As Director of DeSimone’s Risk Management Services and Forensics practices, Brian Hanifin is responsible for the oversight and management of the firm’s project advisory and litigation support services.
Mr. Hanifin has more than 30 years of experience planning and overseeing PM/CM Construction projects and construction litigation support service operations. He brings a unique set of skills to the construction process including construction and project management, Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling/schedule analysis, cost estimating, value engineering and evaluation of large construction claims litigation. Mr. Hanifin also has extensive experience in risk management and construction surety consulting, including assessment and advisory services on portfolios on the verge of, or already in default.
As a recognized expert in the field of construction management, he has testified as an expert witness in the areas of Project Management & CPM Scheduling. He has served as a guest lecturer at industry seminars on matters relating to Value Engineering, CPM Scheduling, and Project Management. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City teaching Master’s Program courses in CPM Scheduling & Project Management.
His role as an industry leader was galvanized in 2004 when his project team received the Construction Management of America (CMAA) National Project Achievement Award for project management excellence in the $100 Million category. He has also been appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators for the Construction Industry; and served as the National Chairman of the CMAA’s Professional Development Committee.
Mr. Hanifin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University.