Kenneth Baker

Partner

Ken is a registered professional engineer and a licensed general contractor with over 35 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. His varied, hands-on project experience provides a strong basis for over 180 expert appointments in various delay, disruption and quantum matters.

Ken has worked as principal engineer, structural engineer, project manager, construction manager and in various leadership roles in the contracting and claims arena. He has been involved in projects across North America, ranging from major infrastructure developments and a wide variety of buildings projects to power, utilities and industrial facilities.

Ken’s claims related expertise includes the identification and evaluation of construction and real estate risk; claims related to schedule delay and extended performance, lost productivity and disruption, and acceleration; scope, documentation, and contract performance requirements; general contractor performance issues; construction manager professional practice issues; and construction defect matters. He has prepared and evaluated as-planned and as-built schedules, contemporaneous and retrospective delay analyses, productivity-impact and acceleration analyses, issue merit and responsibility analyses, construction defect lists and repair cost estimates, and cost and damages claims. Ken also provides services to clients in the areas of project advisory, risk assessment, and claims avoidance; distressed real estate asset investigations; mechanics lien claim analysis, priority and valuation; construction management, and general contracting services during pre-construction, design, construction and post-construction.

Ken develops expert reports and provides expert testimony in arbitration, litigation and mediation. He specialises in complex construction claims related to delay, lost productivity, acceleration, disputed contract scope and extra work, professional practice issues, construction defect matters, and claim damages. In support of his extensive expert testimony experience, he has developed graphs, charts spreadsheets, annotated schedules, and visual displays of quantitative information for use as trial exhibits and in expert presentations. He has been cross-examined at arbitration and trial on more than 15 occasions, including concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing).

Ken has written articles and delivered numerous seminars regarding his specialist subjects.  Clients agree that Ken is a “consummate professional” and that his expertise has been “a key component in being able to reach a negotiated settlement”. Others agree that he “quickly grasped the issues … successfully bridged the gap between the parties” and that he is skilled in “meticulously gathering data and researching … works without bias and in the most neutral manner possible”.

Qualifications BS Civil Engineering
MBA Real Estate and Construction Management
Professional Memberships FPMCOS, ASCE, DBIA, AGC, CMAA, AACEI, ABA
Ken Baker
Expert Details
Location San Diego, CA, USA
Services Quantum, Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Technology, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 35+
No. of Expert Commissions 180+
No. of Cross Examinations 17

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