Robert A Dieterle

Principal

Bob is a certified cost professional with over 35 years of experience in estimating, cost engineering and financial damages in the construction industry. He is an acclaimed international expert witness and has acted on more than 100 occasions in matters of quantum, disruption and damages.

Bob gained hands-on industry experience as a senior cost engineer at a large engineering and architectural firm. He worked on numerous projects including a $400 million coal-fired power plant and a $100 million coal re-conversion plant. Bob assisted in the development and implementation of an integrated cost and schedule control system; he applied various project controls tools to maintain financial oversight of projects, their capital costs, cash-flow forecasts and financing requirements.

Bob has provided claims management services for over 500 construction disputes totalling more than $3 billion in value. He specialises in the preparation and evaluation of claimed damages calculations and the determination of the financial impacts of delays and disruptions on projects from highways, hospitals and waste water plants to industrial facilities, major infrastructure schemes and power plants.

Bob has acted as expert witness for disputes across North America, South America, Asia and Australia and has provided expert testimony in litigation, adjudication and international arbitration.  From acting as damages expert, providing testimony on numerous claims in excess of $2 billion heard before a dispute adjudication board (DAB) for a major infrastructure project, to expert testimony in state court regarding cost to complete and false claims issues resulting in a multi-million-dollar jury verdict on a combined cycle power project; he is experienced across traditional and alternative dispute resolution methods.

Bob has an MBA in finance and a BS degree in electrical engineering technology. He has authored numerous articles related to damages in construction disputes and has presented a wide range of topics to seminars across the US.  Clients say that Bob is regarded as “highly qualified in his respected field”; that he performs his work with “integrity”; and that he “delivers reasoned expert opinion”. Another client noted that his “presentation was clear, hit all the high points, and … came off extremely knowledgeable and experienced – particularly when the Panel asked you direct questions.”

Qualifications BS Electronics-Electrical Engineering Technology
MBA Finance
Professional Memberships AAA, AACEI
Robert Dieterle
Expert Highlights
  • More than 40 years of construction industry experience.
  • More than 100 expert appointments.
  • Published author of articles on damages and quantum.
  • Internationally recognized expert in preparation and evaluation of claimed damages.
  • Experience in US State Courts, Federal Courts and Appeals Boards.
  • Experience in AAA & ICC Arbitrations and Dispute Boards.
Expert Details
Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
Services Quantum
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 39
No. of Expert Commissions 50+
No. of Cross Examinations 27
No. of Depositions 30

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