Gogulski & Associates, Inc.
provides Construction Consulting and Forensic Engineering Services
are experienced in general contracting, claims, construction litigation, and accidents. With skills developed from some of the best general contractors, developers and architect- engineers in the business, Gogulski has used his broad range of experience to resolve hundreds of cases throughout the country and overseas. Recognizing that the best way to avoid claims and achieve a successful project requires real time project monitoring, measuring and control of documentation, Mr. Gogulski is presently working with a professor at a major university and a president of an established consulting firm in the development of software to reduce risk by integrating forensic information modeling within clients project controls.
Mr. Gogulski has testified as an Expert Witness
on behalf of both Plaintiff and Defense in over 120 cases in 23 States. He is available to analyze the technical facts of a case, analyze costs and delays, review documents, prepare questions during interrogatories, preparation of reports, and assist in all other stages of litigation.
Areas of Expertise
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- General Contracting
- Construction Defects
- Civil Engineering
- Building Code Compliance
- Contract Dispute Resolution
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When you hire a painter to paint your living room, or get your neighbor to help you build a shed on your property, whether you know it or not, you have just become an owner-builder who has inherited enormous risk as a contractor.
Attorneys often say that if Contractors just followed the terms of their contract, they would not have so many problems with payment of Change Orders. That is easy to say, but as a practical matter, it does not work that way. While clauses in the contract require submittal of estimates and approval before proceeding, most Change Orders impose an unstated requirement for immediate implementation, thereby contradicting some of the terms stated in the same contract. Failure to proceed usually results in delay, additional costs, and sometimes puts the entire project at risk.
Two highly successful projects provide insight into the discipline of Urban Design which improves planning and enhances development of mega projects. This article shares Mr. Gogulski's experience with Disney's master planning organization, WED Enterprises during construction of the Contemporary Resort Hotel at Orlando, Florida, and as Development Manager for Kaiser Engineers on Boston's Southwest Corridor.
Yes, if you are in the construction business, you had better learn to love litigation. The trends show litigation is increasing every year, and likely to increase for the foreseeable future.
An interesting story that appeared in the NY Daily News states that New York City jobsite accidents are up 31 percent from 2011 to 2012 with injuries increasing 46 percent during that time too.
Working with attorneys, general contractors and owners throughout the world, construction expert Paul Gogulski learned the ins and outs of Vince Lombardi's famous rule: "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." It has been said that this well-known quotation regarding winning encapsulates what is purportedly wrong with competitive sports.
In 1999, I was working with a major electrical subcontractor on a life-safety system for the Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas after winning a $3 million dollar bid on the project.
Construction expert Paul Gogulski’s seminars in Qatar were a huge success. He was recently featured in Qatar's Construction Sites magazine this month for his seminars along with a trio of responses on his seminar.