Daniel Luckhardt

Daniel Luckhardt

Contributing Faculty, Construction Management

Email: dluckhardt@newschoolarch.edu or dluckhardt@ocmi.com

Phone: 858.342.8017

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-luckhardt/24/91/644

Education: Master of Art (Industrial Education), Eastern Michigan University; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, Eastern Michigan University

Bio: Daniel Luckhardt has thirty years of experience within the field of construction cost estimating and construction management. He is passionate in understanding new technologies such as cost loaded models, net zero energy trends, and life cycle analytics. Daniel’s professional experience primarily includes Pre-Construction Cost Estimating. As an experienced Senior Cost Estimator, specializing in the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and utility infrastructure disciplines, Daniel understands managing project cost from conception through completion.

Daniel received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Arts degrees in Industrial Education from Eastern Michigan University. His project experience includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, biotech/pharmaceutical and cGMP facilities, healthcare, correctional facilities, higher education, transportation, federal, waste water treatment, domestic water transportation, and heavy civil.

Daniel Luckhardt is employed by O’Connor Construction Management, Incorporated www.ocmi.com as a Senior MEP Cost Estimator. O’Connor Construction Management, Inc. is a valued leader of quality management solutions for the built environment that takes ownership of their clients’ needs, and values their resources as their own. O’Connor was founded in 1982 as a cost consultancy for owners and design professionals. With offices throughout Southern California, (Irvine, San Diego) and Northern California (San Francisco, Oakland), Las Vegas, and Washington, DC. Over the past 34 years, O’Connor CM has broadened their scope of services to excel at every aspect of program, project, and construction management. O’Connor is a California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (OCMI, LLC).

Daniel has been an active member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) since 1990 and he is a ‘Certified Professional Estimator’ (CPE). He is also a two-time recipient of the ‘Albert L. Vallin Estimator of the Year Award’ for the American Society of Profession Estimator’s local Chapter Number Four. He is currently serving on the ASPE Board of Directors as ‘First Vice President.’ In addition, Daniel has been an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI).

Daniel has taught the CM 202 ‘Construction Estimating’ course at NewSchool since 2011.