Michael F. D’Onofrio, P.E.
Mike D’Onofrio is a founding shareholder of CPMI and a recognized authority in the analysis and resolution of the most challenging construction disputes. His technical knowledge makes him a highly sought-after expert witness who has provided testimony before federal and lower courts, boards of contract appeal, and alternative dispute resolution panels.
Mike’s more than 35 years of experience includes engineering, project management, and project controls. He specializes in the use of critical path method (CPM) scheduling, productivity/inefficiency, and learning-curve theories, and the line-of-balance technique. He has evaluated construction disputes that run the gamut—from delay, disruption and termination to differing site conditions and suspension—on a vast array of complex projects in the United States and abroad. Mike frequently offers his expertise on high-profile projects, including the Daewoo 53-mile roadway construction in the Republic of Palau. Other clients include national law firms, private owners, design professionals, and contractors.
Mike is the co-author of Avoiding & Resolving Construction Claims, published by R.S. Means Company, and the author of numerous technical papers and chapters. He lectures at seminars and professional conferences and has been engaged in the professional debate over the AACE International Recommended Practice for Forensic Schedule Analysis. In addition, Mike recently explored the method of location-based scheduling as it pertains to his experience with scheduling and delay analysis.
- Drexel University, M.S., Engineering Management
- Drexel University, B.S., Civil Engineering
- Professional Engineer: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
- AACE International
- American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Construction Management Association of America
- Project Management Institute, Scheduling Community of Practice
Kovars, Joseph C., and Michael F. D’Onofrio. Chap. 3, “Scheduling, Delays and Coordination.” In Construction Subcontracting, by Aaron P. Silberman, Joseph C. Kovars, and Tracy L. Steedman, 43-65. Chicago: American Bar Association, 2014.
“Location Based Scheduling,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, April 2013.
“A Comparison of Location-Based Scheduling With the Traditional Critical Path Method,” co-author, American College of Construction Lawyers, February 2012.
“AACE Recommended Practice for Forensic Schedule Analysis,” co-author, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, April 2010.
“Litigating Delay & Disruption Claims: Proof of Delay and Inefficiency,” Mealey’s Construction Litigation Conference, May 2008.
“Dealing With Mid-Course Adjustments in Project Planning and Scheduling and Resultant Claims,” co-author, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, October 2007.
Select Speaking Engagements
“Construction Schedule Delays,” Federal Publications Seminars, Las Vegas, NV, April 5-6, 2016.
“The Art of Hot Tubbing,” Florida Construction Law Institute, Orlando, FL, March 12, 2016.
“Construction Schedule Delays,” Federal Publications Seminars, Arlington, VA, November 17-18, 2015.
“How to Effectively and Efficiently Plan and Prosecute Litigation and Arbitration,” Construction SuperConference, Las Vegas, NV, December 2014.
“Construction Schedule Delays,” Federal Publications Seminars, Arlington, VA, November 12-13, 2014.
“New Procurement and Project Management Technologies,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Annual Meeting, Surfing the Next Wave, Dana Point, CA, April 25, 2013.
“A Comparison of Location-Based Scheduling With the Traditional Critical Path Method,” 23rd Annual Conference of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Laguna Beach, CA, February 24, 2012.
Utility Line Services, Inc. v. PVR Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC, No. 12-4322, Commonwealth of PA, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. (Jury Trial Testimony)
Consolidated Contractors International Company S.A.L. and Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. v. Golden Pyramids Plaza S.A.E., Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. (Testimony)
Maintenance Enterprises, Inc., IMTC, Inc. v. Dyno Nobel, Inc., No. 08-CV-170J, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wyoming. (Jury Trial Testimony)
W.J. O’Neil Company v. Barton Malow Company, et al, American Arbitration Association, Ann Arbor, MI. (Testimony)
Larry C. McCrae, Inc./Fischbach & Moore Electric. Inc., a Joint Venture v. Turner/Keating Joint Venture in association with the McKissack Group, Inc., American Arbitration Association, Philadelphia, PA. (Testimony)
Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co., LTD. v. United States, No. 02-1914C, U.S. Court of Federal Claims. (Testimony)