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.
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).