Construction Management and General Contracting

Ismael G Pugeda, P.E.

Jeffrey Cooper, Esq.

Experience Summary
Jeffrey Cooper has tremendous experience in construction management, particularly in the areas of CPM scheduling, cost control, document control, contract administration, site logistics, construction phasing, delay analysis, and claims avoidance and mitigation.  He has a strong background in heavy civil, airport, water/wastewater, industrial, hospital, and transportation projects.  During construction, he has utilized cost and schedule control techniques to keep project participants informed while keeping the project moving forward. He is able to work with general contractors and the construction management team to achieve an acceptable baseline CPM schedule that meets the contract requirements.  With his diverse construction background, he is able to anticipate project obstacles and recommend practical solutions.  He takes a hands-on approach to schedule submittal reviews, time-impact evaluations, schedule work-arounds and delays analysis by involving all parties for input prior formulating his independent analysis.  Jeff is very proficient with the latest scheduling tools including Primavera P6, MS Project and Tilos.    
Related Projects Experience:
Runway Safety Area Phase I-II ($214M)
San Francisco International Airport
Project Controls
In charge of Project Controls, Jeff utilizes the document controls system currently in use by the RSA Program Team.  He monitors progress in relationship to the existing baseline schedules, prepares detailed monthly schedule reports and schedule trend reports.  He prepares project progress reports, provides them quarterly or at-other frequency specified by the Commission, and collects data from scope, schedule and budget information provided by Commission staff, other Contractors, and outside agencies and compiles, and presents the information in a comprehensive format.  He submits a written quarterly report to the Commission on services provided by CPM to the Commission and reports the firm’s progress and any problems in performing their duties as they arise.  The RSA Program involves enhancements to Runways 10-28s (Phase I) and 1-19s (Phase II) and is necessary to comply with Public Law 109-115, which requires airport sponsors to enhance RSAs according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport design standards by no later than December 31, 2015.

Terminal T2 / Boarding Area “D” ($100M)
San Francisco International Airport
Master Program Scheduler
Jeff Cooper undertook the Master Scheduling role for the terminal renovation, apron renovation, and terminal expansion project.  He was responsible for integrating all related components of the Terminal Expansion and Renovation into a Master Schedule.  In performing this function, Jeff kept the team informed of the schedule progress, highlighted areas of concern, and recommended solutions to mitigate potential and current schedule conflicts.  He routinely interfaced with Facilities Operations and Maintenance (FOM), Property Management, Administration, Environmental, ITT, Bureau of Design and Construction, as well as various architectural, engineering, and contractor staff.  Jeff was responsible for preparing and reporting on the status of the program as well as updating the schedule on a continual basis. 

SFIA Terminal 1 AirTrain Pedestrian Bridge and Mezzanine ($14M)
San Francisco International Airport
Scheduler / Claims Analyst
This project was for a $14M public works construction contract being built within an operating airport terminal consisting of 110' x 28' pedestrian bridge spanning 4 lanes of traffic entering into existing terminal and connecting to a newly constructed 3,300 square foot mezzanine serviced by three new escalators, two new and two existing elevators.  Bridge trusses are to be built to Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel standards.  Scope includes relocating utilities at strengthened concrete column locations and a new elevator hoist-way.  Jeff provided scheduling and claim support services to the construction management team.  He worked on the initial schedules for this project, reviewed the monthly schedule update and maintained an as-built schedule for the project team, and performed time impact evaluations on the roadways. 

City and County of San Francisco New International Terminal ($805M)
San Francisco International Airport
Lead Scheduling Engineer

 Jeff was the lead scheduler for 8 construction contracts totaling over $460M.  His responsibility included input to the contract specifications, development of pre-construction schedules, contractor baseline scheduler, progress schedulers, coordination with field staff and other construction managers, progress measurement, development of schedule work-around and claims mitigation.  He developed a project controls procedure for the International Terminal contracts, which became the standard for Airport use.  He routinely made presentations to client staff to inform them of developments on the job and advise them of measures taken to mitigate delays.  He developed and was involved in numerous requests for time-extension that encompassed identifying delay, allocating responsibility, and analyzing entitlement.  These requests for adjustment ranged from the $500K to $38M range