DEDICATED PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS

TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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About Us

THE DPA DIFFERENCE

Established in 2010 by David & Iris Pattillo, David Pattillo & Associates (DPA) is comprised of recognized industry leaders with reputations for success. Across a wide array of industries, on projects large and small, we work closely with our clients to effectively manage risks associated with delays and cost overruns. When disputes arise, we are the preferred choice for scheduling and damages expertise, with a reputation for presenting clear and compelling analyses at mediations, arbitrations, and trials. Our passionate and experienced team works personally and diligently with our clients at every step along a project’s progression to ensure we deliver exceptional value on every assignment.

Let us show you why our team of Dedicated Professional Advisors is the best in the business, and the right choice for you.

A Dynamic and Devoted Team

We are a boutique firm that specializes in complex projects. Our efficient size and cohesive culture makes us uniquely able to quickly coordinate and deliver clear results for the intricate problems at hand. Many of us have been working together for more than 30 years, giving our team a level of stream-lined collaboration you won’t find at most companies

Experienced Leadership

Our leadership team includes highly respected engineering and construction industry professionals with far-reaching experience – both in the field and on the witness stand.

Our Founder and President, David Pattillo, is one of the top dispute resolution experts in the country. His personal skills and expertise guides the quality of DPA’s work, and combined with the extensive knowledge base of other senior members, DPA is well equipped to handle any challenge that may arise in the planning or dispute process.

Technical and Communicative Precision

For projects massive in scale and scope, you need a team that can rapidly assess the problem, analyze the relevant details, and effectively communicate the results. DPA is an industry leader in technical analysis of construction delays, labor productivity issues, and financial impacts, communicated precisely with effective and engaging reports and graphics.

Diverse Record of Success

DPA has worked and provided services for projects in the Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential, Industrial, Hospitality, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Governmental, and Power industries.

Collectively, our consultants have contributed to our clients recovering or protecting against billions of dollars in claims or damages. Our analytic skills are proven in our track record of success, and can easily be applied and transformed to fit whatever scope of work is required. From power plants to high-rise apartments, DPA continues to deliver outstanding value for our clients.

Services

A FOCUSED APPROACH

DPA concentrates on two primary areas of expertise: Dispute Resolution and Project Risk Management.

We are experts at quickly identifying the critical issues relevant to a project’s success, whether it’s in progress or post-completion. You can trust that we’ll provide independent and thorough advice through all stages of execution, and resolve your issues with speed and simplicity.

Dispute Resolution

DPA is a trusted authority for determining the true causes of project delays and disruptions, and quantifying the financial damages that inevitably follow. Our tested methods of analysis focus on the pivotal factors in each case, including scheduling errors, labor productivity issues, and force majeure events.

Our experts have extensive experience testifying during depositions, mediations, and arbitrations. If your claim goes to trial, you can count on our expertise and track record of success in federal and state courtrooms. Our clients successfully resolve disputes because of the rigorous quality of our technical analysis and compelling presentations.

Risk Management

We provide insight into processes that improve project performance by thoroughly analyzing estimates, budgets, schedules, contracts, and control systems, and then integrating those pieces into a cohesive and efficient whole. Communication and coordination are key in order to effectively manage and control the outcome of any development.

On especially large and complex projects, it is not always enough to have each team member doing their best. When a project demands more than your team can handle, we will help organize and streamline the entirety of your endeavor. Our work empowers stakeholders to confidently make decisions that impact schedules and costs in order to successfully achieve their goals.


SERVICES OFFERED

Dispute Resolution

  • Technical Design & Construction Evaluations
  • CPM Schedule Analysis
  • Critical Path Delay & Impact Evaluations
  • Delay Causation Analysis
  • Labor Productivity Analysis
  • Contract Cost Audits
  • Quantification of Damages
  • REA-Claim Development & Support
  • Litigation Support
  • Expert Reports
  • Deposition, Mediation, & Arbitration Services
  • Expert Witness Trial Testimony
  • Trial Graphics & Demonstratives

Project Risk Management

  • Technical Design & Construction Evaluations
  • Security Engineering & Enhancement Reviews
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Project/Program Management
  • Strategic Project Turn-Around Planning
  • Master Planning & Budget Forecasting
  • Project Controls Optimization
  • Project Scheduling Review & Analysis
  • Physical Plant Assessments
  • Value Enhancement Reviews
  • Change Order Management
  • Claims Management & Insurance Claims Reviews
  • Cost Estimating & Cost-To-Completion Analysis
  • On-Site Project Oversight
  • Best Practices Implementations


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Projects

A DIVERSE ARRAY OF EXPERIENCE

West Deptford Energy Station

West Deptford Energy Station, New Jersey

The West Deptford Energy Station project is a 715 MW combined cycle power expansion consisting of natural gas fired turbines and heat-steam recovery generators, located on 300 acres of land in West Deptford Township, New Jersey.

DPA was retained by the EPC contractor to prepare a critical path analysis and determine the causes of delay. DPA also quantified the overall financial impacts concerning project delay, acceleration, and loss of productivity. The disputes between the owner and subcontractors were settled before trial.


Fort Bragg Ammunitions Supply, North Carolina

Fort Bragg Ammunitions Supply, North Carolina

This project, valued at approximately $50 million, involved the expansion of Fort Bragg’s ammunition storage capacity, including new high-explosive ammunition magazines and support facilities for shipping, securing, and storage of supplies.

DPA was retained by the general contractor to perform a schedule delay analysis of the overall project. Key issues involved the complexity of the earth moving operations amid strict environmental requirements. Following several settlement presentations, the matter was resolved favorably for our client.


Iron Ore Concentrate Facility, Labrador, Canada

The project involved an expansion to increase concentrate capacity by 4 million mt/y to 22 million mt/y by 2012. Initially approved in March 2008, the expansion program was then suspended during the global recession. The revised total project cost for the first-stage expansion, including investments made prior to the delay, was over C$500 million.

DPA was retained by the EPC firm to perform a contractual, schedule, and damages analysis regarding a claim submitted by the civil contractor. Issues involving design enhancements, production of concrete operations, and winter weather impacts were an integral part of the analysis. DPA’s detailed study and recommendations resulted in a favorable settlement for our client.

 

Past Project Experience

Past Project Experience

  • Ivanpah Solar Thermal Power Plant
    Mojave Desert, CA
  • West Deptford Combined Cycle Power Plant
    West Deptford, NJ
  • Vogtle Nuclear Electric Generating Plant
    Waynesboro, GA
  • Rodemacher Generating Station
    Lena, LA
  • Radioactive Waste Solidification Building
    Aiken, SC
  • McDonough Combined Cycle Power Plant
    Smyrna, GA
  • Russell City Energy Center
    Hayward, CA
  • Cane Run 7 Natural Gas Plant
    Louisville, KY
  • Los Esteros Energy Center
    San Jose, CA
  • Oregon Clean Energy Center
    Oregon, OH
  • Nikiski Combined Cycle Power Plant
    Nikiski, AK
  • Norfolk Solar Electric System
    Ontario, CAN
  • V.C. Summer Nuclear
    Jenkinsville, SC
  • Plant Yates
    Newnan, GA
  • Utica East Ohio Gas Complex Expansion
    Utica, OH
  • Fort Detrick USAMRIID Facility
    Fort Detrick, MD
  • Ammunition Supply Point
    Fort Bragg, NC
  • American Institute Taipei New Office Compound
    Taiwan
  • Fort Stewart Project
    Fort Stewart, GA
  • G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Multi-Purpose Range Complex
    Camp Shelby, MS
  • North Atlanta High School Renovation
    Atlanta, GA
  • Utah Data Center
    Saratoga Springs, UT
  • EAA A1 Reservoir
    Everglades, FL
  • Baha Mar Hotel & Casinos
    Nassau, Bahamas
  • Primland Resort
    Meadows of Dan, VA
  • JW Marriott
    San Antonio, TX
  • Embassy Suites
    Savannah, GA
  • Fort Mountain State Park
    Chatsworth, GA
  • Charleston Harbor Resort
    Charleston, SC
  • Horseshoe Bend Country Club
    Roswell, GA
  • Residences at the John Marshall
    Richmond, VA
  • Ascent Condominiums
    Covington, KY
  • Transbay 06
    San Francisco, CA
  • Fifth & Folsom
    San Francisco, CA
  • Los Bronces Copper Mine
    Valparaiso Region, Chile
  • ThyssenKrupp River Terminal
    Calvert, AL
  • ThyssenKrupp Steel Mill
    Mobile, AL
  • Iron Ore Concentration Facility
    Labrador, Canada
  • New Jersey Natural Gas Project
    New Jersey
  • Myriant Lake Providence Acid Plant
    Lake Providence, LA
  • Sugarland Surface Water Treatment Plant
    Sugarland, TX
  • Volkwagen Plant Expansion
    Chattanooga, TN
  • I-595 Improvements
    Broward County, FL
  • I-290 Manor Expressway
    Austin, TX
  • Atlanta Beltline
    Atlanta, GA
  • WETT Transmission Line Project
    Austin, TX
  • I-635 LBJ Express
    Farmers Branch, TX
  • Huntsville High School
    Huntsville, AL
  • Yazoo Prison
    Yazoo County, MS
  • UT Chattanooga Library
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Peebles Engine Test Facility
    Peebles, OH
  • Denver VA Hospital
    Denver, CO
  • New Orleans VA Hospital
    New Orleans, LA

Our Team

DEDICATED PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS

David Pattillo

Founder and President


Iris Pattillo

Executive Vice President



Alan Sides

Senior Vice President

Alex Lober

Project Manager

Bill Daugette

Vice President

Bill Freeman

Vice President

Carol Jones

Office Manager

Clay Ryals

Senior Vice President

Greg Ball

Senior Project

James Pinkston

Sr. Project Manager

Jim Highfill

Vice President

Kjell-Erick Carlson

Project Manager

Mike Manahan

Senior Project Manager

Peggy Cannon

Administrative Specialist

Phil Roy

Senior Vice President

Scott Turner

Project Manager

Tom Blackstock

Senior Project Manager





DPA IN ACTION

WHAT WE’RE DOING, WHERE WE’RE DOING IT

Events

Current Events

  • Annual Company Retreat was held at the Biltmore in Ashville, NC.  Every year, David and Iris Pattillo host a special company retreat where we bring everyone together for a weekend of both business and pleasure.  Because family is so important to us, spouse or significant others are included.  It is a chance to get to know each other better and for the spouses to be honored for their part in our success.
  • Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation Golf Tournament – Silver Sponsor and Event Volunteer.  David Pattillo & Associates was proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this annual event which raises funds for The Mas Family Scholarship Program.  In addition to sponsoring, we were happy to have 4 of our employee’s represent us on the golf course.  In addition, our Executive VP, Iris Pattillo, volunteered all day at the event.  We are happy to say we will be sponsoring again in 2019!
  • 2018 ABA Construction Forum Annual Meeting – As a first time Platinum sponsor, this year finds us at all three major ABA Construction Forum Meetings, with the most recent being held in New Orleans.  We relish the opportunity to meet new people and introduce our people and our services.  We pride ourselves on our creative displays, and once again we were well received.  Many people told us we had the best booth/offering they had ever seen at a conference!  Be sure to stop by and visit at the next meeting in Montreal, October 4 & 5.
  • Our Executive Vice President, Iris Pattillo, attended the Troutman Sanders Executive Women’s Forum held at the Salamander Resort in Virginia.  The weekend included presentations from Mary Abbajay, Katty Kay and panel discussions as well as networking meals and fun activities.

Upcoming Events

  • October 4 & 5 – ABA Construction Forum Annual Meeting – Platinum Sponsor – Montreal, Canada
  • October 19 – Women In Construction Conference – Sapphire Sponsor – Willard Intercontinental – Washington, DC.  Pleased to have our EVP serve on the board of this organization which is dedicated to helping women in architecture, engineering, construction, the trades, real estate, lawyers, and consultants build skills and develop relationships that will help both their firms and themselves in their continued success.
  • December 10 – 12 – Construction SuperConference – Las Vegas – We are pleased to be sponsoring the luncheon for the 3rd year in a row at this prestigious industry event.  Look for our one of a kind booth and special lunch gift!

Life at DPA

At DPA, we strive to create a work environment that is both functional and enjoyable. From dogs in the office to annual corporate retreats, we try to bring energy and enthusiasm to the office in any way we can.

Our employees enjoy:

  • Full Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Canine Companions: We love dogs! Our property is
    heavily wooded and we have multiple dog areas
  • Fitness: We have a well equipped, free to use in house
    gym, and personal training is available (extra fees apply)
  • Education: Regular “Lunch and Learn” employee
    development sessions covering a variety of subjects from
    personal financial planning to industry evolution
  • Company Retreats: We reward our team members for all
    their hard work with annual, expense-paid retreats. From
    Las Vegas to the Caribbean, we love to take some time to
    relax. Spouses welcome and encouraged!
  • Bonuses: We offer generous bonuses, allowing everyone to
    share in the success and growth of our firm.

It is our policy at DPA to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, DPA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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