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Wappingers Falls, NY, 12590
June 10, 2016

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Derek Graham

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Construction Senior Scheduler/Senior Estimator/Claims Manager Career Summary

****-****ent Independent Consultant, RepOne, NY, NY

CPM Level 4 construction scheduling and oversight (Primavera 6)

Senior estimator: luxury residential, commercial, educational, retail, and transit

Expert witness in defect & delay claim cases, plaintiff/defense & owner/contractor

Provide forensic evaluations to facilitate delay claims >$25M 2009-2013 Senior Scheduler DACK Consulting, White Plains, NY

Instituted P6 CPM scheduling and scheduling oversight program for major transit, utility, educational, & private developers: MTA, DEP, NYPA, SUNY, CUNY, TBTA, and SCA.

Generated hard-bid and conceptual estimates for major projects - >$200M, from drawings manually, and with digitizer all CSI divisions

Instituted LEED USGBC tracking and reporting program

Prepared mentor course studies for professional and institutional agencies, including Columbia University

Conducted quarterly material and labor cost escalation and economic studies for major transit entities

2006 Author, Managing Residential Construction: Strategies and Solutions, McGraw Hill Technical Book Group, (New York: 2006)

Authored 550 page illustrated hardcover residential construction management textbook for leading technical publisher, geared toward educational institutions, and industry design and construction professionals. The book is used in Graduate Study, at Columbia University, NY

2005-2007 Chief Estimator, Uberto Construction, NY, NY Chief Estimator/Senior Project Manager for luxury residential general contractor. Contracted and managed design-build, lump-sum, and negotiated-bid contracts Budgets ranged from $600-1,500/SF

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2000-2004 Senior Working Project Manager, Clark Construction Corp., NY, NY

Facilitated and maintained multiple high-end residential, hospitality, office, commercial, retail, and museum clients

Pre-construction manager for 5 Star Hotel modernization, to include coordination of MEP systems, BMS integration, and transition from core to fit-out

MEP estimator on larger projects

1998-2000 Director of Operations, RD Rice Construction Inc., NY, NY

Directed thirty-five employee interior CM/GC, to include three project managers, six superintendents, and one estimator. to facilitate $40M annually in high-end product to the high-end residential, commercial, medical, and retail sectors

Developed and implemented construction management system to accommodate large projects

Managed facility/property management and upgrade programs for all clientele 1994-1998 Chief Estimator/Project Director, 3-D Construction Inc., NY, NY

Coordinated sales and estimating departments of mid-sized General Contractor, to include pre-construction, contract negotiation, scheduling, and change orders

Acted as Chief Estimator/Senior Project Manager for negotiated and competitive bid projects.

Developed and implemented pilot construction management and administrative systems, to include procurement, estimating, change orders, and project management 1992-1994 Contractor, National Woodworks, Inc., NY, NY Finish carpentry, architectural millwork, and cabinetry services, licensed and operated in Tri-State area

1985 – 1992 Tradesman

Field mechanic, from apprentice to finish carpenter, millworker, and superintendent. Approximately 200 different projects in the NYC metropolitan area Education Bachelor of Arts, Hunter College, NY, NY Major: English, Concentration in British Literature: 3.58 GPA Minor: Art History

Honors, and Dean’s List

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Derek Graham

Select Projects

SUNY MART Building & Bed Support Tower, Stony Brook, New York (2014-2018) Baseline schedule, and updates for 2-year $150M core and shell.

Grand Central Station Wi-Fi Antennae Installation (2015-2016) Baseline schedule, and updates

Lincoln Tunnel Louver Replacement, New York (2015-2016) Baseline schedule, and updates

Bay Park STP Grit Removal Facility, Oceanside, NY (2015-2017) GC Oversight

Menlo Park Elementary School Addition, (2015-2016) Baseline schedule, and updates

Cedar Creek WPCP, Seaford, New York, (2015)

GC Oversight

DEP Shaft Maintenance, Brooklyn New York, (2015-2016) GC Oversight

Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics - Con Ed, Sub-slab Depress. System New York (2014) Developed two-phase baseline of P6 baseline schedule for school on pre-existing Con Ed property

Replacement of Grand Central Terminal Escalators, New York, NY (2014)

Developed four-phase baseline P6 baseline schedule for 11 escalator replacement

Brooklyn Tunnel (Brooklyn/Battery), New York, NY (2013) Developed Owner’s P6 two-phase baseline schedule for rehabilitation of the two 1.7 mile tubes.

DEP CRO421, (various), New York (2012-2013)

P6 baseline and update scheduling for Department of Environmental Protection storm water remediation at three sites.

DEP CRO366R, (various), New York (2012-2013)

P6 baseline and update scheduling for Department of Environmental Protection property infrastructure maintenance at seven sites.

Citypoint, 1 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (2013)

Developed P6 three-phase baseline schedule for mixed use site: 550,000SF retail, and two skyscraper podiums

MTA, Phase I Second Avenue Subway Project, NY, NY (2009-2011) P6 scheduling oversight, including evaluation of contractor’s mitigation and recovery schedules, and risk assessment reports.

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Bid leveling and cost projections for $4B TBM and open-cut and cover mining/lining, tunneling, structural, architectural and MEP underground rapid transit system, from East 96th to 63rd Streets

(Phase I).

MTA Fulton Street Transit Center, NY, NY (2009-2011) P6 scheduling oversight, including evaluation of contractor’s mitigation and recovery schedules. Preconstruction budgeting, for 157,000SF, $200M transit hub, and offices (2010-2012)

MTA, Fulton Street Transit Center: Corbin Building, NY, NY (2009-2010) Preconstruction budgeting for Integration of $60M historical restoration of 1888 Francis Kimball early skyscraper, with Fulton Street Transit Center and World Trade Center hubs.

MTA, Fulton Street Transit Center, Dey Street Concourse and R/W Underpass NY, NY (2009-2011) Preconstruction budgeting and bid leveling for structural reconfiguration, and architectural and MEP upgrades for $27M underground rapid transit station, platforms, and concourse.

MTA, East Side Access, NY, NY (2011)

P6 scheduling oversight, and mitigation/recovery effort analysis for construction of underground connection and terminal for LIRR, from Jamaica to GCT.

MTA, Construction of Facilities Core and Shell, Number 7 Line Extension, Site J Systems Building and Station Entrance, NY, NY (2010)

Estimating and cost leveling of 121,000 SF transit facility, to included tunneling, and core and shell work.

MTA, Construction of Facilities MEP, Number 7 Line Extension, Site A ($18M),J, K, and L Systems Buildings, NY, NY (2010)

Estimating and cost leveling of systems facilities, to include tunnel ventilation, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection.

MTA, Construction of Facilities MEP, Number 7 Line Extension34 Street Station, NY, NY (2010) Estimating and cost leveling of 111,000SF systems facilities, to include tunnel ventilation, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (2010)

SUNY Stony Brook, West Side Dining, Stony Brook, NY (2011-2012) Scheduling oversight and change order review for expansion of student dining and cafeteria, including modernization and upgrade to existing facility, and new, attached facility.

Four Seasons Hotel, Floor NY, NY (2001-2002)

Pre-construction Project Manager for $17M five star hotel upgrades. MEP and BMS coordination for the Presidential and Ambassador Suites. Administrator of early web-based project FTP site. Architect: Peter Marino, Architect.

Cayo Largo Four Seasons Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Conceptual estimate of $300M 230 room five- star resort (2012)

1 Central Park West, 49-51 Floor, NY, NY (2001)

Project Manager of 20,000 SF, $19M high-end residential tenant fit-out project, to include MEP systems, structural reconfiguration, and general construction and finishes. Administrator of early web-based project FTP site. Page 5 May 31, 2016

Architect: Helfand Meyerberg Guggenheimer/Office of Peter Rose (2001)

660 Park Avenue, NY, NY (2006)

Senior Project Manager and Senior Estimator of $12M luxury gut renovation of Neo-classical historical pre-war floor-through Park Avenue brownstone apartment house. Architect: Peter Pennoyer, Architect

Managing Residential Construction: Strategies & Solutions, (McGraw Hill Technical Book Group, New York (2006)

Authored 550 page illustrated hardcover text for leading technical publisher, geared toward educational institutions, and industry design and construction professionals. The text is used at Columbia University, Master’s in Construction Administration Program Derek Graham Construction Career Timeline

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Laborer, FL

Laborer, NYC

Framing Carpenter



General Contractor


GC Estimator

Project Director/Project


Director of Operations



Chief Estimator

Senior Scheduler/Senior


Expert Witness

Independent Consultant

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Derek Graham

Statement of Qualifications


I have been practicing in the construction industry since 1982, when I began as a site work laborer. I continued, in 1985, as a laborer for a commercial and residential contractor. In 1987, I graduated to framing carpenter. About that time, I took on carpentry sub contract work. In 1989, I progressed to finish carpenter, and millworker.

In 1992, I started my own general contracting firm, National Woodworks Inc., which was contracted to renovate residential and commercial spaces, until 1994. When I began independent consulting in 2006, I created RepOne a d/b/a of National Woodworks Inc.

In 1993, I began as a Project Superintendent for a commercial builder. At this time, I began self training as a Project Scheduler. In 1995, I began training as a Project Estimator of luxury residential projects. Estimates were for carpentry, rough framing, drywall, all Division 9 trades, architectural millwork, and manufactured casework.

In 1996, I continued as a Project Estimator, and graduated to a Project Manager, and subsequently Project Director; which involved estimating, and project and account management. From 2001 2008, I continued as a Project Estimator and Project Manager/Superintendent (combination title) for custom luxury high end residential general contractors. Estimates were for carpentry, rough framing, drywall, all Division 9 trades, architectural millwork, and manufactured casework. In 2001, I began estimating mechanical trades.

My text Managing Residential Construction Projects: Strategies and Solutions, was published by McGraw Hill Technical Book Group, NY, NY (2006). The book was part of the construction class curriculum at Columbia University, School of Continuing Education, NY, NY. I also prepared seminars on project estimation and scheduling for classes taught at Columbia. I publish regularly on a blog at my website, on various topics of interest in the construction industry. In 2009, I continued as a Senior Estimator and Senior Scheduler for a consulting firm specializing in large scale transit, infrastructure, and development projects. In that same year, I began serving as an Expert Witness for construction defects, damages, and subsequently, delay and disruption cases. 5/20/2014 Page 2 of 6

Estimates from 2009 were for all CSI Divisions 0 26 Presently, I am an independent project control specialist: cost, schedule, and oversight consultant for large scale infrastructure, transit, educational, residential, and development projects, in New York. 5/20/2014 Page 3 of 6

Project Management (Superintendent)

I began my training as a Superintendent in 1993, for a commercial contractor. My responsibilities included

Supervision of daily site operations: staging, safety, material handling, and field coordination

In house employee management

Site material ordering and staging

Coordination of trades

Surveying, stake out, and benchmarking

Assurance of compliance to design

Daily progress and condition reporting

Project Estimation

I began my training as a project estimator in 1995, for a luxury residential contractor. My responsibilities included

Conceptual estimating and square foot budgeting

Schematic estimating

Quantity take offs

Detailed project estimation and budgeting

Custom project estimation for luxury residential I have continued as a project estimator on a regular basis, since that time. Project Management (Estimator/Project Manager)

I acted in the capacity of Estimator/Project Manager, beginning in 1995, for a residential contractor. My responsibilities included

Sub contract negotiation and procurement

Project kick off and site set up

Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing estimates

Shop drawing and submittal management

Change order negotiation and management

Coordination with client and design team

Weekly progress meetings and minutes

Project development oversight

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I continued as a project manager from 1995 – 2008. Although I was promoted to Project Manager, I also acted as a Project Manager/Superintendent, a hybrid role requiring responsibilities in both capacities. I also continued to function as a Project Estimator. Contract values as much as $20M, and $1,500/SF

Project Management (Project Director)

I graduated to the role of Project Director, beginning in 1996, for a residential contractor My responsibilities included all those of a Project Manager (see above) as well as

Sales and presentation

Project estimation

Project deliverable management

Account management

Billing and payable management

Budget preparation

Bid leveling


Contract negotiation

Weekly progress meetings and minutes

Change order management

Implementation of construction management contracts Director of Operations

I acted in the capacity of Director of Operations for a general contractor specializing in high end residential and commercial work.

My responsibilities included

Oversight of estimating department

Project manager for select projects

Oversight of field operations, superintendents, and man power for all projects

Billing accounts payable and receivable interface with bookkeeping Contract values as much as $5M, and $750/SF

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Chief Estimator

I acted in the capacity of a Chief Estimator, in 2005, for a luxury general contractor contracting negotiated bids

My responsibilities included

Project conceptual budgeting and estimation

Bid leveling

Sub contractor negotiation

Program development interface with design team

Project manager for select projects

Contract values as much as $20M, and $1,250/SF

Senior Estimator, Senior Scheduler, and Oversight Specialist I acted in the capacity of a Senior Estimator and Scheduler Oversight specialist, beginning in 2009, for a small consulting firm, working on large scale transit projects My responsibilities included

Estimation of large scale transit structures and tunneling, court houses, private developer works, utilities, storm water remediation, institutional, and educational projects.

Estimation oversight of large scale transit projects

Change order management and oversight

Scheduling of institutional, storm water remediation, and educational projects

Scheduling oversight of large scale transit, and educational projects

Expert witness for delay and defect arbitration cases

Bid management and RFP processing

LEED credit management and submittals

Cost escalation studies and market analysis for major public transit agencies

Development of scheduling, estimating, and small business seminars and Powerpoint presentations for Columbia University, and public agency outreach

Public relations and content developer

Contract values as much as $4B, and $1,500/SF

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Summary of Project Specialties

Core and Shell

Utility & Infrastructure

Transit Hub and Subway Tunnels

Transit Stations and Concourses

Luxury Residential Renovations

Art Galleries

Medical Offices

Tenant fit Out


Storm Water Mitigation





Court Houses

Water Purification Facilities

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