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 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.

Mark is a co-author of Construction Delays: Understanding Them Clearly, Analyzing them Correctly. He is a co-manager responsible for the development of the Project Management Institute’s College of Scheduling’s Best Practice Guide for Schedule Impact Analysis; continually writes technical papers and articles for industry publication; and speaks nationally on scheduling and claims analysis topics.

Mark presents 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.

Mark directs and performs all types of analyses from schedule delay analyses to inefficiency analyses and the determination of damages.  In addition to assisting clients in litigation, Mark also evaluates project performance and change orders and works with project teams to resolve disagreements and avoid disputes during construction.  Mark has analyzed bridge, highway, transit, entertainment, museum, healthcare, laboratory, government, environmental, residential high-rise, schools, nuclear, and retail projects.

Mark has provided CPM scheduling services to contractors and owners from small and medium-size projects to multi-billion dollar projects.  He reviews and approves schedules for the 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 also develops and updates CPM schedules for contractors on retail, environmental, healthcare, mass transit, pipeline, landfill methane-gas reclamation, nuclear plant security, and spent fuel rod storage facility projects.

Mark is a certified and award-winning instructor for Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute courses, including Managing Highway Contract Claims: Evaluation and Avoidance, Use of CPM for Estimating, Scheduling, and Timely Completion, and Principles of Writing Highway Specifications.  He has presented more than 40 seminars nationally.