About Us

Ayman Mihiar (Founder and President)

Ayman Mihiar is a Registered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry as a consultant, owner's representative and contractor. Ayman has analyzed changes and claims in relation to cost, schedule and productivity impacts on a number of large and complex projects both domestically and internationally.  He possesses broad-based experience in project management and advanced CPM scheduling techniques for time impact analysis on complex delay and disruption claims. Ayman has a proven track record of effectively analyzing complex and troubled construction projects and developing pragmatic solutions that help to ensure project delivery ahead of schedule and under budget. As a consultant for contractors, private owners, design professionals and government agencies, he has provided expertise in the areas of delay, disruption, acceleration, changed conditions, loss of productivity, design errors and omissions, construction defects and other performance related issues. Ayman Mihiar has served as a consultant for various national and international companies including Bank of America, Bovis Lend Lease and ASAS Real Estate (Qatar) and  has provided expertise on large projects such as the AOL-Time Warner Building, the Venetian Casino and Hotel, Embassy Suites Hotels, the Millennium Four Seasons Hotels and largest construction project in New York State history, One Bryant Park. As an experienced consultant for  ASAS Real Estate he assisted in establishing strong business relationships with Exxon Mobil Corporation, Shell Oil, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Taxes A&M University and Weill Cornell Medical College.

 

Areas of Concentration

  • Introduced effective risk control measures and authored Project Management Pitfalls.
  • Incorporated business industry standards for “Construction Project Kick-off”.
  • Created and outlined in-depth Early Indicator Project Status Checklist for construction projects.
  • Identified key project risk exposures in North America.
  • Created project specific addendums as to deliverables/incentives.
  • Developed Internal Quality Control technical programs to maximize profit, minimize losses and provide transparent contract performance information.
  • Conducted numerous formal peer reviews and oversaw the implementation of efficiency strategies for several multi-million projects.
  • Creator of company “Best Practices” guidelines implemented world-wide to effectively exchange lessons learned and new ideas concerning constant improvement of means, methods and techniques.

 

Patrick J. McDonald (General Counsel)

Attorney At Law

 

Patrick J. McDonald, a construction lawyer located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has represented project owners, contractor, subcontractors and design professionals. He is admitted to practice law in South Carolina and Michigan. Mr. McDonald concentrates in the area of construction law, including drafting, bidding and negotiating construction contracts, contract performance and warranty issues, mechanics liens and insurance and risk management. Patrick served several years as in-house counsel for Bovis Lend Lease, a larage international construction company. As an ABA trained arbitrator and a certified Karrass negotiator, Patrick J. McDonald is well versed in alternative dispute resolution techniques. He approaches every case or transaction with the unique knowledge and insight that can only be acquired from close interaction with clients. He has presented risk management workshops and seminars and has assisted professional liability insureds with risk management issues on a variety of matters.

 

Areas of Concentration

  • Construction defects, delays and other breach of contract claims residential and commercial projects
  • Construction bids, contracts, and addendums
  • Mechanics liens and surety bond claims
  • Miller Act and Little Miller Act disputes
  • Warranty, guaranty, and builders risk claims
  • Design/build and construction management services
  • Design defect claims
  • Public contracts at the federal, state and local levels
  • UCC and commercial paper litigation