Dale Morris, PSP

Dale Morris, PSP

  • B.S. in Civil and Construction Engineering, Temple University
  • B.A. in Urban/Transportation Planning, Virginia State University
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International

Dale is an expert with over 30 years of experience in the areas of construction management, CPM scheduling, claims analysis, risk analysis, earned value analysis, and training.

Dale has been deposed and has presented at mediations. He has provided litigation support to various State Attorney General Offices and the US Attorney General’s Office during proceedings in state and federal courts, and arbitration. This support included drafting questions for cross examination, preparing expert reports, creating demonstrative exhibits, and critiquing other experts’ reports.

Dale has analyzed or prepared claims, analyzed delays and inefficiency, and evaluated and computed damages on highway, bridge, education, airport, healthcare, transit, and government projects.

Dale has evaluated, reviewed, updated, and recommended the approval or rejection of contractor’s schedules for the Maryland State Highway Administration, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the New York State Department of Transportation. He has extensive experience with project controls, planning, and scheduling using Oracle’s Primavera P6 and P3, Suretrak, Microsoft Project, Prolog, Expedition, and other software platforms.

Dale spearheaded the development of two innovative project control programs for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The first was an earned-value management program created to help MBTA monitor the progress and verify the expenditures of its consultants during the design phase. The second was the development of a risk management manual that included procedures and guidelines to help MBTA identify, assess, and manage the risks associated with the scope, budget, cost, and schedule for a project. This program uses probabilistic analysis of risks and other tactics to help MBTA deliver projects on time and within budget.

Prior to joining Trauner, Dale managed and monitored the daily construction activities of capital improvement projects for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. His responsibilities included coordination of the activities of developers and contractors; management of the construction staff and designers; review of specifications, drawings, submittals, monthly invoices, and CPM schedules for compliance with the contract; negotiation and preparation of change orders to rectify or eliminate potential claims; project inspection; and interfacing with various housing departments, governmental agencies, and tenant groups.

Dale also served as a resident engineer and inspected work on airport, entertainment, and transportation projects. He oversaw the contractor’s work and ensured compliance with the drawings, schedule, and specifications.