Joseph R. Hellenbrand, P.E., PSP

1777 Sentry Parkway West
VEVA Building 11, Suite 300
Blue Bell, PA  19422
Tel: 267-464-0500
Fax: 267-464-0400

Joseph R. Hellenbrand, P.E., PSP

Joseph Hellenbrand has over 25 years of experience in construction and project management, planning, scheduling, engineering and claims analysis. He is knowledgeable in critical path method (CPM) scheduling, damages assessment, project controls, site logistics, and construction from project initiation to completion. Joe performs schedule, productivity, and cost quantification analyses on large commercial and government projects involving litigation, and has performed claims evaluation and preparation on commercial and industrial projects. Joe is especially knowledgeable in highway and transportation project analysis, based on 10 years of experience as a project manager, project engineer, scheduler and inspector on transportation projects.

Joe has developed and updated cost and resource-loaded schedules for a number of challenging projects with individual values exceeding $100 million. He has developed and implemented successful recovery schedules for troubled construction projects.

  • Catholic University of America, B.S., Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania
  • AACE International, Planning and Scheduling Professional
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Claims Avoidance and Resolution (CAR) – Board Member – First Secretary
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE International) – Member
  • American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) – Member
Select Publications

Technical Paper PS-2744 “Enhanced Evaluation of Schedule Updates” AACE International, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA June 2018.

Technical Paper PS-1869 “Recovery Schedules and Acceleration: Two Case Studies” AACE International, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, July 2015.

Select Speaking Engagements

“Change and Claim Management Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Webinar, June 2020.

“Scheduling Tactics, Delays and Time Extensions, Associated Builders and Contractors of Eastern Pennsylvania, Webinar, April 2020; Allentown, PA, March 2020.

Mock Arbitration, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Los Angeles, CA, February 2020.

“Claims 101 and Mock Mediation,” American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Institute Chicago Section Managing Project Risk Workshop October 2019.

Mock Mediation, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Orlando, FL, March 2017.

“Innovations in Delay Claim Resolution”, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Orlando, FL, March 2016.

“Claims Avoidance and Resolution,” American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Henderson, NV, February 2015.

“Claims Avoidance on Highway Projects,” American Society of Highway Engineers, National Conference, Bismarck, ND, June 2014.

Project Highlights

NJDOT Bridge Replacement, Belmar, New Jersey – Joe provided independent delay analysis for the New Jersey Department of Transportation in defense of a $45 million contractor claim of differing site conditions and owner changes. The claim concerned the removal and replacement of an active, existing bridge and a portion of highway. Joe developed an as-built schedule from daily records for the total demolition of the existing bridge (including removal of the piers and pilings) and for construction of a new bridge. His analysis illustrated contractor inefficiency as the main cause of delay.

School of The Future, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Joe provided scheduling support for the general contractor in a multi-prime contract to build a $61.4 million 162,211-square-foot high school. Joe’s work included coordinating schedules from eight different prime contractors, cost and resource loading, and monthly schedule updates. Change orders to the structural steel impacted the work by five months. Joe assisted the contractor with the development and monitoring of an acceleration schedule that successfully satisfied the owner’s requests.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Highway Widening and Reconstruction, Lansdale, Pennsylvania – Joe assisted the contractor’s project team in developing schedule updates for a $198 million project that included reconstruction of an existing five-mile section of the PA Turnpike with associated bridges and culverts. When subsurface and design issues affected progress, Joe helped develop and monitor an acceleration schedule to overcome the impact to the project.

PennDOT Highway Restoration and Widening, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania – On a $102 million highway project in southeast Pennsylvania, Joe provided independent delay analysis for a contractor attempting to recover more than $1.9 million in road user liquidated damages and for the contractor’s counter claim for $3 million for delay damages. The claim was settled in favor the contractor.