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Luke Auewarakul

Luke Auewarakul

Consultant

Luke Auewarakul specializes in CPM scheduling of construction projects, along with analysis and preparation of delay and disruption disputes. Prior to CPMI, Luke spent three years providing consultation services in the design and implementation of building envelopes of large-scale commercial projects. His experience includes conducting feasibility and geometry optimization studies in early schematic design phases and reviewing submittals and change orders in construction administration phases. Luke also worked for a large civil, structural & geotechnical engineering firm, where he assisted in engineering coordination for several projects in Singapore and Malaysia by designing structural members, preparing documents and presentations for meetings with clients and design teams.

Education

Columbia University, M.S., Civil Engineering

Columbia University, B.S., Civil Engineering

Professional Affiliations

ASCE Construction Institute Young Professionals Council (ASCE CI YPC)

Project Highlights

Rail Transit Project – Analyzed schedule delays, performed measured mile analysis to quantify loss of productivity, and assisted in preparation of expert report for a $650 million rail transit project. The project included a total of 16 kilometers in new track work, eight new stations, and upgrades to the existing train fleet and train communication systems. Assessed the critical path delay alleged in the $260 million claim from the contractor, which included delays caused by COVID-19 impact on MSE walls and precast girders procurement, late design of train signaling and radio systems, and third-party utility relocations. Assessed the alleged loss of productivity experienced by the contractor due to COVID-19.

High Rise Building Project – Evaluated schedule delays, prepared demonstrative graphics, and assisted in preparing an independent delay expert report for a $150 million high rise building project. The project is a mixed-use building consisting of commercial retail space and a residential tower. The project experienced major delays in the early stage of its development related to financing, design, and construction. Specifically, delays were caused by a lack of construction financing, scope increases, design disputes, payment disputes, and a lack of a construction contractor.

Commercial Building – Provided engineering consultation and Special Inspection in accordance with NYCDOB Local Law 11 on a $3.7 billion commercial building in New York City. The complex geometry of the building resulted in more than 10 wall types, which required a high level of coordination between all parties involved. Reviewed shop drawings, calculations, and field fix submittals and coordinated with subcontractors on-site to ensure conformance. Performed periodic inspections of factories in Thailand and Canada to verify QA/QC processes on curtainwall units and precast concrete panels being fabricated.

School Façade Restoration – Provided Special Inspection in accordance with NYCDOB Local Law 11 on the façade restoration of a school building in New York City. The building had to remain fully operational during the entire process of restoration, resulting in an intricate process of inspection. Suspended scaffolding had to be utilized at the exterior side of the building to overcome this challenge.