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Chad Hutchison

Principal

[email protected]

Main: (404) 835-8876

Mobile: (404) 550-3354

Fax: (404) 835-8868

Areas of Expertise

  • Fraud Investigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Construction Litigation
  • Crisis Management
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Advisory
  • Expert Witness
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Damages & Lost Profit Analysis
  • Internal Investigations

Industries

  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Hotel & Resorts
  • Construction
  • Government

Prominent Cases

  • Construction Advisor for the Atlanta Airport
  • Master Scheduling for the World Trade Center
  • Damages/Expert Witness for the DOJ
  • Schedule/Cost Analysis for Nem(illegible) Foundation

Experience

  • 1 Year with GlassRatner
  • 27 Years of Relevant Experience

Education

  • BS Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chad Hutchison is a construction industry professional with more than 25 years of experience. He is a Principal with GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC, where he is the operational leader for construction advisory & dispute resolution services. His formal training began in 1990 when he worked as a Surveyor for J.A. Jones. Chad has also worked in the field as an engineer, estimator, equipment operator, foreman and superintendent for Kiewit Construction Company on multiple heavy civil projects. Chad was previously in the leadership of the construction practice at Navigant Consulting Inc. for approximately 10 years.

Chad has expertise in the areas of estimating, planning, scheduling, schedule analysis, cost tracking systems, cost analysis, damages quantification, project management, project controls, custom training programs, external program/organizational assessments and restructuring, fresh start change orders, dispute resolution, negotiated settlement facilitation, and expert testimony. He has provided these services on more than 150 construction projects including infrastructure, industrial, commercial building, healthcare, institutional and energy projects.

Chad’s professional focus is centered on the provision of project advisory and risk management services prior to and during construction. In this role he has been at the forefront of the construction industry in  developing comprehensive construction programs for more than a decade.

Chad’s background, along with his ability to analyze, simplify, and effectively communicate complex construction issues, has proven to be a highly valuable resource for many owners, contractors and governmental agencies, in defining and implementing overall best practices for long term construction programs, as well as forensic analysis, dispute resolution and testimony. He has also been found to be highly effective in facilitating understanding for fact finders in legal proceedings, having provided testimony in trial at the state and federal level.

These experiences have allowed Chad to serve as a primary long-term trusted advisor for numerous five to fifteen year clients, and on construction projects/programs both large and small, including mega-projects/programs such as the Atlanta Airport, (20 years, $10B), World Trade Center Re-Development (2 years, $3.5B), Multiple DOT’s (10-15 years), Thyssen-Krupp Project Compass Steel Development (4 years, $5B). 

Chad has served as a speaker for numerous professional conferences; has authored a chapter in the Aspen Law Review regarding scheduling and analysis; and he holds a degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Chad also serves as a long-term board member for Atlanta’s oldest non-profit organization, Hillside Conant School and Hospital for challenged children.

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