Wayne Kalayjian has provided analytical expertise for complex capital improvement programs worldwide for more than 35 years. He specializes in standard of care, best industry practices, program management systems and controls, and fraud investigations. Mr. Kalayjian’s consulting work includes financial damage analytics, forensic accounting, root-cause analytics, environmental risk remediation, cost estimating, quantum and damages analysis, dispute resolution, litigation support, and expert testimony.
Mr. Kalayjian has hands-on experience in the design, construction, and oversight of projects in the energy, power, technology, transportation, water, higher education, military, institutional, manufacturing, healthcare, and gaming sectors. He brings clients first-hand insight into why construction projects succeed, how they fail, powerful ways to translate complicated technical issues into plain English, and other lessons learned.
In addition, Mr. Kalayjian regularly lectures at the University of Southern California and is a Technical Expert for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and its Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. He is a senior advisor for a private equity fund in Manhattan and a board member for a mid-sized engineering company in South Florida, where he provides operational guidance. He has provided expert testimony in Federal and State courts across the United States.
While earning an MS degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Kalayjian studied and wrote about “Skyscraper Technology in Manhattan: 1930 to 1990” for his research thesis. He was also part of the construction team that moved a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod National Seashore in 1995, and his engineering drawings are on display at the Highland Light Museum. He is the author of “Saving Michelangelo’s Dome” and has lectured on construction, engineering, seismic risk, and fraud mitigation at conferences and universities around the United States.