Tong Zhao is "an expert in construction delay analysis" with in-depth knowledge of industrial, housing, infrastructure and commercial construction projects.
Dr Tong Zhao, director at Delta Consulting Group, is an industry-recognised expert in loss of productivity, who has performed numerous productivity analyses. He has served on various ASCE and AACE international committees on loss of productivity developing relevant industry standards. Dr Zhao has authored more than 10 publications on loss of productivity in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is qualified and has testified as an expert witness.
Dr Zhao is also an expert in critical path method (CPM) scheduling, and forensic schedule analysis for delay and disruption, earned value analysis, cost estimating, damage and quantum analysis, and forensic engineering.
He has more than 20 years’ experience related to engineering and construction on both domestic and international projects. Dr Zhao has worked for owners, designers and contractors in various areas across the world, including East Asia, Middle East and America on small projects as well as on mega projects with values in the billions of dollars. He has extensive experience in transportation, onshore and offshore structures, power generation facilities, shipbuilding and ship repair, hotels and condominiums, commercial buildings, water diversion tunnels and dams, and government and public facilities.
Dr Zhao has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a professional engineer (PE) and is certified as a planning and scheduling professional (PSP) by AACE. Delta Consulting Group is an international consulting firm of multidiscipline professionals in engineering, accounting, construction, project management and litigation support.