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William A Cook PE

William A Cook PE

HKAUSA
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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

William Cook is a seasoned figure in the market who is known for his deep understanding of delay analysis as well as his strong presentation skills.

Biography

Bill is a partner at HKA with 40 years of experience in the construction industry as an expert witness and construction manager. His experience includes programme, project, construction and operations management and post-construction claims resolution, litigation and trial testimony experience serving as an expert witness. Bill’s expertise spans a broad variety of project types including airports, casinos, concert halls, courthouses, education, highways, hospitals, hotels, industrial, libraries, office buildings, parking structures, sports stadiums, theme parks and transportation facilities. He was also a construction management specialist to FEMA’s Public Assistance group in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

Bill has provided project audits, project management turnaround and dispute resolution services.  He has testified in a many dispute resolution forums including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations.  Bill has testified and analysed claims involving the areas of schedule/delay analysis, CM standard of care, contractor performance, extra work, errors and omissions and damages. Case size has ranged from less than US$1 million to more than US$100 million.

Bill’s hands-on programme and project management experience includes a US$850 million waste-water facility programme and a US$700 million rail line. His construction claims analyses include Disney Concert Hall, Miller Park Major League Baseball facility, Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Facility, Royal Palm Resort (Guam), Montage Deer Valley Hotel and Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Harbor City.

Bill is a professional engineer in California. He earned a BS in civil engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering and is a past member of the board of directors of the Construction Management Association of America as well as a past Los Angeles chapter president. He has presented seminars to the LA County Bar Association and to many other trade associations and conferences on a variety of subjects from reading plans and structural engineering to scheduling and claims analysis.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

William Cook possesses long-standing expertise in the construction space, an area in which he is recognised as a top name for claims disputes.

Biography


Bill is a partner at HKA with 40 years of experience in the construction industry as an expert witness and construction manager. His experience includes programme, project, construction and operations management and post-construction claims resolution, litigation and trial testimony experience serving as an expert witness. Bill's expertise spans a broad variety of project types including airports, casinos, concert halls, courthouses, education, highways, hospitals, hotels, industrial, libraries, office buildings, parking structures, sports stadiums, theme parks and transportation facilities. He was also a construction management specialist to FEMA's Public Assistance group in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Bill has provided project audits, project management turnaround and dispute resolution services. He has testified in a many dispute resolution forums including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Bill has also testified and analysed claims involving the areas of schedule/delay analysis, CM standard of care, contractor performance, extra work, errors and omissions and damages. Case size has ranged from less than US$1 million to more than US$100 million.

Bill's hands-on programme and project management experience includes a US$850 million waste- water facility programme and a US$700 million rail line. His construction claims analyses include Disney Concert Hall, Miller Park Major League Baseball facility, Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Facility, Royal Palm Resort (Guam), Montage Deer Valley hotel and Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Harbor City.

Bill is a professional engineer in California. He earned a BS in civil engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering and is a past member of the board of directors of the Construction Management Association of America as well as a past Los Angeles chapter president. He has presented seminars to the LA County Bar Association and to many other trade associations and conferences on a variety of subjects from reading plans and structural engineering to scheduling and claims analysis.

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