Patrick M. Kelly is a Managing Director at Ankura, located in Washington, DC. With more than 20 years of relevant experience, he is an expert in project controls, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, earned value analysis, forensic schedule analysis for delays, and disruption and loss of productivity analysis. Patrick is a professional civil engineer and a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional who has qualified and testified as an expert on CPM scheduling and forensic delay analysis in the US and internationally. He has extensive experience in transportation and infrastructure, shipbuilding and ship repair, hotels and condominiums, and government and public facilities.
Patrick’s professional experience includes:
- Scheduling and Project Controls: Provides consultant services in project controls, scheduling, earned value management (EVM), and construction management for contractors, developers, and federal, state, and city organizations. Strong knowledge of both construction methods, and software techniques. Skilled in the development and analysis of critical path method networks for transportation, facilities, and critical structures assignments.
- Schedule Delay Analysis: Provides forensic schedule analysis and litigation support to owners, contractors, and attorneys on construction methods, cost analysis, and delay/disruption issues, and is a testifying expert on CPM scheduling and forensic schedule analysis. Thorough understanding of delay and impact analysis methods and the application of construction legal doctrines.
- Disruption and Loss of Productivity Analysis: Thoroughly experienced in performing lost labor productivity analyses and in trend analysis of productivity, efficiency, and earned value metrics. Performs “measured mile” and earned value analyses to determine lost efficiency and cumulative impact of multiple change orders and schedule impact analyses to determine the effects of lost productivity on schedule.
- Transportation and Infrastructure: Contract management, construction management, scheduling, claims, and disputes resolution services on a broad array of projects in the US, Canada, and internationally, including work on major ports, roads, and highways (including construction of major interchanges, roadway, and utility construction and repairs, sound wall erection, etc.), bridge and tunnel construction and repair, and airport construction and renovation.
- Shipbuilding and Ship Repair: Scheduling, claims, and disputes resolution services for both commercial and military ships. Projects include new ship construction as well as ship repair and refit to include both structural and mechanical systems repair, spanning from the dry-docking of craft through the post-availability sea trials.
- Hotels and Condominiums: Contract management, construction management, scheduling, claims, and disputes resolution services on hotel and condominium projects within the US and internationally.
- Government, School, and Public Facilities: Contract management, construction management, scheduling, claims, and disputes resolution services on projects involving federal and state facilities, including schools, universities, dormitories, and military facilities.
Honors & awards
- Who’s Who Legal says: “Patrick Kelly is ‘an excellent expert’ according to clients who describe him as ‘a go-to Individual’ for forensic schedule delay analysis.”
- Who’s Who Legal Consulting Expert Witness: Construction – Quantum & Delay
- Board of Directors, AACE International (Region 2 Director, 2016 – 2018)
- Board of Directors, AACE International (Vice President for Finance, 2018 – 2020)
- News & events
- 2018 AACE International Conference & Expo, 06/24/2018, “Primavera’s Float Path Calculation: Review and Analysis of Applications,” San Diego, CA, with Roger Nelson
- 2017 AACE International Annual Meeting, 06/11/2017, “Forensic Schedule Analysis – Critical Path Method – Test & Evaluation Systems,” Orlando, FL, with Kenji Hoshino, Michael Dennis, and Greta Martin
- 2016 AACE International Annual Meeting, 06/26/2016, “Contemporaneous Understanding of Criticality: Definitions and Application in Forensic Schedule Analysis,” Toronto, ON
- 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting, 06/15/2014, “Forensic Schedule Analysis Methods: Reconciliation of Different Results,” New Orleans, LA, with John Livengood
- 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, 06/30/2013, “Forensic Schedule Analysis on Risk Adjusted Schedules,” Washington, DC, with John Livengood
- 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, 06/30/2013, “The Great Debate: Is CPM Past Its Prime?,” Washington, DC, with Mark Nagata, Mark Sanders, and Carmelita Thorndike
- 34th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar, 11/08/2013, “Managing Changes and Resolving Delays in Megaprojects with CPM Scheduling,” Charlottesville, VA, with Mark Berry, Joe Andres, Mark Anderson, and Mike Harris
Insights & innovation
- “Contemporaneous Understanding of Criticality: Definitions and Application in Forensic Schedule Analysis,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 59, No. 03, 2016
- “Forensic Schedule Analysis Methods: Reconciliation of Different Results,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, 01-02/2015, with John Livengood
- “Forensic Schedule Analysis on Risk Adjusted Schedules,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 56, No. 1 01-02/2015, with John Livengood
- “Clearing the Smoke: Forensic Schedule Analysis Method Selection for Construction Attorneys,” The Construction Lawyer: ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry, Vol. 33, No. 4, Fall 2013, with Bill Franczek
- “The Law of Schedules,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 55, No. 05, 2013, with John Livengood
- “Recommended Contractual Methods for Resolving Delay Events Prospectively or Retrospectively,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 55, No. 06, 2013
- “Recommended Practice for Schedule Design,” RP 61R-10, AACE International, 09/2013
- “Creating Mid-Period Schedules in Window Analysis Using Primavera Version 6,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 55, No. 01, 2013
- “Implementation Considerations Between Enterprise Scheduling or Stand-Alone Scheduling,” Cost Engineering Journal, Vol. 55, No. 01, 2013, with Mark Nagata, Mark Sanders, and Carmelita Thorndike