Divison of Construction

 

Dispute Resolution Board Candidates List

Notes

  1. Former Caltrans employees are precluded from working on Caltrans projects for a period of 1 year from date of their retirement. Date in name column is the date eligible for Caltrans (CT) projects.
  2. For Information not shown, contact the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Engineer
    Blair Anderson
    ADR.Engineer@dot.ca.gov
  3. If any of the information shown is found to be in error, please notify the ADR Engineer.

 

Name Brief Summary of Experience Job Locations willing to Travel to: Telephone No. E-mail Resume
Aaro, John

40 yrs experience, 35 with Caltrans. Over 150 projects as RE including $200 Million Interstate 680/24 Fwy Interchange. Jobs include major freeway realignment, structures, retaining walls, drainage, lighting systems, slide repair, & pavement rehab

District 4, 10 and the Sacramento Area

925-933-3277

loralyn2000@aol.com Yes
Afanan Majid

28 years of civil engineering experiences with emphasis on construction contract management fo public works.  Diverse contract administration experiences including: new birdges, widening existing highways, interchanges, roadway rehabilitation, retaining walls, water supplies, buildings and drainage systems.

All of California

(951) 376-9658

zaid_2000@msn.com Yes
Anderson, Norman C. Over 40 yrs diversified experience in construction with a record of success in construction management, dispute resolution, dispute prevention and engineering. DRB member or project neutral on over 80 projects. Served as Contractor's and Agency's representative in dispute resolution. Anywhere in California (360) 754-3819 normananderson@msn.com Yes
Anziano, Tony Twenty-nine (29) Years of experience with Caltrans as both an Attorney and as a Program Manager of for a $9 Billion construction Program with minimal claims due to aggressive partnering and positive use of Dispute Resolution Boards. Anywhere in California (415) 279-8055 tanziano@yahoo.com Yes
Asgari, Saeid A. 30 years of Resident, Sr. Resident Engineer, Construction Engineer and Construction Chief experience in D-11 and D-12. Over 250 projects totalling over $5 Billion. I have dealt with many types of disputes including differing site conditions, Potential claims and claims..  Orange, San Luis Obispo, San Bernadino, Ventura, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles countiess (949) 379-4481 saeid_a_asgari@yahoo.com Yes
Baker, William B. Civil Engineer, licensed in California, with more than 40 years experience in construction management. Arbitrator or mediator in several hundred construction cases. Served on 65 DRBs or DRAs, over 40 on Caltrans projects,over 30 serving as Chair. Past President and Board Member of Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). DRBF and Caltrans DRB/DRA trainer. Anywhere in California (707) 253-8221 wbbaker1@comcast.net Yes
Barnett, Brett My experience is working with or for Caltrans for more than 25 years managing Resident Engineers and Structure Representatives or acting as a Senior Resident Engineer or Senior Structure Representative on projects from $50,000 to more than $1 Billion. Anywhere in California (949) 246-4472 bb45482@gmail.com Yes
Bauer, Carl F. 50 years in the Construction Industry, including over 35 yrs as an executive. Participated in 47 DRBs, 17 as Chairman. Member of the DRBF Anywhere in California (916) 944-2843 c.bauer@sbcglobal.net Yes
Berning, Paul W. Construction lawyer for 27 years, representing contractors, design professionals, public and private owners. Experience includes new Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Eurotunnel, wide variety of other projects. Member of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Neutrals for arbitrations and its Panel of Mediators. Significant design-build, EPC experience. All of California except counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Tulare, or Ventura. (510) 863-8118 paulberning@paulberninglaw.com Yes

Bocchicchio, Ken

Nov 2017

See Note 1

Thirty-Four years of construction experience partnering with the Contractor and Local Agencies to build Great transportation projects for the people of California

Southern California

(949) 431-4266 bocchicchiodrb@cox.net Yes
Britt, Wm. Butch Civil Engr, licensed in CA, with over 40 yrs of worldwide construction administration and management experience. 17+ yrs as Director, Tranportation Dept for Co. of Ventura - over $90 million of construction contracts completed with zero contract claims proceeding to litigation. Experience reviewing and resolving claims and change orders in accordance with Public Contract Code, FHWA/Caltrans Local Program Policies and Procedures, and Federal Acquisition Regulations. Anywhere in California (805) 312-4895 wbbritt@gmail.com Yes
Brosamer, Mychal 25 years experience in construction industry. Primary responsibility throughout my career was claims management and dispute resolution. CPM scheduling expert and forensic cost analyst. Anywhere in California (480) 250-3880 mychal.brosamer@gmail.com Yes
Brown, Rolland J. 39 1/2 yrs with Caltrans as Resident Engineer and Senior Construction Engineer on heavy grading and multi-stage highway projects including bridges. Handled CCO's and Claim Reports. Member of the DRB Foundation and actively working on DRB boards. Anywhere in California except LA Proper (805) 466-1900 brown5690@sbcglobal.net Yes
Burton, Bob 20 years as a Caltrans resident engineer on approximately 50 projects. The largest being the $36,000,000 Truckee bypass. District 3 (916) 759-0340 Bobburton325@comcast.net Yes
Carlson, William 40+ years heavy/highway experience. DRBF Presidents list. 25+ DRBs both owner & contractor appointee, 13 as chair. Member of the DRBF. Participated in dozens of dispute hearings. Anywhere in California (760) 742-3702 wjccal@aol.com Yes
Clark, Thomas Construction executive/attorney/engineer with more than 35 years heavy highway claims experience in private legal practice and as house counsel/ Sr VP for SEMA Construction (Caltrans projects), Ames/Granite and SJ Groves & Sons Co Anywhere in California (303) 349-3205 thomasclarkjdbsce@gmail.com Yes
Cochetas, Danny Over 40 years construction experience, 22 years involving the management of Caltrans related projects. I have obtained an extensive understanding of Caltrans special provisions, drawings and the General Provisions. Anywhere in California (209) 768-3817 dan.cochetas@gmail.com Yes
Condon, Donald S. 37 years experience in construction. Managed major projects including earthwork, roads, retaining walls, underground utilities, buildings, mechanical and electrical systems and site work. Participated in a DRB as the owner's nominee. Experienced in partnering, dispute resolution, negotiations, mediations, arbitration, and litigation. Licensed Building Contractor, California. Anywhere in California (510) 467-2197 condon.don@gmail.com Yes
Connally, Patrick 36+ years with Caltrans. 21+ years in construction management. Managed up to $500 Million in on-going contracts (District 5). 15 years in Hwy. design (Office Chief). Participant in numerous Boards of Review (BORs), most as Chairman. Settled many high-profile claims through mediation, partnering, or legal negotiations during my career. Anywhere in California (805) 239-1101 pconnally805@charter.net Yes
Cornelius, Michael Registered Professional Civil Engineer with Masters Degree in Business. 34 years of heavy construction experience in estimating, project management, executive management an dispute management. All of California (760) 519-3891 michael@corneliusconsultants.com Yes
Coupe, Robert W. Over 30 years experience as a general contractor building Caltrans highway and bridge projects. Broad experience with contracts, specifications, technical construction challenges and project scheduling.  Anywhere in California (916) 919-2428 rwcoupe@rwc214.onmicrosoft.com Yes

Dagher, Ghassan

Over 33 years of successful and progressive Construction/Contract and Project Management experience in the delivery of complex major and minor public work projects for the State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Parsons Corporation and the San Bernardino Association of Government (SANBAG).

All of California

(909) 477-0237

daghergn@yahoo.com Yes
Davila, Hector A licensed Civil Engineer with over 20 years of Caltrans Construction experience. I was the District 8 Constuction Deputy providing direction on all aspects of Highway/Transportation and structure projects. As a member of the statewide construction management board I provided construction expertise, dispute prevention and claim resolution on a multitude of projects ranging from $50,000 to $400 million. Anywhere in California (909) 677-8888 davila_clan@verizon.net Yes
Davis, Terry A. Licensed CA Civil Engineer with broad construction experience with Caltrans and other public agencies. As Caltrans Construction Manager, involved with many DRBs/DRAs, negotiated claims settlements, held claims hearings, involved in many Partnering contracts, used CPM schedules on many projects. Anywhere in California (707) 601-6113 terry@tjdavis.us Yes
Dettman, Kurt L. Oversaw 46 DRBs on the $15B “Big Dig” Project. Serves on 3 Ohio Dept of Transportation DRBs, writes articles on DRB practice, and conducts DRB training for transportation agencies. Has Caltrans DRB and DRA training. On DRBF's President's List. Anywhere in California (781) 749-2990 kdettman@c-adr.com Yes
Eng, Donald 45 years of experience in public works projects, as inspector, resident engineer, construction manager, project manager, designer, etc. Registered Civil Engineer and licensed contractor, state of California. Chief (retired) of Construction Management, City and County of San Francisco. Served as DRB member for 2 Caltrans projects. CM over major complex multi-discipline projects and small projects including; dams, reservoirs, water transmission and distribution pipeline systems, roadway and highway construction, bridges, tunnels, underground utilities, high voltage power stations, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, seismic retrofits, hospitals, libraries, fire stations, police stations, jails, office buildings, recreation centers, schools, swimming pools, parks, mass transit railway, traffic signals, street lighting and fueling stations. 41 years in construction contract negotiations and dispute resolution. Member of DRBF Northern California (650) 257-0711 donald.j.eng@gmail.com Yes
Erickson, Greg Excelled in creating solutions with Owners and General Contractors without claims. Well versed in roadway construction, with significant exposure to and knowledge of structures. Anywhere in California (626) 665-1443 guardrail1942@gmail.com Yes

Eshghipour, Nader

22 years of experience in construction management and 8 years as an executive manager, Division of Maintenance in District 4. Managed complex construction contracts, claims resolution, active participant at DRB meetings.  Experience in earth moving, foundations, earth retaining systems, concrete and AC pavement, stage construction, underground facilities, bridge and tunnels.

All of California

(925) 768-9237

neshghipour@gmail.com

Yes
Fagone, Philip Civil Engineer and Construction Attorney with 39 yrs experience overseeing highway and bridge projects, managing building construction projects - including Caltrans District 4 Headquarters building and including CM/GC and Design-Build projects, and mediating or arbitrating over 200 disputes District 4 (650) 654-0574 philip.fagone@alum.wpi.edu Yes
Felice, Conrad A registered professional civil engineer with 37 years of direct project experience in heavy civil infrastructure built with traditional and alternative delivery contracts. Experienced in contract and risk management as an owner, contractor, and designer. All of California (425) 753-3316 conrad.felice@cwfelicellc.com Yes
Fichtelman, Troy R. 27 yrs experience in Public Works contracting. This experience includes contract administration and management, financial management, Arbitrator, Mediator, DRB Member or Chair for Government agencies and private firms All of California (760) 212-8487 troy.fichtelman@cox.net Yes
Flaherty, Keith Senior Resident Engineer for Caltrans and Local Agencies on large scale highway and bridge projects. Claaims and scheduling consultant for major projects in Caltrans - District 10. Anywhere in California (916) 826-3943 keith.flaherty@gmail.com Yes
Foley, James W. 40+ years engineering & construction: bridges, highways, streets, rail, signals, streetlights, sewers, drains, pipelines, tunnels, excavations, foundations, buildings. 30+ years DRB/DRAs, arbitrations, mediations, project neutral. Licensed CE/SE/GE. Licensed Contractor A&B. Anywhere in California (Near an Airport), Prefer Northern California (408) 777-9917 jim@jimfoley.com Yes
Fredrickson, Ken Since 1977 I have served both as a general contractor and as a manager representing public and private clients in oversight roles. In both situations, I have had to analyze construction conflicts and negotiate equitable solutions that adhere to contract conditions and allow projects to move forward. All of California 310-781-0181 ken_fredrickson@msn.com Yes
Freeman, Dan I have 28 years of experience with Caltrans working directly with dispute resolution in a variety of roles. At Caltrans I have served as a Structure Representative, Resident Engineer, Construction Office Chief, and Deputy District Director of the Construction Division in District 7 as well as Deputy District Director of the Maintenance Division in District 7. Throughout all of my experience I have been involved in dispute resolution in one way or another Served as Boad of Review member for Caltrans projects in District 7, 8,11,and 12 As Deputy District Director worked closely with Headquarters Construction and the Legal Division to resolve construction project claims. Anywhere in California (562)925-2928

djfreem@yahoo.com

Yes
Gale, Dean Has 35+ years of construction industry experience, worked for both Contractors and Owners, and completed a wide range of building project and civil project types. Districts 7, 8, 11, & 12 (949) 293-2223 Dean.Gale@DGConstruction.com Yes
George, Phil Multiple DRB's & DRA's (all decisions accepted);  Partnering Facilitator (>200 sessions on > 60 projects), Contractor/Engineer since '76 on private, Local, CA, NV & Federal (FHWA, BuRec, BIA, USFS, NRCS, COE) General & Heavy Engineering Projects (dams, bridges, fwys, airports & matl's prod'n) in 10 Western States. Focus on claims avoidance & early resolution via DRB and Partnering to enable good working relations between the parties. Anywhere in California (530) 949-8768 phil.grg@gmail.com Yes
Gladych, John A. For the past 20 years, my law practice has focused primarily on the resolution of complex heavy bridge, foundation, and road construction disputes. I am a member of the approved arbitrators for the California Office of Administrative Hearings, Public Works Contract Arbitration Panel. Districts 8, 12 and LA, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties. (949) 678-1234 John@Gladychlaw.com Yes
Goode, John W. 40+ years experience in heavy, highway and marine construction. Anywhere in California (858) 699-5355 (cell) jonybgd1@gmail.com Yes
Haag, Alan 32 years in California highway construction and associated fields with Caltrans.  My  practical experience in the Construction field has reinforced the importance of resolving construction contract issues at the lowest administrative level in order to minimize costs and delays.  For 23 years, I was the Senior Construction Engineer in Santa Barbara County for Caltrans Central Region, District 5, recently retiring in Dec. 2015. Anywhere in California (805) 534-3895 ARHAAG@SBCGLOBAL.NET Yes
Hamamoto, H. Tony Three decades resolving claims: from design and specification issues to differing site conditions to loss of efficiency. Both roadways and structures. Also worked as a project scheduler and estimator. Anywhere in California (530) 642-9132 hatchandhama@sbcglobal.net Yes
Hannigan, James BSCE, PE, QSP; 26 yrs. experience: Caltrans OSD, OSC, and Consultant; Extensive experience including: Dewatering, Piling, & Permitting issues on Bridge and Roadway projects to $100 mil., Construction & Engineering Mgr., and Acting DBOM (1mo.) on Ca. High Speed Rail (1.2Bil) Napa, San Mateo, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Cos., Districts 5, 6 (except Madera Co.), 7, 8, 9 (except Mono Co.), 11, 12. (760) 623-5561 Jim.Hannigan1@verizon.net Yes
Harmon, Clay C. 30 + years experience as a Sr. Manager, Contractor, California Civil Engineer: Bid-Build / Design Build - highway, bridges, dams & light rail. Anywhere in California (559) 641-6826 c.harmon@me.com Yes
Harris, Guy G. Professional Civil Engineer, Expert Witness, CPM Scheduler, Construction Claims Resolver, Contract Administrator, Specifications Writer, Farmer, Mechanic, Fabricator. Anywhere in California (530) 701-2360 guygharris@yahoo.com Yes
Hegab, Mohamed Over 20 years’ experience in construction industry mainly in claims management, CPM scheduling analysis, and forensic cost analysis. Professor and head of the CM program at CSUN.  PE, PMP, CCM, and chartered quantity surveyor. Special experience and knowledge of Design-Build and Public Private Partnership (PPP) (P3) delivery methods. Currently on DRB of one of Caltrans’ biggest projects. Anywhere in California (818) 441-1055 mhegab@capmc.net Yes
Heine, Amy S. 20 years’ experience in Construction Industry representing both the Owner and the Contractor on large complex bridge, tunnel, marine and roadway contracts across the nation..  Extensive experience in Project Management, Project Scheduling, Bid Schedule Preparation, Claims, Expert Witness, Design-Build Proposal Preparation Consulting.  Worked as a Project Controls Manager, Project Manager, Senior Project Engineer and Estimator.  All of California (410) 609-6338
(410) 533-1833 cell
aheine@hhaconsulting.com Yes
Himick, Daniel Former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of C.C. Myers, Inc., a California based 100% employee owned (ESOP) Heavy Highway and Bridge Construction Company. Implemented state of the art estimating, accounting and management best practices. Avid advocate of Partnering and introduced partnering policies into the core values of the company.  Worked with Owners to develop their own programs. During his tenure, the company had no litigation against any owner and resolved any and all issues before contract completion.  Knowledge and experience in advanced geotechnical construction practices, estimating, the preparation and negotiation of general contracts and subcontracts, costs controls and accounting, claims preparation and negotiations, marketing and business development. Anywhere in California (916) 919-1672 De5.himick@gmail.com Yes
Hinton, Wilburt "Bill" Experience as an Engineer in the Seabees. Chief bridge engineer at private consulting company. Worked on bridges, power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, mining facilities, schools and high rise office buildings. Strang background in engineering and construction and a good foundation in management and administration. All of California (303) 355-6988 seabee1111@msn.com Yes
Hodge, Dean Professional civil engineer and licensed contractor with over thirty five years of construction experience.  Expertise in estimating, bidding, scheduling and project management of building, engineering and heavy construction. Projects include flood control, highway and bridge construction for municipal, state and federal agencies. Building construction management assignments have included water treatment, educational facilities and municipal buildings. Most of Northern and Central California (530) 672-1061 dean-hodge@sbcglobal.net Yes
Holen, Douglas Over 30 years experience in planning, design and construction of Public Works.  Have served on or Chaired DRBs for both building and transportation projects. Coastal areas south of Humbold Co., Central Valley, and Southern California (505) 670-3301 holendouglas@gmail.com Yes
Holt, Ernie Served on 60 DRBs, Chaired 4, 4 DRAs; DRB Experience on Bridge, SFOBB, Highway, Building, Airport, &Light Rail Construction, DRBF/Caltrans Trainer 2008-2010, 40 Yrs. Caltrans Construction. Anywhere in California (925) 798-5592 eeholt@earthlink.net Yes
Howze, Kevin Licensed civil engineer in California with over 30 years of experience in public works contracting. Fifteen years preparing plans & specifications for road & bridge improvement projects.  17 years of construction contract administration, all with Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works. Experience with retrofits (13 highway bridges), new  bridge construction with driven pile or CIDH foundations, large grading/earthmoving projects buildings, signalized intersections and slide repairs.  Very familiar with Caltrans Standard Specifications and Special Provisions. Practiced at dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. Anywhere in California  (707) 484-2693 kevinhowze@sbcglobal.net Yes
Hughes, Ed 42 years of construction experience, Dillingham, Kasler, Washington Construction and Morrison Knudsen. Construction Consultant 1998-2009. Participant in 17 DRB's, 3 as chairman. BSCE Southern California, San Francisco, and Sacramento (602) 300-3364 edhughes4@msn.com Yes
Hunt, John 51 years in the civil construction industry, both in the field and in contract and dispute management/resolution. Since 1992 have served on over 65 DRBs (chairman on 31) on transportation, airport and building projects, and as an arbitrator on over 45 construction disputes. DRB Foundation trainer for member/chairman 2012-16. All of California 360-293-0525 johnshunt@comcast.net Yes
Hurtado, Jose L. Over 40 years experience. Designer, Constractor, Owner, City Engineer, and Construction Manager for rail facilities, steel facilities, design build projest, dams, roads, canals, and bridges.  Anywhere in California (760) 789-5245 handhcms@yahoo.com Yes
Immel, Jack F. 10 yrs Heavy Highway Construction Consultant, Dispute Resolution Board, Expert Witness for Caltrans Legal Division, Prime Contractors, and Contractors State License Board (Industry Expert), Hazardous Waste Supervisor, Adjunct Professor Caltrans Estimating (Graduate CE Course @ USC 5 years), Contractors License A532727. 45 years (VP, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Senior Estimator) of Upper Management Supervision (Griffith Company, Granite Construction, A. J. Diani and Sully Miller): 40 % Heavy Highway Estimating, 60 % Heavy Highway (Freeway and Bridge) Site Construction. Anywhere in California (909) 336-1991
(949) 981-0633
Cell
jv321immel@gmail.com Yes
Irwin, Don Resident Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the building/civil/highway and rail projects.  Executive for Construction Company.  AAA Arbitrator since 1994 and been serving on DRB boards since 2002.  Experience in Design Build, CM/GC and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) All of California (503) 869-3653 donirwinadr@gmail.com Yes
Jacobs, Bob Forty (40) years with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Bay Area, in design, construction, project management.  Deputy District Director for Maintenance and Toll Bridges for the nine Bay Area Counties. Served on 16 DRB boards on Caltrans projects, 6 as Chairperson. Projects have ranged from the $60 million Route 24/680 interchange to smaller interchange and widening projects. Other projects were the seismic retrofit of the Posey/Webster Tube in Oakland/Alameda and the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco and the construction of the New Benicia Bridge Toll Facility which included the administration building, toll plaza and toll booths. District 4 (415) 731-4393 pat_bob@prodigy.net Yes
Jardin, Manuel 50 years experience in the construction industry, including 42 years as a General Engineering Contractor. Have participated in 13 DRBs/DRAs (3 Disputes).
Member of and Trainer for the DRBF.
Anywhere in California (916) 927-2923 mcjardin@msn.com Yes
Jones, Jeff

35 years of experience in the construction industry, 29 years as the owner of a General Engineering Construction Company. Specializing in structural concrete and infrastructure construction. Have served on or am currently serving on 12 DRB's, with 2 of those being as Chairman.

All of California (408) 858-7714 jeffjonesbros@aol.com Yes
Johns, Gary 43 years of construction experience, retiring from Teichert Constrcution in 2013 as VP of estimating. I have experience in management positions on highways, bridges, airports, and levees with involvement in change orders, owner negotiations, claim resolutions, A+B bids, and Joint Venture bides. Anywhere in California 530) 304-2470 garyj.srcdavis@gmail.com Yes
Kamine, Bernard Chaired 3 DRB (Caltrans, LA Blue Line, Reno ReTRAC), arbitrated/mediated 200 construction cases for state and AAA, construction lawyer over 35 years. Within 100 miles of LA or major airport elsewhere in California. (213) 972-0119 BSKamine@KamineConstructionLaw.com Yes
Kamine, Marcia H. I have arbitrated over 400 matters for the American Arbitration Association Construction Law Panel. I have represented Los Angeles City on public works construction claims since 1981. Anywhere in California (310) 489-5095 bentov@aol.com Yes
Kanaan Majdi 33-years of multi-disciplined structural engineering experience in the design and construction management of transportation projects in California and Nevada. Experience with new bridges, bridge replacements, light rail transit structures, tunnels design/build projects and seismic retrofits. Expertise includes preliminary engineering, final design, specification writing, cost estimating, value engineering, falsework design, contract administration and contract management. Anywhere in California (916) 768-8154 mkanaan@adkoengineering.com Yes
Kayser, Ken 36 yrs experience in the construction of roads, interchanges, and bridges. Have held a wide variety of management positions from Project Manager to Company President. Focus on early claims resolution and avoidance. All of California (916) 296-6554 kenakayser@gmail.com Yes
Keating, Joseph M 40 yrs experience working for engineers/contractors in all phases of heavy construction work. Since 1973 have worked as a consulting engineer in estimating, project planning, design, value engineering. 12 DRBs as Member/Chairman (22 Disputes). Trainer for DRB Foundation. Northern California and Eastern Sierras (530) 622-9013
(530) 305-1370 cell
joekeating@sbcglobal.net Yes
Khan, Mohammed. Mr. Khan has 36 years of experience overseeing all phases of multimillion-dollar design, construction, and maintenance of major transportation projects for government and private-sector organizations. Construction Manager and Design Engineer with Caltrans District 11 and-the private sector. Strong credentials and proven history of on-time, on-budget, and high quality project delivery of major transportation projects with over $750 million in construction costs. He has directed multiple projects to successful completion through effective management and team collaboration, and has the proven ability to train, evaluate, motivate, and lead large and successful teams. Anywhere in California (858) 956-9189 ark356@yahoo.com Yes
Koffman, Henry M. I am a Professional Engineer (PE) for the last 48 yrs. I am an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for 20 yrs. I have served on Caltrans Dispute Resolution Boards. I have 30 yrs industry experience and 22 yrs as a Professor and Director at the University of Southern California. Anywhere in California (213) 740-0556 koffman@usc.edu Yes
Konrath, Joseph "Paul" 46 years in the Construction Industry, including 30 years in management and supervisory positions. Served on numerous DRB boards and DRA. DRBF and DRA Certified. All of California (661) 477-2201 jpk1940@sbcglobal.net No
Kovtynovich, Dan 31 plus year career as a Civil &Geotechnical Engineer, Contractor &Developer owning &managing a heavy multi-disciplined civil &mechanical construction company. Anywhere in California (503) 636-5503 Dan@kovtyinc.com Yes
Larrabee, Merle 41+ total years with Caltrans. 28+ in Hwy. Construction (Surveys to Div. Chief). Participant in numerous DRBF Workshops. Served or serving on 45 DRB’s - Chairman of 15. Southern Dist 1, Southern Dist 2, Dist 3, Dist 4, Northern Dist 5, Northern Dist 6, Dist 10 (916) 685-5825 larrabee@surewest.net Yes
Larsen, Lynn 40 years experience in highway, bridges, structures and other heavy engineering and building projects as an attorney, claims consultant, construction manager, and damages expert. Skilled in CPM analysis, cost evaluations, and interpretation of construction contracts. In 1982-83, served as chairman of AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee. 2015-2016 President of Utah Chapter of AACE, Int. Now work as an AAA arbitrator, CDRS neutral, DRB member, claims consultant, and expert witness in construction contract disputes. Anywhere in California (801) 541-9155 lynn@larsenanalytics.com Yes
Leja, Mark 33 years with Caltrans in various engineering, management, and leadership positions. Former Chief of Construction, Chief of Design, and District 10 Director. Partnering Champion committed to collaborative dispute resolution that is timely and fair. Anywhere in California (530) 329-4668 markleja530@gmail.com Yes
Lewis, Richard A. 32 yrs. with Granite Construction's Heavy Construction Division as Project Manager, Area Manager, and Vice President. An advocate of DRB's and Partnering since their inception. Have served on 40 DRB's and DRA's, more that 15 as chairman. Southern California (760) 839-0859 dicklewis1@cox.net Yes
Lloyd, Thomas M. Licensed Civil Engineer (PA) has broad construction experience with major excavation, concrete, and erection of major components through hands-on work on locks, dams, cofferdams, and a nuclear plant. Involved in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution since 1978. Anywhere in California (916) 989-2249 tomlpcci@aol.com Yes
Martin, Jerry Forty-two years with Caltrans. Registered Civil Engineer. Construction Division Chief Headquarters’ Construction Coordinator. Construction Engineer. I have served as a member on over 35 DRBs and 3 DRAs. Anywhere in California, except remote areas of Districts 8 and 11 (916) 988-9243 j_m_martin95630@yahoo.com Yes
McCracken, David L 45 yrs construction management experience, from project manager to company president. Over 55 DRB's, 15 as chairman. Considerable experience in assisting State DOT's nationwide in design, construction and cost issues. Anywhere in California (707) 253-8707 mccnapa@att.net Yes
McGowan, Matthew (Tim) Former Senior Executive with 38 yrs experience in construction, marine, foundation and concrete products divisions of J.H. Pomeroy, Inc. Since 1994 construction industry consultant - Mediator/Arbitrator. Served on 34 DRB's - 4 as Chair. Anywhere in California (415) 453-8013 phmmbm@comcast.net Yes
Mehtlan, Jon 39 years, 3 months with CALTRANS. 32.5 years with Structures Construction retiring as an Area Construction Manager in Districts 8 and 11. Seven following years as a Construction Management Consultant. Served on 53 DRBs, 1 DRA and currently serving on 16 DRBs, 8 as Chairman. Anywhere in California (760) 471-6254
(760) 744-5988
jmehtlan111@gmail.com Yes
Meler, Dan 45 yrs in construction industry as Owners Rep., Estimator, Supt., Project Manager, V.P. Operations Manager For Centex Golden Co. 15 yrs and Corporate Ops Manager for Sundt Const. Co. 14 yrs. Experience in Public Works, Federal, Heavy Civil and Commercial type projects. Currently consulting for Owners, Bonding and Insurance Cos. Design Professionals and General Contractors on claims, scheduling and claims avoidance All of California (619) 889-1954 dmelerconsulting@gmail.com Yes
Meler, Ron Over 35 years experience in the construction industry, laborer to VP Operations Sundt Construction. Held management positions for general contractors for over 26 years. Currently provides construction operations consulting, dispute resolution and scheduling services. Teaches Construction Ethics, Law and Contracts at SDSU. Anywhere in California (619) 540-6502 rmeler@rwmconsult.com Yes

Miller, Dan

5  years Owner/ General Contractor. 32 years Lic. Civil Eng, Caltrans, with 23 year as Sr Construction Eng. I have successfully administered over 800 projects ($100,000 to $60 million) with heavy concentration of prompt payment, constructability, disputes and claims resolution.  Served as the Construction Engineer and RE on bridge, viaduct, and retaining wall construction.  Used skills and knowledge to successfully resolve constructability and claim issues including differing site conditions, ground water, large and small diameter pile installations, pile driving, post tension anchorage, concrete and asphalt quality testing and issues.

All of California

805-441-7890

Roadman345@live.com

Yes
Murphy, Jay Twenty-six years experience as a Steel Bridge Fabricator and Erector. Chairperson of Dispute Resolution Boards. Former Arbitrator on California Public Works Contracts Anywhere in California (510) 652-9264 jp.murphy@sbcglobal.net Yes
Nelson, John 40 yrs experience in heavy civil engineering projects including earthwork, underground, CIP and cable suspension bridges, and light rail. I have served as a superintendent, project manager, operations manager, vice president and president. Districts 7, 8, 11, 12 and San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Kern Counties (619) 520-9344 nelsonjohn411@yahoo.com Yes
Nugteren, Bill Fields of expertise are: Tunnels, Bridges, Roads, Earthworks, Utility work & Mechanical. Well acquainted with contracts, contractual obligations, changed conditions, entitlement, time matters and cost Within 150 miles from Palo Alto, CA, unless special arrangements are made. (650) 493-8177 wnugteren@aol.com (See Note 1)
O'Malley, Denis 40 yrs experience in engineering including engineering studies, design, construction, and construction management (primarily in environmental engineering and heavy construction projects) and QSD/QSP training Parts of Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 10 (925) 682-3472 DOMalley43@gmail.com yes
Ogle, William Over forty years of heavy construction industry experience, working on extremely wide variety of project scopes for a diverse set of owners.  Employed by Balfour Beatty, Guy F. Atkinson, SJ Groves, Harrison Western, Brinderson and Torno America.  Responsibilities included Engineer, Project Engineer, Cost Engineer, Project Manager, Estimating and Operations Manager.  Served as vice president, COO and President/CEO.  Owners included multiple DOT's including Caltrans.  Proven record and strong ability to negotiate and resolve issues/disputes.  Actively participated in over 12 DRB's nationwide including the $900M I-405 Sepulveda Pass Project. Anywhere in California (Near an Airport (404) 414-7333 billbarb711@gmail.com Yes
Ott, William P. Served on over 100 DRBs (26 as Chair). Retired VP of Mowat Construction, currently perform construction consulting, DRBs, arbitration, cost estimating, constructability reviews, value engineering for Owners and Prime Consultants. All of California (425) 890-3533 williamott129@yahoo.com Yes
Pandey, Sagar Over 18 years Caltrans Constr Mgt experience, including RE, Sr Constr Engr, and Constr Mgr. Experience in pavement rehab, fwy widening, fwy new alignment, structures, fiber optics, and signal projects. In depth Understanding of CPM Schedule prep, review, and analysis; updated HMA, Long Life Pavement specs; and TRO Specs. Anywhere in California (909) 373-8240 sagarp@s2-ei.com No
Parvin, Cordell I Practiced law for 38 years. From 1978 through 2008 my practice was focused on highway, heavy, civil construction contract claims and disputes. All of California 214-663-3794 cparvin@cordellparvin.com Yes
Pastorius, Bruce Retired in 2015 with over 20 years as a Senior Construction Engineer and ten years as a Resident Engineer. Worked as Senior Resident Engineer and supervisor responsible for coordinating dispute resolution/partnering as well as the resolution of claims.  Partnering Coordinator and trainer in Central Region Anywhere in California (805) 536-9428 BEP53@outlook.com Yes
Pearman, Robert C. 30+ years Attorney: Design-Build, Housing, Public Works, Transportation, Construction, AIA Forms. Public Works Contract Arbitrations panel. AAA arbitrator - Construction, Commercial, Public Contracts Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernadino, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura (213) 487-1400 robert_pearman@gshllp.com Yes
Pegg, Kurt I am a Civil Engineer with extensive Caltrans experience on large scale freeway projects in the State of California. I have worked for both the Owner and the Contractor for over 25 years. I have served on multiple DRB boards for Caltrans, Counties and Cities. Anywhere in California (951) 500-7979 kurtpegg@yahoo.com Yes
Pelz, Kriston K. I am very knowledgeable in all aspects of project management and construction contract administration involved in public works heavy highway construction. Anywhere in California (619) 246-5951 PelzADR@gmail.com Yes
Peterson, Barry 45 years of construction experience. Worked for large national firm and then was a co-owner of a small regional firm. Have experience on bridges, cofferdams, pile driving, girder erection, fish facilities, and piping installations. Have served on six DRB boards. Anywhere in California (208) 859-3577 spudcjp68@aol.com Yes
Peterson, Dan 10 yrs as a highway Engineer, Division of Highways, 18 yrs as a General Engineering Contractor building highways & bridges, 25 yrs as a Construction Consultant, including over 35 Caltrans Disputes Resolution Boards and other dispute resolution procedures Anywhere in California (626) 446-3117 (See Note 1) Yes
Pettiette, Patrick Accomplished project/program manager and corporate executive with broad experience in the design, construction, operations, executive management and development of some of the most complex, logistically difficult and politically sensitive projects in the engineering and construction industry.  President of an international management consulting firm which serves project owners as their representatives in the planning, budgeting and assessments of their large capital project developments. Anywhere in California (208) 949-6517 pettiette5rmk@aol.com Yes
Pieplow, Robert Licensed Professional Engineer with 33 years of experience with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Experience includes leading large multidisciplinary engineering organizations and the delivery of a wide variety of transportation infrastructure projects. Successful in leadership roles including North Region Construction Division Chief, Construction Division Chief, Engineering Services Division Chief and Interim Chief Engineer. All of California 916-872-7535 repieplow@gmail.com Yes
Place, Dave 50 years in the Construction Industry, specializing in bridge, highway, and tunnel construction. Retired VP of Hamilton Construction, Eugene, OR and Sole Proprietor of David Place Construction Consultant, providing Owners and Contractors Construction Schedules, “Hard Dollar” Cost Estimates and Constructability Reviews. Member of the DRBF and have served on over 60 DRB’s in Washington, Idaho, and California,  32 as the Chairman.
Anywhere in California (541) 318-5456 dplace@bendbroadband.com Yes
Porten, James 49 years of experience in the construction industry, including 24 years in supervision and management of large projects for two contractors. Served on 48 DRBs in the past 16 years, 32 of these as chairman. Northern California (530) 823-3216 jameslporten@cs.com Yes
Preston, Guy C. Caltrans Structure Representative, Senior RE, and Area CE on over 150 projects. Projects include SFOBB Seismic Retrofit, I-680/Hwy24 Interchange, Noyo River bridge in Ft. Bragg, CA. Extensive experience in constructability issues, environmental permits and project scheduling. Anywhere in California (831) 226-6766 iguypreston@gmail.com Yes
Puchi, Edmundo (Ed) Puchi Executive level construction management and contract administration.  Executive Project Manager and Chief of Contracts Administration for major highway bridge contractor for 23 years.  Six (6) years with Caltrans in the design and construction of bridges.  Participated in numerous projects involving the DRB process and represented the contractor in arbitration of construction contract disputes Anywhere in California (916) 715-8931 puchiconsulting@gmail.com Yes
Reading, Ron 45 Years experience as Proj Superintendant - Gordon H Ball; Vice Pres - Ball, Ball, Brosamer; President - RGW, Inc.; Vice Pres - Dillingham Construction. All highway and heavy Civil. Anywhere in California (925) 464-7611 r-mreading@msn.com Yes
Restaino, Michael A. (Mic) I have been involved in Construction Engineering almost continuously, beginning as an Inspector in 1970 and retiring as a Senior Resident Engineer in 2010. All of California (530) 622-9098 micrestaino@comcast.net Yes
Rice, Clifford Over 18 yrs in Construction - 3-1/2 yrs as RE, 15 yrs as Senior Construction Engineer.  2 yrs in charge of Caltrans Materials Lab. Experienced in all types of construction claims evaluation and dispute resolution. Anywhere in California (209) 373-0874 luvmybuick@yahoo.com Yes

Rohrer Jon

33 years of construction engineering experience including Caltrans Bridge Construction and Consultant Project Management working closely with owners/agencies and contractors to produce excellent projects.

Southerm California

(562) 431-1644

 

 

jrohrerDRB@gmail.com

Yes
Romano, Cliff PE for 33 years.  7 years RE/Str. Rep for Bridge Dept.  5 years Construction Engineer  for CT Construction.  4 years Expert Witness for CT Office of Traffic Safety.  4 years investigator for CHP.  14 years claims and BOR supervision for CT Construction.  9 years Arbitration support specialist.  Independent consultant for 8 y   Partnering facilitator, Risk Management, Value Engineering, Accident Reconstruction trained.  Since retiring from Caltrans in 2009 I have been an expert defense witness for public agencies and private entities. All of California (559) 661-8022 cliffromano2014@gmail.com Yes
Rothenburger, Roger 50 years of experience with both Contractor's and Owners, including site craft supervision, project engineering, and project management including claims up to $60 million with personal negotiation. Anywhere in California (702) 715-0430 rwrothenburger@gmail.com No
Roberts, Nian B.S. in CE, A & B Contractors Licenses and RE. 36 years with Teichert Organization. VP experienced in construction as well as Aggregate, Asphalt, and RMC Operations. Served on over 45 DRBs and chaired over one half of them. Central or Northern California (916) 489-8247 nian@dslextreme.com Yes
Rhoden, Larry 42 yrs of heavy and highway experience in positions of authority, ranging from Superintendent, General Superintendent, Constuction Manager, Project Manager, and Vice President and Division Manager. Anywhere in California (530) 334-0226 lr.cherokeegec@gmail.com Yes
Saddik, Farid Project forensics expert. Schedule, cost, labor and productivity claims, DRB preparation/presentations. Expertise in large or complex contracts. Over 33 years of experience in domestic and international project estimating, engineering, management and project controls. Strong construction management, technical and engineering background. Experience spans heavy-civil, highway and commercial. Anywhere in California (925) 348-0177 farid@saddik.net Yes
Sanders, Carole I have worked on Heavy Construction Caltrans related projects since 1991 at all levels of bridge, roadway, office engineer, Sr. Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or practice director. Experience in construction administration and claim resolution. I have managed other construction engineers on such projects since 2003, beginning with the I-210 project that covered over $300 million of heavy construction. Alameda, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Francisco, LA, Sacramento (909) 732-9450 asacdj@aol.com Yes
Sarkela, Eric 38+ yrs with CALTRANS in the Const. Dept. 15+ yrs as Resident Engineer on many types of projects: major freeway, emergency contracts, bridge retrofit, widening, pavement rehab, chip seal, ovelay, mitigation, landscape, etc. Instructor and SME for Earthwork, Drainage, Asphalt Concrete, and Statewide contract change order courses. Member & Chairperson on DRBs since 2008. Anywhere in California (619) 447-1268 webejamn1@cox.net Yes
Schneider, Bob 30 years of management in the Heavy Civil construction industry. Primarily Caltrans freeway widenings and large structures. Thorough knowledge of California industry practices and Caltrans Specifications Anywhere in California (714) 412-3882 BSinHB@aol.com Yes
Seaton, Bruce Licensed Professional Engineer with 33 years of experience with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Experience includes leading large multidisciplinary engineering organizations and the delivery of a wide variety of transportation infrastructure projects. Successful in leadership roles including North Region Construction Division Chief, Construction Division Chief, Engineering Services Division Chief and Interim Chief Engineer. Anywhere in California 714-851-2160 bruceeseaton@yahoo.com Yes
Seferian, Grace California licensed Professional Engineer and licensed General Contractor. Founder of ResolveWithGrace and practices alternative dispute resolution specializing in mediation, arbitration and dispute review boards. She has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has resolved hundreds of construction disputes and potential claims.  P.E., PMP, M.E.M., LEED AP, QSD/P, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. All of California (510) 520-1364 graceseferian@resolvewithgrace.com Yes
Shepard, Richard Over 38 years as Caltrans RE/SR, DOT Director El Dorado County, PW Director City of Elk Grove. I have resolved numerous construction disputes and have gained a reputation from Agency Staff and Contractors as being fair and reasonable. Anywhere in California ((916) 802-3333 richshepard@yahoo.com Yes
Silvestri, J. Paul (See Note 1) (See Note 1) (See Note 1) jpaulsilvestri@aol.com (See Note 1)
Slattery, R.P. (Dick) 50 Years diversified experience in Heavy Construction, 14 years in executive positions, including Corporate Officer. Former member DRBF & SCCA Board of Directors. Participated in 19 DRBs, 2 as Chairman and 1 DRA. Attended Caltrans sponsored DRB member seminars and DRBF Chairman's seminar. Anywhere in California (562) 822-5715 peaqup9@yahoo.com Yes
Smith, Hugh Over 30 years of engineering experience in administering transportation and flood control related infrastructure construction projects, and managing a highway public works construction program ranging from about $20 million to over $100 million annually. As the Construction Engineering General Manager for Riverside County Transportation Department, I have experience, background and qualifications necessar to evaluate complex construction issues and make appropriaterecommendations. Anywhere in California (951) 780-5729 h.smith.td@live.com Yes
Smith, Zulema I have 30 years of professional experience in public works projects, including hydraulics, hydrology, design, preparation of plans and specifications, utility relocation, quantities and cost estimates. Extensive experience in Environmental and Regulatory compliance including CEQA/NEPA compliance, 404/408 permits from USACE, Streambed Alteration Agreements, and 401 Certifications from Regional Water Quality Control Boards. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work and develop a cooperative environment with numerous agencies. Anywhere in California (951) 563-2654 zully.smith.handz@outlook.com Yes
St.Martin, Jim Over 40 years experience in Heavy Highway Construction with Bridge Department, Heavy Highway Contractor and Industry Trade Association. Registered Civil Engineer and Licensed Contractor. Anywhere in California (949) 933-3905 stmartin.jim@gmail.com Yes
Stark, Timothy Professor of Geotech Engineering and Construction Law at Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PE and Attorney in Illinois, 22 yrs teaching and consulting experience, DRB member for Ohio DOT, extensive experience in retaining walls, foundations, landslides, tunnels, differeing site conditions, and the like. Districts 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 (217) 840-8263 tstark32@gmail.com Yes
Steele, Jay I retired from Caltrans January 2000. Served on about 100 DRBs, 40% as Chairman. Served as the Dispute Resolution Advisor (DRA) on several contracts. Anywhere in California (760) 831-2727 jay_steele@hotmail.com Yes
Tappan, Susan 25 years with Caltrans; 2011-2015 serving as North Region Construction Manager, responsible for administration of construction contracts in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. Anywhere in California (707) 599-1340 stappan53@gmail.com Yes
Tarassoly, Vida Ph.D. civil / structural engineer and expert witness, Contractor (A, B, Hazmat), California Attorney, Certified Mediator with over 25 years of experience in design and construction including Caltrans highway construction projects. Utilizes both her technical and legal expertise and is capable of applying the evaluative ADR methods to provide confidential assessment of the strengths of the parties’ claims so the parties can make informed resolutions of their disputes. All of California 818-426-9567 vtarassoly@aol.com Yes
Thomas, Dan 32 yr bridge construction; in all my assignments, my goal has been to deliver a quality product. I've always tried to put the project first. Anywhere in California (808) 321-9643 danthomas@hntb.com Yes
Thompson, Richard 12 years as a Senior Bridge Engineer and Bridge Construction Engineer for Caltrans. 29 additional years of bridge, building, and highway construction experience. All of California (707) 923-4477
(707)223-3993 cell
gm4rich@gmail.com Yes
Tippin, Elizabeth A. Over 25 yrs experience as an administrative law judge, arbitrator, mediator, and attorney representing design professionals and contractors in a variety of construction projects. Anywhere in California (415)835-1332 etippinlaw@gmail.com Yes
Titzel, David More than 27-years of experience as a Highway Design, Maintenance and Construction Engineer.  Experience includes Project Management as well as the construction of road and freeway facilities.  Experienced Resident Engineer and Assistant District Engineer responsible for resolving disputes for the Nevada Department of Transportation Anywhere in California (775) 230-6113 David.Titzel@Parsons.com Yes
Vacura, Peter Professional Engineer with over 32 years of experience in bridge and pavement design, maintenance and construction. Well versed in contract administration, claims reviews and resolution. Anywhere in California (916) 897-0351 petervacura@yahoo.com Yes
Valencia, Fred Licensed California Civil Engineer. 31 years of Caltrans Experience. 20 years in Construction where I served as Construction Engineer and Construction manager, Specialized in contract administration and claim resolution, served on several Boards of Review. Anywhere in California (909) 915-4825 1fred.valencia@gmail.com Yes
Von Berg, Paul 45 years experience as a heavy/highway constructor primarily in California. Familiar with bridges, structures, concrete pavement and earthwork. Responsibilities - estimating, supervision and upper management. Anywhere in California (951) 743-6951 1PVP@cox.net Yes
Wang, Chia-Chi Over 23 years of highway construction experience with Caltrans; served as Resident Engineer, Construction Engineer, and Construction Manager; Specialized in contract administration and claim resolution. Districts 7, 8, 11, and 12 (951) 892-1420 ccwangdrb@gmail.com Yes
Warrener, Douglas 46 years experience working in most phases of the construction of freeways, interchanges, bridges, AC & PCCP paving, airports, dams and consulting on the above. Anywhere in California (916) 987-6783
(916) 205-1081 (Cell)
warrenerdn@comcast.net Yes
Wilde, Monty Licensed contractor with 30 years of experience in general engineering estimating, project management, and as VP/General Manager doing road construction, HMA,(asphalt paving), subgrade compaction, aggregate base, asphalt emulsion seals, chip seals, slurry seals. Anywhere in California (619) 994-6558 montywilde@gmail.com Yes

Yee, Steve

Jan 2018

See Note 1

 

38 ½ years of experience with Caltrans as RE/SR in construction contract administration, construction field engineering including falsework and shoring analysis, partnering and dispute resolution, post tension box girder bridges, steel girder bridges, conventionally reinforced box girder bridges, pre-cast I girder bridges, bridge widenings, seismic retrofits, field welding, structural steel bolting, earth retaining structures, bridge painting contracts, enforcement of permit and environmental requirements, bridge deck rehabilitation including methacrylate and polyester concrete, and the construction of highway maintenance and roadside rest area buildings, both new and remodels.

All of California (858) 444-5003 stevengrantyee@gmail.com Yes
Yogarajah, Manny Professional Engineer and Licensed Contractor with 25 years of construction management experience with Caltrans as a Senior Resident/Construction Engineer, Area Manager and Design-Build Quality Assurance Manager. All of California (951) 750-2468 manny.yogarajah@gmail.com Yes