Education: Duke University - MBA
University of Minnesota - BS Civil Engineering
Mr. Monson is a Senior Vice President in Veritas’ Houston office with more than 30 years of experience in construction project management and consulting. His expertise includes project management and project oversight, mitigation of project risk, contract administration, schedule analysis, construction cost analysis and forecasting, and dispute resolution. Mr. Monson has a demonstrated ability to quickly assess and understand the risks encountered by various stakeholders in a construction project or construction dispute, and to perform the relevant analyses and investigations necessary to provide his clients with accurate, meaningful information to improve their decision-making.
Mr. Monson has worked with owners, developers, investors, government authorities, sureties, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and end users on a wide variety of projects domestically and internationally, including, oil and gas pipelines, storage facilities, and processing facilities, power plants, manufacturing facilities, commercial and residential buildings, highways, rail projects, and public works projects, stadiums and arenas, hospitals, universities, museums, military installations, airports, and theme parks.
Mr. Monson has provided project advisory services to clients on ongoing construction projects, which can include monitoring progress and resource usage, reviewing Contractor invoices for contract compliance, measuring productivity, change order review and/or negotiation, cost and schedule forecasting, asset disposition, and assistance with contract close-out. He has prepared and critiqued construction claims, assisted sureties in project investigations and termination decisions, developed and reviewed recovery schedules and acceleration costs on delayed projects, and monitored the completion of construction projects for completing sureties and lenders. Mr. Monson has provided expert testimony on schedule and cost issues in various State and Federal courts as well as AAA and ICC arbitration proceedings.
Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Monson held consulting positions with Navigant Consulting, Inc. and The Barrington Consulting Group. He previously held field engineering, project management and estimating positions with Turner Construction Company and other contractors.