Robert C Gardner Jr


Expert Information
Qualifications BS Aerospace Engineering
Professional Memberships AIAA, ABA, ACFE, NCMA, AACEI
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas, Europe
Dispute Forum ADR, Arbitration – International
Expert Highlights
  • Over 30 years of government contract, business insurance and construction contract claims experience.
  • Expertise in quantum, delay and productivity analysis.
  • Extensive experience on developmental aerospace and defense projects.
  • In-depth business interruption and property damage insurance claim experience working for both policyholders and insurers.
  • BS in aerospace engineering

Robert (Rob) Gardner is an aerospace engineer with more than 30 years of experience across multiple industries. He acts as an expert in matters of delay, quantum, government contracting and insurance.

Rob has been formally appointed as an expert involving mediation, arbitration and litigation proceedings and has been retained in an expert capacity with the anticipation of litigation in numerous disputes, all of which were settled in negotiations. His expert roles have included projects with values of up to $13 billion and disputed values in excess of $500 million. In mediation, arbitration and litigation proceedings he has worked as a cost, lost productivity and delay expert, or assisted the designated expert, on numerous aerospace and defense, insurance and construction matters.

Rob’s experience spans a diverse range of projects, from military and commercial aircraft and simulators, to commercial, coast guard and naval ships, missiles and defense systems. His wider project experience includes environmental Superfund sites, hardware and software integration, hotels, hydroelectric dams, internet data centers, schools and universities, commercial real estate developments, nuclear power plants and nuclear power plant control room simulators, radiological laboratories, and wastewater treatment plants. He has extensive experience in providing contract cost and performance audits, as well as scheduling and claim advisory services on aerospace and defense, insurance and construction matters involving both commercial and government contracts at the federal, state and local levels.

Rob specializes in contract disputes on complex and developmental projects that require the investigation, identification, quantification, and presentation of the root causes responsible for cost and schedule growth. He is well versed in critical path schedule and delay analysis methodologies and in determining the resultant linkage to schedule-related and other extra-contractual costs. He has provided analysis and support regarding matters of delay and disruption, changed work (directed, constructive and cumulative impact), various insurance losses, loss of efficiency and productivity, terminations, business interruptions, untimely-delivered or defective buyer-furnished equipment (BFE) or buyer-furnished information (BFI), customer-caused interference, misinterpretation of specifications, and other cost and schedule growth issues.

Rob holds a degree in aerospace engineering and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International. He is an associate member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Location Houston, TX, United States

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