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James E. Lalumiere

HLK Global Communications, Inc. wishes to thank Project Development International, Inc. for the sponsorship of this book.

JAMES E. LALUMIERE is the founder and President of Project Development International, Inc., an international construction management consulting firm with partner offices in Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago. Mr. Lalumiere is currently responsible for Owner Representation on projects ranging in size to $400+ million. He has provided analysis and preparation, negotiation, mediation and resolution of construction claims for projects of major concern nationally and internationally. He is a published author of several articles on Construction Claims Prevention and has been accepted as an Expert Witness in Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Massachusetts courts. He has also testified as an Expert in Arbitrations in Georgia, Louisiana, and New York. His specific expertise is in the areas of construction management and delay, disruption, acceleration, and lost productivity related damages.

Mr. Lalumiere is a licensed General Contractor in the state of Florida and is certified as a Planning and Scheduling Professional by AACE International. He has an extensive knowledge of project planning and scheduling techniques, particularly in the use of CPM systems. He is an active Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has more than 20 years of experience providing owner representation, dispute resolution, and contract review services for major municipalities including the Cities of Miami, FL, Houston, TX, and Essex County, NJ, as well as various School Boards and Counties in Florida. He was pre-qualified as a Dispute Review Board Chairperson for Bostonís Central Artery Project and has received Dispute Board training from both the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Lalumiereís background includes the founding and management of a construction materials testing laboratory providing inspection and testing services to the construction industry. He also has extensive "hands-on" experience in large commercial construction as a Project Manager, Technical Supervisor, and Field Engineer for twenty (20) years. Mr. Lalumiere has been directly involved in a wide range of complex construction projects including water and wastewater process facilities, bridges, dams, highways, transportation systems, schools, manufacturing facilities, condominium and housing complexes, as well as high and low-rise commercial buildings.

Mr. Lalumiere attended Cornell University in Engineering and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology form the University of New Hampshire. He also obtained a Masterís degree in Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan University.

Mr. Lalumiere can be reached at Project Development International, Inc., 557 Park Street, Dunedin, FL 34698. Phone: 800-734-7888. Email: jel@projectdevelopment.com.

For more information about Project Development International, Inc., please visit www.pdiusa.com.