Makarand (Mark) Hastak, PhD, PE, CCP, CRIS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae


Contact this Expert Witness

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

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


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:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

- Prof & Head (2007-Present) 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 18 PhD and 40+ MS students as the Major Prof. - Regularly teach Professional construction courses - Offered 40+ invited lectures and keynotes around the world - Professional Engineer (PE) + Certified Cost Professional (CCP) + 30-Hour OSHA + Const Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) - Author and co-author of over 200 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) + Scholar-in-Residence, NAHB Research Center (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); worked closely with the senior leadership at Cornell Univ. - Vice President, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)-(2020-22) Academic Advisor, Construction Industry Institute (CII) Downstream and Chemicals Committee (2020 - ) - Served on the faculty at Georgia Tech, NYU-Tandon School of Engineering, Univ. of Cincinnati, and now at Purdue Univ. - Expert Witness: 21 cases (2017-22); deposition: 7