Michael Ruth | U.S. Green Building Council
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Michael Ruth

  • AP-Homes Certified
  • AP-BDC Certified
Timonium, MD

Mr. Ruth has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial construction
industry providing cost estimating, valued engineering, claims analysis,
scheduling and commissioning. He utilizes his cost estimating expertise for a
variety of clients including: general contractors, consulting firms,
commercial property owners, government agencies, architects, engineers,
attorneys and arbitrators. Mr. Ruth matches his exceptional technical
background with his masters in computer science, to provide detailed and
accurate project controls including: Budget Setting, cost estimates at all
stages of design, change order reviews, change order negotiations (saved
Government over 6 million in one change order), representing the owner as
expert witness, constructibility reviews and CPM schedule updates. Utilizing
state of the art software as well as a series of checks and balances, Mr.
Ruth designs cost reports and sophisticated spreadsheet estimates for his
clients. To ensure the most intricate details are evaluated Mr. Ruth reviews
his past cost estimating records for validation. As a commissioning agent for
mechanical and plumbing systems, Mr. Ruth provides full reports for his
submittal reviews, engineer discussions and on-site inspections during the
construction phase. With the technical background, (Masters in Computer
Science), Mr. Ruth is proficient in Project Time and Costs’ MCACES Second
Generation: MII, The Gordian Group’s RS Means (Online and Costworks),
Innovaya (BIM cost estimating tool), PACES, Planswift, Bluebeam and Oncenter
Onscreen Takeoff.