Brian J. Furniss, PE, PSP, CFCC

Director

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Location: Denver Metropolitan Area

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.

Brian has experience on airport, bridge, commercial, entertainment, healthcare, high rise, highway, hospital, government, laboratory, residential, prison, sports arena, theme park, pipeline, tunnel, transit, water, and wastewater projects throughout the United States, U.S. Territories, and United Kingdom.

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+ million 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+ million 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+ million library in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Provided baseline schedule, and risk analyses with Monte Carlo simulations on over 20 contract milestones for general contractor on $300+ million 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+ million new high-rise building in South Florida.

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Qualifications

EDUCATION

University of Central Florida, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2003
United States Military Academy, 1998-2000

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Engineer (PE), Florida (Active); Colorado (Active); Texas (Active)

Certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), AACE International

Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), AACE International

AFFILIATIONS

AACE International 

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