Staff Profile

James Granstra

Partner

512-522-1099
Austin, Texas | Houston, Texas
jgranstra@breakwaterforensics.com
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James helps companies and their legal counsel avoid and/or resolve business disputes. James is experienced in critical path method (“CPM”) delay analysis and analysis of economic damages in the construction and government contract industries. He has analyzed contractor and owner claims arising from delays, productivity loss, disruption, force majeure events, and environmental impacts. He has also assisted in the creation of documentation of project delays and cost overruns. He has assisted in the preparation of settlement presentations, expert reports, and subsequent expert testimony in state and federal courts, as well as United States and international arbitrations.

James has also assisted owners and general contractors with the oversight of ongoing construction projects. He has reviewed and participated in baseline schedules development, periodic schedule updates, and delay fragnents for on-going projects. James has produced project schedule updates, periodic project reports, and correspondence.

Prior to consulting, James held a variety of on-site project management positions at Kiewit Corporation. James’ project controls responsibilities included maintenance of project CPM schedules, estimation and negotiation change orders, analysis of labor trends and variances, and forecasting project costs. James’ construction management experience included subcontractor management, material procurement, and field supervision.

Education, Certifications and Honors: Master of Business Administration - University of Texas at Dallas, B.S. Construction Management - Magna Cum Laude - Western Illinois University, Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP), Project Management Professional (PMP)
Professional Associations American Bar Association (ABA), Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International), Construction Leadership Council – AGC

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