William Hart is the founder of, and principal consultant for, Hart Engineering. His work is in the areas of forensic engineering and construction consulting includes: claim analysis (cause and origin, entitlement, and damages), standard of care, construction defects, project delivery methods, delay/acceleration analysis, project and construction management, safety, property damage, personal injury, risk management, scheduling, and formulating management strategies. He started Hart Engineering in 2013. The foundation for Hart Engineering is Hart’s over 30 years of engineering and consulting experience, first as a senior engineer and project manager for two major corporations and then, for the past 10 years, as a vice-president for two global consulting firms.
Hart has current, state-of-the-art, and practical skills in forensic engineering and construction consulting. He has a broad understanding of design, engineering, and construction practices and procedures. He possesses special skills dealing with any variety of commercial, industrial, and residential construction, including complex projects such as power generation facilities, oil/gas, petrochemical, water/wastewater infrastructure projects and operations, and transit and transportation projects. He has taught both Principles of Construction Techniques and Capital Facility Planning and Financing at Columbia University in New York City where he is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering. In addition to lecturing in Columbia’s Civil Engineering Department, Hart often presents papers at local and national professional symposiums on forensic engineering and construction consulting issues. His risk management experience includes detailed risk analysis and contingency planning as well as dispute avoidance and resolution across the design, construction, and operational phases of a project. Prior to consulting, he served as a project manager and senior engineer in the exploration, production, refining and technology organizations of two prominent oil and gas companies.
Currently, Hart is an active member of various professional organizations, including serving as a Board Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in New Jersey. He also serves as a member of the Construction Board of Appeals in his hometown of Lawrence Township, New Jersey, providing expertise in the resolution of disputes involving building code and standard of care issues. Hart holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering with High Honors from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.