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Government Contracts Expert Witnesses: 2
Andrew Avalon, PE, PSP
Chairman & CEO
8633 Willow Kane Court
Orlando, FL 32835
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Long International provides expert engineering and construction claims analysis, expert testimony, project management consulting, and insurance claims analysis services. Our focus is on heavy industrial projects including oil and gas, petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, mining/mineral processing, power, cogeneration, and other industrial projects. We analyze claims, not limited to, disputed change orders, schedule delay, acceleration, time extensions, liquidated damages, loss of productivity, defective specifications, and deficient project management performance.
Richard J. Long, P.E., P.Eng., Founder of Long International, has over 50 years of U.S. and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering. As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for over 35 years, Mr. Long has served as the lead expert on over 300 projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$2 billion. He has presented and published numerous articles on claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention.
Rod C. Carter, CCP, PSP is President of Long International and has over 20 years of experience in construction project controls, contract disputes and resolution, negotiations, mediation, arbitration support, and expert testimony on scheduling, loss of productivity, and quantum issues. He has experience in entitlement, schedule, and damages analyses on over 30 construction disputes ranging in value from US$100,000 to US$7 billion, related to oil and gas, oil refinery, LNG, heavy civil, nuclear, environmental, chemical, power, industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects. Mr. Carter is proficient in the use of Primavera P6 and P3 software, and he has extensive experience in assessing the impact to engineering and construction works of RFIs, change orders and other events. Mr. Carter specializes in loss of productivity, cumulative impact, and quantum calculations, and had a lead role in assessing damages on more than a dozen major disputes. In addition, Mr. Carter has developed cost and schedule risk analysis models using Monte Carlo simulations to address the uncertainty of estimates and claims.
Michael J. Vallez, P.E., MBA, LEAN SIX SIGMA is a Senior Principal with Long International and has over 40 years of hands-on and leadership experience in project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, change management, claims, and dispute resolution. He has served in executive management roles for both the owner and contractor working on world-class oil and gas, power, and international mining projects. Mr. Vallez has a proven ability to organize, integrate and manage the work of multi-disciplined technical specialists and project construction teams to achieve corporate financial goals and objectives of return on investment, safety, operational performance, cost, and time. In all, he has provided leadership on several billion dollars’ worth of projects in the chemical, heavy civil, mining, power, oil and gas, industrial, and commercial sectors. Mr. Vallez has written several books on the subjects of construction management, safety, and effective project leadership.
Logistics Ocean LLC provides logistics expertise that includes demand planning, bid strategy, bid optimization, mode optimization, and bid administration. You set the strategy and they handle the integration. Logistics Ocean optimization tools provide flexibility for provider selection by freight type, geography, and user customizable. Logistics Ocean can establish a full contract management process and can be integrated with your existing transportation software.
Logistics Ocean provides expertise in Logistics Economics and Pricing. They can help establish your platform for freight audit and payment processing and provide financial expertise to help plan and protect through smart procurement, budgeting, and consolidated reporting. Whether it is establishing a new financial system or expanding the supply chain, they can provide the technology and experience you need to be successful.
Brett Beavers, Principal / Owner, has 30 years of experience in the Transportation Industry negotiating contracts for 3rd (3PL) and 4th party logistics (4PL) contracts, transportation brokerage, independent contractors, agencies, and dedicated contract logistics.
His experience includes working with Amazon.com to reinvent the transportation payables process and create of one of the worlds largest logistics costing systems. Mr. Beavers also served as a Director of Transportation with J. B. Hunt Transport bringing a unique perspective as both buyer and seller to help companies improve their supply chain efficiency. He has advised on multiple acquisitions and divestitures across numerous industries and managed hundreds of contract negotiations as a shipper, broker, and carrier.
Litigation Support - Mr. Beavers has served as an expert witness for the logistics industry for a variety of topics in logistics economics and contract compliance. His experience has included small parcel, final mile, less than truckload (LTL), truckload (TL), intermodal, air, ocean, or warehousing economics. Mr. Beavers' services include independent research, industry best practices, and independent forensic review.
Ideal clients are attorneys and financial managers requiring insights into the economics of transportation as well as supply chain managers and fleet owners that are seeking to improve their operations.
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