Scott A. Beisler



Washington, DC +1.202.973.2424

Areas of Expertise

Scott A. Beisler is a director in the Washington, DC office of Navigant’s Global Construction practice. His national and international work has supported counsel and their clients in the areas of delay and disruption claims in all types of projects in the construction industry and manufacturing projects in the defense industry.

Scott brings significant and varied experience to complex issues such as delay, acceleration, disruption and loss of efficiency, and impact evaluation. Scott also provides advisory services on active projects.

For more than 30 years, clients have entrusted Scott to deliver prospective scheduling and time extension requests on active projects, evaluations and recovery plans on troubled projects, and prepare time extension requests on active projects as well as claims preparation or defense on completed projects. He has been involved in many types of projects including nuclear power plants, oil & gas plants, co-generation plants, commercial buildings, mixed-used projects, hospitals, government facilities, and hotels. Depending on the forum, Scott has also provided testimony along with participation in mediations and settlement negotiations.

Selected engagement experiences include directing and managing teams providing consulting in:

  • Delay analysis and impact evaluation of design changes/additions during construction of new hospital for an industry leader. Prepared time extension/acceleration request for contractor.
  • Delay analysis to prepare a time extension for a large EPC contractor on a three unit Co-generation power plant. Issues included vendor fabrication errors, design modifications and significant issues during commissioning.
  • Defense of a contractor delay and inefficiency claim on the expansion of a large refinery facility. Issues revolved around design changes, coordination issues with existing facilities, owner supplied equipment, and start-up and commissioning procedures and matters.
  • Defense of contractor claim for pharmaceutical facility that contained advanced production equipment and extensive HVAC systems to maintain the sterile environment.
  • Schedule compliance review for a contractor submitting a baseline schedule for a multi-agency transportation project.
  • Defense of several contractor delay claims for developers of Marriott hotels.
  • Defense of delay claim for a governmental agency for a federal correctional facility.
  • Preparation of delay and acceleration claims for a contractor building a mixed use facility.

Scott also serves as a lecturer for the construction law class at the University of Virginia Law School. He is also an instructor in Navigant‍ s training classes.

M.S., Civil Engineering, Lehigh University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Lafayette College
Membership and Activity Information
Member, American Association of Cost Engineers
Member, Washington Building Congress
Member, Chi Epsilon

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