William A Cook

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Bill is a registered civil engineer with over 40 years of program, project, construction and operations management experience. He employs his skills to forensically analyse claims and resolve disputes and has prepared or provided expert analyses on hundreds of appointments.

Bill’s experience includes programme, project, construction and operations management and post-construction claims resolution, with hands-on project experience including a US$850 million waste-water facility programme and a US$700 million rail line. Bill’s expertise spans a broad variety of project types including airports, casinos, concert halls, courthouses, education, highways, hospitals, hotels, industrial, libraries, office buildings, parking structures, sports stadiums, theme parks and transportation facilities. He was also a construction management specialist to FEMA’s Public Assistance group in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Bill has testified in a variety of dispute resolution forums including jury trials, arbitrations and mediations. He has testified and analyzed claims involving the areas of schedule and delay analysis, construction management standard of care, costs audits and impacts, contractor performance, extra work, contractor defects, errors and omissions and damages.  Case size has ranged from less than US$1 million to more than US$100 million.

Bill is a professional engineer in California. He earned a BS in civil engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering and is a past member of the board of directors of the Construction Management Association of America, as well as a past Los Angeles chapter president. He has presented seminars to the LA County Bar Association and to many other trade associations and conferences on a variety of subjects from reading plans and structural engineering to scheduling and claims analysis.

Bill is a highly-respected expert in his field and is praised for his “vast industry awareness” and “intelligent and intuitive approach” to matters.

Qualifications BS Civil Engineering
Professional Memberships CMAA, ASCE
Expert Highlights
  • Over 40 years of construction experience.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination.
  • Involved in project disputes up to $100 million.
  • Pioneer of 4D scheduling technology.
  • Hands-on experience of projects with values in excess of $700 million.
Expert Details
Location Burbank, CA, USA
Services Quantum, Technical, Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 40+
No. of Expert Commissions 100+
No. of Cross Examinations 8
No. of Depositions 25+

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