Chris Ball
Chris A. Ball
Senior Manager
Construction Consulting
Alexandria

Mr. Ball is a construction management executive with over 40 years’ experience in field construction, construction management, analysis and adjudication of construction projects and associated disputes. Mr. Ball has assisted and guided project teams to successfully execute the planning, pricing, building, and dispute resolution of approximately $10.5 billion 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 craft work to profit-loss responsibilities on multimillion-dollar construction projects, as well as over 20 years managing an independent consulting enterprise. Throughout his career Mr. Ball has worked as a manager in all aspects of construction management including field craft work, 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 23 years and has also served as a key 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 their attorneys. Mr. Ball has provided such services in a wide variety industry sectors including residential, multifamily, commercial, education, medical, civil-heavy, transportation, power, 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 (co-gen facilities, coal fired power plant, historic hydro-electric power facility renovation and new Bi-Pole HV converter station installation); industrial projects include waste water 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 thereafter accepted by panels, courts and boards. Mr. Ball has given multiple depositions and testified in matters before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, North Carolina Superior Court, and American Arbitration Association. 

Mr. Ball has provided services to clients such as Zachry Construction, Ironhorse Construction, Blythe Construction, The Hardaway Company, J.A Jones Construction, Zurich Insurance, KBR Construction, AMEC, AECON, 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. 

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Construction Management, Purdue University, 1985

Prior Experience

Executive Consultant, Warner Construction Consultants, – 2015-2018

Principal, PAR Construction Management Services, Inc – 1998-2018

Senior Project Manager, Shelco, Inc – 1996-1997

Senior Project Engineer, J.A Jones Construction Co. – 1993-1996

Contract Administrator & Sr. Estimator, J.A Jones Construction Co. – 1991-1993

Manager of CM Services & Business Development, JW Gardner, Inc. – 1990-1991

Senior Operations Engineer / Contract Manager, Metric Constructors, Inc. – 1988-1990

Senior Project Controls Engineer, J.A Jones Construction Co. – 1987-1988

Field-Office-Project Engineer / Project Manager, J.A Jones Construction Co. – 1981-1987

Field-Office Engineer, J.A Jones Construction Co. – 1980-1981

Carpenter, Concrete Formwork Foreman, Teamster – 1973-1980

Professional Affiliations

American Arbitration Association

Construction Management Association of America

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International

Project Experience

Construction Management, Scheduling Service, Claims Consultant and Expert Witness  
** Accepted by Court / Panel / Board – Construction Management & Scheduling Expert
* Accepted by Court / Panel / Board – Scheduling Expert


Commercial / Medical / Industrial / Civic / Multi-Family / Residential – Consulting

  • Aegis Ashore ABM Defense Facility – Redzikowo, Poland – REA Variation Claim Analysis
  • Eglinton Crosstown LRT (Crosslinx Transit Solutions), Toronto, Canada – Variation Claim Analysis
  • Cary/Apex WTF – Cary, NC – Delay Analysis, Global Change
  • LaGuardia International Airport Redevelopment Project – New York, NY – CPM Scheduling
  • Mercy Hospital Renovation – Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Muddy Creek WWTF – Raleigh, NC – Delay Analysis, Global Change
  • Bipole III – Keewatinohk Converter Station – Gilliam, Manitoba – CPM Scheduling / Change Management / Delay Analysis
  • Aegis Ashore ABM Defense Facility – Deveselu, Romania – REA Variation Claim Analysis 
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Fall Church, VA – Designated CM & CPM Schedule Expert Witness
  • Neilson-Swan WWTP Renovation – Winston-Salem, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • AutoHouse – Salisbury, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Duke - UNC Rex Heart and Vascular – Raleigh, NC – Designated Expert –Delay Analysis
  • UNC Greensboro Quad – Greensboro, NC – Designated Expert –Delay Analysis
  • 200 S Tryon Historical Evaluation, Charlotte, NC – Designated CM & CPM Schedule Expert Witness
  • Aegis Ashore ABM Defense Facility – Redzikowo, Poland – CPM Scheduling 
  • Aegis Ashore ABM Defense Facility – Deveselu, Romania – CPM Scheduling / Change Management
  • Michelin Plant Expansion – Greenville, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • Camp Lejeune Housing Project, Jacksonville, NC - **Designated Expert –Delay Analysis -Deposed & Testified in Arbitration 
  • Sanford Hall Renovation, Raleigh, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Marriott Courtyard, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert Witness – Construction Defect 
  • Walmart Neighborhood Store, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling 
  • USS Texas Battleship, Structural Rehabilitation, Houston, TX – CPM Scheduling
  • High Point High School Gym Renovation, High Point, NC – Designated Expert Witness
  • Private Residence, Indian Land, SC – Designated Expert Witness 
  • 1927 Tryon, Office Parking Deck Analysis, Charlotte, NC – Designated CM Expert Witness
  • Wal-Mart #1498 Expansion, Greensboro NC – **Designated Expert – Delay Analysis - Deposed 
  • NC State Veterans Nursing Home, Swannanoa, NC – Delay Analysis 
  • Stanley County Airport Terminal Building, New London, NC ** Testified at Mediation
  • Michelin Tire Plant, Anderson, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • UNC Greensboro, Quad Renovation, Greensboro, NC – Delay Analysis
  • Private Residence, Charlotte, NC – Defective Construction Investigation
  • Stallings Professional Center, Stallings, NC – Designated Expert –Delay Analysis
  • UNC Asheville New Residence Hall, Asheville, NC – CPM Schedule Services / Delay Analysis
  • Dorn VA, ICU Relocation 4 East, Columbia, SC – CPM Scheduling / Delay Analysis
  • USS Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington, NC – CPM Scheduling 
  • River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • DW Daniel High School, Central SC – CPM Schedule Services / Delay Analysis
  • Wake Tech Community College Building E, Raleigh, NC – CPM Scheduling / Delay Analysis
  • Private Residence, Lake Wiley, NC – Mold Investigation
  • Big Lots / Save-a-Lot, Kannapolis, NC – Owner Rep / Progress Inspections
  • Piedmont Behavioral Health, Concord, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Elevation Church, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Concord & Cumberland Condominiums, Charleston, SC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Atlantic Palms Condominiums, Myrtle Beach, NC – Mold Investigation
  • 21 George Condominiums, Charleston, SC ** Designated Expert / Construction Management / Deposed
  • Cielo Condominiums, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • VA Community Living Center, Columbia, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • York Comprehensive High School and Technical College, York, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • Harding University High School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Long Creek Elementary School, Huntersville, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Cox Mill High School, Concord, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Tranquil Courts, Condominiums / Retail, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Rea Gardens Condominiums, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Woodstone Condominiums, Charlotte, NC ** Deposed & Testified at Arbitration
  • Union ‘L’ Elementary School, Stallings, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Elon Park Elementary School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Grace Hospital, Morganton, NC ** Deposed
  • School of Law, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Ronald McDonald House, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Neilson Waste Water Treatment, Winston-Salem, NC ** Testified at Arbitration
  • Wachovia Corporate Center, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Home Depot, Winchester, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Celgard Manufacturing, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Sheraton Inn, Durham, NC **Deposed & Testified at Arbitration
  • Raffaldini Winery, Ronda, NC Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis 
  • Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • American LaFrance Office / Manufacturing / Warehouse, Jedburgh, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • Presbyterian Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Hugh Medford City Services Operations Center, Greensboro, NC ** Testified at Mediation
  • Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Concord, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Carl A. Furr Elementary School, Harrisburg, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Charles E. Boger Elementary School, Concord, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Pope Air Force Base Training Center, Fayetteville, NC – Delay Analysis
  • ECHOSTAR, Office-Assembly, Shipping Facility, Spartanburg, SC – CPM Scheduling
  • Presbyterian Hospital Imaging Center, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Brooks-City Base, Building 142, San Antonio, TX – CPM Scheduling / Delay Analysis
  • Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Carolina Medical Center Wing Up-fit, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Champion Forest, Waxhaw, NC ** Testified at Arbitration
  • Rocky River / Ridge Road Middle School & High School, Monroe, NC ** Testified at Arbitration
  • Carolina Surgery Center, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • UNCC Humanities Classroom, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • CAT’s Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • CAT’s South Corridor Rail & Bridges, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Hickory Grove Elementary, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • North Hills Cinema, Raleigh, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • UNCC Classroom Office Building, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • The Club at Longview, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling / Delay Analysis
  • First Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • CAT’s Bus Maintenance Facility, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling / Delay Analysis
  • Charlotte Douglass Airport – Concourse D, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • WEDECO Office-Assembly Facility, Charlotte, NC – Owner’s Representative
  • Urban Middle School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Piedmont Middle School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Westin Hotel, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Charlotte Catholic High School Expansion, Charlotte, NC – Owner’s Representative
  • Orange-Chatham Highway Project, Durham, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Elizabeth Elementary School Renovation, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling 
  • Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, SC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Holiday Inn Express, Boone, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • AME Zion Corporate Office, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Aiken County Correctional Facility, Aiken, SC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Matthew J. Perry Jr. US Courthouse, Colombia, SC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Spartanburg Mental Health Center, Spartanburg, SC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • St. Therese Parish Life Center, Mooresville, NC ** Deposed
  • Possum Trot Apartments, Myrtle Beach, SC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • Microsoft Customer Service Center, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis
  • UNC Charlotte Humanities Office Wing, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • CMS Vocational Technical High School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • UNC Charlotte Library Expansion & Renovation, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis 
  • Comfort Inn Renovation, Surfside Beach, SC – Mold Investigation
  • Rowan County Justice Center, Salisbury, NC ** Deposed & Testified at Trial (Superior Court)
  • CMS North High School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • CMS South High School, Charlotte, NC – CPM Scheduling
  • South Hill Condominiums, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert Construction Management
  • Winn Dixie, Cary, NC – Delay Analysis
  • Brook Arbor Site Development, Raleigh, NC * Deposed
  • Adam’s Farm Apartments, Greensboro, NC * Deposed
  • SABCO Racing Fabrication Shop, Mooresville, NC – PM 
  • American & Efird Customer Service Center, Mt. Holly, NC – PM 
  • Harris Teeter Perishable Distribution Center, Greensboro, NC – PM 
  • Bertolini's Restaurant (Shell), Charlotte, NC – PM
  • Dean & Deluca Grocery (Shell), Charlotte, NC – PM 
  • KLCC Tower No. 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – CPM Scheduling
  • Torpedo Factory Renovation, Alexandria, VA* Deposed & Testified in Arbitration
  • Charlotte Catholic School Expansion, Charlotte, NC - PM
  • Various Fast Food Restaurants (Arby's, Hardees, Chili's & Del Taco), NC, GA & FL - PM
  • Custom Residential Homes, Charlotte and Asheville, NC - PM
  • Public Health Environmental Science Center, UNC, Raleigh, NC – Delay Analysis
  • Tampa International Parking Deck, Tampa, FL – Delay Analysis
  • Sheltering Arms, Richmond, VA – Delay Analysis
  • University Towers, Raleigh, NC – Delay Analysis
  • Erwin Square, Raleigh, NC – Delay Analysis
  • Keenan Stadium Expansion, Raleigh, NC – Delay Analysis
  • 750 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC – Delay Analysis
  • ABB Hopewell Cogeneration, Hopewell, VA – Change and Delay Analysis
  • Holiday Inn, Memphis, TN – Change and Delay Analysis
  • US Embassy Upgrades - (16 ea) – Estimating / Project Controls
  • US Embassy Additions, Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Estimating
  • US Embassy Complexes, - Amman, Jordan, Nicosia, Cyprus and San Salvador, El Salvador – Estimating
  • USAF Base Improvements, Diego Garcia – Estimating
  • USN Base Improvements, Kwajalein Island – Estimating

Heavy/Civil – Consulting
  • Eglinton Crosstown LRT (Crosslinx) Project, Toronto, Ontario– Change and Delay Analysis, CPM Scheduling
  • Lee County / 421-Sanford Bypass, Lee County, NC – Designated Expert – Delay Analysis
  • Wake/Rolesville Bypass US 401 – Wake County, NC – Designated Expert – Delay Analysis
  • Westside Waste Water Treatment Plant, High Point, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis 
  • Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach, SC – CPM Scheduling / Delay Analysis
  • SCDOT 2006 / 2007 Highway Widening / Resurfacing Projects (15 each) – CPM Scheduling
  • Highway 601 Widening, Concord, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Delay Analysis 
  • Flowes Store Road Widening, Charlotte, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis 
  • US Highway 15-501 Widening & Relocation, Orange-Chatham Counties, NC – Designated Expert – Schedule Analysis 
  • UNC Charlotte CID, Charlotte, NC – Schedule Delay Analysis 
  • I-85 SCDOT Widening, Greenville, SC – Schedule Delay Analysis 
  • US-74 Widening, Charlotte, NC – Schedule Delay Analysis 
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit – South Oak Cliff 2, Dallas, TX ** Deposed & Testified at Trail (ASBCA)
  • Rankin Sewage Pump Station, San Francisco, CA – Estimating
  • San Antonio Diversion Structure, San Antonio, TX – Estimating
  • Minuteman II Missile Dismantlement, MO & SD – Estimating
  • Winfield Lock & Dam, Kanawha River, WV – Estimating / Delay Analysis
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge, Washington, DC – Estimating
  • Lock & Dam #15, Rock Island County, IL – Estimating
  • Hurricane Andrew Recovery Mission, Homestead, FL – CPM Scheduling / Project Controls
  • Jacksonville Skyway Express, Jacksonville, FL – Estimating
  • Shot Tower Station, Baltimore RTA, Baltimore, MD – Estimating
  • Highway 19 Widening, Johnston City, TN – Delay Analysis
  • Talmadge Memorial Bridge, Savannah, GA – Delay Analysis
  • Ocoee Flume Rehabilitation, Parksville, TN – Project Controls / Delays Analysis
  • Riyadh International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Project Controls
  • Azua-Barahona Highway, Dominican Republic - Estimating
  • I-85 Widening, Charlotte, NC – Estimating / Paving
  • Charlotte Road Repairs, Charlotte, NC – Estimating / Paving

Energy/Industrial Process - Consulting

  • UNC Charlotte Regional Utility Plant, Charlotte, NC – Estimating 
  • TECO Power, Wachula, FL - Estimating
  • AMOCO GP-2 Fibers Plant, Greenville, SC - Estimating
  • Bristol Cogeneration, Bristol, CT – Delay Analysis
  • Box Crow Cement Plant, Dallas, TX – Delay Analysis

Project Manager for General Contractor
  • SABCO Racing Fabrication Shop, Mooresville, NC 
  • American & Efird Customer Service Center, Mt. Holly, NC
  • Harris Teeter Perishable Distribution Center, Greensboro, NC
  • Bertolini's Restaurant (Shell), Charlotte, NC
  • Dean & Deluca Grocery (Shell), Charlotte, NC

Contract Administrator for General Contractor
  • Highway 19 Widening, Johnston City, TN 
  • Torpedo Factory Renovation, Alexandria, VA
  • Holiday Inn East, Memphis, TN
  • Public Health Environmental Science Center, UNC, Raleigh, NC
  • AMOCO GP-2 Fibers Plant, Greenville, SC
  • Tampa International Parking Deck, Tampa, FL
  • Sheltering Arms, Richmond, VA
  • University Towers, Raleigh, NC 
  • Erwin Square, Raleigh, NC
  • Keenan Stadium Expansion, Raleigh, NC
  • 750 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC
  • ABB Hopewell Cogeneration, Hopewell, VA
  • Bristol Cogeneration, Bristol, CT
  • Ocoee Flume Rehabilitation, Parksville, TN

Sr. Project Engineer / Scheduling Project-Controls Engineer / Estimator - GC
  • KLCC Tower No. 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Rankin Sewage Pump Station, San Francisco, CA 
  • San Antonio Diversion Structure, San Antonio, TX
  • Minuteman II Missile Dismantlement, MO & SD 
  • Winfield Lock & Dam, Kanawha River, WV
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge, Washington, DC
  • Lock & Dam #15, Rock Island County, IL
  • Hurricane Andrew Recovery Mission, Homestead, FL
  • Jacksonville Skyway Express, Jacksonville, FL
  • Shot Tower Station, Baltimore RTA, Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte Catholic School Expansion, Charlotte, NC
  • Various Fast Food Restaurants (Arby's, Hardees, Chili's & Del Taco), NC, GA & FL 
  • Custom Residential Homes, Charlotte and Asheville, NC
  • TECO Power, Wauchula, FL
  • Holiday Inn, Memphis, TN
  • US Embassy Upgrades - (16 each)
  • US Embassy Additions - Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • US Embassy Complexes - Amman, Jordan, Nicosia, Cyprus and San Salvador, El Salvador
  • USAF Base Improvements, Diego Garcia
  • USN Base Improvements, Kwajalein Island
  • Box Crow Cement Plant, Dallas, TX
  • Ocoee Flume Rehabilitation, Parksville, TN
  • Riyadh International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Azua-Barahona Highway, Dominican Republic
  • I-85 Widening, Charlotte, NC
  • Charlotte Road Repairs, Charlotte, NC

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Construction Management, Purdue University, 1985