Brad Wolf has over forty years of international industrial project and construction experience as an owner, supplier, and contractor in the metals and mining, oil and gas, water treatment, and power industries.
Mr. Wolf is a registered mechanical engineer (PE) with over forty years of project and construction experience as an owner, supplier, and contractor in the specifications, estimates, design, construction, and operation of complex infrastructure and heavy industrial facilities. He has developed and executed projects internationally in both the municipal and private sectors and has hands-on design and construction experience in many industries, including power generation, mining, metals, chemical/oil/gas, and water and wastewater. He is familiar with the processes, equipment, standards, contract terms, cost systems, and typical roles, responsibilities, and expectations of participants employed on industrial construction projects. At a previous firm, he was responsible for the development, design, and construction of several design/build/operate (DBO) and public–private partnership (PPP) projects.
As an expert witness, Mr. Wolf has written numerous expert reports that have helped lead to successful settlements, as well as testified in front of juries, judges, and international arbitration courts regarding construction-related issues such as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and owner standard of care, estimating and engineering issues, defective design, productivity claims, hazard and operability studies (HAZOP), commissioning, quality assurance (QA) deviations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues, schedule analysis, and damages. He has also testified on commercial transactions in the iron and steel industry. In a consulting role, he has worked with owners to improve project delivery systems and manage estimating risk. He supports bankruptcy practices to review and value industrial facilities and plants under construction.
Mr. Wolf has served as an arbitrator and as a neutral to help parties reach settlements and finalize business decisions. He has taught seminars on the iron and steel industry and effective project implementation (development, management, and controls). He was the general chairman of and continues to serve on an International Water Conference focused on power generation and industrial water treatment. Earlier in his career, he was on the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Advisory Board and on multiple engineering society boards. He has authored several papers in his career.
Mr. Wolf is recognized as a construction professional by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Expert Witnesses. WWL’s independent research process selects the most highly ranked practitioners globally for their work providing written and oral testimony in contentious proceedings. The guide includes the following quotes from their research: “delivers a well-written report and gets the work done on time,” is able “to communicate clearly and give convincing testimony,” stands out “for his attention to detail, technical expertise and commercial acumen,” and impresses with “his performance under cross-examination.”
LTV Steel Company
General manager, Engineering and Asset Management
Executive vice president
Construction Safety and Health
International Water Conference
General chairman, Executive Committee
Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania
Board of directors
Cleveland Engineers Society
Board of directors/president elect
Construction Industry Institute
Board of advisors, Research committee
American Iron and Steel Institute
Capital Effectiveness and Suppliers committees
Association of Iron and Steel Technology
Industrial Heating Equipment Association
Board of directors
US Coast Guard
Advisory panel on Hazardous Cargoes
Areas of Expertise
Executive Development Program, 2003
University of Pennsylvania
Wharton Executive Development Program, 1994
BS, Materials Engineering
Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader
Arbitration 2021 – Expert Witnesses
“Perhaps his best attribute is his ability to communicate clearly and to give convincing testimony in front of arbitrators”