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David Ponte

Managing Director

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1 Beacon Street, Floor 15
Boston, MA 02108

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David Ponte is a Managing Director at Ankura based in Boston. He has more than 35 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of large, complex construction projects.


His experience includes the preparation of detailed construction cost estimates and project budgets, development of large, complex CPM schedules, and the preparation/analysis of construction claims. David has provided strategic risk management and dispute resolution expertise to owners, contractors, design professionals, insurance carriers, and attorneys.

In addition, David is a contributing author to several construction claim related publications, has published several articles on construction cost estimates, and has presented on numerous topics pertaining to construction claims. His area of expertise includes the forensic analysis of complex design and construction issues, development and analysis of multifaceted CPM schedules, preparation of detailed expert opinions/reports encompassing both technical and quantum construction issues, as well as the development & analysis of construction costs and budgets

  • MBA, Suffolk University
  • BSCE, Marquette University
  • Professional Engineer - CO, MA, MD, NY, TX, VA
  • Construction Supervisor - MA
  • Certified Construction Manager (CMAA)
  • Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (AACEi)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Committee on Claims Reduction and Management (2019 - )
  • ASCE Structural Engineering Institute
  • ASCE Construction Institute - Claims Avoidance and Resolution Committee (2011 - ) (Officer 2020 - )
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section
  • The American Bar Association - Forum on Construction Law
  • The Construction Management Association of America
  • CMAA New England Chapter - (Board Member 2020 - ) (Officer 2021 - )
  • AACE International AACEi Boston Chapter - (Board Member 2020 - )

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