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Michael E. Stone, PMP

Professional Project Management Services

P.O. Box 546 281 / 343-0712

Richmond, Texas 77406                                                                                                                                                            MikeStone@CPMguru.com

 

Overview: Mr. Stone has over 24 years of experience in all phases and types of construction management in both the public and private arenas. In this role he has managed multiple projects, multiple project managers, been responsible for negotiating contracts, resolving disputes, dealing with owner clients and public agencies. He has worked in both traditional design-bid-build and design-build arenas. Mr. Stone has also worked on a wide range of experience from public infrastructure projects to industrial process projects. Mr. Stone has specialized in the areas of time, productivity, and change related issues on projects that have critical importance to an owner’s strategic business plan in both industrial process and transportation infrastructure projects.

Related Experience:

Professional Project Management Services President 1998 – Present

Provide expert assistance to industrial clients in resolving construction claims

Provide project management reviews and advice to industrial and public owners on all types of project in crisis including project recovery efforts

Developed accelerated construction plan for Runway 15R-33L at IAH

Performed schedule analysis on delay claim for construction of Reed Arena

Developed accelerated construction sequence for IAB Apron expansion at IAH

Developed construction sequence on Runway 9-27 project at IAH that saved 7 months

Southdown, Inc. Corporate Project and Controls Manager 1998 to 2001

Managed 18 projects across the United States totaling $180 million TIC

Successfully led the effort to mediate and resolve multiple disputes

Managed 8 project managers and project controls staff

Oversight of 5 consultants, and multiple contractors

Directly managed multiple project managers and office staff

Reported directly to Vice President of Facilities and Vice President of Operations

Negotiated all engineering and construction contracts

Responsible for leading all claims defense / response efforts

Responsible for developing project processes and procedures company wide

Responsible for training project managers and staff

Carter & Burgess Construction Management Unit Manager 1996 to 1998

Started a Construction Management unit in an existing engineering office

Involved in sequencing and scheduling major airport projects

Managed projects for the City’s Water Program

Assisted engineering units with proposals and presentations

O’Brien-Kreitzberg Houston Office Manager 1994 to 1996

Managed a satellite office for the largest pure CM firm at that time

Responsible for business development

Assisted with claims efforts across the country

Performed numerous project oversight audits on "troubled" projects

Independent Consultant Houston, Texas 1989 to 1994

Performed strategic planning for contractors on a wide range of projects

Developed detailed construction plans using CPM methods

Developed construction claims for contractors

Performed troubleshooting and assisted with problem project turn-around efforts

Acted as liaison between contractors and owners on difficult projects

Migon, Inc. Partner 1989 to 1994

Oversaw the office side of small construction business engaged in primarily water treatment projects across the state

SHB Builders, Inc. Manager of Technical Services 1985 to 1989

Managed the estimating department – primarily highway work

Managed all small projects ( less than $7 million )

Developed planning strategy using CPM methods across multiple projects to reduce resource requirements

Oversaw the conversion from cash to job cost accounting system

I.O.I. Systems, Inc. Estimator / Project Manager 1983 to 1985

Estimated City of Houston / Harris County paving projects

Estimated deep sewer projects in the inner city

Developed estimating software still used by many contractors in the Houston area

Ike Hall Inc. Estimator 1981 to 1983

Estimated primarily asphalt paving projects on city, county and state projects

Developed alternative estimating methods including early computer models

Helped develop capabilities to self-perform storm sewer and concrete structures

Tom-Co., Inc. Estimator / Material Expediting 1979 to 1981

Performed material take-offs on all types of small to medium projects

Gathered material quotations

Purchased and expedited materials to all projects

1966 through 1979 Worked summers and school holidays in the field.

Dragline Oiler

Pipelayer

Dozer and Backhoe Operator

Waterline Crew Foremen

 

Public Service (Current)

Vice-Chairman of the Fort Bend Toll Road Authority

Director – Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #106

Advisor – Houston-Galveston Area Council Technical Advisory Committee

Director – Atascocita Joint Operating Board

Member – Curriculum Committee, Construction Industry Advisory Council, Texas A&M University Construction Science Department

Member – Project Management Institute

Civic Organizations & Public Service (Prior Years)

President – Rosenberg-Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Director – Harris County Municipal Utility District #106

Director – Atascosita Joint Operating Board

Member - Fort Bend County Mobility Task Force

Chairman – Rose-Rich Chamber Mobility Committee

Member of the US-59 / I-69 Alliance

Member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Fort Bend Leadership Program

Rosenberg Revitalization Committee

Chairman – US 90A Improvements Task Force

Education

B.S. Agricultural Economics – Texas A&M University

Project Management Professional Certification – Project Management Institute

Partnering Skill Training

Primavera SureTrak Training

Mine Safety Training

AMA Managing Project Managers

AMA Supervising Employees

Construction Scheduling Analysis Training

 

Partial Project List

Project controls oversight – $320 million light rail project – Houston, TX

Developing work product for an industrial process facility in Europe on a $60 million delay claim - $100 + million overall claim

Assisting industrial client (confidential owner) resolve $2.5 million claim in Michigan non-performance issue

Assisting industrial client (confidential owner) resolve $250,000 claim in Michigan on cost overrun / change issue

Construction sequencing / acceleration studies $80 million runway project – Houston, TX

Construction sequencing / acceleration studies $15 million runway project – Houston, TX

Construction sequencing / acceleration studies $32 million apron expansion project – Houston, TX

Undetermined value delay claim on industrial facility in Carribean (confidential owner)

Delay claim / schedule analysis $37 million claim – Corps of Engineers, KY

Assist industrial client in resolution of $2.8 million delay dispute

Schedule delay analysis on Reed Arena claim – Texas A&M

Claims assistance on medical facility – Berkley, CA

Successful resolution of $22 million construction claim in Kentucky

Successful resolution of $3.8 million dispute in Georgia

Successful resolution of $3.6 million dispute in California

Develop project controls & management strategy for statewide park program - Arkansas

$500k modification to industrial facility - Pennsylvania

$1 million modification to industrial facility - Ohio

$63 million cement plant expansion – Clinchfield, GA

$93 million cement plant expansion – Louisville, KY

$170 million cement plant expansion – Victorville, CA

$6 million silos / barge terminal – Mt. Vernon, IN.

$9 million silo / shipping terminal – Ferrysburg, MI

$11 million 100,000 ton storage dome – Charlevoix, MI

$16 million plant expansion – Charlevoix, MI

$8 million silo / shipping terminal – Chicago, IL

$11 million silos / rail terminal – Sacramento, CA

$16 million dragline repair project – Wampum, PA

$12 million 100,000 ton storage dome project – Wampum, PA

$36 million chilled water plant – Houston, TX

$3 million waterline & plant project – Houston, TX

$8 million sitework contract for low income housing – Houston, TX

$11 million rail / truck terminal project – Houston, TX

$21 million Interstate Highway project – Galveston County, TX

$144k Timber bridge project – Woodland, TX

$14 million hydro-electric power house – Corps of Engineers, TX

 

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