Christopher H. Beirise - COO

Las Vegas

Chris has testified in courts, arbitrations and international arbitrations, delivered sworn depositions, and presented in mediations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has been engaged as an expert on schedule and damages matters in excess of US$90 million.

He has experience working on projects located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. He has worked on numerous types of project in the construction and engineering industries, including airports, bridges, highways and tunnels, various types of buildings, power plants, railroads and water treatment plants.

Chris is highly proficient in methods of delay analysis, as well as analysis of project cost growth issues, including productivity, acceleration, and disruption. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies as well as government and state entities. Chris has taught classes for clients and the public on scheduling, estimating, and cost tracking.

Chris holds a BS Civil Engineering and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineers (AACE), and a member of the Project Management Institute. Prior to HKA, Chris worked in senior management positions at several consulting companies and began his career as a cost and schedule engineer for a construction company.

 

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Lectures and Seminars
  • 10 September 2010 – Chris Beirise and Mark Gentry from The Kenrich Group LLC walked through AACEi’s Recommended Practice 29R-03 – Forensic Schedule Analysis and discussed key passages as they relate to forensic schedule analysis. The Recommended Practice was published in June 2007 and was intended to be a unifying document regarding analyzing schedule delays. The document has spurred many debates and articles critical of the practices. Attendees learned about the Recommended Practice and its relevance to construction litigators and their clients.

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