Kevin M. Ecker, PMP, PSP
Toronto

150 King Street West, Suite 326
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9

Tel: +1 437 703 1900

Supriya Panwar

Consultant

Supriya Panwar has ten years experience in the construction industry, including five as a Civil Project Engineer, and five as a Project Controls Engineer focused on active project scheduling as well as delay & disruption claims preparation and analysis. She specializes in CPM scheduling of construction projects and with analysis and preparation of delay and lost labor productivity disputes.

Education
  • Rutgers University, MS, Civil Engineering
  • B.I.E.T, Jhansi, India, B.S, Civil Engineering
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE),Member
  • AACE Rising Professionals Committee, Technical Content Creator (AACE RPC)
  • Project Management College of Scheduling (PMCOS)
Select Speaking Engagements

“Environmental Risk Management for Construction Schedules,” Project Management College of Scheduling Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2022.

Construction Delays & Delay Claim – Guest Lecture for “CMG6405 Construction Law” Class – Northeastern University, August 2021.

“Environmental Differing Site Conditions: What They Are, Why it Matters & How to Measure it – A Case Study,” AACE Del Val Section Webinar, June 2021.

Project Highlights

Rail Line Extension Project – Analyzed project delays and inefficiencies on behalf of the designer for a $2 billion design-build light rail project. Both design and construction of the project experienced significant delays. The project involved construction of an 8.5 mile light rail line extension including eight stations through a metropolitan area. The project included aerial, below-grade, and at-grade rail segments, along with utility relocation, heavy construction, storm drain replacement, and demolition at right-of-way locations. Prepared a CPM schedule analysis and assisted in preparation of the expert report to provide an independent assessment of the schedule delays.

Luxury Hotel Project – Provided delay and lost labor productivity analysis on a $23 million claim on a luxury hotel project. The completion of this project was significantly delayed. There were scheduling, coordination, and construction quality control issues throughout the project duration. Reviewed documents obtained in discovery, prepared issue files, reviewed contemporaneous schedules to prepare critical path delay analysis, identifying the delays on the project. Assisted in evaluation of Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract between the parties, and also performed subcontractor’s lien analysis and significantly brought down claim amount based on this analysis.

Bridge Replacement Project – Provided assessment of an acceleration and inefficiency claim associated with the fabrication of lift span steel and orthotropic steel deck for the replacement of a bridge for a steel fabricator on a $45 million contract. Issues included late and incomplete field lift rigging and bracing designs as well as numerous design changes, which ended up requiring the steel fabricator to perform additional overtime and increase production efforts in order to minimize delays on the project. The delivery of East and West tower structure was delayed nearly 13.5 months beyond the originally specified date. Performed a critical path method schedule analysis to identify causes of delay and quantified delay incurred on the project through the completion of the scope of work. Analyzed and quantified delays associated with the Project through application of time impact analysis, in which successive periods of project time are evaluated and assisted in preparation of expert report.

Transportation Agency P6 Scheduling Services – CPM Scheduler responsible for supporting a transportation agency’s scheduling effort in Primavera P6 as part of the OPM. The scope of the project included Capital Project Planning and P6 Administration and Maintenance. Responsibilities for Capital Project Planning include working on-site with the Master Scheduler to provide support to ensure all project schedules comply with standards, ensure all milestone dates are accurate and reflect current project progress, and ensure project status is updated bi-weekly to support project status meetings. Responsibilities for P6 Administrator and Maintenance include providing support to maintain and administer the transportation agency’s P6 Environment; revise project/activity codes, project templates, WBS Structure and codes, as necessary, to meet the agency’s reporting requirements.