Name: Mark Nagata
Job Title: Managing director, co-owner
Firm Name and Location: Trauner Consulting Services, Philadelphia
Age: 35
Professional Credentials: PSP
Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania

Youngest of three primary owners of the claim analysis and scheduling firm. Started in 2000 as staff consultant, director in 2005, managing director, 2008.

One of firm’s top producers, billing more than 2,000 hours to date.

Certified Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP), Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI).

Certified Construction Documents Technologist, Construction Specifications Institute.

Certified National Highway Institute instructor; in 2011, won NHI’s Instructor Excellence Award, which recognizes top-notch training instructors.


Co-author, Construction Delays: Understanding Them Clearly, Analyzing Them Correctly (May 2009).

Contributing author, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis.

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Delaware Valley Chapter of AACEI.

Off the Clock:

Favorite reads: A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving).

Favorite food: Loco Moco from Rainbow Drive-in, Honolulu—white rice topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and brown gravy.

Secret Life:

Attended college on baseball scholarship; batted .481 during junior year (team highest).


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