William C. Stein, Jr., PE, CCM

 Roadway Construction & Materials Engineering Consultant

Curriculum Vitae

  
Mr. Stein has more than 40 years of roadway / heavy highway construction and materials engineering experience. He offers consulting and expert services for attorneys on issues regarding road, street, highway, temporary traffic control, runway and earthwork; asphalt, concrete, coatings and other construction materials; designs, plans, specifications, CPM scheduling (Primavera) and contract documents; right-of-way issues; and work zone safety. He performs contract performance forensic investigations and provides consulting, expert reports, rebuttals, and testimony if required.

For contractors, bonding sureties, and road and highway agencies, Mr. Stein provides value engineering plans, cost estimates, contract proposals, interim project management; and claim preparation, analysis, and mediation. 

Mr. Stein has a rich and varied work history that includes construction materials engineering for highways and bridges, industrial plants, high rise offices and power plants.  He has worked for private owners and general contractors as well as the Department of Transportation.

Education
Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987
Awards and Achievements from the University of Pittsburgh: 
Received a Fellowship (Geometronics)
Teaching assistant (Soil Mechanics, Concrete, and Geometronics)
William Radcliff Smith Award for outstanding service to the School of Civil Engineering

Engineering Licensure
Louisiana PE No. 33164
Pennsylvania PE No. PE073412
Texas PE No. 125932

Continuing Education
2012     Forensic Geotechnical & Material Engineering; Legal Descriptions; Developments in Construction Law; Count the Goals – Accounting Data; Erosion Protection – Articulated Block; Dynamic Loading and Wave Theory of Deep Foundations
2013     Tort Liability: Managing Risk
2014     Natural Recourses and the Natural Policy Act; Commissioning Construction Projects / Avoid Construction Defects; Complying with Construction Storm Water Regulations
2015     Contracting in Public Projects; Public Bid Law; Bridge Rehabilitation
2016     Bridge Maintenance and Repair; Concrete Pavements; New DOTD Specifications and Details; Construction Law; Precast Concrete Pavement; Troubleshooting Construction Projects Legal Issues

Certifications
Certified Primavera Basic (CPM)
Certified Primavera Advanced (CPM)
Certified LADOTD Structural (bridge)
Inspector/Technician, Certified Troxler
Humboldt Nuclear Moisture/ Density Operator
Lead Abatement
Certified Quality Compliance Surveillance in Fossil Power Plants, Organic & Inorganic Coatings Application and Inspection
Certified Traffic Control Supervisor
Certified Flagger Instructor 

Professional Associations
American Section of the International Association for Testing Materials - ASTM – C9 Committee (1972455)
Construction Management Association of America - CMAA – (204785)
American Society for Civil Engineers - ASCE - (10927645)

Professional Experience
Project Engineer (Manager), Earnest Management, LLC, 2013-2017
  • I-49 Segment K Phase 1 (I-220 to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive) Responsible for project scheduling using Primavera, environmental issues, and claims.  Worked with senior management trouble shooting and resolution of problems. Worked to resolve design issues in the field. Negotiated claims and contract disputes; as a last resort coordinated with attorneys on claims.

Resident Engineer (Manager), The LPA Group Incorporated, 2010-2013
SP 450-30-0076, I-210 Bridge Pier Protection Replacement.
  • This project was on the Calcasieu Shipping Channel in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The project involved the complete removal of existing dolphins (caissons) and installation of new dolphins and fender systems.  Responsibilities included coordination of two design engineers and the client (LA DOTD).  Managed field activities which included coordination with the US Coast Guard and the Port of Lake Charles.  Developed monthly pay estimates and prepared and updated the CPM schedule. As needed, negotiated and authored change orders.  As the client’s representative, successfully defended against claims.  Developed as-built drawings and developed and rendered all closeout documents. Responsible for a staff of six.
  • Reconstruction of New York Avenue Bridge over nine rail road tracks in Washington, DC.  This included installation of new footers and piers on micro-pile deep foundations.  This was a stimulus project.  Sent to establish the field office and coordinate between the DC DOT, the engineers, and different rail carriers.  There were multiple rail road tracks under this bridge: four METRO, four Amtrak, and one CSX. Developed detours, both pedestrian and vehicular.  Responsible for the monitoring of temporary traffic control, including a pedestrian detour.

Resident Engineer (Manager), Louisiana Timed Managers, 2004-2010
  • Managed $208 million worth of highway and bridge construction projects concurrently (approximately 63 miles), making two lanes four, with 17 bridges along the US-171 corridor. The overall project was broken up into seven separate contracts and at any one time at least three were working simultaneously. Responsibilities included pre job engineer and constructability reviews, temporary traffic control and environmental compliance. Addressed and resolved many design issues from deep foundation to erosion/storm water runoff. Directed all phases of construction, issuing change orders, negotiating pay estimates, reviewing and approving monthly CPM schedule updates, and performing QA/QC overview and acceptance. Responsible for developing all closeout documents and as-built drawings as well as contract administration, claims defense, change order writing, trouble shooting and problem resolution.  Worked with right-of-way attorneys to resolve land owner complaints to the satisfaction of DOTD and the public. Responsible for a staff of 14.

Construction Manager/Supervisor, CMC Engineering, 2000-2004
  • Reconstruction of 3.5 miles of a four lane divided concrete highway (US 22/30) with demolition and reconstruction of three over pass bridge decks ($15.5M) (PENNDOT).   One responsibility was to ensure all testing and QA/QC documentation was acceptable and proper.  Negotiated the monthly estimate with the contractor’s supervisor. Supervised a staff of six inspectors.
  • Building of a three track Railroad Bridge for a new four lane road in urban Pittsburgh (PENNDOTD).
  • Responsible for contract management, administration, QA/QC, temporary traffic control monitoring, and coordination of a staff of eight.

Transportation Construction Manager/Site Supervisor, Blauvelt Engineers, 1996-2000
  • Reconstruction of County Road 15 Intersection with Interstate 81 at Martinsburg, West Virginia including utility relocation ($5.3M) (WVDH).
  • Widening of Interstate 81 to six lanes through the urban area of Martinsburg, West Virginia (WVDH).
  • Reconstruction of Interstate 79, 3.5 miles.  This was a four lane concrete roadway with three overpasses and two major bridges over a valley and abandoned railroad that was turned into a walking trail.  The over passes were re-decked and the major bridges were demolished and replaced. (PENNDOT).
  • Responsible for construction management, administration, and QA/QC. Monitored traffic control, and coordinated a staff of six.

Site Development and Start-up Engineer, New Earth Technologies, Inc., 1987-1996
  • Helped in the development of new products from agricultural bi-products.
  • Worked in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Quality in the State of Louisiana.
  • Developed equipment list and a business plan.
               
Inspection Supervisor, SAI Engineering, 1987
  • Reconstruction of the McKee’s Rocks Bridge over the Ohio River (PENNDOT).
  • QA/QC of the replacement of the deck and upgrade of this structure built in 1931.
  • Turning this three lane bridge (1.1 miles long) into four lanes.
                                                                                                                            
Construction Inspector, Achenheil and Associates, 1984-1987
  • Hired by Dr. Achenheil (Professor) to inspect the reconstruction of the Parkway Central (I-376) in downtown Pittsburgh (PENNDOTD) while attending The University of Pittsburgh.
  • Worked on the Ann Street relocation.  This was a 1000’+/- long 175’ high soldier beam tieback retaining wall with pin pile foundations (micro-pile).
  • QA/QC of a six lane concrete highway, under traffic.
  • Relocation of utilities.

Assistant Field Group Supervisor promoted to Field Group Supervisor (civil), Burns and Roe Engineers, 1977-1983
  • QA/QC of two 250-MW Coal Fired Power Generation units and all ancillary support facilities in Sebree, Kentucky.
  • QA/QC of three 600-MW Coal Fired Power Generation units and all ancillary support facilities in New Roads, Louisiana.
  • Reviewed over 5,000 caissons (drill shafts) from 18" to 120".
  • Responsible for all corrosion protective coatings.
  • Coordinated technical QC staff.
  • Worked on the construction of two barge unloading facilities one on the Green River the other on the Mississippi River at New Roads.  This included driving sheet piles mass concrete and barge pulling system.
  • QA/QC and contract administrative physical audit (of all civil contracts) on three 600Mw Coal fired Power Generation units and support facilities in Louisiana.
  • Had complete contract administration and QA/QC for a 64 Ac. fly ash storage pond construction on the bank of the Ohio River (Colman Station).  Project completed ahead of schedule and under budget as well as passing all environmental reviews.

Project Manager, Construction Systems Management, 1974-1976
  • Built several offices and relay stations for South Central Bell including a three story structure.
  • Advertising for bidders. contract administration and management, QA/QC and all other duties to bring in a project under budget and time.

Project Engineer, Utley-James, Inc., 1973-1974
  • Worked on the construction of State Farm Insurance home office in Bloomington, Illinois and the University of Cincinnati Medical Science Building. Coordinated all sub-contractors and suppliers; performed trouble shooting and problem solving; and coordinated all close out activities.