Paul Gogulski, P.E.
Gogulski & Associates, Inc.
1062 Otter Circle
Beaufort SC, 29902
Experts in construction, accidents, dispute resolution, claims, scheduling, delays, defects, standards of care, estimating, OSHA investigations, and litigation support. Mr. Gogulski is a professional engineer with over 40 years experience in forensic consulting, expert witness testimony, construction management, engineering, and facilities management encompassing a broad range of project types including industrial, educational, historical renovations, medical, transportation, residential and government facilities. He is a highly skilled, seasoned professional with mulit-disciplinary skills that uniquely qualify him for the most demanding of assignments.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Masters of Business Administration, University of Phoenix , Las Vegas, Nevada (currently enrolled)
- “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
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
- “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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- Industrial/Construction Accidents
- Contract Administration
- Construction Litigation
- Forensic Investigations
- Site Safety
- High Tech Facilities
- Class "A" Office Buildings
- 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
President - Gogulski & Associates, Inc., Las Vegas, NV 1999 to Present
Consulting and forensic engineering services for attorneys, contractors and insurance companies. Assignments utilize the discipline of civil engineering, including construction management and general contracting. Focus is on proper execution of contractor/owner/architect-engineer responsibilities, safety, OSHA compliance, contract disputes, claims, accident prevention, workplace safety, and evaluation of existing construction for contract compliance. Testified at trial, wrote reports, investigated numerous accidents, and resolved technical issues for complex litigation. Employed as consultant to contractors, architects/engineers, and insurance companies. Served as Project Manager for a Las Vegas based civil engineering firm; oversaw quality control for an $11 million Corps of Engineer project; consultant on the Las Vegas Monorail project, the Venetian Casino Resort, an FHA financed apartment complex, and others. Completed assignments as expert for both plaintiff and defense.
Project Officer - New York City School Construction Authority, New York 1997 to 1999
Responsible for 22 school renovation programs. Supervise engineers, construction managers and contractors, achieving overall objectives for quality, time and budget. Projects involve new construction, facility upgrades and improvements. Oversight of design, construction and renovations.
Project Manager - New York City Transit, New York 1994 to 1997
Oversee contract administration, change orders, progress reporting, engineering liaison, and customer satisfaction for: (1) a two mile subway tunnel rehabilitation; (2) Column and roof replacement over an active subway station, relocating utilities, and repairing concrete; (4) Construction of a new underground fan chamber, replacing existing equipment with four 78,000 CFM fans, installing electrical distribution equipment and communication equipment, and relocating utilities in the street.
Principal - Gogulski & Co. – Princeton, NJ 1991 - 1994
Consulting in forensic engineering and project management. Prepared claims against government agencies; expert witness on a diverse range of issues. Supervised a landmark restoration of Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House in New York City; Preparation of Requests for Proposal for $14 million museum renovation for the Smithsonian Institution.
Project Manaer - NICO Construction Co. - New York 1988 -1991
Overall supervision for Class A office building renovations in New York City, including biding estimating, permitting, subcontracting and field supervision.
Vice President and CEO - Drexel Properties - Dallas to DKM Properties - Princeton 1983- 1986
Profit and loss responsibility for four-state general contracting business. Hired and trained staff of 150 Project Managers, Estimators, Superintendents and Craft personnel. Completed large scale residential projects, including site development, 3000 units and valued at $60 million.
Resident Construction Manager - Ralph M. Parsons, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia 1983- 1983
Completed a short term contract in infrastructure construction; completing a seriously delayed project, and starting up a new 1 square mile development.
Project Manager - George A. Fuller Co. - Boston 1983 - 1983
Assume control of landmark ten-story office building renovation following failed efforts by multiple previous contractors. Completed project on schedule and within budget.
Director of Facilities - Teradyne Inc. - Boston 1979 - 1983
Reporting to the CEO of this Fortune 500 company, assumed responsibility for turn-around of a 75 person department. Responsibilities included construction, planning, maintenance, leasing, plant operations, security, transportation and telecommunications. Responsible for design and construction of new manufacturing facilities throughout country, including new 12-story corporate headquarters.
Director of Development - Kaiser Engineers - Boston, MA 1977 - 1979
Oversaw development on Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority's largest project, the $750 million Southeast Corridor. Included are: seven subway stations, two Amtrak and four transit lines, five miles of park land, 36 bridge renovations, and five miles of roads. This project won the President's award by the National Endowment of Arts, and was listed as Outstanding Engineering Achievement of the Year in 1988 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Director of Construction - Lanning Corporation – Boston, MA 1972 - 1977
Built six K-Mart Shopping Centers in three state area.
Owner’s Representative - WED Enterprises (Disney) – Orlando, FL 1969 - 1972
Oversee design and construction of this $100 million award winning project: The Contemporary Resort Hotel.
Additional professional experience includes project management assignments with Bechtel, General Electric and Sheraton Hotels. Managed $800 million in projects nationwide. Earned outstanding reputation.