Makarand (Mark) Hastak, PhD, PE, CCP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Construction and Civil Engineering

Specialty Focus: Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Cost Overruns, Schedule Delays, Construction Safety, Modular Construction, Factory Built Construction, Infrastructure Planning, Data Center Construction, project risk management, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Mitigation, Trade Secret Misappropriation

Education: PhD (Civil/CEM), School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA; MS (Civil/CEM), Dept of Civil & Env Engrg, University of Cincinnati, USA; BE (Civil), Nagpur University, India; Advanced Certificates in Strategic Human Resource Mgmt; Financial Mgmt.; Executive Leadership, Cornell University, USA

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1


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- Professor and Head (2007-Present) of the Division of Construction Engrg and Mgmt, Purdue Univ. - Prof of Civil Engrg at Purdue Univ. - 30+ years work experience in the construction industry conducting research, teaching, and consulting. - Research funded by National, State, and Industry sources - Graduated 13+ PhD and 40+ MS students as the Major Professor. - Regularly teach Professional construction courses - Offered over 35 invited lectures and keynotes around the world - Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) - Author and co-author of over 180 publications including journal and peer-reviewed conference papers, book chapters, and several other publications - Co-authored a popular book on Infrastructure Planning, Engineering, and Economics through McGraw-Hill (2015, 2nd Ed.) - Served on the Education Board of the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (2004-2016) - Edited two books for AACE the 6th edition of the Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering (2015) and the 2nd Edition of the CCP Certification Study Guide (2016) - Chair of the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (2008-2010) - Invited Scholar-in-Residence at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center in 2006 - Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (2009-2015) - One of the founders and the past chair of the Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management programs (GLF-CEM) - Chair, ASCE Construction Research Congress (2012) - Fellow of the American Council on Education (cohort of 2013-14); spent fellowship year working closely with the senior leadership at Cornell Univ. - Serves on several national and international Editorial Boards and Scientific committees - Served on the faculty at Georgia Tech, NYU-Poly, Univ. of Cincinnati, and now at Purdue Univ. - Served as an Expert Witness on two cases in 2017 and was deposed on one.