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, PE, PSP

Senior Consultant 

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

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects” American Society of Civil Engineers, 2021.

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
“The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Contracts: Work Stoppage and Delay,” Bergen County Bar Association, Webinar, October 2020.

“Financial Impacts Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Webinar, August 2020.

“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
Turnpike Bridge Project — Retained by the contractor to perform schedule updates, develop time extensions, and develop a lost productivity claim. The project consisted of sandblasting and repainting an existing 1.25-mile bridge. The project was delayed when a bridge beam failed and required emergency repairs. Assisted the contractor in developing and negotiating several time extensions and productivity claims.

Hospital Improvements and Renovations Project — Retained by counsel for the owner to evaluate a claim for delay and inefficiency. The project was a $5.1 million renovations to an existing hospital. Work was impacted by the discovery of a differing site condition and a long suspension period. The contractor issued a claim to the owner for production inefficiencies and extended home office overhead. Performed a critical path delay analysis and rebutted lost productivity damage calculation. Developed an expert report and rebuttal report for mediation. Represented the owner when this claim was settled in mediation.

Distribution Hub Facility — Evaluated the site contractor’s claims and performance on-site development for the construction of a new Distribution Hub Facility. This 800,000 square foot automated facility is located on a 253-acre site. The site contractor’s work was impacted by the delayed approval for bulk blasting, contaminated topsoil, removal and replacement of unsuitable existing fill material, demolition of the foundation wall, and unusually severe weather. Developed a schedule delay analysis and measured mile analysis for use in a mediation. The inefficiency claim and time extension were settled in mediation in favor of the contractor.

Bridge Deck Replacement — Retained by counsel to provide claims analysis services on behalf of the precast fabricator for the $149 million bridge deck replacement and rehabilitation project. The project included replacement of 480,000 square feet of deteriorated bridge deck with composite steel and precast concrete panels—over 800 panels. Project was 13 months late due to delays, disruptions and remedial work. Issues involved defective survey information and late delivery of steel components, which impacted concrete panel production causing additional costs. Developed a claim for a precast concrete manufacturer for the labor inefficiencies and under absorbed overhead costs due to General Contractor issues. Defended the manufacturer against delay and inefficiency claims from the General Contractor. The case was resolved at arbitration.