Mark F. Nagata, PSP, CDT

Mark F. Nagata, PSP, CDT

  • B.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Planning & Scheduling Professional
  • Certified Construction Documents Technologist, Construction Specifications Institute

Mark’s expertise lies in the areas of construction claims preparation and evaluation, development and review of critical path method (CPM) schedules, delay analysis, training, dispute resolution, and specification writing.

Mark is a co-author of Construction Delays: Understanding Them Clearly, Analyzing Them Correctly, and was a co-author of the Alternate Project Delivery: Claims in Design-Build, Guaranteed Maximum Price, and Other Delivery Methods in the book titled Construction Contract Claims, Changes, and Dispute Resolution.

Mark was a contributing author and continues to provide additional revisions to the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis, which is the first publication in the industry that comprehensively classifies schedule analysis techniques. Mark’s contribution included describing and defining the Contemporaneous Period Analysis, also called the Contemporaneous Schedule Analysis. He also writes technical papers and articles for industry publication, and speaks nationally on scheduling and claims analysis topics, such as schedule delay analysis methods, inefficiency (use of the Measured Mile), and the calculation of construction damages.

Mark directs and performs all types of analyses from schedule delay analyses to inefficiency analyses and the calculation of damages.  Mark has been qualified as an expert witness on the issues of delay, cost and damages, and wrongful termination.  Mark has also presented at mediation and has extensive experience authoring expert reports, written testimony, interrogatories, discovery requests, questions for deposition and cross-examination, and developing demonstrative trial exhibits.

In addition to assisting clients in litigation, Mark evaluates project performance, change orders, and works with project teams to resolve disagreements and avoid disputes during construction.

Mark has analyzed bridge, highway, transit, entertainment, student housing, museum, healthcare, laboratory, government, environmental, residential high-rise, mixed-use high-rise, educational, energy, and retail projects.

Mark has provided CPM scheduling services to contractors and owners from small and medium-size projects to multi-billion dollar projects.  For contractors, Mark provides schedule development, time extension development, and project schedule advisory services on retail, high-rise, environmental, healthcare, mass transit, pipeline, and energy projects.

He has reviewed schedules and evaluated time extension requests for owners, such as the New York City School Construction Authority, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), New Jersey DOT, NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Triborough and Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), New York State DOT, and Ohio DOT.

Mark is a certified and award-winning instructor for Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute courses, including Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance; Use of CPM for Estimating, Scheduling, and Timely Completion; and Principles of Writing Highway Specifications.  He has presented more than 100 seminars, webinars, and construction claims-related presentations, both nationally and internationally.