Cliff Moser, AIA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Additional States: Pennsylvania
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  • Phone: 415.390.6495
  • Cell: 650.690.0844
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Architecture and Construction

Keywords/Search Terms:

Healthcare Architecture, OSHPD, BIM, Integrated Project Delivery, Lean Construction, Construction Defects, Construction Claims, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Hospitals, Schools, Slip and Fall, ADA, Contractor Non-Conformance, NAVFAC, Change Orders, Owner Payment Claims.


Architecture non-degree, University of Utah; Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Phoenix; Master of Science, Quality Assurance, Cal State Dominguez Hills; PhD Candidate Complex Systems Science, ISCTE-IUL

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Additional Information

Licensed architect (Pennsylvania, California, Colorado) with 40+ years experience. Experienced Standard of Care consultant with a focus on Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Contractor Non-Compliance. Owner Payment Claims, Fraudulent Change Orders, Personal Injury, Insurance and Fire Claims. Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction consultant. 20 years Architecture Experience -Design and Construction Administration experience in -Healthcare (Large California Hospitals and Medical Centers), Multi-family, Retail, Tenant Fit-out, K-12 Schools, NAVFAC contract administration and Office Buildings. 20+ years Owners Representative/Construction Administration experience in - multi-site K-12 school district design and construction program (including multiple prime contractor projects) and California Hospital and Healthcare portfolio management. Developed and deployed innovative practice, design, production and delivery methodologies. Created globally distributed outsourced CAD and BIM teams through integrated design and construction workflows for multiple architecture, contractor, and owners including BIM execution plans, and linking BIM files to the owner's facility and space planning systems. Configured and deployed innovative construction software and tech solutions for owners, builders, and designers. Masters of Science in Quality Assurance. PhD candidate in Complex Science Systems. Certified ScrumMaster and Scrum Product Owner, holds certificates in Design and Construction Mediation and Arbitration, and CalTrans Dispute Arbitration Board Training. PUBLICATIONS- “BIM in Construction,” chapter of Quality Management in Construction Projects, Routledge, 2016/2024 “Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook,” Taylor & Francis, 2014 “Making Quality the Bottom Line for Your Distributed Teams,” Business Excellence Magazine, 2009 “Quality Systems in Architecture Practice,” in Handbook of Professional Practice, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 2008/2015 “Using RFIs to Calculate Quality Costs to Improve Your Firm’s Deliverables,” AIA PMKC Digest, 2006 “TWI (Training Within Industry)—How a WWII Training Program Created Lean,” AIA PMKC Digest, 2006 “Utilizing Balanced Scorecards to Leverage Quality and Performance in Design,” AIA PMKC Digest, 2006 “Six Degrees of Separation: Using Social Networks in Business Development,” AIA PMKC Digest, 2005 PRESENTATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS- “Future of Design and Construction Complexity,” Keynote Speaker, Lean Design Forum, Lean Construction Institute, Chicago, Illinois, May 2019 “Digital Discernment: Digitally Mediated Project Communications,” BuiltTech Week, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018 “Practice in a Post-Profession World,” Keynote Speaker, AIA Leadership Institute, San Francisco, California, 2016 “Build a Platform, Not a Solution,” Association of General Contractors, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Forum, San Diego, California, 2015 “Platform-Based Innovation—Innovation Learning Network,” San Francisco, California, 2015 “Architecture 3.0: Creating a Sustainable Disruptive Design Practice,” AIA, Washington, DC, 2012 "Virtual Big Room, Cloud-Based BIM and Shared Immersive Model Review," AIA, Washington, DC, 2012 “How to Create Lean Design and Construction Firms,” AIA, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011 “Tail Wagging the Dog? Facility Management in the 21st Century,” International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Conference, San Francisco, California, 2010 “TWI—Training Within Industry,” Lean Construction Congress, San Francisco, California, 2009 “Creating Quality Systems for the Architectural Practice,” AIA, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008 “Making the Most of Your Millennials,” AIA National, Training Podcast, 2008 “Project Staff Training Using Training Within Industry (TWI) Tools,” AIA National, Podcast, 2007 “Beyond Redlines: Quality Management in the Architecture Firm,” AIA, San Antonio, Texas,