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William Hart

Adjunct Professor; Founder and Principal Consultant, Hart Engineering

Bill Hart founded Hart Engineering, LLC in 2013 after spending more than 30 years in the engineering and construction consulting industry – 20 years as a senior engineer and project manager for two major corporations and then, for 10 years, as a vice-president for two global consulting firms. Bill is a licensed Professional Engineer and Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Bill provides consulting, engineering analysis, expert reporting and testimony for a variety of clients in a variety of matters including: construction disputes/construction defects, property damage, as well as personal injury and accident reconstruction. Bill’s work is across a wide range of engineering disciplines including civil structural, mechanical and civil/petroleum geotechnical. Specialized skills in construction-related matters include construction roles and responsibilities, engineering standard of care, safety, project delivery methods, delay/acceleration analysis, project/construction management, risk management, scheduling, entitlement, and damages calculations. Bill has presented numerous papers at local and national professional symposiums on forensic engineering and construction issues. Currently, Bill is an active member of various professional organizations. Bill has presented lectures at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Key Projects:

  • Project advisor to owner on historic renovation of 225-year-old stone church
  • Multi-family construction analysis of construction defects ranging from foundation failures to water infiltration (several)
  • Analysis of construction management failures on $750M elevated railway reconstruction project
  • Damages quantification at 100-year-old power plant on Jersey shore following Superstorm Sandy
  • Investigation of numerous slip and fall cases and property damage cases on both plaintiff and defendant sides of litigation


Favorite lectures Given:   

  • CM at Risk Project Delivery Success – From RFP to Buyout; Best Practices and Trends in Project Delivery and Project Management in U.S. Construction
  • Code and OSHA Requirements for Safe Construction
  • An Examination of Construction Techniques as Part of a Forensic Engineering Analysis of Defects
  • Public Construction Projects – Failures in Forecasting - Honest Mistakes and Otherwise
  • Proving and Quantifying Construction Claims Through Schedule Analysis
  • Invest in Construction Fraud Risk Management
  • QA/QC Delivery Using a Continuous-Improvement Model
  • Effective Planning and Management of Project Documentation for Claims
  • Quantification of Damages for Construction Claims
  • Contractor Means & Methods - Responsibilities, Rights, Suggested Methods, Competitive Advantage and Claims

Bill has taught both “Principles of Construction Techniques” and “Capital Facility Planning and Financing” in the Engineering department at Columbia University in New York City since 2005.  

Education

  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin