Michael French, PE, CEP, MSCE, M.ASCE Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Construction Innovation Consultants, LLC
  • Phone: (210) 557-4894
  • Website: constinnovation.com/
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Construction and Construction Defects

Specialty Focus: cost to repair, estimating, delay, impact analysis, schedule, highway, bridge, water, sewer, concrete, roadway, design-build

Education: BSCE, The Ohio State University; MSCE, The Ohio State University

Years in Practice: 30


Additional Information

Mr. French is a CEP (Certified Estimating Professional) providing construction claim cost and schedule analysis, and expert witness testimony. With over 30 years of vast industry experience, he has been involved in the following roles: consultant, owner representative, general contractor, subcontractor, and vendor, providing a wealth of insight. Experience includes projects ranging from under $1 million to several over $1 billion with contract types consisting of bid-build, design-build, P3 concession, and construction management. Project types include highways, bridges, utilities, railway, dams, locks, water systems, public works, piling, shafts, mining, prisons, buildings, fiber optics, telecommunication facilities, marine, USACE, and DOT. Past claim and change order experience includes the following: - Preparation of a multi-million dollar claim on a USACE float-in-place dam project. Cost and schedule analysis prepared for this project. - Insurance-related cost of repair analysis on a municipal project involving blocked electrical ducts causing rework and modifications. - Change-order cost preparation for necessary bridge repairs/modifications on a waterway project. - Cost and schedule analysis for a lawsuit involving the construction of an office/warehouse facility. - Analysis of cost overruns for a hotel project involved in litigation. - Deposed, as an expert on a construction injury case involving improper use of scaffolding materials. - Cost of repair expert for a civil works project. In addition to his experience and abilities, he constantly strives to stay on top of the latest industry developments by being involved in many professional organizations including ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), NSPE/TSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers), AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), CERT (Consulting Estimators Round Table), SAME (Society of American Military Engineers), and the Texas Construction Law Foundation.