As a founding partner of CCA, Mark McGivern moves mountains to give clients what they need: successful projects, expert opinion, and comprehensive investigations. He has the extraordinary ability to grasp a universe of details while providing clients with simple solutions to some of the world’s most complex design and construction situations.
With more than 30 years of experience managing construction and design professionals, Mark is principally responsible for the planning and management of CCA’s technical investigations, particularly cases involving complex litigation. He is also CCA’s senior construction specifier for design projects and plays an active role in CCA’s architectural design process.
Mark has extensive practice and knowledge in the fields of design, construction, estimation, and analysis of building systems, and construction methods and practices. His project planning and management experience ranges from small- and large-scale residential, industrial, and commercial construction projects, to complex, in-depth investigations into the causes and origins of building failures—as well as cost estimation and analysis of appropriate methods of remediating such failures.
Mark has qualified as an expert in countless construction and design failure cases in courts and arbitration matters throughout the country – judges and arbitration panels have consistently held that his qualifications and testimony met all Daubert-type standards. In trials, mediations, and arbitrations, he has given expert testimony regarding building codes, construction methods, standard of care, industry standards and practices, cost estimation, and apportionment of responsibility.
Mark has given numerous lectures and presentations, with particular emphasis on comparative construction and performance analyses of various methods and products utilized in the field.
He holds affiliations with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The Community Associations Institute (CAI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and ASCE Construction Council.