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David S. Pattillo

David S. Pattillo

Founder & President

Mr. Pattillo has over thirty years of experience in construction and project management and provides a wide range of services to public and private owners, contractors and engineers, design firms, and sureties.  His experience includes the analysis of schedule delays and cost overruns on more than 300 projects in the energy, industrial, infrastructure, commercial and institutional sectors both domestically and internationally. Mr. Pattillo consults with clients in the areas of project risk management, including optimizing cost and schedule control systems and procedures, project monitoring, scheduling, and contemporaneous evaluations of schedule delay and productivity.

Mr. Pattillo regularly provides expert testimony in Federal and State courts, State and County Boards, Board of Contract Appeals and numerous private, ICC and AAA arbitrations on such subjects as CPM schedule analysis, critical path delay and impact evaluations, labor productivity, contract administration, project management, and quantification of damages.

Professional Experience

David Pattillo & Associates, Inc. (Present) Founder and President of David Pattillo & Associates, a  firm dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of clients seeking the most comprehensive construction management services.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (2005-2010) Managing Director and Global Leader – Dispute Resolution Services. Responsible for consultant construction practice as member of executive team and for global disputes business. Led multiple project teams on dispute engagements and testified to schedule, loss of productivity and damage issues involving substantial claims on power, industrial, hospitality and government projects.

A. W. Hutchison & Associates, LLC (1988-2005) President and Chief Operating Officer. Oversaw  firm-wide construction management and expert services that included CPM schedule analysis, cost estimating, project scheduling and monitoring, contract and design constructability review, cost-to-complete evaluations, time delay studies, impact analysis, productivity studies, damages quantification, project and risk management, training and seminars, and various litigation technical support services.

  • Performed numerous critical path analyses and delay causation studies involving such issues as differing site conditions, adverse weather, design changes, extended procurement, equipment and craft labor resource usage and contractor means and methods.
  • Quantified damages associated with delay, disruption, scope changes and loss of productivity on major construction projects.
  • Provided various construction management services prior to and during construction, example projects include: $300M Convention Center, $200M hotel/resort, $1B steel mill, $500M chemical weapons facility, $600M transit project, $250M airport, $500M institutional program, $4B power plant program, $1.5B gas- red power plant, $300M arena, $500M stadium, $150M prison and $1B of high-rise condo projects in FL.

McCarthy Construction Company (1985-88) Project Engineer and Assistant Project Manager-Responsible for CPM project scheduling, cost and financial reporting, change order preparation and processing, as well as coordinating and supervising of self-performed concrete operations and all major subcontracted work including exterior enclosure, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing and  finish trades.

Semmel Excavating, Inc. (1984) Supported utility installation, concrete foundation, slab preparation, drilling and blasting operations as well as field engineering and surveying for mass grading, drainage, and foundation activities.


Penn State University
1985 BS Civil Engineering

Professional Associations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Additional Qualifications