Jim Elves is a construction management and project engineering professional with over 20 years of experience in scheduling and cost estimating. He has worked on a variety of construction projects including heavy civil and transit projects, government facilities, healthcare projects, and oil refineries. Jim is adept at managing schedule submittals, creating bid and baseline schedules, analyzing claims and utilizing forensic scheduling techniques to understand and quantify delay. Jim reviews TIA’s, change order evaluations, and quality control procedures. He is proficient in P6 and Microsoft Project.
HR & Business Administrator
Cara is responsible for Business Management and Human Resources duties at Civic CM. Cara earned her bachelor’s degree from UCSD and has several years experience in Human Resources.
John Armstrong is a construction professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry and is currently serving as the Arizona Section’s President of AACE International. John manages and oversees Civic CM’s Phoenix office business operations. His responsibilities include scheduling, claims, and advisory services for contractors, owners and attorneys. His abilities and skills include expert witness testimony, litigation, arbitration, mediation, and schedule support. John has worked in a wide variety of markets and sectors and has provided services for over 150 construction projects.
Phil Peterson is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) with extensive ability creating and maintaining schedules for a wide variety of projects including bridge, water, rail, and civil roadway work. Phil’s experience generating and analyzing detailed schedules provides him a unique perspective on how to avoid, mitigate, and resolve delay issues of all types and causes. Phil is adept at constructing Time Impact Analyses (TIA) and producing graphical reports to support delay claims.
Edmond (Ed) Sun is a construction and claims consulting professional with over 25 years of industry experience. Ed has testified as an expert witness in court and alternative dispute resolution matters involving negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and insurance appraisal. As Sr. Director of Civic CM, he manages construction defect, forensic analysis, dispute resolution, and construction management services.
CJ Wessel is a hands-on planning and scheduling professional with over 10 years of experience organizing and scheduling heavy civil construction projects. He possesses in-depth knowledge of policies, procedures, software, and risk management in the scheduling field. He has managed project controls and scheduling efforts for various multi-million and billion-dollar projects throughout the southwest.
Brandon Marchioni is a scheduling professional with over 13 years of experience focusing on heavy civil and transportation projects. He has built and maintained schedules for single projects exceeding $1 billion, including major light rail projects such as the Purple Line Extension (LACMTA) and Third Street Light Rail Phase 2 (SFMTA). Brandon is adept at managing schedule submittals, ensuring contract compliance, and identifying risk. He is skilled in the development of TIA’s and providing strategic advisory services to limit potential time-related damages and ensure clients are best positioned to resolve schedule-related matters.
Brandon Ballard is an experienced construction management professional who spent several years managing multi-million dollar construction projects throughout California. He is experienced in alternative delivery construction projects, CPM scheduling, project controls, forensic schedule analysis, cost estimating, and reviewing/processing change orders.
The 5.2-mile improvement project on State Route 76 included widening a two-lane road to a divided four-lane highway and updating bridges over the San Luis Rey River. Civic CM provided CPM Scheduling services including Baseline development, schedule updates, and schedule managmeent services for the duration of the proejct. This $75M project was reconized by ENR as a top Highway/Bridge project in the Califonia and was completed 6 months ahead of schedule.
This $90M project realigned and widened the freeway by adding one mixed-flow and one high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction. The scope of work also reconstructed a pedestrian overcrossing, a vehicle overcrossing, a vehicle undercrossing, two frontage roads, a number of adjacent local streets and intersections. Civic CM provided claims analysis and dispute resolution support services to aid in equitable settlements.
This project includes a new 5.79-mile modern streetcar system linking major districts around downtown Oklahoma City. The streetcar has 22 platform stops and runs on an embedded track (including one bridge) with an overhead catenary system powered by six traction power substations. The scope also includes utility, drainage, demolition, and necessary civil work. Civic CM provided schedule management support services and time impact evaluations throughout the project.
This construction contract includes a 2.2 mile extension, the center platform station, two new bridges, rebuilding a trestle, and interim improvements to the Bettini Transit Center in downtown San Rafael. Civic CM provided baseline development and cost-loading support services.
This project includes the renovation of six existing buildings including the multipurpose building expanded to feature a 1,600 SF music classroom with a movable partition to provide flexibility. A new 12,700 SF, two-story classroom building has nine classrooms for grades 6-8. Civic CM provided an independent third party assessment on disputed delays.
The project includes construction of a new blower building and related piping and equipment at the San Bernardino Water Reclamation plant. Construction includes ULE flare and related piping and equipment, digester gas holder, and related utility improvements. Civic CM provided independent schedule review and delay analysis support services.
This new facility includes a main shop, LRV car wash, cleaning platform, material storage building, a traction power substation (TPSS) site, two signal houses, paint/body shop, wheel truing shop, and a blow down facility. The 17.6-acre site and facility has the capacity to store 70 new light rail vehicles (LRVs). Civic CM provided independent schedule review and change management support services.
A critical element of the overall EchoWater Project, the nitrifying sidestream treatment (NST) facility, will assist Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) in meeting new federal and state permit effluent limits, particularly for ammonia discharges. Major Project Elements include; Influent diversion structure and influent pumping station, fine screening facility, sequencing batch reactors, equalization basin, aeration blowers, NST Effluent Pumping Station, Electrical Building, Lime Feed Facility, EWS, and Stormwater Pumping Stations.
Construction includes excavating a new emergency spillway, modifications to the existing service spillway, a 16-ft raise of the main dam and auxiliary dam, modifications to California State Route 155 at the main dam’s right abutment, and modifications at several recreation facilities north of the auxiliary dam. The essential features of the contract work include excavation of 2.95 million CY of earth and rock for a new emergency spillway; construction of a 28-ft-tall, 56,000 CY structural concrete Labyrinth Weir; buttressing and raising the existing dam structures by 16 ft; improvement and enhancements of the dam foundation; processing and placement of more than 2.3 million CY of zoned fill embankment; modifications to CA State Route 155 to accommodate the increased dam height; and site work and improvements to several adjacent recreational facilities and roadways.
The Caribe Hilton Restoration Project was a $150M restoration of the iconic resort, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The project included restoring the entire 65,000 SF property to its pre-hurricane state as well as implementing various owner upgrades. Work included site stabilization, temporary repairs, demolition/removal/disposal of all damaged building materials, reconstruction of the 652 room interior, 11 restaurants and beverage areas, and the spa and fitness center. Also included was rehabilitation of surrounding landscaping and associated site work.
Civic CM provided advisory services and CPM scheduling management for the entire project.
This 1,000-room key hotel includes a 500,000 SF casino floor expansion, new swimming pools, parking garage, and additional entertainment, food and beverage facilities. Civic CM provided schedule management support services during construction.
The Denny Network Phase 1 & 2 was a $45M utility project that included installation of civil infrastructure with 29 vaults, three hot vaults, and over 17,000 LF of duct bank as part of an underground distribution network located in downtown Seattle, WA. The project comprised of associated improvements including select utility relocations, sidewalk reconstruction, pavement, and channelization restoration. The project required significant coordination with local agencies for permitting, road closures, and traffic control.
Civic CM’s services included CPM schedule management, delay analyses, inefficiency analyses, contract advisory, change order and claim packaging, and settlement support services.
Tyler Chamblin is a Licensed General Contractor and Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) specializing in project management, construction management, CPM scheduling, and dispute resolution. He has a proven track record for managing all phases of the construction lifecycle having worked for design firms, contractors, and construction management consultancies.
Chris has developed a career in Contract, Change Order, and Project Controls Management and holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA). He has expertise and knowledge in large capital improvement projects spanning various industries including utilities, telecommunications, and transportation. Chris has experience working as an employee for a public agency, various contractors, and as a consultant. He is often placed on troubled projects to help teams get back on track for successful delivery and meeting goals.
Chris Allio is a certified Project Management Professional and Project Scheduling Professional with over 12 years of experience providing scheduling, project controls, and claims analysis services for contractors and owners. He has served as the scheduling manager for a large contractor providing scheduling services and oversight on over 25 active projects and pursuits throughout California and Washington. Chris is adept at collaborating with project teams to identify potential risks and developing mitigation approaches which reduce cost and schedule impacts.
Suzanne is an experienced construction professional with a proven track record in construction management, contract administration, claims analysis, cost evaluation, forensic accounting, and CPM scheduling. She is knowledgeable and skilled in construction delay and inefficiency claims, dispute resolution, litigation support, and risk management.
Stewart Matlock is a certified PMI Scheduling Professional (PSP) with progressive experience working in multiple industries and markets. He has a strong background in risk management, project controls, operations, and project management. Stewart is an expert and well-versed at using various software applications including Primavera P6, LBS scheduling, and AutoCAD. Stewart will be leading Civic CM’s operations in Austin, TX as the firm continues to grow and expand across the nation.
Mike Banks is an experienced scheduler who leverages his academic achievements, military background, and construction knowledge. He gained extensive construction expertise while serving as Senior MEP Engineer responsible for management of engineering and construction operations for multiple LEED certified buildings. Mike is adept at contract management, reviewing contracts and project documents for compliance, and collaborating with project teams. During his military career, Mike spent many years in the United States Navy where he operated and repaired nuclear reactors for warships.
Meet Shah is a project controls professional with several years of experience developing and managing schedules and budgets for complex construction projects. His educational achievements include a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in construction engineering.