Peter Cosmai, PE, RPA, FMA
Peter Cosmai has nearly 30 years of experience in project, construction, facilities, and dispute resolution management. He is highly skilled in the analysis of schedule delay and disruptions, acceleration, inefficiency, differing site conditions, and force majeure impacts. He has presented his findings at mediation and provided expert deposition testimony.
Peter has extensive experience analyzing delay and disruption claims on a variety of projects. He has consulted to owners, contractors, architects, and engineers on numerous public and private projects across multiple industry sectors including infrastructure, industrial, power and commercial and educational buildings.
His experience includes several projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has analyzed schedule delays related to the construction of the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority’s $2-billion Tren Urbano project in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also has provided mediation support for a public school addition and renovation project in New York. Peter was engaged on behalf of the surety for the designer to rebut claims of excessive change orders asserted by the school district.
In addition to the forensic analysis of claims, Peter also has provided schedule and project management throughout the course of on-going construction. He has performed contract management support on high profile projects, and he is adept in identifying, documenting, assessing, and resolving project issues. Peter is well-versed in the development of change orders and Requests for Equitable adjustment, as well as the development and review of Critical Path Method (CPM) project schedules.
Prior to joining The Rhodes Group, Peter served as principal of Fulcrum Associates where he directed and conducted the analysis of construction claims, and provided project management oversight to contractors and owners. In addition, he has held project management positions with Nautilus Consulting and URS Corporation. His construction industry background includes serving as director of capital projects for MetLife Insurance, where he oversaw and managed $65 million in major capital improvements for a portfolio of 18 buildings with more than 5.1 million square feet. Throughout his tenure at MetLife, Peter held various positions in the Corporate Information and Facilities Services departments.
Peter has lectured at New York University on the subject of construction-related scheduling.