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Richard E. Burnham

Lake Mary, Florida
Richard Burnham is a retired director with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. He has hands-on experience with many types of construction projects and the spectrum of contract delivery methods from various perspectives. We was the VP of a major international contractor whose $1+ billion annual revenue included major building and heavy construction projects for both public and private clients. He also was a senior manager of a major engineering company and an advisor to public transportation agencies. Richard has served as an expert witness regarding the proper administration and analysis of changes, delays and damages. Richard has also been a consultant on major contract disputes throughout the United States.
He is a former adjunct professor at a highly regarded engineering college and is a presenter of seminars and webinars on litigation avoidance, analysis of construction claims and critical path method scheduling.
In his past work he has negotiated and drafted many contracts including GMP Contracts, as well as some of the largest public private partnerships, design-build, design-build-operate-and-maintain projects in the country. He has also helped sureties and insurers manage risks and minimize losses, and has played a major role in several due diligence reviews relating to acquisitions and takeovers.

About Me

What do some of your past projects include?
My past projects include some of the world’s largest and most complicated construction projects. Project types I've worked on include: casinos, hospitals, prisons, educational facilities, commercial buildings, theme parks, and high-rise buildings, as well as highways, transit systems, power plants, and lock and dam projects.
What is your area of expertise?
I am an expert in the preparation and analysis of claims, the evaluation of impacts, and the calculation of damages. I also an well versed in the identification, analysis, and management of contract risks. I have hands-on experience with the pros, cons, pitfalls, and advantages of every project delivery method including lump sum, cost reimbursable, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), design-build, design/build/operate/maintain (DBOM), public private partnerships (PPP), FIDIC (Federation Internationale Des Ingenieur-Conseils), joint ventures, and consortiums.


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Association Position
Associated General Contractors of America 0


School Degree Graduation Year
Villanova University School of Law J.D. 1972

Contact Information

450 Chickee Ct
Lake Mary, FL 32746