Dakus Gunn has served as a consultant and testifying expert in dispute resolution for the last fifteen years. He provides expert analysis and opinions on delay analysis and damages calculations. He has extensive experience in both project scheduling, damages accounting and labor productivity analysis. He has been contracted to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, to hydroelectric plants in South America, to coal fire power plants in South Africa, to the San Diego Padres Ballpark, to an 800 acres land development in Maryland, to marine structural retro fits of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. He has worked primarily on cases involving critical path analyses, contractor terminations, subcontractor disputes, loss of productivity, differing site conditions, change order disputes, and liquidated damages for owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. He was selected to be in the Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts - Construction Quantum and Delay 2016, 2017, Economic Consulting - Quantum of Damages 2017, and in the Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2017.
Selected Project Experience
Inefficiency and damages analysis pertaining to a $1 billion expansion of an international airport in the Middle East
Delay and damages analysis, expert report and expert testimony for a $270 million, 114 MW hydroelectric plant in Guatemala under ICC Arbitration.
Damages analysis and with expert report for an $8 billion, +1,200 MW Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia.
Analysis of delays, damages and inefficiencies along with submissions of expert reports for two $5 billion, +4,750 MW Coal fire power plants in South Africa.
Expert report and testimony regarding evaluation of joint venture’s $20,000,000 in claims on Anderson Air Force Base project in Guam.
- Delay and damages analysis and expert report for engineering firm regarding the delays and impacts of contractor productivity on 8 miles of highway construction in Baton Rouge, LA.
- Expert Report and testimony regarding delay analysis on $30,000,000 Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Hattiesburg, MS project involving +10 million CY’s of earthwork over approximately 5 years.
- Expert Report and testimony regarding damages analysis on more than $25,000,000 in claims for two supercritical boiler and steam generator units with original contract value of more than $200 million
- Forensic investigations and economic analysis on individual productivity of more than 200 electricians related to trade stacking, overtime inefficiencies, shift work inefficiencies and disruptions on the San Diego Padres Ballpark in Downtown San Diego resulting in a $650,000 inefficiency claim.
- Expert witness, schedule analysis and forensic accounting of $28,000,000 worth of cost of completion resulting from termination for cause on a 700-acre land development project in Ocean City, MD.
Expert Witnesses: Construction Cases Co-Authors Philip R. Croessmann, Jeffrey E. Fuchs, Peter L. Warren, published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2013-2014
Fluent in Spanish
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Collingham Sixth Form College, London, UK 1996