Recruited to regain control of cost, schedule, and quality for successful completion of 4 phase, fully occupied renovation of 256,000 square feet and additional 12,000 square feet of new construction including main campus restaurant, multiple offices, food court, bowling alley, bookstore, and theater.
Facilitated the resolution of outstanding issues through procurement of rapid, accurate responses from architect, addressing multiple design errors and omissions as well as latent conditions and contractor errors. Responsible for providing all customer communications regarding project status and user interface requirements.
Developed presentations and conduct bi-weekly meetings with Senior University Executives. Coordinated and communicated all project requirements, and provided direction to A/E and contractor teams. Directed
all project documentation and control requirements.
Supervised three field inspectors and project engineer. Worked with Maryland Office of Attorney General in preparing and implementing claims mitigation strategies. Reviewed and analyzed contractor claims; estimated and negotiated change orders.
Monitored and reviewed contractor schedule; approved contractor payment applications. Negotiated independent construction contracts as required for project; interfaced with all users including food court vendors, Barnes & Noble, design teams, and contractors. Proficiently utilized Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Primavera (P3) and Costworks.
Successfully completed the project, following attempts by 3 previous University and Jacobs Engineering project managers, 5 contractor project managers, 3 contractor project executives, and 3 A/E contract administrators.
Provided critical experience in phased occupied renovation projects, including the approach for hazardous materials remediation and documentation.
Settled outstanding contractor claims for 35% of cost submitted, settled recovery claim against the A/E for more than 90% of total insurance policy value, and negotiated / settled more than 700 change orders.
Resolved more than 1800 Requests for information and facilitated the completion of a project that was two years behind schedule and approximately 65% over budget.