Gaines Redd is a Scheduling Consultant in Draper & Associates’ (Draper) Atlanta office. As a member of the firm’s Construction Services Division, he provides construction scheduling, construction management, project management and claims analysis services. He joined Draper in April 2001 and has been serving in a variety of vital functions involved with clients in public housing, infrastructure improvements, and commercial development.
Mr. Redd has a strong construction project management background and brings excellent planning, budgeting, communication, and contract administration skills, which make him extremely effective as an owner’s representative overseeing third party vendors delivering construction management, maintenance, capital improvement, and other specialized services.
Mr. Redd is currently providing computerized schedule services on Draper’s Atlanta Falcons Stadium engagement. As a schedule consultant to the senior lead consultant, Mr. Redd is responsible for schedule management support through the conversion of Overall Project Schedules into P6 or Microsoft Project schedules, as well as, creation of 4D Models for Owner / Contractor review and analysis.
In addition, Mr. Redd is providing schedule management and project control support on Draper’s Crescent Howell Mill engagement; a luxury apartment community in Atlanta.
In addition to his schedule and project management work, Mr. Redd has acquired extensive experience in claims analysis. His responsibilities have included providing claims support on the development and maintenance of various databases for document review, data collection and the development of as-planned and as-built schedules that have been utilized in the analysis of relevant issues concerning specific claims.
Prior to joining Draper’s Construction Services Division, Mr. Redd spent 10 years on assignment at the firm’s Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA). He provided public housing operations oversight, including performance tracking, feedback, and technical assistance for issue resolution, to one of AHA’s third-party vendors responsible for property management services for approximately one third of the 6,300+ units in the AHA Affordable Housing portfolio. He oversees the vendor’s execution of capital improvement projects, including the monitoring of vendor procurement, administering construction contracts, performing quality assurance inspections of work completed, and reviewing/ approving pay applications.
Mr. Redd came to the AHA assignment with prior public housing authority experience, having worked for sixteen months at the Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) as a member of the Draper team that facilitated the procurement and execution of more than 45 design and construction projects, worth over $24 million. That team introduced rigorous procurement and contract administration procedures as well as disciplined project management practices into the Memphis Operation. These efforts eliminated the MHA’s backlog of capital improvement projects, corrected all HUD findings against the MHA Modernization Program, and contributed significantly to the decision by HUD to remove the MHA from its list of “troubled” authorities.