- B.S., Construction Management, Purdue University, 1985
- American Bar Association
- Society of Construction Law, North America
- American Arbitration Association
- Construction Management Association of America
- Project Management College of Scheduling
- Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
Mr. Ball is a construction management executive with over 40 years of experience in hands-on field construction, construction management, claim analysis, claim presentation and adjudication of construction projects and associated disputes. He has assisted and guided project teams to successfully execute the planning, pricing, building, and dispute resolution of approximately $15B of construction projects.
Mr. Ball has managed contractors on complex commercial projects, including such signature projects as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Tower. Mr. Ball's experience ranges from hands-on craftwork to profit-loss responsibilities on multimillion-dollar construction projects and over 20 years of managing an independent consulting enterprise. Throughout his career, Mr. Ball has worked as a manager in all aspects of construction management, including field craftwork, field engineering, estimating, CPM scheduling, contracts, procurement, change management, and project management. Mr. Ball has served on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel for over 24 years. He has also served as a lead manager and expert witness in resolving multi-million dollar claims on numerous projects.
Mr. Ball has provided consulting support services, including Preventative Claims Management and Construction Claims Preparation & Rebuttal services, to owners, developers, insurance & bonding companies, designers, contractors, and attorneys. Mr. Ball has provided such services in various industry sectors, including residential, multifamily, commercial, education, medical, civil-heavy, transportation, power, petrochemical, industrial, military, and marine.
Mr. Ball's domestic and international construction experience includes US embassy hardening projects and new embassy facilities; multiple educational ((K-12 new and renovations (including single-prime and multi-prime projects)) as well as university projects (administration, housing, library, classrooms and laboratories); medical facilities (new clinics, renovations and hospital expansions); highway & transportation projects (highway widening, bridges, light rail, bus / rail maintenance facilities, subway expansions, airport runway and terminal expansion); power projects include (submarine transmission, co-gen facilities, coal-fired power plant, historic hydro-electric power facility renovation and the new Bi-Pole HV converter station installation); industrial projects include petrochemical processing and wastewater treatments facilities, military missile testing and missile defense facilities, and historic renovation of the TVA Ocoee Hydro Flume, the Morris Island Lighthouse stabilization and repairs of the WWII USS North Carolina and the WW1 and WWII USS Texas. (A complete project listing is available upon request)
In addition to providing active project management services, dispute resolution services, and expert testimony, Mr. Ball has managed the work of client support staff and experts in litigation matters, including construction management standard of care and schedule delay and cost damage claims. Mr. Ball has been involved with the research, analysis, and preparation of expert reports. Mr. Ball has routinely been designated and proffered by client counsel as an expert in construction management, project controls, and CPM scheduling and has been accepted by panels, courts, and boards. Mr. Ball has given multiple depositions and testified before the US Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, North Carolina Superior Court, and the American Arbitration Association commercial panel.
Mr. Ball has provided services to clients such as Aecon Group, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc, Fluor Canada, Case Construction, Walsh Construction, Bird Construction, Dragados CA, EllisDon, SNC-Lavalin, Kiewit Construction, Zachry Construction, Ironhorse Construction, Blythe Construction, The Hardaway Company, J.A Jones Construction, Zurich Insurance, KBR Construction, AMEC, MYR Group, MWH Group, Batson-Cook, Beers Construction, Skanska Construction, BESCO Electric Company, Crossland Contracting, Clontz-Garrison Mechanical, Shelco, Inc., Carnes South Carolina, Inc., DM White Construction, Embree-Reed Mechanical, Eastern Bridge Company, Gray Construction, Edifice Construction, Stanley County, Hendrix-Corriher Co. Gilbert Engineering, Keach Construction, Harman Construction, Herzog Contracting, Taylor Marine Co., Superior Construction, JF Schultze Construction, Juba Aluminum, Jones Brothers, Inc. KMD Construction, LeChase Construction, WEDCO, Matthews Construction Co., Morgan Mechanical Contractors, New Atlantic Contracting, Granite Construction, Union Region Medical Center, WB Moore Electric, Winter Park Construction.