Joe Caldarera

President / CEO, J. Caldarera & Company,Inc.

JOSEPH CALDARERA • CEO and President of J. Caldarera & Company, Inc., a Professional General Contractor/Design Build & Construction Management Firm specializing in Complex Construction Projects, Surety Completion Work, Historic Restoration & Forensic Investigative Construction/Demolition Work - 38 years as CEO/President • Construction Technology Degree; Minor in Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University - 1977 • Licensed in Louisiana & Mississippi. Licensed in Building Construction, Highway, Street and Bridge Construction, Heavy Construction, Municipal and Public Works Construction, Electrical, Plumbing and Construction Management; accepted in Tennessee; • Provides consultation and litigation support in Construction Management, Estimation, Scheduling, Project Management; including forensic evaluations and schedule analyses related to construction projects and delay claims; estimation of damages/construction defects; Certified Thermographer; Moisture intrusion expert; Licensed insurance adjuster, insurance appraiser; • Qualified as expert in construction means, methods, techniques, procedures and sequencing; building envelope and roofing/water intrusion; concrete, sitework and general building construction, insurance adjustment; • Certified by the AACE International as Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP); Certified Estimator; • Speaker at ABA National Surety/Fidelity Conference; Speaker AISCPA National Conference; Claims documentation and prosecution, and application/ interpretation of AIA A201 General Conditions; Moderator Louisiana Public Bid Law, Scheduling, and Construction Documentation Tools Seminars; General Construction Experience ? • Over four decades of experience in the Construction Industry in Building Construction, Heavy Construction, Highway, Street and Bridge Construction, Municipal and Public Works Construction and Construction Management. Projects include large, highly complex projects to small, relatively simple projects. Such projects have resulted in over three and one-half decades of practical experience covering virtually every kind of construction project. • Accumulated actual work experience in various trades, including specialty fields such as concrete work; pile driving; earthwork (including earthen dams/levees); carpentry and millwork; drywall; roofing; structural steel erection and pre-cast concrete erection; masonry; railroad construction; plumbing; electrical; infrastructure work such as paving, water, drainage structures, and piping; pumping stations; sewer lift stations, structures, and piping; bridge building; and associated support work for these various trades. ? • Experienced in all facets of residential (single and multi-family), industrial and commercial construction with specialization in bridge construction, earthwork, site-work and pile driving. ? • Experienced in demolition and emergency fire repair, special and catastrophe construction including explosion, fire and earth tremor. Immediately after 1988 Shell Norco Explosion, performed extensive reconstruction of refinery with zero downtime. • Experienced in waste treatment facility construction, containment construction for waste dump facilities, pumping stations, industrial plants, railroad terminals, intermodal facilities, railroad switch yard and track construction, highway, street, and bridge construction, drainage structures, controlled temperature warehouses, office buildings, banks, schools, historic restoration and renovations, hospitals, shopping centers, baseball stadiums, performing arts centers, sports facilities, multi-use facilities, basketball and volleyball arenas, heliports, airports, retail stores, restaurants, churches and convents, funeral homes, hotels, libraries, fire stations, and private residences. Experienced in real estate planning and development. Construction of residential developments including all infrastructure. ? Research and Papers include: • Construction Scheduling ? • Public Projects and Public Bidding in Louisiana ? • Fundamentals in Construction ? • Reporting Construction Defects Against Design Professionals –?American Bar Association National Surety & Fidelity Convention Presentation ? • AIA A201 General Conditions - Practical Applications ? • The Schedule Narrative – A Reporting Tool ? • The Caldarera Formula ? • Construction Codes and Practical Application ? • American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Procedures and Test Protocol ? • American Institute of Architects (AIA) A201 General Conditions ? • Louisiana Public Bid Law ? • American Concrete Institute (ACI) ? Dispute Resolution/Insurance Appraisal Experience • Served as arbitrator and tribunal member, as well as chairman of arbitration panels. ? • Served as mediator and arbitrator on catastrophic recovery matters and various ?construction matters ? • Served as appraiser on insurance matters, as well as independent general adjuster involved in resolving insurance disputes


This session will provide a window into the basics of a construction project and will move into the importance of a good bid, contemporaneous documentation after award and a methodology for More