How to Avoid Claims: Techniques & Philosophy of a Dispute Management Program

Steve Pinnell is a civil engineer and principal with Pinnell Busch, Portland. ᅠSteve has over 30 years of experience in the management of engineering and construction projects. ᅠHe has worked as a contractor’s superintendent, estimator and project engineer and as a resident engineer, designer and project manager for consulting engineers. ᅠHis work experience includes projects in the San Francisco Bay area, Alaska, Korea, Chile and the Pacific Northwest. ᅠAs a Construction Consultant he has helped contractors with a wide range of on-site and corporate management issues including estimating, scheduling, cost accounting, jobsite management, contract administration, productivity improvement, claims and dispute resolution. ᅠAs a Construction Manager, he has planned and supervised the design and construction of manufacturing facilities, commercial and institutional buildings, and a wide range of civil works. ᅠAs a Public Works Management Consultant, his experience includes federal, state and municipal agencies with a focus on productivity improvements, organizational structures, training, program management systems, and implementation of large capital construction programs. ᅠSteve holds a M.S.C.E., Construction Management from Stanford University and a B.S., Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.

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