In our industry strength emanates from having a competent and committed team. Our dedicated professionals average more than a decade of experience, with a diverse background in claims support, project management, estimating, scheduling, and cost engineering. Our educational backgrounds include civil, industrial, and aeronautical engineering, architecture, finance, economics, management, and the law. We are also certified Professional Engineers (PE), Planning and Scheduling Professionals (PSP), Cost Engineers (CCE), and Project Management Professionals (PMP). This unique combination of education, accreditation, and real-world experience gives us a depth of expertise few can match. The following is a list of professional experts in our network:
Donald T. Harvey
Mr. Harvey is Managing Director of Secretariat International, specializing in providing consultation on construction projects in the areas of scheduling, contract review, program assessment, cost, productivity, time impact, and delay and disruption, as well as other project management and dispute resolution concerns, on construction projects worldwide.
Relying on his wealth of dispute experience and a fundamental understanding of construction project management, Mr. Harvey provides clients with a unique and valuable perspective from which to effectively deliver desired results. Mr. Harvey has spent the vast majority of his career working on large-scale infrastructure projects located all over the world. He has worked on projects ranging from $5 million to $17 billion USD in Africa, Asia, North/South America, Europe, and Australia. Mr. Harvey has experience on the following types of projects: Oil/Gas, Petrochemical, Hospitals, Airports, Rail, Stadiums, Schools, Commercial Office Buildings/Developments, Hotels, Power, Water/Waste Water, Reclamation, and Highway/Roads.
Mr. Harvey is recognized as one of the leaders in delay analysis. He has testified in numerous dispute resolution forums. While many experts take an academic approach to delay analysis, Mr. Harvey combines his deep industry experience with formal training to provide a practical result that can withstand the scrutiny of any cross-examination. Mr. Harvey has a civil engineering degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University. He also was trained as a Primavera Certified Technical representative and has given numerous Primavera sponsored lectures on scheduling/programming.
Before launching Secretariat International, Mr. Harvey was head of Navigant's International Operations. Prior to working in the consulting field, Mr. Harvey provided project management and engineering services for the design and construction of over US $100 million in infrastructure and heavy construction projects, gaining hands-on experience from the ground up.
Mr. Amit Garg leads Secretariat International's Asian operations. Mr. Garg has been involved in providing dispute advisory services to regional clients from Singapore and Hong Kong, where he previously headed the Asian construction practice for Navigant Consulting. Prior to moving to Singapore, Mr. Garg was based in the USA, where he worked directly in the construction industry, performed industry research on measuring project performance, and provided consulting through the construction dispute practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Marsh.
Mr. Garg specializes in the analysis of construction claims and has extensive experience in evaluating delays, measuring productivity and reviewing project delivery systems. He has performed delay analyses and served as an expert on several large international disputes on projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Mr. Garg has completed Executive Management from Harvard Business School. His experience ranges across a wide variety of projects with a particular focus on transportation, oil & gas, and energy projects. As part of these engagements, Mr. Garg has served as an expert and is currently involved in arbitrations under ICC, AAA, KLRC, SIAC, and DIAC. He has a Degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA and a Bachelors Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, India.
Ted M. Scott
Mr. Scott specializes in scheduling and project controls and has prepared delay analyses, damage assessments, productivity studies, and cost estimates for his clients. Mr. Scott is a licensed engineer and has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry working on a variety of large scale infrastructure and commercial projects for multinational owners, developers, contractors, lenders, insurers and attorneys.
Mr. Scott has testified in Federal and State court as an independent expert on matters of scheduling and project delay and has considerable experience working on projects in the UK, the Middle East, the Far East and the United States of America. Mr. Scott is an author and frequent speaker on a variety of construction related topics. Prior to working in the consulting field, Mr. Scott worked both as a civil engineer and scheduler on several large highway and bridge projects.
Mr. Saulsbury specializes in providing consultation on construction and engineering projects and has principally been appointed by clients, or client's counsel, who are involved in large capital projects or other construction-related matters. He has worked with US, UK and international owners, developers, engineers, contractors, and stakeholders to consult on matters related to project management, project controls, construction scheduling, contract disputes and claims.
Mr. Saulsbury has been appointed as an independent expert on matters of scheduling and project delay on construction disputes in arbitration, litigation, mediation and formal contract negotiations and has testified on some of those matters. He has expertise in critical path method (CPM) scheduling, concentrating on schedule analysis of claims and disputes arising from project delays. His experience includes analysis relating to matters of delay, disruption, productivity, time impacts, acceleration, and other project management and dispute issues. Mr. Saulsbury has also consulted on matters relating to insurance claims on construction projects, construction operations, schedule and cost controls, and cost estimating.
Mr. Kling is a Director with Secretariat specializing in providing advisory services and consulting to public and private sector clients related to construction cost reviews and audits, change orders and claims, project management and controls, program status and risk exposure analysis, process improvements, construction fraud investigations, and commercial and construction litigation on various projects all over the world.
Mr. Kling has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry working as a professional engineer, licensed attorney, and as a construction consultant with a proven record of assisting clients in various capacities across the entire project lifecycle. He holds bachelor degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering, a Juris Doctorate degree, and is Bar certified and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in two states.
Mr. Wright is a Managing Director with Secretariat International and is based in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Wright specializes in expert witness and forensic accounting services to governmental agencies, private law firms, construction contractors, and government contractors. Mr. Wright has testified as an expert witness before numerous state and Federal courts, Boards of Contract Appeals, in domestic and international arbitration, and participated in mediations and settlement negotiations. Mr. Wright has provided expert testimony in over one hundred twenty five matters. In addition to his litigation and expert witness services, Mr. Wright over thirty years of experience consulting on construction and government contract matters. With respect to construction projects Mr. Wright has significant experience with: Airports, Oil and Gas Facilities and Pipelines, Bridges and Tunnels, Industrial Facilities, Power Plants, Military and Commercial Launch Facilities, Waste Water Treatment Facilities, Jails and Prisons, Stadiums, Aqueducts, Subway and Transit, and Highways and Roads.
Mr. Wright co-authored a chapter entitled,'Types of Financial Reports and Opinions' Issued by CPAs and Applicable Professional Standards included in the 2010 book published by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry titled,'Construction Accounting; A Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals'. Mr. Wright also co-authored an article published in the Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants CPA Statement entitled, 'Professional Standards Applicable to Litigation Support'. He has taught courses and given presentations on financial and economic damages before a variety of professional groups, including the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association. Mr. Wright is a CPA and is a graduate of George Mason University.
Brian G. Bowie
Mr. Bowie recently joined Secretariat International as a Senior Manager in the Hong Kong office. Prior to joining Secretariat International, Mr. Bowie worked in a similar capacity in the UK and Hong Kong. Mr. Bowie has also gained practical experience, working for a multi-disciplinary engineering practice in the UK and Hong Kong, in all aspects of engineering projects from design, to site supervision and contract administration. For the last four years, Mr. Bowie has been based in Hong Kong providing dispute advisory services to owners, contractors and subcontractors in relation to major construction projects.
Mr. Bowie specializes in the analysis of construction claims and has extensive experience in evaluating delays, and reviewing project delivery systems. He has performed delay analyses on large disputes on projects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Mr. Bowie has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King's College London and has a first class degree in Civil Engineering from Strathclyde University.
Mr. Brindisi is a Director at Secretariat International, specializing in construction project management, claims management, and dispute resolution. He has consulted on a number of complex multi-million dollar construction projects throughout the world related to project budget control, construction planning/scheduling, and project delay & damages. He has been appointed as an independent expert on matters of scheduling and project delay on construction disputes in formal contract negotiations. Mr. Brindisi has expertise in CPM scheduling and delay analysis, disruption analysis, issue analysis and litigation support, along with various cost analyses.
He has provided these services across a wide range of projects, including oil refineries, airports, stadiums, power plants, infrastructure works, and government facilities. His experience includes the review and analysis of contract & tender information, the preparation of as-planned and as-built schedules, the determination of project time impacts & acceleration, and the implementation of various productivity analyses, along with resolving other project management and dispute related issues. Mr. Brindisi has also been involved with various cost related analyses for construction and non-construction related projects.
Ms. Wagman specializes in construction project management, claims management, and dispute resolution. She has worked and consulted on a number of complex multi-million dollar construction projects throughout the world related to construction management, CPM scheduling, project delay and damages, and litigation support. Ms. Wagman has worked with independent experts on matters of scheduling and project delay on construction disputes in formal contract negotiations.
As a Director at Secretariat, Ms. Wagman has provided CPM scheduling, delay and disruption analysis, technical issue analysis, litigation support, and various cost analyses across a wide range of projects, including oil refineries, airports, petrochemical plants, medical facilities, distribution centers, government buildings, military projects, and commercial buildings.
Ms. Wagman's experience includes the review and analysis of contract, tender, and project information, the preparation of as-planned and as-built schedules, schedule delay analysis, various dispute related analyses including acceleration, productivity, change order, and technical issues. Ms. Wagman has also provided litigation support services and been involved with various cost related analyses for construction projects.
* Detailed resumes/CVs and references are available upon request.