Adele Wojtowicz, PQS, FICCP, CET, Principal of ProEdge, has been active as a construction claims consultant for more than 29 of her 37-year career in the construction industry, with experience in contracts, claims and risk mitigation on major national and international projects in various sectors.
After graduating with Honors in Civil Engineering from a technical college in 1984, Adele got her start with a consulting engineering firm in northern Ontario as a contract administrator, and was active in the field on several large infrastructure projects.
She gained further field experience working for a major Canadian general contractor as an assistant site superintendent on large civil works, eventually ending up in Montreal on the James Bay Hydroelectric project. Upon leaving the general contractor’s employ, she put her field experience in contracts and project management to use as a claims analyst and consultant in Montreal where for several years she honed the craft of complex claims development and analyses of large construction project schedules, delays, earned value and labour productivity.
When the 89-km Highway 407 ETR construction project in Toronto began in 1994, Adele acted as claims manager for the joint venture responsible for the design and construction of the $1 billion project. Four years later, she formed ProEdge and for the past 23 years she has been working as an independent claims consultant on major national and international construction projects (some of which are featured on the Projects page).
Clients cover multiple sectors of the industry and mega-projects – major highways, power plants, airports, tourist attractions, hospitals, universities, high-rise commercial/residential – across many geographies including: Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Certifications and Memberships:
Professional Quantity Surveyor, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Fellow, Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners
Certified Engineering Technician, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Member, American Association of Cost Engineers