifications

10+ Years with Firm | 40+ Years in Industry

Mr. Woods has over 40 years of experience in the Engineering, Development and Construction Industry. Over the span of his career, he has served the industry as an owner, assistant county superintendent of highways; road, bridge and building design engineer, General Contractor and Estimator; Forensic Claims Consultant, Scheduling Consultant and Construction Advisor. The experience gained by Mr. Woods serving all facets of the industry allows him to bring unique insight to project planning, scheduling and management, troubled project turn around, and claims preparation, analysis, assessment and resolution. In addition to forensic work, Mr. Woods provides proactive scheduling services and is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional. Mr. Woods has provided Consulting Services for numerous industry segments.

As an advisor and testifying expert, Mr. Woods provided expert testimony related to the costs, construction estimates, and means and methods for construction of various projects including the SR-22 Road and Bridge renovation and widening, the Hyperion WWTP, water and sewer infrastructure for a development in Otay Mesa California. Mr. Woods has prepared and presented claims for delays and damages due to disruptions and loss of productivity for numerous projects including a 140-million-dollar bridge and highway project in Orange County CA.  Additionally, Mr. Woods has provided scheduling and delay analysis for various projects including Interstate Highway projects, Water and Wastewater Treatment plants, underground pipeline and boring works and OSHPD hospitals in Los Angeles, Murrieta, San Diego and Palmdale California.  Other relevant matters include testifying as to the costs of construction and scope changes for large multi-tenant commercial developments and schools. Schedule mitigation and acceleration advice for the Historic Hotel Cortez condo conversion and renovation in San Diego California have also been provided.  Mr. Woods has hands on field experience including the construction of roads, bridges, water and wastewater plants.  

Mr. Woods holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, and a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional. Mr. Woods is a member of the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation, and the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. He lectures on critical path method scheduling and project controls.   

  • B.S. in Engineering University of Colorado

  • Registered Professional Engineer - Colorado – 16682
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering – PSP (Planning and Scheduling Professional)

  • Disputes Resolution Board Foundation
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

  • Water and Wastewater
  • Bridge, Heavy and Highway
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Process
  • Power
  • Underground Piping and Tunneling
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Gaming
  • Insurance Claims
  • Residential Development
  • Commercial Development

Expert Accordion Background

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Construction, Scheduling and Estimating 

  • Vice President and Western Regional Manager of a major ENR 200 Construction Firm. Provided hands on experience and bottom-line oversight for competitively bid public works projects and design build projects. Including Water and Wastewater projects. 

  • Estimated, scheduled, and built mass transit projects for a Regional Transportation District. 

  • Estimated, scheduled, and built numerous major construction projects with an overall construction value in excess of $335 million.  Major projects included the $84 million Fresno Clovis Regional water reclamation facility, $14 million Corona Wastewater treatment facility and components of the $200 million City of San Diego North City Reclamation Project. 

  • Estimated and built methane recovery systems and pipelines landfill gas recovery and associated power generation capacity. 

  • Estimated, scheduled, and built water collection and distribution pipelines and tri-chlorethenes removal process plant at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Environmental remediation and ground water cleanup at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. 

  • Estimated, scheduled, and built industrial pretreatment facilities for the removal of heavy metals at General Dynamics. 

  • Managed Logan County Illinois’ Road and Bridge Design and Construction Program.  

  • Built containment facilities at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Facility 

  • Built Hydroelectric Plant -Colorado 

  • Developed and implemented training programs for scheduling, cost controls, claim recognition, impact documentation. 

  • Scheduling service for mixed-use high-end projects in Los Angeles 

  • Scheduling services for City Center, Las Vegas. 

  • Scheduling Service for mixed use the El Cortex Renovation San Diego. 

  • Scheduling Service for Retail Centers, San Diego County.  

  • Scheduling Service for high end residential La Jolla Ca.  

  • Scheduling Service for Arena and NFL Stadiums.    

  • Scheduling Services for Detention Facilities 

  • Scheduling services – Peace Hospital Ketchikan AK 

  • Scheduling services – OSHPD Hospital Mountain View CA 

  • Scheduling services – OSHPD Hospital La Jolla CA 

  • Scheduling services – OSHPD Hospital San Jose CA 

  • Scheduling services – OSHPD Hospital Barstow CA 

  • Scheduling services – OSHPD Hospital Hanford CA 

 

Claims – Delays – Loss of Productivity - Consulting 

  • Testimony related to the costs on construction projects including Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Facility, Salem Energy, OCTA SR 22, Center, the Roosevelt Lofts, and The Gardens at Wilshire and the Villa’s at La Jolla.   

  • Impacts -Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Facility Los Angeles County 

  • Delays and Impacts Salem Energy Center – Salem MA 

  • Delays and Impacts OCTA SR22 Highway Orange County CA 

  • Delays and Impacts Wilshire Gardens Los Angeles County CA 

  • Delay analysis Tappan Zee Bridge New York 

  • Delay analysis Bayonne Bridge New York 

  • Delay and loss of productivity analysis - OSHPD Hospital Pasadena CA 

  • Scheduling and delay analysis, mitigation and strategic planning and Expert Testimony - OSHPD Hospital Palmdale CA 

  • Scheduling and delay analysis, mitigation and strategic planning – OSHPD Hospital Pasadena CA 

  • Scheduling and delay analysis and claim – OSHPD Hospital Los Angeles CA 

  • Bayonne Energy Center – Bayonne New Jersey 

  • Newark Energy Center – Newark New Jersey 

  • Scheduling, delay analysis and claim preparation and presentation Kapi’olani HI 

  • Scheduling and delay analysis, mitigation and strategic planning – OSHPD Hospital Acadia CA Scheduling, mitigation and delay analysis and strategic planning - Thousand Oaks CA 

  • Scheduling, Delays and Claims OSHPD Hospital Murrieta CA 

  • Scheduling and delay analysis, arbitration Des Moines, IA 

  • Provided advisory services for a major gambling development in Las Vegas. 

  • Delay and damage analysis for Phoenix Cardinal Football Stadium. 

  • Provided claim avoidance and schedule acceleration services for a historic high-rise renovation- San Diego CA. 

  • Performed impact analysis and recovery schedule for a museum renovation- San Diego CA. 

  • Provided scheduling and delay mitigation for a university events complex and arena – San Diego CA.  

  • Loss of productivity analysis and changed conditions - design build highway renovation project in Southern California -(OCTA) 

  • Delay and loss of productivity analysis for the I - 710 freeway renovation, Los Angeles CA - (Cal-Trans) 

  • Delay analysis for freeway widening I-405 freeway, Los Angeles CA  -(Cal-Trans) 

  • Construction Claim and Delay analysis for Westside Parkway, Bakersfield CA 

  • Delay and impact claim for water sewer replacement in a Metro Area. 

  • Delay Analysis and claim – Micro Tunneling under American River – Sacramento CA 

  • Delay analysis – Micro Tunneling –City of Los Angeles CA 

  • Delay analysis – Micro Tunneling San Joaquin CA 

  • Provided expert testimony related to means and method and delay impacts for process piping, Hyperion wastewater plant – Los Angeles CA     

  • Provided expert testimony related to construction of a water distributions system and pipe manufacturing defects. 

  • Delay, impact and defective design claim on a wastewater treatment facility – Fresno CA 

  • Expert testimony Delays and Damages -  Retail/Malls  

  • Scheduling Services Westfield Mall Expansion – La Jolla CA 

  • Damages and cost overrun claims for industrial and pharmaceutical plants.  

  • Scheduling and delay analysis Chip Manufacturing Plant. 

 

Insurance  

  • Defended Fenestration Claim – Palmdale Regional Hospital CA 

  • Prepared Builders Risks Claims for High Rise Apartments - San Diego, CA 

  • Prepared Builders Risk Claim for water damage – Highlands Ranch CO 

  • Defended Insurance Claim for a mixed-use Complex related to Contaminated Soils – Los Angeles CA 

  • Defended Defective Design Claim (Architect E& O)– NFL Stadium 

  • Prepared Performance and Payment Bond Claims – Fresno CA 

  • Defended Electrical Manufacturing and Materials Defect Claim – Fresno CA 

 

Design – Owner- Owner Rep 

  • Design engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

  • Design engineer for a private design firm Roads, Bridges, Buildings – Springfield IL 

  • Assistant Superintendent of Highways. Reported to the County Board of Commissioners. Managed County’s Road and Bridge projects; Design and Construction program. 

  • Owner representative and program manager – Religious Complex, Encinitas CA. 

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