Mark Kost, Vice President, Capital Construction Consultants, CCCI, DC

Mark J. Kost, P.E.

Vice-President

Mark J. Kost, P.E., co-founder of Capital Construction Consultants, Inc., has contracting and consulting expertise based on over 35 years of construction contracting and consulting experience.  Prior to co-founding CCCI, Mr. Kost was an executive for a large general contractor headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic region.  He held direct management supervision over construction projects totaling in excess of $700 million.  His years working for a large general contractor as a project manager has given him an in-depth and practical understanding of project controls and scheduling, estimating, construction costs, and the value of good project management and administration. 
 

His consulting expertise includes project management and project oversight; CPM scheduling; analyses of contract disputes, including damage calculations, productivity impacts, forensic engineering and accounting, and delay analyses; litigation support; and extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  Mr. Kost has been qualified and provided expert witness testimony on all of the foregoing.  Mr. Kost also has extensive knowledge in the area of claims avoidance and dispute resolution.

Mr. Kost’s expertise includes the following construction types:

  • Sports stadiums;

  • Wastewater treatment facilities;

  • Prisons;

  • Healthcare and hospitals;

  • Solar facilities and fossil fueled power plants;

  • Transportation;

  • Education facilities;

  • Hospitality and commercial facilities.
     

He received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree specializing in construction management from Penn State University.  Over the years, he has furthered his knowledge of changes, claims and general construction methods through various training programs.  Registered as a professional engineer with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland, Mr. Kost has used his technical expertise to manage special construction projects such as major cast-in-place concrete structures, from overall field supervision down to form and equipment selection. Using his engineering expertise, Mr. Kost has been instrumental in solving complex construction problems.

Education
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Construction Management - Penn State University (1981)

Publication
  • Federal Publications, Inc. – Changes and Claims in Government Construction

Professional Registrations
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Maryland

Professional Affiliations
  • Construction Risk Management Library Directory of Consultants

  • Associated Builders and Contractors

  • HG Directory of Expert Witnesses

Expert Report & Litigation Support Services

Mr. Kost has also authored numerous expert reports, expert testimony and performed other litigation support services including CPM schedule delay analyses, construction damages and disruption assessments and evaluations including inefficiency analyses, field and office overhead analyses, project cost estimating analyses, construction defects analyses on behalf of numerous general contractors, owners, and sureties, including but not limited to the following:

  • Turner Construction

  • Gilbane Building Company

  • Tompkins Builders

  • Foulger Pratt Construction Company

  • Skanska USA Building

  • Coakley-Williams Construction

  • Glen Construction Company

  • Sigal Corporation

  • The Belle Haven Country Club

  • St. Paul Travelers, Inc.

  • LSU Tiger Stadium (TAF)

  • Meushaw Development

  • Hensel-Phelps Construction Co. (Pentagon Wedge Renovation)

  • Packard Humanities Institute (Library of Congress Packard Campus)

  • Blake Construction Co. Inc.

  • Metropolitan Development

In addition, Mr. Kost has performed the following services:
 

  • Provided affirmative claim preparation and litigation support for cost claims that include field and home office overhead damages, along with disruption, inefficiency, and escalation damages due to delay or impact.
     

  • Provided claim defense and litigation support for cost claims that include field and home office overhead damages, along with disruption, inefficiency, and escalation damages due to delay or impact.
     

  • Directed and managed the take-over and completion of troubled construction projects on behalf of sureties.
     

  • Acted as sole arbitrator for twenty-nine separate disputes on a medical office building project.
     

  • Prepared a multi-million dollar REA’s on behalf of contractors seeking relief and damages on federal construction projects.
     

  • Provided owner representation services.

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

  • Amway Center, Orlando Florida (New home to Orlando Magic)

  • Alliant TechSystems, Inc.

  • Jefferson Hotel

  • Marlins Park (Miami)

  • Calvin Cafritz Enterprises

  • The Chef’s Warehouse

  • Facchina Construction

  • Herman/Stewart Construction

  • Poettker Construction Company

  • Aquilino Cancer Center

  • Tidewater, Inc.

  • National Institutes of Health

  • Abeinsa EPC, LLC

  • University of Notre Dame Stadium Expansion (Campus Crossroads)

William (Bill) Farneth

Vice President

bfarneth@ccci-dc.com

Robert Lockhart
Executive Vice-President

rlockhart@ccci-dc.com

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