Paul Gogulski, P.E.

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Office:
843 470-0459
Fax:
520.842.4175
Cell:
843-986-7940
1062 Otter Circle
Beaufort,  
South Carolina  
29902
United States
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Summary:

Mr.  Gogulski is a seasoned professional manager who led teams in the delivery of commercial,  industrial,  public works,  high technology,and residential construction projects throughout the United States and overseas.  Starting in the Planning and Estimating Department of Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco,  Paul held positions as Project Manager and Vice President for general contractors,  Owner’s representative for Disney and General Electric,  Development Manager for Kaiser Engineers,  Director of Facilities for Teradyne, Project Manager for New York City Transit,  and Project Officer for New York City School Construction Authority,

Mr.  Gogulski used this broad range of experience to form a consulting practice specializing in construction dispute resolution,  expert witness testimony,  accidents,  claims,  delays,  design error and omissions, structural failure and damages.  HIs forensic engineering helped resolve hundreds of cases throughout the country and overseas.  Contractors use his services as an extension of staff for quality control and site safety on contracts for the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Insurance companies use his services for investigations of delay,  negligence, fraud and damages.  He has reduced the cost of litigation during the claims process by skills greatly refined during the course of his career. His recent pioneering in refinements to risk management has led to improvements in the use of BIM and system engineering applications within the construction industry.

Mr.  Gogulski provides seminars for engineering and construction firms in New York,  Saudi Arabia,  UAE,  and Qatar.  He was a featured speaker for the Association of General Contractors,  the Industrial Development Research Council,  and Massachusetts High Technology Council.

My real estate development experience includes a few feasibility studies while employed by General Electic’s Real Estate and Construcon Operation in Schenectady,  New York,  an extensive investigation for a new corporate headquarters ( which resulted in a successful new move)  for Teradyne while employed as Director of Facilities,  and assistance in site evaluations for several shopping centers while employed by Lanning Corporation as Director of Construction.  In addition,  as Director of Construction for a few New Jersey residential developers,  I was very much involved in the planning board process. 

In Las Vegas,  he has contacts with a few large developers,  and have supervised engineering on shopping centers which required extensive revisions to obtain permits.  Also,  as forensic engineer on pending litigation I sometimes get involved in reviewing the permit process and impact of agencies in terms of delay damages.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering,  University of Michigan ,  Ann Arbor,  Michigan
  • Masters of Business Administration,  University of Phoenix ,  Las Vegas,  Nevada ( currently enrolled)
Publications:
  • “Roman Engineering - How Much More Time for the US?” May,  2012 ”Erosion of
  • Ethics Causes Damage to Construction Industry”,  December,  2011 “The Harmon
  • Tower Requires 2’nd Opinion”,  Press Release,  December,  2011 “Jury Verdicts
  • Lacking Common Sense,  Engineering News Record,  August 31,  2011
  • “Speaking English is Key to Safety,” Engineering News Record,  November,  2008
  • “Interstate Highway System” American Society of Civil Engineers,  1999
  • “Guaranteed Maximum Contracts,” Real Estate Executive,  October 1993
Experience:

MOST RELEVANT:

Contemporary Resort Hotel Orlando,  FL

Assigned to take over this project on behalf of the Owner when it was one year behind schedule,  I insisted that the architect assign two key designers to the site which greatly reduced bottlenecks in schedule..  Using skills learned from previous experience with Bechtel and General Electric,  I improved field operations,  corrected technical issues,  implemented value engineering,  and brought the project back on schedule by working three shifts of 1200 trades personnel 24/7 during the final phase of construction.

Las Vegas Monorail Las Vegas,  NV

As consultant in a team selected to analyze delays and cost overruns on behalf of the insurance company,  I identified errors in project planning misuse of the CPM,  and mismanagement in administration of contracts. My reports were used in resolution of litigation.  This case was settled favorably in London.

Honors / Awards:
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America,  2001-2003
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Engineering,  1994
  • American Society of Civil Engineer’s Certificate of Appreciation
  • $1,000 award for Millennium Project Contribution,  1999
Professional Memberships / Associations / Societies:
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Arbitration Association
  • International Conference of Building Code Officials
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering
Lectures / Speeches:

COURSES INSTRUCTED / GUEST LECTURER/ PRESENTATION

  • “Computer Applications” - Associated General Contractors,  Las Vegas,  NV,  2002
  • ”Construction Defect Litigation”,  Nevada Framers Association,  Las Vegas,  NV,  2000
  • “National Indian Museum” - US Customs House,  NY - Smithsonian Institute,  Washington D.C.,  1993
  • “Teradyne’s Facilities Planning” Industrial Development Research Council,  1993
  • “High Technology Facilities Planning”,  Massachusetts High Technical Council,  1993
  • “Critical Path Method for Construction Scheduling”,  Orlando Community College,  1979
Court Admissions / Qualifications:

Expert Witness Areas of expertise include:

Having testified as expert on over 120 cases in 23 States,  Mr.  Gogulski is qualified in:  General Contracting,  Excavation and Sitework, Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering,  Safety,  Code Compliance,  Contract Dispute Resolution,  Facilities Planning and Quality Control.

Continuing Education:
  • Engineering Law - Rensalear Polytechnic Institute
  • Nevada Construction Law - Law Seminars International
  • Financial Controls - Wayne State University
  • Safety Training - DuPont Safety Training Program
  • OSHA 500 Course - Occupational Safety & Health Association
  • Organizational Development - WED Enterprises ( Disney)
  • Computer Applications - Rutgers University
  • Electrical Construction Field Inspection – New York City Transit
  • Asbestos Supervisors Course – New York City Transit
  • Packaged Boilers – New York City School Construction Authority
  • Masonry and Concrete – New York City School Construction Authority
  • Hazardous Waste – New York City Transit
  • Climate Control Systems – New York City School Construction Authority
  • Claims Management – New York City Transit
Credentials:
  • Professional Engineer
  • Nevada License#14596
  • New Hampshire License #2319
  • Vermont License #1587
  • South Carolina License 30190
  • Certified Quality Control Manager – Corps of Engineers\
  • Certified Construction Outreach Trainer,  OSHA
  • Certified Asbestos Supervisor,  New York City
Expertise:

SPECIALIZED:

  • Industrial/Construction Accidents
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Litigation
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Site Safety
  • High Tech Facilities
  • Class "A" Office Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Urban Development
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Public Works Construction
  • Transit Facilities
  • Industrial Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Landmark Restorations
  • Shopping Centers
  • Raw Land Development
  • Waterfront Facilities
  • Refinery & Loading Facilities
  • Overseas Construction
  • Corporate R&D Facilities
Seminars:
  • “Construction Site Management”,  Marcus Evans,  Doha,  Qatar,  Sept,  2012
  • Construction Claims and Ethics”,  Eljabar Engineering Ltd,  Doha,  Qatar,  April 2012
  • “The Construction Claims Process”,  Ewaan Companies,  Jeddah,  Saudi Arabia,  Jan,  2011
  • “The Construction Claims Process”,  Marcus Evans,  Abu Dhabi,  UAE,  Oct,  2010
  • “Expert Witness Testimony”,  Institute of Design Professionals,  New York City,  & Buffalo,  NY,  2006
Areas of Concentration:
  • Claims Preparation
  • Litigation Support
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Accident Investigations
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Defects
  • Capital Program Management
  • General Contracting
  • Architect/Engineer Coordination
  • Subcontract Administration
  • Building Code Compliance
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Personal Injury Investigations
  • Policy and Procedures Controls
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • FAR Regulations
  • Real Estate Development
  • Property Management
  • Financial Controls/Reporting
  • Government Agency Liaison
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