Principal / Forensics Engineer

Buildings / Bridges / Marine / Foundations

Professional Engineer: New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ontario Canada

-Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Chairman of the Value Engineering Task Force (previous)
-American Society of Value Engineers (SAVE) VP of Construction -Director of Design Build (previous)
-MTA Capital Project Dispute Resolution Board Member

General Experience
Mr. Sokoloff has more than 35 years of experience in the design and construction of major projects as contractor, construction engineer, program/project manager and prime consultant on both public and private sector projects. Project types include: schools, hi-rise buildings, institutions, warehouses, special foundations, airports, marine structures, mass transit stations, bridges, site work, parks and playgrounds.

Forensics Experience
Mr. Sokoloff is the President of CTS Group which has provided support to the legal community involving NY State Labor Law and OSHA regulations. Expertise includes technical investigations, analysis, reports, code compliance evaluations, as well as testimony and expert witness in the areas of civil/structural engineering, construction accidents, material defects, construction claims and personal injury.

Value Engineering (VE)
Participated on over 150 formal VE studies.
Waste Water
Mass Transit

Contractor Clients
Mr. Sokoloff is an expert in foundations, building structures, marine and heavy construction and has provided constructability analysis, design, claims support, and construction planning to national contractors:

' Slattery (Skanska USA)   NAB
' Perini   Granite
' Perini   Spearin Preston
' Silverite   Weeks Marine
' Kiewit   Spencer White
' Halmar International   Frontier Kemper
' Urban Foundations   Terra-Drilling






Work History

Present CTS Group President
1998-99 URS Director of Special Projects
1996-98 American Consulting Engineers N.E. Regional Manager
1990-96 Stuart Engineering Associates Managing Partner
1987-90 Louis Berger Group Director of Construction/AVP
1984-87 Ammann & Whitney Senior Associate
1981-84 Mueser Rutledge Project Engineer
1977-81 Slattery Associates Engineer/Estimator


Mr. Sokoloff has provided value engineering assessments for a number of major projects in regard to geotechnical, foundation, structural, and constructability issues. Projects have included:

' Jay Street Courthouse   NYC Office of Management & Budget
' Bronx Criminal Court      NYC Office of Management & Budget
' St. George Ferry Terminal      NYC Dept. of Transportation
' Belt Parkway Bridges   NYC Dept. of Transportation
' Brooklyn Bridge   NYC DOT
' Hillview Reservoir   NYC Dept. of Env. Protection
' Rikers Island Prison      NYC Dept. of Corrections
' Queens Highway (Ottawa)   Ministry of Transportation
' East River Piers   NYC Parks Department
' Harlem River Drive   New Jersey Transit
' Hoboken Yards       New Jersey Transit
' Bergen Tunnels   New Jersey Transit
' Meadowlands Complex   New Jersey Transit












Mass Transit
Secaucus Transfer Station   New Jersey Transit
WMATA (Washington Metro)   Washington, DC
MARTA (Atlanta Metro)   Atlanta, Georgia
  -Peach Treet Station
-Five Points Station
Queens Blvd. Bridge over Sunnyside Yards   Long Island Rail Road & Amtrak
Honeywell Bridge over Sunnyside Yards   Long Island Rail Road & Amtrak
NE Extension   Seattle Sound Transit
Eglinton Extension   Toronto Transit
San Jose BART Extension   Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Flushing Elevated Viaduct   New York City Transit
BMT Line on the Williamsburg Bridge   New York City Transit
Union Square Station   New York City Transit
Cortelyou Bridge   New York City Transit
Yankee Stadium Station   Metro-North Railroad
Highbridge Yards   Metro-North Railroad
Tappan Zee Bridge   Metro-North Railroad
Verrazano Narrows Bridge   NYC Dept. of Transportation
Whitestone Bridge   NYC Dept. of Transportation
Brooklyn Bridge   NYC Dept. of Transportation
Wisconsin High Speed Rail   Wisconsin DOT






ConEdison 14th St. Plant   ConEdison
Buckingham Towers, NJ   Inerstate Industrial Corporation
Baruch College, NY   Dormitory Authority of New York
42nd Street Library   New York City
Modular Classroom Design/Build, NY   NYC School of Construction Authority
Curtis High School, NY   NYC School of Construction Authority
Lehman High School, NY   NYC School of Construction Authority
PS 186, NY   NYC School of Construction Authority
Brooklyn Development Center   NYS Facilities Dev't Corporation
Creedmore Psychiatric Ctr.   NYS Facilities Dev't Corporation

Marine Waterfront

' Howland Piers   Port Authority NY/NJ
' Whitehall Ferry   NYC DOT
' St. George Ferry   NYC DOT
' East River Platforms   NYC Dept. of Parks and Rec.
' Bayside Marina   NYC Dept. of Parks and Rec.
'' Queens Way Waterfront Development   NYC EDC
' Tappan Zee Bridge Main Piers   NYS Thruway Authority


Verrazano-Narrows Bridge MTA Bridges & Tunnels
Whitestone Bridge MTA Bridges & Tunnels
Throgs Neck Bridge MTA Bridges & Tunnels
Williamsburg Bridge NYC DOT / NYS DOT
Brooklyn Bridge NYC DOT
Eight Bridges Project NYS DOT
  -Route 25 over William Floyd Parkway
-Central Avenue over Route 135
-Route 231 & LIRR
-Vanderbilt Parkway over -Sagtikos Parkway
-Carl Straight Path
-Patchogue-Holbrook Road over LIE
19 Bridges Project NYS DOT
5 Bridges Project at Grand Central & Van Wyck NYS DOT
Hackensack River Network Arch Bridges NJ DOT
RT 10 Highway & Bridges Michigan DOT
Fox River Bridge Illinois DOT