George T. McLaughlin PMP® (Claims)

 

NAME GEORGE T. MC LAUGHLIN, PMP, CCM
POSITION / TITLE PRINCIPAL
EDUCATION
  • Executive MBA, Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • MS/Engineering, The Catholic University of America, 1975
  • BS/Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1965
EXPERIENCE:DISPUTES / LITIGATION  
  • $200 Million Carbon Monoxide Plant Representing the Lump Sum Turnkey contractor, developed eight figure claim based on delay, acceleration, disruption, and changed work.  The development included Time Impact Analysis of schedule.  English and Wales law.
  • $1 Billion Gas-Fueled Power Generation (combined cycle) Plant Conducted review of labor productivity and progress.  Supported the owner regarding claims for delay, disruption, and labor inefficiencies.  The owner successfully resolved the dispute.
  • $150 Million Ethanol Plant (two plants) Evaluated and developed delay, changed work, disruption and impact claims for the engineering and construction contractor.  Lead a team of six to ten experts in various disciplines and managed a “virtual claims team.”  The claims totaled middle eight figures on both plants.
  • $1 Billion Gas-Fired Power Generation (combined cycle) Plant – Conducted review of project schedule and contract requirements.  Successfully defended the construction contractor regarding claims for delay.  Supported the contractor regarding claims for delay and disruption.  The contractor claims were resolved satisfactorily.
  • $150 Million Power Generation (Peaker) Plant – Completed delay and disruption analysis as well as expert support to defend owner regarding litigation initiated by the general contractor.  Prepared owner counterclaims ($3 million).  Provided extensive testimony at arbitration.
  • Power Generation Plant (diesel) – Technical lead on claim involving changed work, delay, acceleration, disruption and other issues.  The claim totaled eight figures in US Dollars.
  • $1.6 Billion Natural Gas Pipeline Project – Conducted extensive management review and developed expert witness testimony regarding the properness of all aspects of this major capital investment.  Work included analysis of As-Planned and As-Built schedule to rebut claims of delay, acceleration, disruption and mismanagement.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal – Named productivity / disruption expert for mechanical erection contractor in London-based arbitration under English law.  Performed analyses at multiple levels of detail demonstrating cause and effect.  Issues were variations, acceleration, overtime and free-issue materials.  Dispute was in eight figures USD.
  • $750 Million Pharmaceutical Launch Facility – Conducted detailed review and analysis of alteration (changed work) orders (approximately 1000) to determine responsibility for cost and schedule overruns.  Critically redirected schedule Time Impact Analysis work.
TESTIMONY 
  • ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS
  • AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
  • ARMED SERVICES BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS
  • CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITES COMISSION
  • DUVAL COUNTY CIVIL COURT
  • INTERIOR BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS
  • PHILADELPHIA CIVIL COURT
  • VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS
REGISTRATION and MEMBERSHIPS
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) – No. 8600
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR, California “B” No. 776808
  • Project Management Professional (PMPR) – No. 215340
  • American Bar Association (ABA) – Member (Sections – Dispute Resolution, Contract Documents, Project Delivery Systems, International Construction)
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (Divisions – Dispute Avoidance and Resolution, International Construction)
  • State of Texas Bar Association – Member, Construction Law Section – Member
  • Society of Construction Law (UK) – Member
  • College of Performance Management – Member and Speaker
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI) – Member and Speaker
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Member and Speaker
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) – Member
POSITIONS/HELD    
  • MCLAUGHLIN & MCLAUGHLIN, Austin, Texas, 1992 to present PRINCIPAL
  • WEM, INC, Sacramento, California, 1991 to 1992 PRESIDENT
  • THE ATMOS GROUP, Kenilworth, New Jersey, 1987 to 1991 PRESIDENT
  • PATHFINDER, INC., Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1981 to 1986
    • VICE PRESIDENT (1984 to 1986)
    • GENERAL MANAGER (1981 to 1983)
    • PRINCIPAL ASSOCIATE (1981)
  • SELBY BATTERSBY & COMPANY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979 to 1980 MANAGER – MARINE CONSTRUCTION
  • NUCLEAR INSTALLATION SERVICES COMPANY, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1978 to 1979 PROJECT MANAGER / CONTROLLER
  • UNITED STATES NAVY, 1965 to 1978 COMMANDER