Richard C. Witters, P.E. – President

EDUCATION

Masters, City and Regional Planning                                                      The Catholic University of America,                                                                                                                                               Washington, DC – 1976

B.S., Civil Engineering                                                                                      United States Air Force Academy,                                                                                                                                                Colorado Springs, CO 1972

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction Specifications Institute
National Society of Professional Engineers

LICENSING

Registered Professional Engineer
District of Columbia – #9455 Issued 1992
Virginia – #9771 Issued 1977
Colorado – #14485 Issued 1976

Certified Expert Witness – Cook County Circuit Court – 1995 Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth L. Gillis – LaSalle National Bank  vs.  Skidmore Owings Merrill, Tishman Construction Co., et al.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Witters & Bank, Inc.                                                                                                                            1996-Present

President/Owner

General contractor/construction manager and owner representation completing interior renovations and light structural modifications for office, retail and residential projects.  Work involves the project management of lump sum projects, negotiated projects, design/build with activities including estimating, bidding, contract negotiations, award, scheduling, construction management and cost accounting.

Joseph  P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc./Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.,

Vice President/Property Manager/Construction Manager                                                     1989-1996

Managed design and construction of the 575,000 sf Washington Office Center in Washington, DC. at a cost of $62,000,000; supervised design and construction of tenant fit out of building; managed leasing, operations and tenant construction for all Washington D.C. properties.

Engineering Projects Director                                                                                                              1985-1989

Directed $100,000,000+ renovation of the 4.2 MSF Merchandise Mart, and the 1.8 MSF Apparel Center in Chicago, IL including new roofing, windows, HVAC, plumbing, elevators, electrical, addition of a pedestrian bridge; designed and installed world’s largest thermal ice storage cooling system; estimated budget; selected architects and engineers; supervised design, bidding, award, contract negotiation, scheduling, construction and cost accounting.

Construction Manager                                                                        “““““““                1981-1985

Managed and supervised design and construction of the $25,000,000 conversion of an abandoned warehouse into the 400,000 sf Washington Design Center; supervised design and build-out of 114 display showrooms.

American Arbitration Association                                                                                                           1986-2001

Arbitrator

Served as a construction arbitrator on multiple construction cases, both as a single arbitrator and on arbitration panels.

Boeing Engineering and Construction Company,

Bellevue, WA                                                                                                                                                    1980-1981

Construction Manager

Managed fast track construction of the earthquake proof Boeing Computer Services Computer Facility in Bellevue, Washington including construction of a 200,000 SF computer building, 100,000 SF office building, emergency generator facility and power substation; completed at a cost of $50,000,000.

Frank Briscoe Construction Company

Washington, DC                                                                                                                                              1979-1980

Project Engineer/Manager

Managed the completion of construction of a computer facility and office building for Boeing Computer Services in Vienna, Virginia; participated on the bid team and negotiation of several projects.

Walter L. Phillips, Inc.,

Falls Church, VA                                                                                                                                               1977-1979

Design Civil Engineer

Conceived, designed and monitored layout and construction of site plans and site development for commercial and institutional facilities and housing subdivisions in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

United States Air Force

Washington, DC                                                                                                                                              1972-1977

Base Architect/Master Planner

Coordinated the design and construction of $60,000,000 of buildings and housing units, planning and congressional approval of a base master plan and support facilities at Bolling AFB; coordinated activities with Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Headquarters USAF.