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Adroit Consultants, LLC

Adroit Consultants, LLC

4 Applewood Dr
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458

Phone(201) 366-3522

Website https://www.adroitprojectconsultants.com/

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I am a construction subject matter expert with more than 18 years of professional experience. I have a Ph.D. in construction management and master's degrees in civil engineering as well as industrial engineering. I have proven expertise in the areas of construction management, project management, construction claims, forensic schedule analysis, construction injury, construction fraud, construction defects, and delay and damages analysis. With extensive experience working on several large and mega projects internationally and throughout the United States, I am a recognized expert and have served as an expert in more than 90 construction claims cases as well as other cases such as safety and slip and fall matters.

Besides my extensive construction expertise and experience, I am the author of numerous scholarly articles and industry guidelines including four AACE International Recommended Practices because of my role in authoring some of the recommended practices, including Recommended Practice 91R-16 Schedule Development, Recommended Practice 89R-16 Management Summary Schedule, and Recommended Practice 92R-17 Analyzing Near-Critical Paths. The AACE International Recommended Practices are intended to be the main technical foundation of educational, and certification products and services in the areas of project management, construction management, and cost engineering. The RPs are a series of documents that contain valuable reference information for project management practitioners around the globe. I am also the recipient of the 2018 AACE International Technical Excellence Award.

I have been examined and certified as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the States of Texas, New York, and New Jersey. I have also been examined by Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), by AACE International as the project planning and scheduling professional (PSP), and by American Concrete Institute (ACI) as a Concrete Special Inspector.

Services

Served numerous times (in more than 90 cases) in the capacity of a consulting expert. Currently (in Feb 2022) involved in one international arbitration case for a multimillion-dollar claim in the court of London and three other cases, including a construction delay and loss of productivity claim for a megaproject in New York, a construction injury case in Long Island, NY, and a slip and fall case in the State of New Jersey.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedules

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Licenses

• Professional Engineer (P.E.) [TX, NJ, and NY]
• Concrete Construction Special Inspector, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
• Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE)
• Design and Risk Management Professional (DRMP), The Association for the Advancement of Cost Eng. (AACE)
• Project Management Professional (PMP®), Project Management Institute (PMI)


Legal Experience & Services

Served numerous times (in more than 90 cases) in the capacity of a consulting expert. Currently (in Feb 2022) involved in one international arbitration case for a multimillion-dollar claim in the court of London and three other cases, including a construction delay and loss of productivity claim for a megaproject in New York, a construction injury case in Long Island, NY, and a slip and fall case in the State of New Jersey.


Affiliations

Volunteer Positions
• Oct 2018 – Present Exam Committee, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
• Jul 2019 – Vice President, AACE-Metro NY, AACE International (The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering)
• Feb 2018 – Present On-Site Evaluator - Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), Project Management Institute (PMI)

Membership (past and present)
• American Bar Association (ABA)
• The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International)
• Project Management Institute (PMI)


Awards & Honors

• AACE International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) Technical Excellence Award


Seminars & Training

• Assessing the effects of adverse weather on construction project schedules. CMAA's (Construction Management Association of America) webinars, December 2019 (scheduled)
• Performing project schedule constructability reviews: What to look for. CMAA's webinars, May 2019
• Assessing the adverse effects of schedule deficiencies from the claim management perspective, CMAA's (Construction Management Association of America) webinars, February 2019
• Recommended Practice 92R-17 Analyzing Near-Critical Paths, AACE, The Florida Chapter of the AACE International, Nov 2018
• SA. Terouhid, Chris Carleo, Greg Sampson, The Need for Applying Project Management Strategies to Facility Closures and Acquisitions, AGC of America 2017 Contractors Environmental Conference (CEC), Crystal City, VA, Sep 2017
• Improving the effectiveness of project schedules through an integrated project management approach, CMAA's (Construction Management Association of America) 2017 Capital Projects Symposium, New Orleans, LA, March 2017
• SA. Terouhid, D. Minchella, Well-structured project gating and work breakdown structures: building blocks for effective construction project planning, Selected for presentation at the 2016 CMAA's Capital Projects Symposium, Austin, TX
• SA. Terouhid, M. Mirhadi Fard. CDR2114: Structuring construction claim investigation processes to reduce cognitive bias, presented in the 2016 AACE (the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) Annual Meeting
• M. Mirhadi Fard, SA. Terouhid. Planning and scheduling requirements of subway station rehabilitation/ renovation projects, Selected for presentation at the 2016 AACE (the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) Annual Meeting
• SA Terouhid, Andrew Sargent, Construction claim visuals: an investigation into the common visuals used for preparing or assessing construction delay and productivity claims, AACE International's (the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) 3rd Annual Northeast Total Cost Management Symposium, Valley Forge, PA, March 2016
• Andrew Sargent, SA. Terouhid, Key challenges in demonstrating lost productivity claims based on specialty industry studies, AACE International, 3rd Annual Northeast Total Cost Management Symposium, Valley Forge, PA, March 2016
• Pacing as a delay management mechanism, The monthly meeting of AACE (the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) International's Connecticut Section, Middletown, CT, December 2015
• SA. Terouhid, D. Minchella, A Sargent, Pacing as a delay management mechanism, 2015 AACE (the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) Annual Meeting, June 2015


Publications

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• SA. Terouhid, Concurrent Delays: Definitional and Procedural Considerations, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Dec 2019
• M. Mirhadi Fard, SA. Terouhid, CJ. Kibert, H Hakim, Safety concerns related to the construction of modular and pre-manufactured buildings, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Taylor & Francis, June 2015
• SA. Terouhid, M. Mirhadi Fard, J. Charles Kibert, Construction of manufactured homes: understanding the hazards and risks, Professional Safety: Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, May 2017
• SA. Terouhid, Concurrent Delays: Definitional and Procedural Considerations, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Dec 2019
• SA. Terouhid, M. Mirhadi Fard, Recommended Practice PS-19 Linear Scheduling Method (LSM), AACE International (The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), under review
• SA. Terouhid, M. Mirhadi Fard, Recommended Practice CDR-05 Apportionment of Delay Responsibilities as Applied to Concurrent Delays, AACE International (The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), under review
• SA. Terouhid. Effective Facility Closure: A Risk Management Perspective. Project Management Institute (PMI)'s Knowledge Shelf, 2018.
• M. Mirhadi Fard, SA Terouhid, Recommended Practice 91R-16 Schedule development, AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), Published in October 2017
• SA Terouhid, M. Mirhadi Fard, Recommended Practice 92R-17 Analyzing Near-Critical Paths, AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), Published in October 2017
• SA. Terouhid, M. Mirhadi Fard, Recommended Practice 89R-16 Management Summary Schedule, AACE's (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), Published in October 2017


Education

• 2013 Ph.D. in Construction Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
• 2012 M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
• 2002 and 2004 B.Ss. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology




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