CPMI Founded

February 1996

Eight partners establish Capital Project Management, Inc. with six employees.

Going Great Guns

September 1998

CPMI analyzes a $547 million claim arising from a contract for full-scale development and production of the AC-130U gunship and presents findings in multiple mediation hearings on behalf of the government.

Morganti v. U.S.

August 2000

CPMI successfully defends a $130 million default termination claim in construction of a 1,000-bed metropolitan prison. Two company principals testify at the trial.

Women Honored

April 2002

CPMI begins its ongoing sponsorship of the Reception Honoring Women in Construction hosted by the ABA Forum.

Authoritative Authorship

April 2003

President Mike D’Onofrio co-authors a chapter on construction damages in New York Construction Law (Aspen Publications, 2003).

Daewoo v. U.S.

August 2004

CPMI provides expert testimony for the U.S. in the trial arising from Daewoo’s construction of a roadway in Palau. The court denies Daewoo’s $63 million claim, declares it fraudulent, and passes a $51 million judgment against Daewoo’s two principals.

500 and Counting

September 2005

CPMI opens its 500th project.

The Big 10

February 2006

CPMI celebrates its 10th anniversary with a reception for clients and friends at the Waldorf Astoria, during the ABA Midwinter Meeting in New York.

Mitchell Enterprises v. GSA

November 2006

CPMI provides expert testimony in defense of a claim in construction of a $35 million courthouse. Our schedule and damages analysis is cited in the $0 award for the claimant.

Mid-Course Adjustment

October 2007

Plenary speaker Mike D’Onofrio, CPMI president, discusses counsel’s role in dealing with mid-course adjustments in project planning, scheduling, and resulting claims at the ABA Meeting in Newport, R.I.

Printed Here

March 2010

A paper co-authored by Rob D’Onofrio and W. Stephen Dale in Public Contract Law Journal is cited by U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Maintenance Enterprises v. Dyno Nobel

October 2010

CPMI evaluates delay and disruption claims for a contractor arising from the $90 million expansion of an ammonium nitrate facility. CPMI provides expert testimony during the jury trial and the decision favors the contractor.

Pipeline Payout

April 2014

In the jury trial of Utility Line Services, Inc. v. PVR Marcellus, CPMI testifies in defense of the contractor’s $24.3 million claim arising out of construction of a natural gas pipeline. The jury awards the contractor 100% plus interest and fees.

Measuring Success

July 2014

CPMI principals reach $10 billion in claims analyzed.

Definitive Treatise

August 2014

Co-authors W. Stephen Dale and Robert M. D’Onofrio offer over 700 pages of expert advice and analysis in their inaugural edition of Construction Schedule Delays (Thomson Reuters, 2014).

Batting a Thousand

October 2015

CPMI opens the file on its 1,000th project.

CPMI Turns 20

February 2016

With $10 billion in claims resolved on five continents, CPMI is one very experienced 20-year-old. Let us put our expertise to work for you.


CPMI Expands

February 2018

CPMI opens an office for the first time in New York City.

CPMI Experts Testified

December 2019

CPMI experts testified in 11 trials or arbitration hearings in 2019.


January 2021

CPMI celebrates 25 years in 2021 with 35 employees and two offices (Pennsylvania and New York).