Joshua Ritti has a first-rate practice that sees him frequently engaged in handling contract reviews as well as scheduling and inefficiency claims.
Joshua Ritti is the corporate vice president and practice director of Exponent's construction consulting practice. He advises construction clients on a range of topics including risk management, project governance, project controls, change management, project scheduling, contract review and assessments, process improvement, change order negotiations, dispute avoidance and the development or defence of construction claims. His experience with construction disputes includes the development, analysis and defence of construction claims related to scheduling, inefficiencies and cost overruns. He has analysed owner, contractor and designer performance and allocated responsibility for project impacts on a wide variety of projects. He has developed as-planned schedules, prepared and analysed as-built schedules and utilised numerous schedule analysis techniques to quantify delay.
Mr Ritti has provided risk analysis services to large construction owners and contractors including contract risk assessments, probabilistic scheduling, Monte Carlo simulations and schedule and cost assessments. He has provided project management oversight and construction management services, structured project control systems, conducted construction audits and developed project status reviews.
Mr Ritti's construction project experience includes casinos, vertical construction, commercial structures, residential structures, power plants, offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities, pipelines, wastewater treatment facilities, highways and bridges, tunnelling and light rail. Mr Ritti's clients have included corporate entities, public agencies, contractors and subcontractors, architectural and engineering firms, insurance carriers and attorneys.
Mr Ritti has participated in the successful negotiation of numerous disputes and has testified on construction schedule and cost issues in mediation, dispute resolution board hearings, arbitration and trial.
Prior to joining Exponent, Mr Ritti worked in the construction risk and dispute resolution practice for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the capital project consulting practice for KPMG, and the litigation consulting practice for FTI Consulting. Additionally, Mr Ritti developed a professional services offering for a technology firm in the construction industry and worked for a general contractor on commercial and residential projects.