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DENNIS M. LANGFORD
B.S. Business Administration
President
Drexel University

Providing expert technical consulting services based on over 30 years of experience in the construction industry with emphasis on industrial, commercial and transportation facilities, as well as utility projects. Mr. Langford is experienced in all phases of the bid/proposal process, contract negotiations, field supervision, project administration and liaison, as well as property valuations. He has provided expert services on reconstruction projects for property and casualty clients, litigation support for construction claims cases, construction and management consulting to bonding companies during the administration of contractor default claims, and provided expert witness testimony in a variety of cases.

Professional Experience:

Consulting Services

Langford Management Associates, Inc.

President - Direct and control all operations of the management firm including construction management services, catastrophic losses to the insurance industry and litigation support for construction and insurance-related cases. Mr. Langford is involved in providing construction management services as the owner's representative on construction projects, and performing claims management support services for construction related litigation.

Project Manager/Consultant - Assisted The Aetna Casualty and Surety Company in managing the claim for a fire-damaged 38-story highrise office building in Philadelphia, PA (One Meridian Plaza). Coordinated and managed the stabilization phase operations on site for more than two years leading up to the planned rehabilitation of the structure. Established cost control procedures, approved payment requests from consultants and contractors, established field monitoring operations and coordinated the activities of all consultants and experts during evaluation and repair design activities. Also provided construction expertise in overseeing the reletting and analyzing of construction projects for completion under bond default claims for national and local contracting firms. Provided expert witness and fact witness testimony for various insurance claim litigations in addition to the Meridian Plaza case.

Construction Services

Mellon-Stuart Company

Vice President - Carried corporate responsibility for obtaining and administering negotiated contracts and developing guaranteed maximum price proposals (GMP), lump sum bids, construction estimates, value engineering analysis, and scheduling activities. Member of a three-man senior management team responsible for preconstruction and contractor activities for all projects within the NE corridor. This work involved constant client interface and project supervision, as well as directing the operations of 15 preconstruction professionals and 75 construction specialists.

Day & Zimmermann, Inc. - M.D.C. Systems, Inc. (Subsidiary)

Manager, Estimating & Cost Control - In directing the estimating department as a profit center, Mr. Langford was responsible for securing service contracts to achieve established sales and profit goals. In this position, he was also involved in providing estimating support for the parent company's in-house engineering, architectural and claims management consulting groups. This work included cost and schedule analysis for a variety of construction claims and engineering design projects. The average project size for this work was between $15 and $20 million.

Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc.

Supervisor, Civil/Structural Cost Engineering, Construction Services Division - Managed a professional group providing pre-construction and cost-related services to a variety of clients and projects. Established department budgets, marketing strategy, policies and procedures, in addition to developing in-house training programs and participating in sales presentations company-wide. Mr. Langford supervised the preparation of feasibility studies, economic evaluations, cost estimates, and accounting operations for commercial, utility and industrial clients. He evaluated contractor/subcontractor bids and recommended the awards on CM projects.

Management Consultant, Management Consulting Division - Performed commercial property appraisal work for a variety of clients primarily involved in sale, acquisition, merger, plant improvements, and internal accounting. Headed a privatization study of a South American electric utility company with assets of $1 billion.

Meridian Engineering Company, Inc.

Chief Cost Engineer - Supervised corporate estimating staff on a wide variety of construction management projects ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million. Instituted estimating department procedures and established computerized estimating systems. Additionally, Mr. Langford directed the preparation of conceptual design development and final design cost estimates, along with value engineering studies, throughout the design phase of various projects.

Turner Construction Company

Mr. Langford served in several capacities during his time with Turner:

Construction Superintendent - On-site supervision and coordination of subcontractors during construction of highrise office buildings, condominiums and apartments buildings, including scheduling, material expediting, and review and approval of invoices.

Project Engineer - On-site liaison between owner, architect and contractor. Reviewed and processed contract changes and invoices submitted by subcontractors.

Senior Estimator - Prepared lump sum bids and detailed estimates for various commercial and industrial projects. 

Field Engineer/Supervisor - Bechtel Corp., Ebasco Services, Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Co.

For 10 years prior to joining Turner Construction Company, Mr. Langford worked in field supervisory positions for several large construction firms involved with heavy industrial construction projects, such as fossil fueled and nuclear fueled power plants, electric transmission lines and paper manufacturing plants. These positions required on-site supervision of labor operations, material purchases, and scheduling of equipment. Other responsibilities included inspection of concrete placement, structural steel, piping, process equipment installation, and electrical systems and equipment placement.

Memberships in Professional Organizations:

Project Management Institute (PMI)

American Records Management Association (ARMA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

National Bond Claims Association

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)

American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE)

Past Vice President - AACE - Delaware Valley Chapter

Past Secretary - AACE - Delaware Valley Chapter

Publications and Papers:

1982 -   Presented “Cost Control on CM Projects” to a Specialty Conference sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Participated as panel member for roundtable discussion on Construction Management’s role in Construction Projects (same conference as above).

July 31, 1995 -  Article in The Legal Intelligencer on selection and coordination of consultants for litigation support entitled “Choosing the Right Expert Can Make, Break a Case.”

March 24, 1995 - Article in Tri-State Real Estate Journal on the use of project management firms to oversee facility entitled “Corporations Turn to Outsourcing for Management Support.”

March 15, 1995 - Article in PCN Construction News/Eastern Pennsylvania Edition on facilities outsourcing entitled “Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Facilities Outsourcing Specialist.”

 

The following is a list of cases where Mr. Dennis Langford has been involved as expert witness, for deposition, or for testifying, and each case is listed under one of those three headings.

Expert Witness
Type of Case
Mooney v. American Stair
Construction Accident
Kulp v. Thackray Crane
Construction Accident
Manion v. Modern
Construction Accident
Melshore Walker v. Lana Williams
Personal Injury
Bohrer-Reagan Company v. Williard, Inc.
Construction Claim
Joseph V. Somers v. Somers Construction Company and Paul D. Somers
Financial/Business
Frances Christy v. HCB Contractors
Personal Injury
Rescorla v. Atlantic States
Personal Injury
Hartman v. Greenwich Walk Assn
Construction Materials
Grand Cove
Structural/Cost Invest.
Swords Veneer & Lumber Co.
Insurance Fire Loss
American National Insurance Company
Insurance Fire Loss
Frank Palumbo Elementary School
Roof Installation Claim
MTA / NY Transit
Property Damage
Didinger Residence
Construction Claim
Schifilliti v. Douglas Co.
Construction Accident
Mawson v. Olympic Concrete
Construction Materials/Litigation
Lutheran Comm. v. Ferreira
Construction Defects
BOCA Southern Self Storage
Construction Defects/Foundation
Home Depot
Construction Claim
Apollo Erectors v. Strescon Industries
Structural Failure Claim
Mike Carter Construction, Inc.
Construction Defects
Metropolitan Properties
Fire Loss Claim
Pretzels, Inc.
Fire Loss Claim
AmeriServe Building, PIC International
Bankruptcy Litigation
Dick Corporation / Philadelphia Airport
Foundation Defects
Rust v. Williams
Construction Accident
Embassy Suites
Fire Loss Claim
Marquis de Lafayette
Materials Failure
Deposition  
Nationwide v. Lafarge Product Liability
Fujitech Elevators v. Mellon-Stuart Construction Claim
IBM v. Mellon-Stuart Construction Claim
Aetna Casualty and Surety Company v. E/R Associates Insurance Fire Claim
Rust v. Williams Construction Accident
American National Insurance Company Insurance Fire Loss
Pretzels, Inc. Fire Loss Claim
Swords Veneer & Lumber Co. v. Aetna Insurance Fire Claim
Embassy Suites Fire Loss Claim
Marquis de Lafayette Materials Failure
MBNA Insurance Subrogation
Trial Testimony  
Smith v. Wendy's Personal Injury
Joseph V. Somers v. Somers Construction Co. Financial/Business Claim
Hartman v. Greenwich Walk Association Construction Materials
Mike Carter Construction, Inc. Construction Defects Claim
Metropolitan Properties Fire Loss Claim
Capponi v. Sannuti et al. Property Valuation for Lost Profits

DENNIS M. LANGFORD

Project Experience:

INDUSTRIAL:

Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant

Peach Bottom, PA D/B $ 900.0 M    1968

Baltimore Gas & Electric

Brandon Shores, MD D/B $ 550.0 M   1982

Pennsylvania Power & Light

Martins Creek, PA CM/DB $ 490.0 M   1978

Florida Power & Light

Riveria Beach, FL D/B $ 250.0 M    1961

Florida Power & Light

Dania, FL D/B $ 17.0 M     1959

Great Northern Paper

Cedar Springs, GA GC $ 55.0 M    1967

Endesa - Utility Company

Santiago, Chile Consultant $ 950.0 M   1978

Salco Cocoa Processing Plant

Guayaquil, Ecquador Neg. GC $ 12.0 M   1979

Continental Can Corporation

Augusta, GA GC $ 29.0 M     1965

Cox Newsprint Plant

Augusta, GA GC $ 24.0 M     1965

Hershey Foods Corporation

Hershey, PA GC $ 17.5 M     1984

3M Corporation (2) Tape Line

Bristol, PA GC $ 65.0 M     1981

Oakwood Beach Sewage Plant

Staten Island, NY Consultant $ 53.0 M   1978

Frito Lay Corporation

Killingly, CT Consultant $ 14.5 M    1979

Corning Glass Company

Knoxville, LA Consultant $ 12.3 M    1977

 

INSTITUTIONAL & GOVERNMENT:

Gloucester Justice Complex

Gloucester Co., NJ CM $ 15.0 M    1987

Atlantic County Justice Facility

Mays Landing, NJ CM $ 13.5 M    1981

City of Chesapeake Jail

Chesapeake, VA CM $ 3.0 M    1981

Wicomico County Jail

Salisbury, MD CM $ 13.7 M    1985

Schuylkill County Prison

Pottsville, PA CM $ 8.0 M     1986

TRANSPORTATION/MASS TRANSIT:

Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 150.0 M    1974

Airport Expansion (Airport Parking Garage)

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 48.0 M    1980

Commuter Rail Link Tunnel

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 400.0 M    1976

San Antonio Airport Expansion

San Antonio, TX CM $ 95.0 M    1980

HIGH TECH & RESEARCH:

Miles Laboratories, Inc.  

West Haven, CT GM $ 24.0 M    1988

Allied Chemical Corporation

Morristown, NJ Consultant $ 65.0 M   1986

Western Corporation Labs

Fort Worth, TX CM $ 16.0 M    1979

FMC Avicil Plan (Mfg. Plant)

Newark, DE D/B $ 10.0 M     1980

ARCO FCCO Plant (Mfg. Plant)

Philadelphia, PA CM  $ 48.5 M    1980

Coriell Institute

Camden, NJ CM $ 12.0 M     1989    

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 60.0 M    1991

Nabisco Data Center

Scranton, PA CM $ 19.0 M     1987

 
INSURANCE CONSULTING:

Meridian Plaza Building

Philadelphia, PA Consultant $ 150.0 M +   1991-1995+

MMR Foley (Bankruptcy)

National Consultant $ 1,200.0 M    1990-1991

COMMERCIAL & RETAIL:

IBM Corporation (HQ Building) 

Somers, NY GC $ 180.0 M     1988

Blue Cross Office Tower 

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 85.0 M    1986

Three Christiana Center (Office Building)

Wilmington, DE CM $ 22.0 M    1987

DuPont DeNemours Building 

Wilmington, DE CM $ 28.0 M    1973

Chase Manhattan Bank Building 

Wilmington, DE CM $ 25.0 M    1985

Citibank, N.A. (I & II) 

Wilmington, DE CM $ 36.0 M    1984

Cenlar National Bank (HQ Building) 

Princeton, NJ CM $ 7.5 M     1986

IBM Tenant Fit-Up

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 16.0 M    1987

Penn Mutual Headquarters

Philadelphia, PA Neg. GC $ 34.0 M   1974

2000 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA Neg. GC $ 32.0 M   1969

Martin Marrietta Office Building

Middle River, MD Neg. GC $ 8.0 M    1988

International Market Net

Princeton, NJ CM $ 3.8 M     1988

Exton Mall 

Exton, PA GC $ 17.5 M     1969

Far East Trade Center 

Washington, DC CM $ 85.0 M    1989

Sears - Newport City Mall 

Jersey City, NJ CM $ 18.0 M    1989

Sears - Hamilton Township 

Mays Landing, NJ  CM $ 19.0 M    1988

Fidelity/Girard Office Building 

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 39.0 M    1972

Philadelphia Electric (HQ Building)

Philadelphia, PA GC $ 29.0 M    1971

Gilbert/Commonwealth (Office Building)

Reading, PA CM $ 7.5 M     1978

1234 Market Street 

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 23.0 M    1973

HOTEL/RESIDENTIAL:

Arnold Residence

Atlanta, GA Consultant $5.5 M    2000

Willow Brook Farm

Allentown, PA Consultant $2.4 M    2000

Hall Residence

Joyceville, VA Consultant $1.1 M    1998

The Pyramid Companies / Savannah Lodge

Syracuse, NY Consultant $6 M    1998

Bally's Park Place Hotel & Casino

Atlantic City, NJ GC $ 56.2 M    1988

Sheraton Society Hill

Philadelphia, PA BID $ 32.0 M    1988

Sands Hollywood Hotel & Casino

Atlantic City, NJ CM $ 85.0 M    1989

HEALTH CARE:

Chester County Hospital 

West Chester, PA CM $ 22.0 M    1987

Thomas Jefferson Hospital 

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 55.0 M    1978

Suburban General Hospital 

Norristown, PA CM $ 11.0 M    1982

St. Clare's Hospital

Dennville, NJ CM $ 26.0 M     1986

King Abdulaziz Infirmary

Saudi Arabia CM $ 23.0 M     1979    

Temple University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA Consultant  $ 79.0 M   1984

Veteran's Administration Hospital

Coatesville, PA Consultant $ 25.0 M   1982

St. Peter's Medical Center

New Brunswick, NJ CM $ 40.0 M    1989

Jeanes Hospital Addition

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 8.2 M    1988

Paul Kimball Hospital

Lakewood, NJ CM $ 26.0 M    1985

Princeton Medical Center

Princeton, NJ GC $ 2.0 M     1985

Miseracordia Hospital

Philadelphia, PA Consultant $ 2.0 M   1976

V.A. Hospital (Renovation)

Coatesville, PA Consultant $ 5.0 M   1980

Hahnemann University Student Housing 

Philadelphia, PA $ 12.0 M    1977

OTHER STRUCTURES:

Bally's Parking Garage

Atlantic City, NJ GC $ 25.0 M    1990

Philadelphia Airport Garages

Philadelphia, PA Consultant $ 50.0 M   1988

Thomas Jefferson University Garage

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 5.0 M    1972

Temple University Garage

Philadelphia, PA CM $ 2.5 M    1975

 

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