For over 50 years, John Reilly has worked on a multitude of projects including large, complex infrastructure programs, highways, transit systems, airports, cities, vehicle manufacturing, buildings and underground facilities.

Services include management, strategic and organizational planning, partnering, team-building and team-alignment, disputes resolution boards, expert and peer review panels, strategic advisory panels, management oversight and management assistance, contracting and delivery methods, risk workshops, risk identification and risk response and probabilistic cost estimating (WSDOT CEVP® process).

John was President of the American Underground Construction Association (1999-2001) and Chair of two International Tunneling Association Working Groups – No. 20 “Urban Problems – Underground Solutions” and No. 13 “Direct and Indirect Benefits of Underground Structures.” He is a Charter Member of the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation.

Megaprojects, Lessons-learned, 50 years.

John’s paper summarizing megaprojects he has worked on over the last 50 years, with lessons-learned, is published in the Proceedings of the 2016 World Tunnel Conference, San Francisco.
You can download the article by clicking here.

Risk, correlations and dependencies, 2016. 

This paper, presented at the World Tunnel Conference 2016 in San Francisco, advances risk identification and management techniques. With with co-authors Alfred Moergeli (Switzerland) and Philip Sander (Austria).
You can download the article by clicking here.

Reilly interview on Risk, January 2016

John was interviewed by the Austrian construction magazine “Bauaktuell” for his perspective on risk in construction.
You can download the article by clicking here.



Risk-Cost Papers & Presentations, 2015

John with co-authors Alfred Moergeli (Switzerland) and Philip Sander (Austria) has written papers on probabilistic cost-risk estimating and risk management, presented at the ITA Conference in Dubrovnik (May) and RETC New Orleans (June). [ Click here to download the ITA paper. ] and the RETC presentation [ Click here to download the RETC presentation. ]

Previously: Keynote Presentations, 2013

John presented strategies on the development, implementation, management and contracting of megaprojects, considering cost and risk, with US and International examples, at the Fox conference in New York, (January – Part 1) and the Cutting Edge conference in Seattle (November – Part 2). You can download these presentations thru the following links:

  1.  NY – Management of Megaprojects, issues, strategies, cost issues, cost and risk management, contracting and delivery [ Click here to read the presentation. ]
  2. Seattle – Alternative contracting and delivery for Megaprojects – their characteristics, summary of contracting methods (US and International), new initiatives, case studies and examples
    [ Click here to read the presentation. ]

John has authored over 80 papers in the areas of management, policy, strategies, contracting and delivery methods, risk and risk management, and the link between cost and risk.

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