Dispute Resolution SOCOTEC

James TWINEHAM

James A. TWINEHAM

Dispute Resolution & Project Advisory Expert

James TWINEHAM

ABOUT

Mr. Twineham is a Managing Director at SOCOTEC, with more than 30 years of experience in general construction and project management involving, environmental, heavy civil, highway, water and wastewater, tunneling, dam and reservoir projects, commercial and residential developments. James’s experience includes all aspects of construction, from estimating and CPM scheduling, to full-field project management, operations, negotiations, and overall project responsibility and accountability.

 

Mr. Twineham is qualified to provide consulting as well as expert opinion in schedule delay analysis, project cost evaluations, labor productivity delay and impact analysis, overall project management operations and dispute/settlement resolution.    

ABOUT

Mr. Twineham is a Managing Director at SOCOTEC, with more than 30 years of experience in general construction and project management involving, environmental, heavy civil, highway, water and wastewater, tunneling, dam and reservoir projects, commercial and residential developments. James’s experience includes all aspects of construction, from estimating and CPM scheduling, to full-field project management, operations, negotiations, and overall project responsibility and accountability.

 

Mr. Twineham is qualified to provide consulting as well as expert opinion in schedule delay analysis, project cost evaluations, labor productivity delay and impact analysis, overall project management operations and dispute/settlement resolution.    

Professional Experience & Qualifications

20+ Years with Firm | 20+ Years in Industry

SOCOTEC
2022 - Present | Managing Director

C2G International, LLC (formerly Criterium Group, LLC) – A SOCOTEC COMPANY
2001 - 2021 | Director

ASI Civil Constructors
2000 - 2001 | Project Manager/Estimator

Ogden Constructors, Inc.
1999 - 2000 | Project Manager/Estimator

J.A. Twineham Construction
1996 - 1999 | Principal

Advanco Constructors
1992 - 1996 | Superintendent

Penhall Company
1989 - 1992 | Project Manager/Estimator

Whittier Construction
1984 - 1989

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Associate of Science Oceanography Technology Emphases in Ocean Engineering - Fullerton College

  • Licensed Contractor – State of California, Class A & B
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Orange County -Professional Affiliate

  • Qualified in State Court as an expert witness and has provided expert witness testimony in trials and arbitrations, and has represented clients in mediations and negotiated settlements.
  • Provided expert opinion regarding analyses of schedule and delay, fieldwork progression analysis, percentage completion estimations, productivity, assessment and review of damages in relation to claims or litigation, and other related technical services to owner and contractor clients worldwide while working as a Project Manager for a construction management firm.
  • Advises clients on aspects of project management including CPM scheduling, cost evaluations, project delay and impact, analysis of resources and productivity, cost-to-complete evaluations, project pay request review and associated project percentage completion analysis.
  • Prepared a multitude of pre-bid construction estimates and pre-construction planning and organization for heavy civil, municipal and industrial projects ranging from $1 million to $75 million.
  • Served as project manager for major Wastewater and Water projects from bidding through project completion. Responsible for overall project accountability, supervision of staff, contract negotiations and scheduling of project with owners, subcontractors and vendors, on-site project management, budget and financial management, change order negotiations and overall planning.
  • Owned and operated a small construction firm that provided project management, design, and construction for small retail, commercial, and residential clients.
  • Provided estimating and project management for large demolition firm concentrating on large commercial demolition, freeway/roadway restoration projects as well as heavy civil projects and dams. Responsible for all aspects of the project from bid to project completion.

Expert Accordion Background

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Formal Testimony Experience

• ACN v. United National Insurance Company – Los Angeles, California – Deposition for Trial
• Broadcast Center Apartments – Los Angeles, California – AIMCO vs ACN Construction – Arbitration
• Cesar Chavez High School – Stockton, California – Deposition for Trial / Arbitration
• Fountain Valley Sewer Line Rehabilitation,  Fountain Valley, California – Deposition for Trial
• Harris vs. WL Homes LLC dba John Laing Homes; The Green Scene – Deposition / AAA Arbitration
• Lenwood Sewer Project, San Bernardino, California – Deposition / Trial
• The Se Hotel San Diego, San Diego, California – Deposition / AAA Arbitration
• The Shops at Sierra Lakes, Fontana, California – Deposition / Trial
• Valencia North Loop Road within Tustin Legacy Project, Tustin, California - Deposition for Trial

Mediations

• Aladdin Hotel and Casino – Fluor Daniel vs. Aladdin Bazaar - Mediation
• Allergan, Von Karman Expansion Project – Allergan, Inc. vs. PBI, Inc. – Mediation
• Allergan – Milmont Drive - Fremont, California – Negotiated Settlement
• Barstow Community College District Performing Arts Center – BCCD vs. ASR Constructors Inc. / Fidelity Insurance Company – Mediation
• Barstow Community College District Wellness Center – BCCD vs. ASR Constructors Inc. / Berkley Insurance Company – Mediation
• Broadcast Center Apartments – Los Angeles, California – AIMCO vs ACN Construction – Mediation
• Broadcast Center Apartments – Los Angeles, California – ACN Construction Subcontractor Claim Negotiations
• Cape May at Harveston, Temecula, California – Mediation
• Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure – Central Valley, California – Trial Preparation/Settlement Negotiation
• Cesar Chavez High School – Stockton, California – Mediation
• Crescent Gardens Apartments – Los Angeles, California – AIMCO vs ACN Construction – Mediation
• Fountain Valley Sewer Line Rehabilitation – Fountain Valley, California - Lonerock Inc. vs. City of Fountain Valley - Mediation
• Gigante Market, Los Angeles, California – Spectrum Construction vs. VSEDC – Mediation
• Glendale Police Facility, Glendale, California – The City of Glendale vs. Ray Wilson Company – Mediation
• Goleta WWTP Upgrade Project - Goleta Sanitation District vs. PCL Construction – Claim/Negotiation Settlement
• Grizzlies Stadium, Fresno, California – The City of Fresno vs. Mauldin Dorfmeier Construction  - Mediation
• Inland Feeder Pipeline, Highland Pipeline, Metropolitan Water District, Highland, California – Mediation
• Martins Creek Power Station NOx Emissions Reduction Project, Bangor, PA – Negotiated Settlement
• Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Project, Tunnel and Stations – Los Angeles, California – Mediation
• Pars Arvin Construction vs. Los Angeles Unified School District – Los Angeles, California – Pre-Arbitration Mediation
• Perris Valley Pipeline, North Reach – Perris, California – Metropolitan Water District vs W.A. Rasic – Mediation
• Perris Valley Pipeline, South Reach – Perris, California – Metropolitan Water District vs Oscar Renda Contracting – Mediation
• Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor Phase One – Port of Long Beach vs. Condon Johnson & Assoc. – Mediation
• Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor Phase One – Tidelands Property Damage vs. Condon Johnson & Assoc. - Mediation

• Port of Long Beach Pier G North Railyard Renovation Project – Claim Settlement
• Prima Deshecha Landfill Office Building – Orange County Waste & Recycling vs. Horizons Construction – Mediation
• Sellwood Bridge – Sundt Const. / Slayden Const. vs Multnomah County – Mediation
• UCSB Science Building, Santa Barbara, California – The Austin Company vs. Scott & Sons Electrical – Mediation
• White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California – White Memorial vs. Pankow Builders – Mediation
• Wholer Collector #6 and Pumphouse, Pipeline Project – Novato, California - Sundt Construction        vs Sonoma County Water Agency – Mediation
• Wolf Creek Sports Complex, Temecula, California – Mediation
• 973 Market Street – San Francisco, California – Raintree Partners vs. Build Group, Inc. - Mediation

Comprehensive Analysis Experience

• 3rd Street Light Rail – San Francisco, California
• 91St Avenue Waste Water Treatment Plant UP01 – Phoenix, Arizona
• 973 Market Street (The Wilson Luxury Apartments) – San Francisco, California
• Aladdin Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada
• Allergan - Von Karman Expansion Project – Irvine, California 
• Allergan – Milmont Drive - Fremont, California
• American Airlines LAX Terminal 4 Improvements – Los Angeles, California
• Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – San Bernardino, California
• Jim Bridger Power Plant Unit 4 – Point of Rocks, Wyoming
• Barstow Community College District Performing Arts Center – Barstow, California
• Barstow Community College District Wellness Center – Barstow, California
• Bend Water Reclamation Facility Secondary Expansion – Bend, Oregon
• Broadcom OCPC Irvine Campus Phase 1 – Irvine, California
• Broadway Tower 655 – San Diego, California
• Blythe Compressor Station – Blythe, California
• Burke Falls West Solar Project – Ontario, Canada
• Cadereyta Refinery – Mexico City, Mexico
• Cape May at Harveston – Temecula, California
• Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure – Central Valley, California
• Cerritos Community College Gymnasium Retrofit – Cerritos, California
• Cesar E. Chavez Park Development, Phase II – Long Beach, California
• Cesar Chavez High School – Stockton, California
• Chaffey Joint Union High School, Theater Building – Ontario, California
• Chaffey Joint Union High School, High School Campus – Ontario, California
• California State University San Marcos University Student Union  – San Marcos, California
• Cuesta College Library Expansion – San Luis Obispo, California
• Date Palm Drive Overcrossing – Cathedral City, California
• Disney’s Pacific Wharf – Anaheim, California
• Dow/Mitsui Chlor-Alkali Storage Tanks Project – Houston, Texas
• Flavor Tree Farms – Dinuba, California
• Forrest City Military Housing Projects – multiple locations, USA
• Fountain Valley Sewer Line Rehabilitation – Fountain Valley, California
• Four Season’s Resort at Emerald Bay – Great Exuma, Bahamas
• Gateway Commercial Center – Fairfield, California
• Gigante Market – South Los Angeles, California
• Glendale Police Facility – Glendale, California
• Glendale Community College – Glendale, California
• Goleta Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project – Goleta, California
• Grand Coulee Dam Fire Station - Columbia Basin Project, Washington
• Grizzlies Stadium – Fresno, California
• Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant – Hanford, Washington
• Harris Residence vs. John Laing Homes; The Green Scene – Calabasas, California
• Hollywood & Vine Subway Station, Redline Phase II – Hollywood, California

• Hollywood & Vine / Hollywood & Highland Tunnel – Hollywood, California
• Huntington Hospital – Pasadena, California
• Hotel Plaza La Reina – Los Angeles, California
• Hyatt Centric Hotel – Mountain View, California
• IKEA Retail Facility – East Palo Alto, California
• Intel-Ronler D1X MSB Building Project – Hillsboro, Oregon
• Highland Pipeline Inland Feeder Project, Highland Pipeline – Highland, California
• Kamehameha Schools,  East Hawaii Campus – Keaau, Hawaii
• Kern River Gas Transmission - Mountain Pass Lateral Project – San Bernardino, California
• Krupp Kearl Expansion Project – Kearl Lake, - Alberta, Canada
• LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse – Los Angeles. California
• Laurelwood Townhomes vs. East West Bank – Semi Valley, California
• Lenwood Sewer Project – San Bernardino, California
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Parking Structure – Los Angeles, California
• Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center – Palo Alto, California
• Mammoth 80/50 – Mammoth, California
• Martins Creek Power Station NOx Emissions Reduction Project, Bangor, PA
• Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Project – Tunnel and Stations – East Los Angeles, California
• Microsoft MWH03 Data Center – Quincy, Washington
• Microsoft SAT 09-10 Data Center – San Antonio, Texas 
• Miramonte High School – Northern California
• Mohave Solar Power Plant Project – San Bernardino, California
• Mountain House Wastewater Treatment Plant – San Joaquin County, California
• Mt. View Hyatt Centric – Mountain View, California
• Nellis AFB – Las Vegas, Nevada
• New White Memorial Medical Center - Los Angeles, California
• Nexus Downtown Seattle – Seattle, Washington
• Nacimiento Water Pipeline Project, South – San Luis Obispo, California
• North Hollywood Subway Station – Los Angeles, California
• North Transfer Station – Seattle Washington
• Orange County Credit Union Corporate Headquarters – Orange County, California
• OC Sanitation District Secondary Activated Sludge Facility P102 – Fountain Valley, California
• Oxnard Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Project – Oxnard, California
• Palomar Community College District Project – Palomar, California
• Pars Arvin Construction vs. Los Angeles Unified School District – Los Angeles, California
• Pasadena DWP Office Building – Pasadena, California
• Perris Valley Pipeline - North, Metropolitan Water District – Perris, California
• Perris Valley Pipeline – South, Metropolitan Water District – Perris, California
• Piilani Gardens Apartments – Honolulu, Hawaii 
• Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Tacoma, Washington
• Pope & Talbot Paper Mill – Halsey, Oregon
• Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor Phase One – Long Beach, California
• Port of Long Beach Pier G North Railyard Renovation Project – Long Beach, California
• Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor – Tidelands Facility – Long Beach, California
• Praxair Phase 3 Mechanical Project – Texas City, Texas
• Rancho Campana High School Project – Oxnard, California
• Rancho Seca Solar Farm Project – Herald, California
• Raymond Avenue Street Improvements – Pasadena, California
• R.A. Skinner Treatment Plant Oxidation Retrofit Program and Washwater Recl. –Winchester, California
• Redwood City Courtyard by Marriot – Redwood City, California

• Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Hotel and Residence – Grand Cayman, British West Indies
• Rosewood Park Community Center – Commerce, California
• San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, California
• San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Airport Expansion – San Francisco, California
• San Francisco Giants Practice Facility, San Francisco, California
• San Francisco International Airport, Special Systems Project – San Francisco, California
• Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Mainline and Metering Station – Yorba Linda, California
• Sasol FT Wax Expansion Project Work Pack 4 & 6 – Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa
• Seattle Public Utilities North Transfer Station Rebuild Project – Seattle, Washington
• Southminister Nursing Facility – Charlotte, North Carolina
• Southwest College LACCD – Los Angeles, California
• The Sè Hotel San Diego – San Diego, California
• Shepherd of the Hills Family Life Center – Porter Ranch, California
• Skookum Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant – British Columbia, Canada
• The Shops at Sierra Lakes  – Fontana, California
• Skiver / Barranca Business Center – Irvine, California
• Sierra de Montserrat Pipeline Project - Loomis, California
• Scheid Vineyards Processing Facility – King City, California
• Smuggler’s Gulch & Goat Canyon International Pump Stations – San Diego, California
• Sofia, NASA Ground Support Facility – Moffett Field, California
• Sound Transit Beacon Hill Station & Tunnel Contract – Seattle, Washington
• Sunrise Powerlink Project – San Diego County, California
• UCLA – Northwest Housing – Los Angeles, California
• UCLA- Westwood Hospital – Westwood, California
• University of California Santa Barbara, Science Building – Santa Barbara, California
• University Park Student Housing – Las Vegas, Nevada
• Upper Occoquan Sewage Project (UOSA) – Centreville, Virginia
• Valencia North Loop Road and Armstrong Ave. within Tustin Legacy Project – Tustin, California 
• Village at Novato Retail Center – Novato, California
• Waterfront Resort – a Hilton Hotel Expansion – Huntington Beach, California
• Water Reclamation Facility Expansion and Efficiency Project – Bend, Oregon
• West Gateway Center / HB Parkco – Long Beach, California
• Wholer -Forestville Pipeline Pump Station – Novato, California
• Wolf Creek Sports Complex – Temecula, California

Comprehensive Construction Experience

• Big Dalton Dam Rehabilitation and Outlet Works – Glendora, California
• Contaminated Vapor Waste Pumping/Incinerator – Los Angeles, California
• Devils Canyon Pumping Station – Redlands, California
• Jensen Water Plant Earthquake Repair of Main Freshwater Trunk Line – Sylmar, 
California
• Fountain Valley Wastewater Treatment Plants, Plants 1 & 2 – Fountain Valley, 
California
• George Air Force Base Runway Replacement – Adelanto, California
• Hyperion Wastewater Plant, various projects – Playa Del Rey, California
• Miramar Naval Air Station Runway Replacement – Mira Mar, San Diego, California
• Numerous Interstate Highway Bridge Removals, CalTrans – California
• Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant – Point Loma, San Diego, California
• Santa Paula River Channel Rehabilitation, Army Corp. – Santa Paula, California
• Sewer Rehabilitation Project – Main Trunk Line – Los Angeles County, California
• Storm Water Pump Station & Flood Retention Basin – Los Angeles County, California
• Unit “W” Wastewater Interceptor Project – Thousand Oaks, California
• Wastewater Holding Basins and Pump Station – Los Angeles, California

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