Daniel Murphy http://dmcg.net/is an executive with over 46 years of experience as a professional in the design and construction industry. As an Engineer he has commissioned power plants; as a Scheduling Engineer he has developed schedules for power plants, environmental plants, highways, roads and bridges; as a Cost Engineer he has developed estimates and managed cost on power plants, environmental plants, airports, roads, bridges, and buildings; as a Project Control Manager he has been responsible for risk management, cost & schedule control, and commercial management on large-scale turn-key power and shipbuilding projects (from design through commissioning); and as a Project Manager he has developed and managed contracts for a wide range of projecs, including power plants, chemical plants, refineries and ship building.
He has provided management services for clients (owners, engineers, and contractors) on power, process/industrial, oil & gas exploration, manufacturing, automation, environmental, transportation and shipbuilding projects. These services (project management, contract development, commercial management, estimating, schedule management, cost management, information management) have been utilized on projects valued at over US$48 billion.
He has particular expertise in the management of turn-key projects. Mr. Murphy has hands-on experience with managing a) the design process (engineering coordination, scheduling, cost control, and change management), b) the procurement process (turn-key contract development, developing bid documents, qualifying bidders, estimating, and evaluating bids), and c) the construction process (civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, controls, and commissioning/start-up). He also has experience with the development and implementation of Information Management Systems designed for large turn- key projects.
Mr. Murphy has significant experience in forensic analyses associated with claims and disputes. He has participated in, and managed (as the consulting or testifying expert) hundreds of analyses of technical (engineering) issues as well as management issues. These analyses include evaluating compliance with the standards of practice in corporate management (bankruptcy), project management, contract management (change control and labor relations), cost management (estimating, bidding and cost control) schedule management (CPM schedule development, monitoring, and analysis), and the means and methods required to properly manage engineering, procurement and construction. He has provided forensic analyses on over US$3.5 billion of disputes on over US$25.0 billion of projects.
He has been accepted in the USA and internationally by Courts and Tribunals as an Expert, testifying in mediations, arbitrations (AAA; ICC), and trials (State and Federal). This includes testimony related to: corporate management, project management, contract management, cost management, schedule management, and commissioning/start-up. Recent expert engagements include 1) working as the consulting cost and schedule expert for the shipyard on a US$8.0 million claim on a new-build OSV,2) testifying as the electrical expert on a US$ 25.0 million claim on 10 OSVs, and 3) testifying as the damages expert on a US$17.0 million termination claim related to a fuel manufacturing plant.
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