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Valerie (Val) Zomkowski

Manager, Forensics

Val specializes in the investigation and resolution of business disputes primarily in the construction and utilities industries. Val also provides project monitoring and analysis services related to on-going construction projects.

Val has analyzed critical path schedule delays, cost overruns, wrongful termination, and loss of productivity claims, including evaluating issues related to contract disputes, breach of contract, and material and labor escalation. She has experience performing Critical Path Method (CPM) analyses to forensically determine the critical path, magnitude and sources of project delay such as force majeure, design related changes, and fabrication and delivery delays.

Val assists owners, general contractors, subcontractors, insurance companies, engineers, architects, and utilities. She performs schedule and cost analyses on many types of projects including power plants, roadways, wind farms, residential housing developments, office buildings, university buildings, airports, sports stadiums, and more. Val has assisted in the preparation of expert and rebuttal reports, testimony, exhibits, and demonstratives, and has provided support during mediation, deposition, arbitration, and trial.

Education & Certification

B.S. General Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Expert Witness Services

Damages, Construction Cost Estimating