Christopher H. Beirise - COO

Las Vegas

Chris Beirise is the Chief Operating Officer of The Kenrich Group LLC and Managing Vice President of the Las Vegas office.  Prior to the creation of Kenrich, Chris was a Vice President at Tucker Alan Inc., and a Senior Consultant at Peterson Consulting. Chris also worked at Kenny Construction Company as a Cost and Schedule Engineer.

Chris has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and others including electric utilities, construction contractors and subcontractors, architects, engineers, project owners, manufacturers, insurance companies, and various government entities, including state agencies.

Chris is experienced in both damages and delay analysis and focuses in the construction, electric utility, and government contract industries. Chris’s experience includes work on numerous types of power plant projects; airports; sport stadiums; highways, roadways, and bridges; multi-unit housing complexes; office buildings; tunnels and mines; casinos; prisons; wastewater treatment plants; and railroads. Chris’s work includes critical path schedule analyses intended to determine durations and responsibility for events delaying projects as well as analysis of project cost growth issues, including productivity, acceleration, and disruption.

Chris has testified as an expert witness in court (judges and jury trials) and arbitrations, and presented damage and schedule delay analysis in formal mediation and other alternate dispute resolution proceedings. He has also consulted with companies on scheduling methods and procedures, cost tracking, and ways to track the impact of ongoing disputes. Chris has taught classes on scheduling, estimating, and cost tracking in public forums and to clients.

 

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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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