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Primary Area of Expertise

Construction and Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Hastak is the Professor and Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management as well as Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He has been involved with the construction industry for the past 30 years where he has conducted research, taught, and assisted industry in the area of construction engineering and management including scheduling, estimating, cost control, infrastructure management, risk management decision-making, warranties, construction safety, construction equipment, process improvement, modular construction, disaster risk reduction, and strategic planning. Dr. Hastak is a Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Cost Professional (CCP). As an academic, he has worked on numerous Construction Industry Institute (CII) projects over the past 25 years.
Dr. Hastak has authored over 200 publications that relate to warranties, process improvement, project controls, capital rehabilitation planning, strategic planning, and decision-making based on his work. He has co-authored a widely used book on Infrastructure Planning, Engineering, and Economics published by McGraw-Hill (2006 and 2015). He has served on the Education Board of the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) for over twelve years (2004-2016). He edited two books for AACE, the 6th edition of the Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering (2015) and the 2nd Edition of the CCP Certification Study Guide published in spring 2016.
Litigation Support - Dr. Hastak offers expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has been deposed and served as an expert witness several times in the last year. His services include case reviews, written reports, depositions, arbitrations, and trial testimony as needed.

Additional website: hastak@purdue.edu

Education & Licenses

PhD (Civil/CEM) from Purdue University; Advanced Certificates in Strategic Human Resource Management; Financial Management; Executive Leadership from Cornell University; Professional Engineer (PE); Certified Cost Professional (CCP)