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Management Team

Tucker Elliott

Tucker Elliott's Career Highlights

Principal and Vice President, CM-BIM    VN Services Inc., 1998 - Present

Contact Tucker Elliott:
( 440) 729-0514, ext. 25

Mr. Elliott provides expertise and standardized service offerings as well as client and project-specific customized services to address individual client's priorities and risk tolerance. He also oversees the activities of the Project Delay & Cost Analysis group including:

  • Delay and claims analysis (both assertive and defensive) from preparation through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation
  • Provides neutral services, including Dispute Resolution Boards, for facilitation of issues while projects are underway to help maintain progress and the smooth functioning of project management teams
  • Project management consulting / owner's representation services to improve the processes being used on projects to reduce the risk of disputes; this includes the regular review of project documentation, attendance at meetings, and production of periodic project status reports
  • Organization and analysis of project documentation
  • Collection and analysis of project labor and financial records
  • Overseeing preparation of claim exhibits such as Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules, spreadsheets, charts, and project documents
  • Expert Witness, advocate and advisor in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation
  • Management of BIM (Building Information Model) processes
  • Teaches workshops and trainings
  • Mr. Elliott is a partner at VN Services and has management responsibilities for both VN Services and VN International.

Morrison Knudsen Corporation      Toledo, Ohio 1988 - 1998
Senior Project Controls Engineer

  • Coordinator of planning for the Eastern Region Environmental and Government Groups
  • In-house consultant for project planning and scheduling
  • Provided scheduling support for project proposals including acquisition of a security clearance for proposed work with the U.S. Department of State
  • Sent to various field locations encountering problems with project controls requirements
  • Organized project controls resources to support environmental cleanup projects in the U.S. for the Navy South Div Program 
  • Liaison with the Navy South Div Program Management Office and collected progress data from offices/sites on U.S. Navy bases 
  • Provided pre-project planning for Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Stabilization Project
  • Provided planning and tracking services for demilitarization projects in Ukraine including the destruction of nuclear missiles
  • Project Controls for MK's construction planning of the Westinghouse AP600 Advanced Light Water Reactor Project
  • Co-authored a "Scheduling Principles and Guidelines"
  • Supervisor of Project Planning for the MK/DuPont partnership Sigma Group; responsibilities included scheduling of all engineering projects, management of a sophisticated drawing control system for tracking all drawings, and providing scheduling interface with owner and construction teams

Cleveland State University       Cleveland, Ohio  1985 - 1988
Research Assistant

  • Provided qualitative and statistical analysis of survey data for the Northeast Ohio Center for the Advancement of Labor/Management Cooperation 
  • Assisted with research questionnaire design, analysis, report writing, and case studies 
  • Published and edited articles in the NOCALMC Newsletter

Gilbane Building Company      Cleveland, Ohio  1984 - 1985
Senior Scheduling Engineer

  • Responsible for project scheduling and coordination on a $400 million plant modernization for General Motors and two other smaller projects for GM
  • Provided cash flow curves, staffing plans, trend analyses, ran weekly status meetings with the client, and assisted in monthly report writing
  • Assisted in employee hiring, training and appraisals           
  • Helped develop use of personal computer technology for project management functions in field locations
  • Beta tested Primavera Project Planner

Davy McKee Corporation      Cleveland, Ohio  1980 - 1984
Project Planner and Scheduler

  • Duties included engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project planning and monitoring; responsible for creation and maintenance of detailed project schedules for active projects as well as producing schedules and manpower studies for proposed projects
  • Worked on a variety of projects (all over $100 million) primarily in the petrochemical and metals industries
  • One year assignment to a $6 billion petrochemical plant in Sumatra, Indonesia that included chemical plant facilities, shipping facilities, 2 villages, 1 school, and 1 health clinic


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
  • Area of Concentration: engineering construction management, methods improvement, estimating & project controls

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Graduate courses in Consumer / Industrial  Research Psychology 

Continuing Education and Seminars:

  • AGC Certification for Management of Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • DRBF Dispute Review Board Training
  • CDRS Arbitration Training
  • Construction Law: Contracts to Claims
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Top Gun
  • Record Retention in the Electronic Age
  • AIA Documents
  • Measuring Inefficiency on a Construction Project
  • Project Management Certificate Program - Dr. H. Kerzner
  • Project Management Institute Seminar/Symposium
  • John S. Childers Continuous Improvement Seminar
  • Principles of Project Management

Professional Affiliations

  • Dispute Review Board Foundation: Current
  • Construction Owners of America Association
  • American Bar Association - Associate Member: Current
  • Project Management Institute (PMI): Current
  • Cleveland Engineering Society: Current
  • Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania: 1999 - 2007
  • International Project Management Association: 1995 – 1998


  • Co-authored "Scheduling Principles and Guidelines"
    "Why Push Paper?" - BX Magazine

Job Listing Highlights






Baghdad Police College Air Force Center of Engineering Claims assertion for new $14 million police training center Iraq
Cleveland State University Administration Bldg. Cleveland State University Claims assertion for renovation of existing building, new annex and new building OH
One World Trade Center Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Claim assertion for all verticle structural concrete and structural slabs for new Freedom Tower. NY
Palmolive Landmark Building Residence Palmolive Tower Condominiums LLC Claim assertion for $50 million conversion of office building to condominiums
Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation New $634million heart center claim assertion. OH
Lansing Delta Twp. Assembly General Motors Corporation Claim assertion for steel erection & conveyor installation project MI
Chicago Housing Authority Chicago Housing Authority Claim defense for public housing development IL
Hudson, First and Main Village of Hudson Dispute resolution for $12 million downtown revitalization project OH
Midway Airport Terminal Expansion Chicago Department of Aviation Claim assertion for new terminal building at Midway Airport IL
High School Expansion Garfield Heights City Schools Neutral services for new high school building OH
Lyon Oaks County Park Oakland County Parks & Recreation New golf course clubhouse claim assertion MI
Townplace Suites & Residence Inn Marriott International Corp Claim defense for new Marriott hotel. OH
Ford Field Stadium Bid Package 6A Hammes Co. and the Ford Motor Company Contractor's representative services for new $430 million football stadium for the Detroit Lions. MI
17 Mile Rd., Drain & Branches Macomb County Drainage Bd. Claim defense for Macomb County project MI
Detroit Service Center Blue Cross Blue Shield Claim assertion for new building for Blue Cross/Blue Shield MI
Navy SouthDiv ERAC - Charleston US Navy SouthDiv. Program management for Navy SouthDiv ERAC projects SC
AP600 Advanced Lt. Water Reactor Westinghouse Electric Construction planning for advanced, nuclear power plant PA
Plaju Aromatics Center Pertamina (Indonesian State Oil Company) Scheduling of $6 billion addition of PTA plant, ship loading & infrastructure for existing facility Indonesia
GMAD Willow Run General Motors Corporation Schedule for $80 million modernization of GM auto assembly plant MI
Chernobyl Unit 4 Bldg. Stabilization Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Scoping/planning structural investigation and stabilization design Ukraine

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