Brian J. Furniss, PE, PSP, CFCC


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Brian Furniss has over 16 years of experience in CPM scheduling, delay and productivity analyses, change management, cost quantification, and claims analysis. He provides these analyses during and after the project to help the project team manage the work, risks, and resolve disputes. Brian is co-author of the book, Construction Delays: Understanding Them Clearly, Analyzing Them Correctly, has authored articles for industry publications, and is an award-winning speaker. Brian is a Professional Engineer in Florida, Texas, and Colorado, and is a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) with AACE International.   

Selected Project Experience
  • Provided expert testimony in Arbitration, Court, and served as Arbitrator on scheduling and delay analysis.

  • Analyzed critical path delays to 3 contract milestones on a 5-year, $500+M new toll-road facility in Southern California. Determined party responsible for critical path delays, evaluated concurrent delays, and the cumulative effects of Owner changes to the critical path and contractor’s means and methods.

  • Performed analyses of critical path delays, change orders, scheduling and acceleration plans, subcontractor production, and other claims analyses on a new, 36-story high-rise in Miami, Florida.

  • Used the measured-mile analysis to quantify productivity losses incurred by general contractor and its subcontractors during the construction of a new roadway and connecting bridges in Southern California.

  • Analyzed critical path delays to over 37 buildings on a $40+M new condominium complex in Hawaii.

  • Performed project scheduling, change order evaluation, and “what-if” acceleration scenarios for general contractor during its completion of an $80+M library in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Provided baseline schedule, and risk analyses with Monte Carlo simulations on over 20 contract milestones for general contractor on $300+M world-renowned entertainment venue in Florida.

  • Evaluated project delays and time-related damages that allegedly resulted from a safety incident during the construction of a $225+M new high-rise building in South Florida.

Selected Publications
  • Construction Delays- Understanding Them Clearly and Analyzing Them Correctly;” Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Burlington, MA, 2009
  • “Why Owners and Contractors Should Share the Float;” Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Vol.5 No. 2, Pages 27 through 46, Summer 2011
  • “The Critical Path: Definition vs. Understanding;” Construct! American Bar Association, Construction Litigation Committee, Quarterly Publication, Pages 3 through 6, Spring 2010
AACE International – Member
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Claims Avoidance and Resolution Committee
University of Central Florida – Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Licenses / Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer (Industrial) – Florida, Colorado, Texas

Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) – AACE International

Certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) – AACE International

Certified Instructor – National Highway Institute (NHI)


  • City: Denver Metropolitan Area
  • Country: United States


  • Telephone: 720.924.8177
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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