Team

Along with many years of construction experience, Summit’s professionals bring a wide range of disciplines to each project with backgrounds in engineering, planning and scheduling, cost control, and project management.  Our unique blend of professional disciplines, combined with the depth and breadth of our experience, can be of significant value to our clients in responding to the challenges presented by today’s increasingly complex construction environment.  Summit’s claims professionals are available to provide advice to avoid or mitigate problems and/or assist when unavoidable claims arise.

Ken Haeger

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Mr. Haeger has over 30 years of experience in construction‑related projects and claims.  For the past 17 years, he has been engaged in construction claims resolution and avoidance, project management oversight and construction audits.  Previous experience includes 19 years with Bechtel Corporation, a major architect / engineer / construction firm, in a variety of professional capacities, including Cost Schedule Manager, Cost Schedule Supervisor, Planning and Scheduling Engineer and Cost Engineer.  Clients he has assisted include law firms, architect/engineers, governmental agencies, equipment manufacturers, utilities, contractors, subcontractors, plus developers and owners of major construction projects.  Mr. Haeger is thoroughly familiar with computer‑based cost and scheduling programs such as Critical Path Method (CPM) and various performance monitoring programs.

Mr. Haeger is responsible for construction claims preparation and defense, expert testimony, project management oversight and construction audits.  Previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Hill International, Inc., he provided similar services including developing and evaluating claims; analyzing project documents and interviewing project personnel; preparing as‑planned and as‑built schedules; developing expert reports addressing claim‑related issues, delays and loss of productivity; assisting in depositions; preparing for and participating in mediation/arbitration sessions; performing independent audits of ongoing construction; and preparation/development of project schedules.

Gene Rogers

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Mr. Rogers has over 30 years of experience in construction‑related projects and claims.  For the past 20 years he has been engaged in construction claims resolution.  Clients he has assisted include law firms, architect / engineers, governmental agencies, contractors, subcontractors and owners of major construction projects.  Prior to that, he worked for an Industrial Piping Contractor performing work in a variety of professional capacities, including Estimating, Schedule Development, On‑Site Project Management, and Construction Dispute Resolution.  Prior to this period Mr. Rogers worked for a major Construction Management firm on the construction of two new automobile assembly plants, performing project over‑site duties.

Mr. Rogers is responsible for claims preparation and defense, schedule disruption and delay analysis, and loss of productivity analysis. Previously as an independent construction claims consultant, and with Hill International, Inc., he provided similar services including developing and evaluating claims; analyzing project documents; interviewing project personnel; preparing as‑planned and as‑built schedules; preparation of expert reports addressing claim‑related issues, delay analysis and loss of productivity analysis; assisting in depositions; preparing for and participation in mediation/arbitration sessions.

Mr. Rogers holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology and is a Professional Engineer.

Carlos Orellana

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Mr. Orellana has over 30 years of experience in construction projects and claims.  For the past 12 years, he has assisted clients in resolving / mitigating construction claims and provided project management oversight services.  Clients include law firms, architect/engineers, governmental agencies, contractors, subcontractors, utilities and other owners of major construction projects.  He has provided expert testimony during arbitration and mediation on the subjects of schedule disruption and delay and associated damages.  Previous experience includes 17 years with Bechtel Corporation a major architect / engineer / construction firm in a variety of capacities.  He served as Supervisor of Project Controls overseeing up to 30 cost/schedule engineers on various projects; worked in both the engineering/design home office and at site field engineering and construction locations; and has developed control tools and procedures for estimating, cost control, and scheduling of large projects.  Mr. Orellana is familiar with state‑of‑the‑art computer‑based cost and Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule programs.

Mr. Orellana is responsible for claims preparation and defense, providing expert testimony on scope changes, schedule disruption and delay and for project management oversight.  Previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Hill International, Inc., he provided similar services including developing and evaluating claims; analyzing project documents and interviewing project personnel; preparing as‑planned and as‑built schedules; developing expert reports addressing claim‑related issues, delays and loss of productivity; assisting in depositions; preparing for and participating in mediation/arbitration sessions.

Mr. Orellana holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a masters degree in Construction Management from Stanford University.  Mr. Orellana is a member of the American Association of Cost Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Construction Management Association.