Dispute Resolution SOCOTEC

Greg BALL

Greg BALL

Dispute Resolution Expert

Greg BALL

ABOUT

Mr. Ball has over 35 years of project management and claims-related experience within many sectors of the construction industry. He has managed industrial, commercial, and institutional projects, consulted in dispute resolution, and provided project advisory services.​

Mr. Ball’s construction experience includes project controls, engineering, estimating, electrical contracting, operations management and business management. Over his career, he has successfully managed millions of dollars of profitable electrical construction projects and has held the positions of Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Vice President of Operations, and President. As President, he was responsible for all business operations for a regional electrical contractor based in Atlanta, Georgia with over 500 employees.​

Mr. Ball’s dispute resolution and project advisory services experience includes owner’s representative project tracking, litigation support, constructability review, schedule analysis, claims analysis, evaluation of project delay, analysis of resources and productivity, and quantification of damages. He has worked on major dispute and project advisory services engagements in the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Ball has experience in power plants, manufacturing plants, mining operations, oil and gas operations, transportation, and residential, commercial, industrial, educational, mission critical, and medical facilities.

ABOUT

Mr. Ball has over 35 years of project management and claims-related experience within many sectors of the construction industry. He has managed industrial, commercial, and institutional projects, consulted in dispute resolution, and provided project advisory services.​

Mr. Ball’s construction experience includes project controls, engineering, estimating, electrical contracting, operations management and business management. Over his career, he has successfully managed millions of dollars of profitable electrical construction projects and has held the positions of Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Vice President of Operations, and President. As President, he was responsible for all business operations for a regional electrical contractor based in Atlanta, Georgia with over 500 employees.​

Mr. Ball’s dispute resolution and project advisory services experience includes owner’s representative project tracking, litigation support, constructability review, schedule analysis, claims analysis, evaluation of project delay, analysis of resources and productivity, and quantification of damages. He has worked on major dispute and project advisory services engagements in the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Ball has experience in power plants, manufacturing plants, mining operations, oil and gas operations, transportation, and residential, commercial, industrial, educational, mission critical, and medical facilities.

Professional Experience & Qualifications

10+ Years with Firm | 35+ Years in Industry

SOCOTEC
2022-Present | Director

David Pattillo & Associates, LLC - a SOCOTEC Company
2012-2021 | Senior Project Manager

Greg Ball Consulting LLC
2010-2012 | Owner

Navigant Consulting, Inc.
2008-2010 | Managing Consultant

Allison-Smith Company / Gallagher Electric
2003-2008 | Senior Project Manager

Mark Henderson, Inc.
1994-2003 | President

Allison-Smith Company / Regency Electric
1990-1994 | Project Manager

Newcomb & Boyd Consulting Engineers
1989-1990 | Electrical Engineer.

A.W. Hutchison & Associates, LLC
1987-1989 | Project Manager

Bartenfeld Electric Company
1986-1987 | Project Manager

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology – 1986
  • MBA Course Work - Brenau University

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution​
  • CPM Schedule Delay Analysis​
  • Commercial Disputes​
  • Delay Causation Analysis​
  • Forensic Accounting​
  • Litigation Support​
  • Productivity Analysis​
  • Quantification of Damages

Expert Accordion Background

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Commercial

  • White Square Office Complex – Moscow, Russia​
    • Representing the Russian Contractor of two office buildings in Moscow valued over US$100 million, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for development of a defense against an Owner claim for delay and defective work.  Tasks for which Mr. Ball was responsible included evaluating all electrical and mechanical change orders and establishment of key issues including change order impact​

 

Condominiums

  • Bradford on Peachtree – Atlanta, Georgia​
    • Representing the Owner of a US$25 million mid-rise condominium facility, Mr. Ball was responsible for development of a claim against the contractor for delay and defective work.  In addition to contributing to the overall analysis, Mr. Ball was responsible for development of an electrical deficiency analysis and testimony at the arbitration. ​

 

Educational

  • New Northside Atlanta High School – Atlanta, Georgia​
    • Representing the Contractor on a new high school campus project valued over US$150 million, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for support of a claim for damages caused by the poor performance and resulting termination and replacement of the demolition subcontractor. Mr. Ball contributed to performing a delay analysis including establishment of key issues and causation.  Mr. Ball also contributed to the development of a manpower and labor productivity analysis. Mr. Ball also made significant contributions to the findings and expert report​

 

Industrial

  • Toyo Tire North America Phase 3, 4 & 5 – White, Georgia​
    • The phase 3 project was a US$75 million expansion of a manufacturing plant in Georgia.  The expansion completed in 2010 and doubled the size of the facility. The phase 4 project was a US$90 million expansion which completed in 2015.  The phase 5 project was a US$65 million expansion that completed in 2019.  On all projects, the team was engaged to provide Project Risk Management (PRM) services for major project elements with significant risk of claims, including the support utilities for the process equipment.  In addition to the building structure, the systems monitored included power, natural gas, steam, compressed air, and chilled water. Mr. Ball was the On-site Owner's Representative for PRM.  His role on this engagement can be summarized as follows:​
      • Evaluation and review of the design and construction processes to identify and mitigate project risk.​
      • Monitor issues to determine cost and schedule impacts.​
      • Facilitate timely issue resolution.​
      • Operate as "trusted advisor" to client.​
      • Document and evaluate progress.​
      • Perform on-going schedule analysis.​
      • Monthly analysis and review of contractor pay applications.​
      • Continuous analysis, review, and tracking of change order requests.​
      • Conduct weekly design and construction meetings.​

 

Institutional / Government

  • 5th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Complex – Fort Stewart, Georgia​
    • Representing the Electrical Subcontractor on a military complex valued over US$150 million, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for support of a claim for delay/acceleration and cost overruns.  Mr. Ball contributed to performing a delay and acceleration analysis including establishment of key issues and causation.  Mr. Ball also contributed to the development of an electrical manpower and labor productivity analysis. Mr. Ball also made significant contributions to the findings and expert report.​

 

IT /Technology

  • Utah Data Center – Salt Lake City, Utah​
    • Representing the Contractor on a US$1.5 billion design-build data storage facility, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for evaluating an electrical contractor’s Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) comprised of alleged acceleration and lost productivity. Mr. Ball contributed to performing a critical path schedule analysis and to evaluating the electrical contractor’s claims for acceleration and loss of productivity.

 

Oil & Gas

  • Ensco DS-6 - Singapore ​
    • The project was a US$75 million modification of a new drill ship in Singapore.  The modifications were required by BP which was the new user under contract.   Mr. Ball was part of a team that was engaged to provide project management and oversight for the Owner, Ensco, plc.  ​

 

Power / Energy

  • Mirant- Maryland​
    • Representing the Owner of three Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGDS) plant modification projects valued over US$900 million, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for development of a defense against a contractor claim for delay/acceleration and cost overruns.  The most significant portion of the claim involved the electrical portion of the project. Tasks for which Mr. Ball was responsible included development of an electrical manpower and labor productivity analysis and assessment of the validity of the original electrical estimate labor units. Mr. Ball also evaluated the key electrical quantities installed and identified key issues and causation. Mr. Ball also made significant contributions to the findings and expert report.​
  • Plant McDonough – Atlanta, Georgia​
    • Representing the Contractor of a heat trace, power plant project valued over US$1.4 million, Mr. Ball was responsible for helping to negotiate change orders with the electrical subcontractor.  Mr. Ball analyzed differing positions on added change order quantities and facilitated change order negotiation.​
  • Scattergood Unit 3 Repowering Project – Los Angeles, California​
    • Representing the Contractor of the Unit 3 repowering combined cycle project valued over US$440 million, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for the support of a claim against the Owner for delay/acceleration and cost overruns.  Mr. Ball contributed to performing a critical path schedule analysis and to determining the causation and responsibility for project delays.  Mr. Ball made significant contributions to the findings and expert report.​​
  • Vogtle Unit 3 and 4 – Waynesboro, Georgia​
    • Representing the Contractor on the addition of Unit 3 and 4 to the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for support of a claim for added costs associated with regulatory changes and significant project delays. Mr. Ball contributed to performing a schedule analysis and determining the causation and responsibility for project delays. Mr. Ball also made significant contributions to findings and expert reports.​
  • WETT Transmission Line Texas Project - Texas​
    • Representing the Contractor on a high-voltage green-field transmission line project valued over US$100 million, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for support of a claim for delay and cost overruns.  Mr. Ball contributed to performing a critical path schedule analysis and to determining the causation and responsibility for project delays.  Mr. Ball made significant contributions to the findings and expert report.​

 

Transportation

  • Smith Creek Parkway – Wilmington, North Carolina​
    • Representing the Owner of a US$35 million highway and bridge project that included seven (7) bridges, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for development of a defense against a contractor claim for delay and acceleration.  Mr. Ball contributed to the overall analysis of the project and the development of the expert report.​
  • Cape Fear Bypass – Raleigh, North Carolina​
    • Representing the Owner of a US$85 million highway and bridge project that included drilled piers and two (2) segmental bridges, Mr. Ball was part of a team responsible for development of a defense against a contractor claim for delay/acceleration and disputed change orders. Mr. Ball contributed to the overall analysis of the project and the development of the expert report.​

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