Founder/Managing Member, The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC (1997-Present)

Over the last 40+ years, Mr. Holloway has worked on a wide range of engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and construction projects, both in the U.S. and abroad, with an aggregate value of over $50 billion. From 1974 to 1984, he worked on a series of large industrial projects, first with Fluor Corp., and then with M.W. Kellogg (KBR), Bechtel Power, Fluor Mining & Metals and ARAMCO, where he has progressed through positions in project controls, project engineering and project management. From 1985 to 1990, he worked for Heery Program Management and Stolte, Inc. in construction management and general contracting on a wide variety of commercial projects across the U.S.

His experience as construction adviser, consultant and expert witness began in 1990 with Kellogg Corp. and, following the Kellogg/Peterson merger, was a Partner and Vice President in Peterson Consulting’s (now Navigant’s) multi-practice area Denver office. He left Navigant in 1997 to form The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC (Holloway) to provide advisory, consulting and expert witness services in construction disputes and claims; construction defects; GC/CM standard of care; design professional liability and standard of care; construction insurance defense; surety claims; cost audits and accounting; government contract disputes; construction advisory services, and other related matters.

Holloway’s consulting clients have included Kiewit, Turner, PCL, Washington Group, ch2m, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J.A. Jones, Bovis, Hensel Phelps, Jacobs, BASF, East West Partners, Intrawest, Vail Resorts, University of Colorado, Rutgers University, AIG, CNA, Zurich, Travelers and numerous other construction industry entities.

Mr. Holloway has consulted on 250+ contract disputes wherein he analyzed entitlement, causation and/or damages issues. He has participated in numerous settlement conferences and mediation; provided fact and expert witness testimony in arbitration and litigation; and has been qualified and accepted as an expert in numerous technical areas before various courts and panels.

He has served as a private mediator and arbiter, and has lectured and spoken before the AGC, ABC, CLE, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Construction Superconference and other industry groups on engineering, construction, contracts, financial and disputes topics.

Mr. Holloway is regarded by many in the construction industry as one of our nation’s leading entitlement/causation/damages experts.


Bachelor of Science, Building Construction, Northeast Louisiana University (now, University of Louisiana – Monroe), 1973;

California General Contractor’s License

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Byrum C. Lee

Principal Consultant, The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC, 2015-Present


After over 40 years of successful construction law practice, Byrum decided to leave the practice of law, place all of his multi-jurisdictional licenses on inactive status, and devote his time to construction consulting/expert services as a Principal Consultant at The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC. Irrespective of the area of construction expertise involved, Byrum, delves deeply into the technical aspects, identifies applicable contractual and performance standards, and efficiently establishes the causal relationships between key events and the damages claimed. Combined with a legal background honed in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a major developer, Byrum’s superior command of architectural/engineering/construction issues gained through hundreds of previous matters now benefits both Counsel (typically our Client of Record) and the Client of Interest.


Having worked on over 500 design/construction contract disputes, Byrum has advanced knowledge of all aspects of design and construction on projects including virtually every type of horizontal and vertical construction and with project delivery methods from traditional design-bid-build to a variety of integrated project delivery methodologies on both private sector and public projects. Sample areas of technical exposure and experience include:

-Highway, bridge, and airport runway failures involving both asphalt and concrete construction.

-Dam, tunnel, and mining issues including clay core dam failures, concrete surface failures, tunnel collapse and repair, rock bolting technology, surface mine faulting and slope failures, fugitive dust and other air, water pollution and environmental issues including surface and underground pollution plumes.

-Industrial and plant processing defects and failures including delays, cost overruns, failure to meet performance specifications, process failures including inability to scale bench test success to production levels, with major projects in food processing, ethanol production, plastics, medical devices, and more.

-Geotechnical and soils related issues including expansive clays, hydrocompaction issues, collapsible soils, pier uplift and failure, heaving and cracked flatwork, foundation settlement and foundation heave.

-Civil and site issues including drainage issues, survey and boundary disputes.

-Delay, liquidated damages, extras and lost productivity claims on a wide variety of projects in both the private and public sector; liens, terminations, and bankruptcy.

-Type 1 and Type 2 changed conditions; OSHA and ADA violations, architectural copyright and patent infringement prosecution and defense.

-Defective design and/or construction of foundations, slabs, structural elements, masonry veneer and curtain wall systems, window and door assemblies, mechanical and electrical systems, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, vertical transportation systems, sound attenuation and sound transmission issues, a wide variety of roofing systems, and more.

-Energy plants and energy transmission, oil and gas plants and transmission, and ethanol production from corn solids.


Proven construction industry analyst, expert, and consultant; effective and skilled writer and accomplished public speaker. Author and editor of three chapters in the Colorado Practitioner’s Guide to Construction Law. Honored by CLE International as one of its Top Ten Seminar presenters. Recognized mediation skills and member of the AAA Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals. Repeatedly named by US News and World Reports as a Best Tier One Lawyer Practicing in the Area of Construction Law. Construction “Super Lawyer”, ACEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Profession, Board Member Architect’s Advisory Council.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Tech University, 1968
Juris Doctorate, Texas Tech University, 1973
With USAF, 1968-1971
USACE Scheduling School, Ft. Belvoir VA, 1990
Multiple ADR Mediation and Arbitration seminar courses 1980-2000.

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Martin J. Cuerdon


Executive Consultant

B.S. Mechanical Engineering. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1971

Graduate Mechanical and Nuclear Coursework. Northeastern University, 1973-1975

M.B.A. University of Colorado Denver, 1981

Alternative Dispute Resolution Post Graduate Certificate, University of Denver, 2003

Mr. Cuerdon has over 35 years of consulting experience dealing with engineering, design, construction, OEM contract compliance, fire and property damage insurance contract casualty and business interruption analysis. His experience includes entitlement and liability analysis, cause and effect identification, engineering/design errors and omissions, damages, and expert testimony. Prior to Mr. Cuerdon’s consulting experience, he worked as a project manager and contract administrator for a national electrical/mechanical specialty contractor, a Manager of Planning & Scheduling for a major EPC firm, and a Test Engineer for an Experimental Mechanics Consulting firm. Mr. Cuerdon has experience in CPM Scheduling, Estimating, Project Management, Contract Administration, Project Controls, Proposal Preparation, Claims Development and Presentation. His project experience includes all forms of electrical power plants, refineries, hotels, schools, National Defense Projects, Federal Courthouse projects, Sports Stadiums, condominiums, commercial facilities, landscape architecture projects, airports, dams, heavy civil works, custom homes.

Gary F. Turk


Executive Consultant

B.S., Building Construction, Almeda University, 1971

M.B.A., Almeda University, 2002

Nevada General Contractor’s License (currently inactive)

Utah General Contractor’s License (currently inactive)

Over the past 40 years Mr. Turk has gained significant construction industry experience in operations and division management roles in U.S. and foreign projects, including program management; project management; contract administration; and project engineering involving a wide range of public and private projects and contracting techniques, including Design/Build, PM/CM, CM at risk, GMAX, and lump sum construction at risk.


Principal Consultant

B.S., Accounting, University of Denver 1969

M.B.A., Finance, University of California, Berkeley, 1971

Mr. Dowling has over 40 years of consulting experience dealing with construction, development, and lost profits claims. His claims experience includes entitlement and liability analysis, cause/effect identification, damages analysis, and expert testimony. Prior to entering claims consulting, Mr. Dowling performed chief financial officer and general management functions for companies in growth and turnaround situations. These included marketing, product development, distribution, manufacturing, financial planning, merger and acquisition, and private and public financing. He has been a principal and chief financial officer in firms involved in the development, construction and operation of residential, commercial, and retail projects.


Principal Consultant, Holloway Consulting Group, LLC


Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, 1995
Masters of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, 2000


Colorado Licensed Architect #400584


American Institute of Architects, Member #38196737
International Code Council, Member #8247910
American Bar Association Associate Member, Member #02243855

Ms. Alie has 19 years of experience providing exceptional project management, construction documentation, contract administration, and quality control services on a wide variety of project types. She has been a registered architect in the State of Colorado for over 9 years and has experience overseeing the Design and Contract Administration process on nearly $500 million dollars worth of construction. She has extensive experience in multi-family, mixed use, and hospitality projects across the state, throughout the nation, and internationally. Throughout Ms. Alie’s career she has developed an expertise in evaluating design, construction, schedule, and code related issues. Her many years of working on mountain resort projects, provides an in-depth understanding of the unique demands and challenges of mountain design and construction.

Ms. Alie has worked to analyze and resolve (approve or deny) hundreds of change requests from contractors on the projects mentioned above. In addition, she has been involved with the analysis and resolution of several large contractor claims.


Principal Consultant, Holloway Consulting Group, LLC

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University,1986


State of Colorado P.E. No. 28309

State of Wyoming P.E. No. 11027 State of California P.E. No. M31575 (inactive status)

State of Idaho P.E. No. 12120 (inactive status)

State of Montana P.E. No. 17778 (inactive status)

State of New Jersey P.E. No. GE38195 (inactive status)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania P.E. No. 44974-R (inactive status)

NCEES No. 19601


Executive Consultant, Holloway Consulting Group, LLC

B.S., Engineering, Colorado State University

M.S., Engineering, Colorado State University

Fred has 23 years of executive level management experience in general contracting for large commercial projects at Turner Construction and Pepper Construction. Additionally, he has 20 years experience as owner’s representative in hospitality, retail, commercial, tenant development, and luxury resort condominium development. His experience includes project management, recruitment of design professionals and general contractors, contract negotiation, proforma development, estimating, purchasing, budget control, contract administration, field supervision, operations management, development of management systems to monitor and control construction schedules, profit/loss accountability, change order analysis, dispute resolution, and implementation of recovery schedules.

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