Construction Strategies

Construction Strategies

Sanford Loy CCM, MSCE, BArch

601 Reliability Circle Knoxville, TN 37932

About the Expert

With his extensive experience in virtually every aspect of construction Mr. Loy provides claims analysis/rebuttal/preparation & expert testimony for insurance cos.,sureties, lawyers & others. He serves both plaintiffs and defendants. With experience as an owner's rep, construction manager, project manager and design-builder he can relate to any situation and quickly determine the optimum approach or tact to best understand the problem being arbitrated, mediated or litigated to achieve the desired result.

Areas of Expertise

  • Concrete / Cement Technology
  • Construction Claims
  • Design-Build

Expert's Profile

I have over 40 years experience in the construction industry..with Degrees in Architecture and Engineering as well as being a Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

My experience spans virtually every type of building and design process known to man. My strength centers on my understanding of the dynamics and interactions of the multitude of various trades and professions unique to every building project. Whether CM at risk, CM agency, Design-build, or Design-bid-build, I have been on all sides of the ball.

Understanding the parameters of your specific building project and your case needs allows me to address those needs efficiently, accurately and successfully. I evaluate and "see the big picture" of how the conflicts requiring investigation were initially born and then how subsequent events, or the lack of, escalated to result in your claim, conflict or litigation.

I focus on presenting the information supporting my findings and your case needs in a professional yet simple manner which can be understood by a lay person and/or jury.

Attorneys have commented that my ability to provide them with the information they need in a format they can understand, use, articulate and present as being uncanny. I have often been asked if I am an attorney as well. When I am on your team I do the hard work for you and hand it to you in a well organized, easily searchable format.

Having been a teacher of many of the principles and processes used in the industry I know how to explain the difficult technical aspects of the information and analysis in a way which makes the facts understandable and believable to the people who need to grasp the facts. Whether it is opposing counsel, insurance company a judge or a jury.

The following is a brief description of my experience:

I worked my way through college receiving my Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1976, with Honors, and immediately went to work for TVA as a structural engineer in the nuclear design program. I went to Graduate school at night and received my Masters degree in Civil Engineering in 1982. Prior to leaving TVA in 1984 I had advanced to the position of Director of Engineering Services.

I served as a Regional Engineer for the American Institute of Steel Construction for 2 years and as DIrector of Construction and Development for Belz Enterprises, the largest development company in Tennessee, for two years before I went into business for myself in 1988.

I founded Construction Plus Inc. (CPI) in 1988 based upon principle centered leadership and currently serve as the President and CEO.

CPI has won local, regional and national awards for design, cost, innovation, leadership, growth, business excellence and safety.

I have successfully managed the completion of over a Billion dollars of construction.

I look forward to hearing from you to see if I may be of service for you and your clients.

Personal Achievements


  • Bachelor of Architecture, with Honors, Univ. of TN 1976
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Univ. of TN 1982


  • Licensed Commercial/Industrial General Contractor in Tennessee, unlimited in size.
  • International Certification: Certifed Construction Manager by CMAA, CCM#1432, ANSI accredited.

Special Training

  • Many CEU accredited courses in Civil engineering, business and construction, see PDF of CV for list




  • 2019 Inc. 5000 designated company
  • One of ten most fascinating people in Knox County
  • National Blue Ribbon Award Small Business Excellance, US COC
  • Pinnacle Award, Small Business Excellance, Knoxville Chamber
  • EXCEL Award, for growth and leadership
  • Enterpriser Award for entrepenuership
  • 3 TSBA School of the year awards for design and cost
  • Multiple ABC Safety awards
  • Multiple Project of Distinction Awards


  • Multiple articles on Construction management, Design-build, Construction project management. See LinkedIn page for publication links
  • Multiple article series on School Costs in East Tennessee, 2010-11, Knoxville Focus
  • Insidious Invader, Mold the new asbestos, Knoxville News Sentinel, 2008
  • CM Methodologies impact dollars spent and lost, 2011

Prior assignments

  • Successfully Mediated settlement for TN School system as plaintiff for corrective work postulated by default of a prime contractor.
  • Successfully Mediated settlement/bond claim for Greene County TN Schools as plaintiff for corrective work postulated by default of a prime contractor.
  • Consultant for private client as plaintiff to establish work required to correct drainage issues at apartment complex. I developed the scope of work and provided the cost estimate of the corrective work. This case is in litigation..
  • Consultant for private client as defendant for cost of remediation of industrial concrete slab failure including investigation into cause of failure. Case successfully resolved.
  • Expert witness and opinion for private client as defendant for concrete slab failure, case resolved successfully.
  • Expert witness for private client as plaintiff concerning code issues and cost of remediation for defective HVAC installation in apartment complex, resolved successfully.
  • Expert witness for defendant in ladder fall case involving ladder jacks/OSHA violations, case resolved in mediation successfully.
  • Expert witness and consultant for plaintiff in action against a GC for inferior quality of work in residential project. Case is in litigation.

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 15%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 3

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