Derek Graham is a seasoned construction professional who ‘came up through the ranks,’ beginning by ‘working the tools’ in his father’s woodworking shop. His years of field work experience includes private, commercial, and public construction projects, carpentry, millwork, cabinetry, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing coordination.
Mr. Graham’s decades of administrative experience includes Senior Scheduler, Chief Estimator, Senior Project Manager, and Director of Operations. While he ‘cut his teeth’ in the high-end custom residential and commercial construction industry in New York, he attended night school to work towards his Bachelor of Arts Degree in British Literature, from Hunter College, New York (1991).
In 2006 McGraw-Hill Technical Book Group published his book “Managing Residential Construction: Strategies and Solutions.” Derek has also acted as a construction defect expert witness within the construction industry on numerous defect and delay civil litigation matters.
Derek’s experience ranges from high-end residential to major commercial and educational construction projects, including: MTA Second Avenue Subway, MTA East Side Access Tunnel Project, Fulton Street Transit Center, several SUNY Stony Brook Campus projects, Four Seasons Hotel, New York, One Central Park West, NY, and 660 Park Avenue, NY.
Mr. Graham’s experience working in all facets of construction, from laborer to senior project manager in both residential and commercial construction gives him the unique ability to opine on broad aspects of a wide range of construction delays and defect cases, from both practical and theoretical perspectives, and field and administrative perspectives.
Licensing and Professional Qualifications
- OSHA 30 certified
- Construction site safety expert
- Master carpenter and woodworker
- Decades of construction administration and management experience
- Construction defect and delay expert
- Experienced, qualified expert witness