W. Michael Birmingham, CCP, PSP
W. Michael Birmingham is an Executive Director of The Rhodes Group. He has directed and conducted the analysis of schedule delay and disruption and termination claims on hundreds of projects. He has testified to schedule delays, disruptions, and construction damages at trial and in various arbitration forums including AAA and ICC Arbitrations. Michael specializes in:
- Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling
- CPM Schedule Delay and Disruption Analysis
- Loss of Productivity Evaluation and Quantification
- Delay and Disruption Damages
- Construction Damages
With more than seventeen years of experience consulting on both ongoing and completed projects, Michael’s project portfolio is extensive and includes domestic and international projects. Representative project types include:
- Liquified Natual Gas Facilities
- Power Generation Facilities
- Paper and Pulp Mills
- Natural Gas Pipelines
- Oil Refineries
- Mass Transit Facilities
- Mining Facilities
- Professional Sport Stadiums
- University and Educational Buildings
- Commercial High-Rise Buildings
Michael’s clients range from owners and design professionals to specialty and EPC contractors.
Michael also leads the CPM Scheduling department. He is skilled in the development and maintenance of integrated project schedules. Michael has developed and maintained CPM schedules on numerous multi-million dollar projects. He has experience consulting on multi-prime projects and is familiar with the unique challenges and issues these types of projects present. Michael’s CPM scheduling expertise also includes cost and resource loaded schedules.
Michael’s prior experience includes work as a Project Engineer with Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA and Baytown, TX, and as a Plant Engineer with Tonawanda Coke Corporation.
Michael graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) and a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP).