Rocco R Vespe


Construction 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BS Civil Engineering
Professional Engineer, New Jersey
Professional Engineer, Maryland
Professional Engineer, Maine
Professional Engineer, Florida
Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania
Professional Engineer, Connecticut
Professional Memberships FCMAA
Services Delay & Disruption, Quantum, Forensic Technical
Sectors Technology, Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Resources
Expert Highlights
  • Civil engineer with over 40 years of experience.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination in litigation and arbitration.
  • Experienced contractor with vast experience in dispute avoidance and resolution.
  • Professional Engineer registered in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
  • Respected author and construction industry instructor.
  • Acted as expert for disputes with values of up to $250 million and projects with values in excess of $1 billion.
  • Acts as an expert in delay, quantum and technical matters.
  • Provides evaluation of roles and responsibilities relating to personal injuries arising from construction site accidents.

Rocco R Vespe is a civil engineer with over 40 years of construction industry experience. He has been appointed as an expert more than 35 times in delay, quantum and technical matters.

Mr. Vespe is an extremely knowledgeable expert. He has a wealth of experience and demeanour that encourages conversation on contentious matters. His attention to detail during the fact-finding process has been an educational experience for me as a client.

Rocco has testified on 20 occasions in litigation and arbitration, has delivered more than 20 sworn depositions and taken part in numerous mediations.  In addition to preparation of expert reports and trial testimony, he has drafted interrogatories, prepared questions for depositions and cross-examination, and developed trial exhibits for disputed projects with values in excess of $1 billion.

Rocco’s background includes 20 years as a general and concrete contractor followed by more than 20 years as a claims consultant. His construction experience encompasses transportation infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and parking structures; manufacturing, power, chemical and petrochemical plants; and buildings ranging from municipal, commercial, and residential to hospital, medical, hotel, gaming, stadiums, educational, shopping centres, casinos, and restaurants. He is a skilled negotiator and works with parties to both resolve and avoid disputes during construction and following project completion. He has also provided both public and private owners with representation and construction management services.

Rocco’s expertise includes project management, construction management, cost estimating, schedule and delay analysis, disruption and inefficiency, construction defects, claims evaluation, delay and damages, contractor and construction manager performance evaluations, competitive bid, negotiated, design-build, guaranteed maximum price (GMP) projects, troubled project intervention, and OSHA and safety evaluations. He also provides post-accident, personal injury evaluation of the roles and responsibilities of project parties in federal and state court.

Rocco R Vespe is a professional engineer registered in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey and Philadelphia. He is one of 61 fellows of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and a member of the CMAA National Committee that issued the 2015 CMAA Standards of Practice. He has written articles, as well as developed and taught seminars nationally, on project management, construction management performance, claims avoidance, risk management, alternative contracting methods, change order management, construction defects, and delay analysis. He also co-authored a McGraw Hill textbook, Construction Estimates: From Take-off to Bid, as well as many articles on construction claims.

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Location Philadelphia, PA, US

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