Theodore J. Trauner, Jr.

Theodore J. Trauner, Jr.

  • B.S. in General Engineering, U.S. Military Academy
  • M.Eng. in Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, University of California, Berkeley
  • MBA, Long Island University

Ted is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of scheduling, construction management, cost overruns and damages, construction means and methods, and delay and inefficiency analysis.

Ted has either managed construction or evaluated problems on virtually every type of project including transportation, water and wastewater treatment, process and manufacturing, power, medical, educational, commercial, correctional, hotels, condominiums, residential housing, and athletic facilities. For over 45 years, Ted has participated in the analysis and resolution of construction claims, managed many types of construction projects, and provided scheduling and training to the industry.

He has testified as an expert witness on delays, inefficiency, disruption, differing site conditions, excessive changes, extra work, termination, productivity, structural analysis, construction means and methods, and cost overruns and damages.

Ted lectures, conducts seminars, and has developed and presented training programs on multiple topics including construction claims, specification writing, partnering, and construction management to thousands of construction professionals throughout the world.

Ted is the author of the following highly-regarded construction texts; Construction Delays, Third Edition; Managing the Construction Project; Construction Estimates from Take-Off to Bid; Construction on Contaminated Sites; Construction Delays (1st and 2nd Editions); and Bidding and Managing Government Construction.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Ted was an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 11 years. He was Military Assistant to Construction Operations of the Philadelphia District, where he was Resident Engineer for major highway bridge rehabilitation, was involved with the construction of major gravity earth dams, and also advised on regulatory affairs for the District waterways.