Bruce J. Baynes, P.E., PSP

Vice President

Bruce Baynes has over 30 years of project management experience with emphasis on cost and schedule control and claims analysis. He has evaluated disputes on a wide range of large-scale projects for owners, contractors, and design engineers. He frequently provides litigation support and claims evaluation services for the U.S. Department of Justice. Government projects have included (among others) construction or restoration of buildings, pipelines, dams and levees; aircraft production; and a full-scale development program for missile defense. His international experience includes projects in South America and the Middle East. He regularly consults on claims of delay, disruption, acceleration, loss of learning, changed conditions, lack of access, excessive changes, and loss of productivity.

Bruce is an expert in the use of CPM scheduling techniques to evaluate schedule performance and to quantify time impacts. He also supports claims investigation assignments by performing assessments of merit on technical issues and evaluation of damages.

Education
  • Temple University, M.B.A., Operations Management
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Civil Engineering
  • Hamilton College, B.A., Physics
Licenses/Credentials
  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania
  • AACE International, Planning and Scheduling Professional
Professional Affiliations
  • AACE International
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
Project Highlights

Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate Plant, Cheyenne, Wyoming – Bruce evaluated the reasonability of the contractor’s expenditures and performance in connection with a time and materials contract for a chemical plant expansion, which involved dismantling, transporting, and reconstructing equipment and materials from a decommissioned plant. He reviewed design and construction schedules and evaluated the impact of the owner’s late and incomplete design information, particularly with respect to piping, pipe supports, electrical systems, and instrumentation. Bruce analyzed pipe installation man-hour overruns and productivity loss related to incomplete engineering documentation, change to field fabrication, late definition of small bore piping, and the shift of work into the winter season; provided support during depositions; and assisted in the preparation of expert reports.

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California  On behalf of a design professional, Bruce evaluated delay claims on a new $360 million, 470,000-square-foot surgery and emergency services pavilion. The hospital included a burn intensive care unit, biocontainment intensive care unit, and clinical labs. Bruce analyzed schedule delay of 20 months involving review and backchecking for OSHPD permit approval, alternate methods of compliance, design changes, preparation of bid packages, and coordination issues during construction.

Missile Defense Program – Bruce assisted the U.S. Department of Justice in defense of a $170 million delay and disruption claim made by the contractor in connection with a full-scale development (FSD) program for a multi-service missile. The terminated contractor alleged that the government impeded, delayed, and disrupted its performance through interference with the flight test program, excessive changes, late and incomplete government-furnished equipment (GFE) and data, and the impact of engineering changes on manufacturing. Bruce assisted counsel in all phases of discovery and co-authored an expert report.

Earthen Dam Construction, Mississippi  Bruce assisted the U.S. Department of Justice in evaluating a $3.3 million claim that alleged delays and cost overruns as a result of deficient design documents and differing site conditions in connection with construction of the dam. He also assisted in evaluating the government’s termination for default. Bruce examined the contractor’s claims and assisted the DOJ in discovery and trial.

Pharmaceutical Plant, New Jersey  Bruce assisted the owner in preparing and defending against claims associated with the design and construction of a pharma plant expansion project. He analyzed delays due to late design and procurement and to subcontractor performance deficiencies, and he participated in mediation sessions relative to claims among the multiple parties (owner, engineer and several subcontractors).

Coal Mine, Colombia, South America – Bruce served as on-site engineer for the owner during engineering and construction of a multibillion-dollar project in Colombia, including a 100-mile railroad, material handling facilities, numerous offices, warehouses and maintenance facilities. Bruce was responsible for the review and appraisal of all aspects of project controls, including developing and upgrading cost and schedule control procedures and programs.

AC-130U Gunship Production, California – On behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Justice, Bruce evaluated a $547 million claim brought by the manufacturing contractor, arising out of $453 million in contracts for the full-scale development (FSD) and production of the AC-130U gunship. The claim encompassed allegations of government interference, delay and disruption in 16 areas. These included late and defective data and government furnished property and equipment (GFP/GFE); numerous hardware and software development issues; and flight test and production impacts caused by schedule concurrency between the FSD and production programs. Bruce analyzed technical issues, developed a detailed schedule analysis to determine causes of critical program delays, and supported the government in discovery and extensive negotiations.

Major Petrochemical Company  For a major petrochemical company, Bruce served as cost and schedule engineer on international and domestic projects. His responsibilities included preparing estimates and schedules for various phases of project development and participating in project studies to optimize design at appropriate levels of cost and schedule. He reviewed the preliminary design; interacted with vendors; and estimated direct and indirect labor, field productivity, and engineering costs.