Rachel Domingo
Rachel Domingo
Associate
Construction Consulting
  • New York

Ms. Domingo has over 5 years of construction claims and project management experience, specializing in Primavera CPM scheduling and delay analyses. She has advised clients on a range of topics including project controls, project scheduling, delay damages, change order negotiations, and the development or defense of construction claims. She has worked for multiple clients of varying complexity and size in preparing and reviewing baselines, updates, and recovery/acceleration schedules and analyzing construction claims related to schedule delays.

Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Domingo worked as a consultant for Hill International, where she was assigned to the New York City School Construction Authority Change Order Unit responsible for evaluating contractor time extension requests. Additionally, she was a consultant for Greyhawk North America, focusing on CPM scheduling, field management, and the preparation and defense of construction claims. In addition to her work experience, Ms. Domingo was a teacher’s assistant at both New York University and Columbia University, where she taught CPM scheduling.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Construction Management, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 2010

Professional Affiliations

Construction Management Association of America (member)

Project Experience

Project Claims Experience

Evaluated change order responsibility and consequential delay impacts within a $50M contractor claim against a $150M NYC DEP facilities building.

Engaged by a developer’s attorney to provide delay analyses to defend a $44M claim for a 25-story, five-star luxury hotel. Evaluated several years of project records and schedules to indicate the responsible parties and illustrate the escalation of issues that resulted in a 24 month delay.

Assigned to the NYC School Construction Authority to monitor CPM schedules for 75+ projects in the borough of Queens for potential delay. Assisted the Change Order Unit in evaluating time extension requests by reviewing impact schedules and delegating delay responsibility through time impact analyses.

Member of an engagement team supporting a real-estate developer’s $30M delay claim against its Construction Manager involved with the construction of a 48-story luxury hotel and residence in Midtown Manhattan. Analyzed CPM schedules, payment requisitions and daily reports to quantify the project delays for presentation to a Dispute Resolution Board.

Provided support for an architect’s defense against a contractor’s $3M delay claim related to an $80M high school renovation project. Analyzed over $4.1M in change orders and apportioned resulting schedule delays.

Schedule/Field Experience


Developed a bid schedule for a 37-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The schedule accounted for the intricate sequencing of 164,000 ground mounted solar panels, spanning 200 acres. Challenges included delivery logistics and maintaining a single schedule with three concurrent but independent areas of work.

Engaged by a developer to perform field inspections of a $45M six-story luxury home, evaluate the impacts of multiple issues that arose during the design and construction, and provide a plan to recover. Reconstructed a baseline schedule for in-progress and remaining work and continued monthly status inspections to maintain the schedule.

Developed a bid schedule for the MTA’s $2.1B, No. 7 Subway Line extension. The project involved enlarging existing caverns and integrating track and electrical work with the existing No. 7 Subway Line at Times Square Station. Due to the electrical detail and complexity, the electrical work was separated into eight packages, all of which had to be scheduled as independent contracts, while maintaining an overall relationship to the current system at Times Square.

Updated P6 cost and resource loaded schedules for a LEED silver, 500-bed dormitory. Scheduling obstacles included maintaining multiple calendars due to traffic and noise restrictions, efficiently utilizing a single access road and maintain traffic/pedestrian safety on an active campus.

Enlisted by a public entity to develop a recovery schedule for a 157,000 square foot county jail addition project that was significantly delayed and in danger in danger of completing late. Work included performing an on-site progress assessment and constructing a detailed CPM schedule.

Created a baseline schedule for a multi-prime garage rehabilitation project. Implemented a look-ahead schedule controls procedure unique to each contract and conducted weekly site visits to assess accurate progress for schedule updates.

Provided project controls for the renovation and capital improvement program for a major performing arts venue. Maintained daily reports, manpower logs and submittals. Monitored work against a sensitive schedule of theater performances and events.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Construction Management, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 2010