Richard Roy is the Principal Consultant at Roy & Associates. He is an expert in what construction contracts require of all parties. He is a specialist in resolving construction claims and
disputes. He is an Expert Witness, Mediator, Arbitrator and Forensic
Engineering Consultant. Mr. Roy is a Registered Professional Engineer with
a degree from TulaneUniversity earned in
1966. He has more than 45 years experience in the public and private sectors of the construction industry.
Engineer - Contractor
As an Engineer in construction management, he has
worked as the owner's representative, as a general contractor and as a
subcontractor. As a Contractor, he has been an estimator, a purchasing
agent, a cost engineer, a scheduling engineer, a safety engineer, a field
engineer, an office manager, a superintendent, an office engineer, a
project manager, a manager of construction and a construction company owner
on numerous construction projects.
The types of projects Mr. Roy has managed include Heavy and Light
Industrial Plants; Chemical and Petrochemical Plants; Water and Sewage
Treatment Plants; Underground Piping, Utilities and Structures; Foundations;
Heavy Commercial and InstitutionalBuildings and
Structures; Nuclear and Fossil Fueled Power Plants; Bridges; Highways; and,
Mr. Roy is also an attorney with a degree from TulaneLawSchool earned in
1981. He specializes in the area of construction dispute resolution. As a
member of the American Arbitration Association he has arbitrated and
mediated over 150 disputes, resolving hundreds of millions of dollars in
claims. He has both chaired and served on Disputes Review Board panels. He has been an Expert
Witness in dozens of construction litigation cases. He has testified on
behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. His clients have included Public
and Private Owners, Sureties, Designers, General Contractors,
Subcontractors, Fabricators and Suppliers. The disputes have ranged in
value from several hundred thousand to billions of dollars.
Mr. Roy is a certified mediator, arbitrator, project neutral, third
party facilitator and sometimes serves as an advisor to parties who are
involved in the resolution of a construction dispute through negotiation,
but whose process has become stagnant due to the unrealistic expectations
of one or more of the parties. In such cases, Mr. Roy can bring a fresh and
unbiased approach to the situation resulting in a more productive and
realistic continuation of the resolution process. This kind of intervention
has broken stalemates in the past which have resulted in acceptable
What We Do
Mr. Roy can assist attorneys and their clients in the evaluation of
liability issues and their associated damages. He can determine the cause
and financial impact of cost and schedule overruns, productivity loss,
project interference and project disruption. He can help with all phases of
discovery, witness identification and preparation, document organization
and control, exhibit preparation, trial assistance and testimony.
Mr. Roy has only one rate for consulting, claim analysis, testimony,
arbitration or mediation. He charges $325.00 per hour. All expenses are
billed at cost. There is no charge for consulting with a potential client
until such time as it is decided that there is an agreement to retain Mr.
Roy's services. Payment for such services is due within 30 days of billing.
Any disputes in connection with Mr. Roy's services are resolved through
binding arbitration, unless otherwise agreed.
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