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Storm Damage Assessment

CW provides services to analyze and assess building damage due to fire, flood or storm (hurricane, typhoon, etc.).  If necessary, CW can assemble a team to react immediately and provide a report on the extent of damage and how to quickly have the building in a habitable condition and back in operation.  We can also assemble a team to begin repairs immediately and provide onsite management to oversee the restoration around the clock if necessary.  As part of the assessment report CW will make recommendations to minimize future damage and water intrusion. [click photos for larger view]

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QUALIFICATIONS with FEMA

  • Building Construction Specialist
  • Bridge Construction Specialist
  • CEF Specialist
  • Civil Construction Specialist
  • Construction Management services
  • Construction Planning Specialist
  • Construction Specialist
  • Cost Estimating Specialist
  • Damage Assessment Specialist
  • Estimating Specialist
  • Infrastructure Construction Specialist
  • Ports & Waterway Construction Specialist
  • Project Officer
  • Project Management services
  • Program Management services
  • Railroad Specialist
  • Railroad Construction Specialist
  • Road Construction Specialist
  • Scheduling Specialist
  • School Construction Specialist
  • University Construction specialist
  • Water & Wastewater Construction Specialist

FEMA STATE DISASTER WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee

FEMA STATE DISASTER WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Alabama California Florida Louisiana Mississippi Oregon

DISASTER RELIEF WORK EXPERIENCE

2016. CW Professional are the Go-To people at the LRO in New Orleans for change orders, claims, delays, estimate and fair and reasonable cost analysis.

  1. Work to include but not limited to:
  • Generation of new formwork and analytical spreadsheets for non-technical FEMA staff use in field work.
  • Diagnosis and correction of existing defective spreadsheets.
  • Creation of summary analyses of all kinds of data, no matter how large the tables (greater than 10,000 pages of documents consisting in excess of 200,000 lines of additional spreadsheets of information).
  • Use of sophisticated Excel capabilities such as all mathematical and financial functions, as well as the creation of Pivot Tables providing analytics for extremely large and complex datasets.
  • Creation and use of complex custom functions, some of which exceed 120 characters in length.
  • Creation of custom graphics for use by management, arbitration and internal processes.
  • Provide these services to existing Geo-Groups and other support groups as well as to FEMA employees in other departments and disasters.
  1. Licensed and Certified Professionals.
  • Provide estimating services for all types of projects in both building and heavy construction not available within the Geo-Groups.
  • Estimate conceptual contemplated projects, finished projects, non-existent facilities (forensic estimating of torn down facilities which may or may not be rebuilt to original form) and change orders.
  • Fluent use of all FEMA forms including CEF, Fair & Reasonable forms.
  • Provide quick turn-around response to projects and questions of immediate priority regardless of the hours required to include weekends.
  • Estimating projects include historic restoration of facilities such as hospitals, historic forts, municipal auditoriums, marinas, airports, potential movable floodwalls, etc.
  • Development of parametric estimating sheets for field use in Individual Assistance (IA) program.
  1. OIG and Arbitration Projects
  • Apply professional training and experience to forensic estimating and project evaluation leading to the development of proper responses to OIG audits and arbitration.
  • Create summaries of OIG audit documents for internal use in response development.
  • Develop all documents including suppositions and draft legal briefs for FEMA arbitrations and attorneys:
    • Examination of all construction documents for use and inclusion in backups for proceedings.
    • Interpretation of plans and specification as to fact, requirements and obligations.
    • All documents selected and placed in correct categories for use by attorneys.
    • Manipulation and enhancement of graphics for clarity and suitability.
    • All graphics created, sized and annotated for use in proceedings.
    • Use of layered graphics for illustration of progression and time context.
    • Volume often exceeds 2,000 files and 10s of thousands of pages per case.
  • Develop all documents required for OIG response and arbitration proceedings:
    • Examination of all construction documents for use and inclusion in backups for proceedings.
    • All documents selected and placed in correct categories for use by attorneys.
    • Manipulation and enhancement of graphics for clarity and suitability.
    • All graphics created, sized and annotated for use in proceedings.
    • Use of layered graphics for illustration of progression and time context.
    • Volume often exceeds 2,000 files and 10s of thousands of pages per case.
  • 2011 – present FEMA in Louisiana on Hurricane Katrina -Working with Public Assistance (PA) Program FEMA providing the following services in Louisiana. Program management services, project management services and construction management service which includes estimating and schedule analysis.  Office of Inspector General (OIG) suppositions and response.  Reconciliation of Scope of Work (SOW) with actual work performed, close-out and suppositions for Applicant appeals and arbitration.  In addition we provide reliable, defensible estimates, technical support and technical options for FEMA consideration.  Assist in resolving differing points of view among various participants
  • 2009 – 2010 FEMA in Tennessee for several declarations.  Worked with the Public Assistance (PA) Program providing estimating, CEF format and evaluating damages for vertical facilities, and horizontal projects which include bridges and roads in multiple counties in Tennessee. Developed Project Worksheets (PW’s). Reviewed design documents for compliance with Federal Standards, and developed action plans and federal funding appropriation proposals.
  • 2008 – FEMA in Oregon
    Worked with Public Assistance Program, DR 1733 – Oregon. Provided site investigation and site evaluation for 90 miles of railroad and steel bridges, wood bridges, native wood bridges and historical bridges from Tillamook on the west coast through mountains to Banks Oregon (near Portland, Oregon). Executed investigation and site evaluation on roads, logging roads, bridges, water treatment facility, wastewater treatment systems, lagoon percolation systems and high voltage trans state power line damages in northwest Oregon. This required multi-mile hikes in rain, snow over difficult mountain terrain and crossing swift water streams and washed out/eroded canyons for the railroad, logging roads and the transmission line in order to develop an evaluation and measurement of damages required for estimating/CEF.
  • 2005 – 2006 FEMA in Mississippi and Alabama
    Worked with the Public Assistance Program estimating CEF format and evaluating damages for vertical facilities, including schools and hospitals, in multiple counties in Mississippi and Alabama after DR-1604 Hurricane Katrina. Developed PWs, design and construction estimates, and FEMA CEF format estimates, reviewed design documents for compliance with Federal Standards, and developed action plans and federal funding appropriation proposals.
  • 2004 FEMA in Alabama.
    Worked with Public Assistance in evaluating bridges damaged by flooding after DR-1549 Hurricane Ivan. Provided field inspection and development of repair/replacement estimates for multiple counties, varying from culverts and wood bridges to steel bridges, concrete bridges, and combinations of building methods.
  • 2004 – 2005 FEMA in Florida.
    Worked with both the Public Assistance Program (PA) and the Individual Assistance Program (IA) with FEMA in 2004 through 2005 on the following disasters: DR-1561 Hurricane Jeanne, DR-1551 Hurricane Ivan, DR-1545 Hurricane Francis, DR-1539 Hurricane Charley.
  • —For IA: Developed FEMA trailer sites, site budgets, delivery and setup for numerous sites in multiple counties in Florida.
  • —For PA: Developed planning concepts, budgets, FEMA CEF estimates and schedules to rebuild government facilities in multiple counties, including resorts, marinas, arenas, indoor horse arenas, shopping malls, ocean front condos/hotels, and government offices.
  • 1994 Represented California State at Northridge Post-Earthquake. Provided construction management services building a  fast track temporary campus in nine weeks for 20,000 students.  This included all utilities, classrooms facilities, offices, restrooms, furniture, fixtures and equipment. Developed DSRs (Damage Survey Reports) to include long-term estimates and budgets to rebuild. eveloped the procedures to manage the reconciliation and recovery of all funds from FEMA. This campus was at the epicenter of the earthquake and the entire campus was approximately twelve (12) inches higher after the earthquake.  All underground utilities were destroyed in addition to all the campus underground building supports.
  • 1992 Represented Dade County Public Schools Post-Hurricane Andrew. Managed $27 million complete rebuild of 125 multiple- building school facilities in 19 days for Dade County Public Schools, and directed loss recovery from insurance companies and FEMA. Managed the rebuild of 125 multi-building school facilities in 19 days for Dade County Public Schools (DCPS).  This included over $27 million dollars roofing alone.  All facilities had major structural damage and water damage exceeding $50 million.  Crews worked 24 hours a day for 19 days on each facility spread over 300 square miles.  The logistics were incredible and required the use of heavy lift helicopters to ferry labor, material, equipment, food and water around the clock to each facility.  During this time we completed clearing the roads of tremendous amounts of debris to allow access to each site.  CW Construction worked as an extension of DCPS in directing and managing the rebuild and recovery of the school system.  Upon the completion of all work, CW represented DCPS against FEMA to reconcile and close out all of their cost and expenses.  This was a fast track project un-matched by anyone else nationally.
  • FEMA classes completed: IS 100, IS 200, IS 631 (1 & 2), OSP (1 & 2), NIMS 700, 406 Mitigation.
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers: certified Quality Control Manager
  • OSHA: 8 hour and 20 hour courses completed.
  • American Arbitration Association: Arbitrator for Construction 1993 – present

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