Donald Kaplan is a Project Executive with ten years of experience in construction consulting.  Don has extensive experience in the areas of CPM schedule development and updating and the analysis and industry accepted substantiation of construction claims. Don’s specific areas of expertise include:

  • Schedule Delay and Disruption Analysis
  • Labor Productivity Analysis
  • Quantification of Construction-Related Damages
  • Development of Baseline CPM Schedules
  • Preparation of CPM Schedule Updates and Narratives
  • Cost and Resource Loaded Schedules
  • CPM Scheduling Training

Don has consulted on a variety of projects that span multiple industry sectors.  Representative project types include:

  • Power Generation Facilities
  • Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Petrochemical Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Facilities
  • University Buildings
  • Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Steel Blast Furnaces

In addition to providing forensic claims analysis, Don serves as a senior member of The Rhodes Group CPM Scheduling department. He provides baseline project schedule development services, schedule updates, and monthly schedule narratives to contractors, construction managers and owners.  Drawing on his extensive claims analysis experience, Don also assists clients with identifying potential risks to the schedule.

Don is accomplished in the use of industry-standard scheduling software, including Primavera P6 and P3 and Suretrak.  He provides training and consulting on the implementation of scheduling software and best practices.

Prior to joining The Rhodes Group, Don worked as a scientist and primary data analyst in the litigation department at RJ Lee Group, where he was involved in a multi-billion dollar insurance litigation concerning the environmental contamination of a New York City building as a direct result of the collapse of the World Trade Towers.

Don is a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) and a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP).  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.