William R. Broz

William R. Broz, P.E., MBA, LEED AP

Senior Managing Consultant

Mr. Broz has over 40 years of strong, diverse engineering and business experience including mechanical building system and industrial piping design, mechanical system failure analysis, construction claims, patent litigation, and economic analysis. 

Power and process piping design is a particular specialty of Mr. Broz, who served for more than 10 years on the Design Task Group of the ASME Power Piping Committee (B31.1).  He has designed high-temperature and -pressure piping systems for power plants and process facilities, and is highly experienced in pipe stress analysis.

Mr. Broz previously served as an operations manager for the Construction Claims Consulting Group of ARCADIS.  He has spearheaded claims analyses for a wide variety of projects, with issues ranging from schedule delay and loss of productivity to evaluation and pricing of direct-cost change orders.  Mr. Broz is especially well versed in the analysis of complex design and construction contracts, on such varied issues as obligations of parties, delay and disruption, and sustainable building.

Economic analyses performed by Mr. Broz have included net present value and return on investment for energy conservation projects, new capital programs, and major engineering system modifications.

Mr. Broz has experience testifying in both state and federal cases, including design standard-of-care, construction defect, patent disputes, and property/casualty matters.  An early adopter of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, he has designed LEED projects up to the Gold award level.

Publications

  • Earthquakes: Risks, Preparation, Aftermath, American Bar Association, January 2019
  • Sustainable Design and Building, More Sticks and Bricks, January 2018
  • The LEEDing Criteria, Green Building and the Construction Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Transactional and Litigation Issues, Chapter 4, January 2014
  • Forensic Engineering Investigation of a Fuel Oil Pipeline Failure, National Academy of Forensic Engineers Journal, Vol. XXIX No. 1, June 2012
  • Green Building and Risk Management, Constructive Technologies Group, Inc., January 2007
  • Ethics and the Expert Witness — When to Hang Up the Phone, Construction Claims Advisor, WPL Publications, February 2007
  • Siphon Quenches Drought, Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, August 1990

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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