John Livengood

John C. Livengood
Senior Managing Director

Construction Claims & Schedule Delay Expert

John C. Livengood is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. John assists fact-finders by independently identifying costs, delays, and responsibility for problems and events on construction projects.

  • Experience

    He is an experienced claims expert with more than 40 years of construction related experience. He is a registered architect and an attorney experienced in construction litigation, project management, design analysis, and document preparation. He has worked on a variety of projects that include infrastructure projects of all types, rail and rapid transit facilities, airfields and air terminals, railroad stations, solar projects, high-power lines, industrial, chemical and petro-chemical facilities, power plants, wastewater treatment plants, roadways, bridges, office buildings, sports stadiums, warehouses, educational institutions, hospitals, correctional facilities, military bases, environmental remediation projects, and microwave communication facilities and as well as residential projects of all sizes.

    As an expert witness, John has testified in court proceedings, before boards of contract appeals, arbitrations, and mediations. These cases have included major civil construction, as well as buildings and residential properties, where the value at issue has often exceeded $500 million. His services have included providing schedule delay and disruption claims, acceleration claims, loss of productivity claims, construction cost audits, cost estimation, analysis of change orders, construction method analysis, and defective design claims.

    John has also been involved with hundreds of domestic and international construction projects and has served as an arbitrator in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

    John is past president of AACE International and active in the American Bar Association Construction Forum, the Society of Construction Law – North America, and other professional associations. He has published numerous articles in industry magazines and is one of the principal authors of the AACE Recommended Practice on Forensic Schedule Analysis (2011).

  • Honors & awards

     

    • Who’s Who Legal says: “The ‘excellent’ John Livengood ‘does standout work’ on matters including disruption, loss of productivity and acceleration claims.”
    • Fellow, AACE International

  • News & events
    • “AACE Annual Meeting, 06/2018, “SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol 2nd ed. as Compared to AACE RP29R-03,” San Diego, CA
    • AACE Symposium, 06/2018, “Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis and Why They Yield Different Results,” Moscow, Russia
    • IBA/ICP Symposium, 05/2018, “Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis,” Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • AACE Symposium, 04/2018, “Forensic Schedule Delay analysis and Why They Yield Different Results,” Milan, Italy
    • Construction SuperConference, 12/2017, “The Knows and Unknowns of Concurrent Delay,” Las Vegas, NV
    • Cost Engineering, 11/2017, “Mixed Forensic Schedule Analysis Methodologies – Proceed With Caution”
    • Shanghai Construction and Development Group, 10/2017, “Forensic Delay Methodologies,” Shanghai
    • Beijing Arbitration Center, 10/2017, “Forensic Delay Methodologies,” Beijing
    • IBA-ICP Conception to Completion Conference, 09/2017, “Drafting Delay Clauses,” Brussels
    • ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Construction and Engineering, 08/2017, “The Knowns and Unknows of Concurrent Delay”
    • AACE Lisbon Conference, 07/2017, “Three Guides to FSA,” Lisbon
    • AACE Annual Meeting, 06/2017, As-Planned v As-Built Methodology, Orlando, FL
    • DRBF International Meeting, 05/2017, “Cost Over-Runs and DRBs,” Madrid
    • AACE International Conference, 04/2017, “Three Guides to FSA,” Dubai
    • ASCE Construction Institute, 03/2017, “The Knowns and Unknowns of Concurrent Delay,” Anaheim, CA
    • CPM Conference, 01/2017, “The Role of Professional Associations for Cost Engineers,” Orlando FL
    • Atlanta Chapter of the ABA, 11/2016, “CPM Scheduling and Delay Analysis,” Atlanta, GA
    • Construction Contract Claims, Changes and Dispute Resolution, ASCE 2016, 11/2016, “”Use of Project Schedules and the Critical Path Method in Claims” with P. Levin
    • Navigant Insight From Hindsight, Navigant Consulting 11/2016, “Three Peer Reviewed Guides on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis – A Comparison.”
    • AACE Conference, Santiago Chile, 10/2016, “”Forensic Schedule Analysis – Why do they have Different Results?”
    • ICEC Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10/2016, Forensic Schedule Analysis – Why do they have Different Results?”
    • AACE Conference, Lima Peru, 10/2016, “”Why do Mega-Projects Cost so Much”
    • DRBF Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 09/2016, “”The Basics of Schedule Delay Analysis,”
    • AACE Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada., 06/2016, “Mixed FSA Methodologies,”
    • AACE Annual Meeting, 06/2018, “SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol 2nd ed. as Compared to AACE RP29R-03,” San Diego, CA
    • AACE Symposium, 06/2018, “Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis and Why They Yield Different Results,” Moscow, Russia
    • IBA/ICP Symposium, 05/2018, “Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis,” Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • AACE Symposium, 04/2018, “Forensic Schedule Delay analysis and Why They Yield Different Results,” Milan, Italy
    • Construction SuperConference, 12/2017, “The Knows and Unknowns of Concurrent Delay,” Las Vegas, NV
    • Cost Engineering, 11/2017, “Mixed Forensic Schedule Analysis Methodologies – Proceed With Caution”
    • Shanghai Construction and Development Group, 10/2017, “Forensic Delay Methodologies,” Shanghai
    • Beijing Arbitration Center, 10/2017, “Forensic Delay Methodologies,” Beijing
    • IBA-ICP Conception to Completion Conference, 09/2017, “Drafting Delay Clauses,” Brussels
    • ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Construction and Engineering, 08/2017, “The Knowns and Unknows of Concurrent Delay”
    • AACE Lisbon Conference, 07/2017, “Three Guides to FSA,” Lisbon
    • AACE Annual Meeting, 06/2017, As-Planned v As-Built Methodology, Orlando, FL
    • DRBF International Meeting, 05/2017, “Cost Over-Runs and DRBs,” Madrid
    • AACE International Conference, 04/2017, “Three Guides to FSA,” Dubai
    • ASCE Construction Institute, 03/2017, “The Knowns and Unknowns of Concurrent Delay,” Anaheim, CA
    • CPM Conference, 01/2017, “The Role of Professional Associations for Cost Engineers,” Orlando FL
    • Atlanta Chapter of the ABA, 11/2016, “CPM Scheduling and Delay Analysis,” Atlanta, GA
    • Construction Contract Claims, Changes and Dispute Resolution, ASCE 2016, 11/2016, “Use of Project Schedules and the Critical Path Method in Claims,” with P. Levin
    • Navigant Insight From Hindsight, Navigant Consulting 11/2016, “Three Peer Reviewed Guides on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis – A Comparison”
    • AACE Conference, Santiago Chile, 10/2016, “”Forensic Schedule Analysis – Why do they have Different Results?”
    • ICEC Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10/2016, “”Forensic Schedule Analysis – Why do they have Different Results?”
    • AACE Conference, Lima Peru, 10/2016, “”Why do Mega-Projects Cost so Much”
    • DRBF Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 09/2016, “”The Basics of Schedule Delay Analysis”
    • AACE Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada., 06/2016, “Mixed FSA Methodologies”
    • AACE Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, 06/2016, “Retrospective TIAs – Is there an Alternative”
    • International Construction Projects, IBA, Lisbon, Portugal., 05/2016 “CPM Programmes Similarity to H2O”
    • AACE Western Workshop, Anchorage, AK, 04/2016, “Retrospective TIAs – Is there an Alternative”
    • AACE Western Workshop, Anchorage, AK, 04/2016, “Construction Claims A to Z”
    • International Construction Projects Journal, IBA., 03/2016, “Concurrency World Tour”
    • AACE Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Symposium, Philadelphia PA, 03/2016, “Retrospective TIAs – Is there an Alternative”
    • ASCE Construction Institute, Orlando, FL, 03/2016, “Innovation in Schedule Delay Analysis”
    • CPM Construction Conference, New Orleans, CA, 01/2016, “Retrospective TIAs – Is there an Alternative”
    • International Bar Association, Vienna, Austria, 10/2015, “Alphabet Soup of Project Delivery”
    • Construction Lawyer, Vol 35, No. 3, Summer 2015, 08/2015, “Concurrent Delay in England and the United States”
    • Engineering News Record, July 2015, 07/2015, “The Future of Schedule Delay Analysis”
    • AACE Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 06/2015, “Discretionary Logic and Forensic Delay Analysis”
    • Navigant Insight From Hindsight, 05/2015, “Getting to Zero: Solutions for When Different Schedule Analyses Give Different Answers”
    • AACE Second Annual Mid-Atlantic Symposium, Philadelphia PA, 03/2015, “Discretionary Logic and Forensic Delay Analysis”
    • Washington State Construction Bar, Seattle WA, 02/2015, “”Forensic Schedule Analysis – Why do they have Different Results?”
    • AACE Western Winter Workshop, Lake Tahoe CA, 02/2015, “Discretionary Logic and Forensic Delay Analysis”
    • Cost Engineering, AACE International, Morgantown WV., 01/2015, “Forensic Schedule Analysis Methods: Reconciliation of Different Results”
    • CPM Construction Conference, San Diego, CA., 01/2015, “Discretionary Logic and Forensic Delay Analysis”
    • Construction SuperConference, Las Vegas, 12/2014 “How Come Different Delay Methodologies Reach Different Conclusions and What To Do About It”
    • AACE ITCM Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. 11/2014, “Construction Claims A to Z”
    • AACE ITCM Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 11/2014, “Forensic Analysis of Risk Adjusted Schedules”
    • ABA Chicago Construction, Chicago. 11/2014, “Forensic Schedule Analysis”
    • AACE 2nd Regional Chile Symposium, Santiago Chile. 10/2014, “Construction Claims A to Z”
    • AACE Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA 06/2014, “Forensic Schedule Analysis Methods: Reconciliation of Different Results”
    • ABA Construction Forum Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 04/2014, “Counting the Chickens While They Hatch and the Double-Edged Sword of Tracking Project Claims and Delays”
    • AACE Western Winter Workshop, Lake Tahoe CA 03/2014, “The Future of Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis”
    • AACE First Annual Mid-Atlantic Symposium, 03/2014, “The Future of Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis” Philadelphia PA
    • CPM Construction Conference, Orlando FL. 01/2014, “The Future of Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis”
    • Cost Engineering, AACE International, 01/2014, “Forensic Schedule Analysis in Risk Adjusted Schedules” Morgantown, WV
  • Insights & innovation
    • “As-Planned v As-Built Methodology,” AACE International, Morgantown WV, 07/2018
    • “Mixed Forensic Schedule Analysis Methodologies – Proceed with Caution” Cost Engineering, AACE International, Morgantown WV, 11/2017
    • “The Knowns and Unknows of Concurrent Delay”, ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Construction and Engineering, 08/2017
    • “Use of Project Schedules and the Critical Path Method in Claims,” Construction Contract Claims, Changes and Dispute Resolution, ASCE 2016, 11/2016, edited by P. Levin
    • “Three Peer Reviewed Guides on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis – A Comparison,” Navigant Insight from Hindsight, Navigant Consulting, 11/2016
    • “Concurrency World Tour,” International Construction Projects Journal, IBA., 03/2016
    • “Concurrent Delay in England and the United States,” Construction Lawyer, Vol 35, No. 3, Summer 2015, 08/2015
    • “The Future of Schedule Delay Analysis,” Engineering News Record, 07/2015
    • “Getting to Zero: Solutions for When Different Schedule Analyses Give Different Answers,” Navigant Insight from Hindsight, 05/2015
    • Forensic Schedule Analysis Methods: Reconciliation of Different Results,” Cost Engineering, AACE International, Morgantown WV., 01/2015
    • “Forensic Schedule Analysis in Risk Adjusted Schedules,” Cost Engineering, AACE International, Morgantown WV., 01/2014