WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced William Berkowitz and Josh Keller, as well as three additional professionals, have joined the firm from Alliance Construction Consultants. They join a distinguished team, including engineers, architects, accountants, quantity surveyors, planning and scheduling specialists, cost engineers, project managers and strategic communications professionals, as part of the firm's Construction Solutions group.
Mr. Berkowitz and Mr. Keller are experts in analyzing and resolving construction claims, including schedule delay and impact analysis, quantity surveying and project controls. They will serve as Managing Directors and will be based in the firm's New York office.
"We are very pleased to have Alliance joining the Construction Solutions team at FTI Consulting. Alliance is well-known for high-quality construction consulting services, and we are excited about the continuing growth of our construction industry consulting team around the world," said Paul Ficca, Leader of the Construction Solutions group at FTI Consulting.
Mr. Berkowitz previously was a Principal and founding member of Alliance Construction Consultants. Since 1988, Mr. Berkowitz has been a professional consultant specializing in construction dispute resolution. He has prepared and presented claims on behalf of general contractors, construction managers and specialty contractors and evaluated and refuted claims on behalf of owners and engineers and contractors. Mr. Berkowitz has had in-depth involvement in all aspects of claims resolution, including pre-contract review of plans and specifications, schedule and delay analysis, damages calculations and preparation of comprehensive reports.Mr. Keller also was a Principal and founding member of Alliance Construction Consultants. Since 1991, Mr. Keller has been a professional consultant specializing in construction dispute resolution and Critical Path Method scheduling. Mr. Keller's areas of expertise include disputes pertaining to additional work, discovered conditions, delay, acceleration, resequencing, loss of labor productivity and contract termination.