William Berkowitz is a prominent figure in the field with a strong reputation for his impressive ability on productivity analysis and damages calculations.
William Berkowitz is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting and is based in the New York City area. Mr Berkowitz was a principal and founding member at Alliance Construction Consultants. Since 1988, Mr Berkowitz has been a professional consultant specialising in construction dispute resolution. He has prepared and presented claims on behalf of general contractors, construction managers and specialty contractors and evaluated and refuted claims on behalf of owners and engineers and contractors.
Mr Berkowitz has had in-depth involvement in all aspects of claims resolution including: pre-contract review of plans and specifications, schedule and delay analysis, productivity analysis, damages calculations and preparation of comprehensive reports. These services have been provided in conjunction with settlement discussions, structured mediation, dispute review board hearings, arbitration and litigation. He has qualified as an expert witness, prepared expert reports and testified at arbitration and litigation. Recent assignments have included projects associated with power generation (including traditional utility plants, hydroelectric projects, independent power projects and waste-to-energy projects), water and wastewater treatment plants, large petrochemical facilities pipelines and commercial facilities.
Prior to founding Alliance Construction Consultants, Mr Berkowitz gained 16 years of experience managing public and private sector construction projects, preparing and defending claims, and developing construction schedules. He was a project manager for a general contractor for five years, and was responsible for the management, scheduling and coordination of several large public works projects. Prior to entering the field of general construction, Mr Berkowitz worked in the power generation field as a civil engineer on several power plant facilities.