Brian M. Celeste, PSP


Managing Consultant

Brian M. Celeste is a Managing Consultant with Barba Consulting.  

Mr. Celeste graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The College of New Jersey and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Mr. Celeste has over 10 years of experience in construction claims and dispute resolution, project management, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, and delay, disruption, and damage analyses. Mr. Celeste has significant experience in the analysis of multi-million dollar construction claims involving infrastructure, industrial, residential, commercial, and government projects. He has performed schedule delay analyses, loss-of-productivity analyses, technical issue analyses and damages analyses. Additionally, he is experienced in CPM scheduling with regard to the development, updating, and evaluation of schedules. Mr. Celeste also has extensive experience in litigation support including document discovery, the development of interrogatories and requests for production, and deposition support. Mr. Celeste has assisted counsel in deposition preparation by identifying relevant deposition documents, developing deposition strategy and questioning, and attending numerous depositions for support and follow-up questioning. Mr. Celeste has also recently co-presented a full-day training session for the Corps of Engineers, Alaska District entitled: “Managing, Mitigating, and Resolving Contract and Construction Issues: Dealing with Contract Time‐Related Issues and Problems ‐ On a Proactive and Reactive Basis.”


  • B.S. (Cum Laude), Mechanical Engineering; Minor, Computer Science, The College of New Jersey
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University


  • Barba Consulting, Inc.
  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Energy Research Center – Lehigh University
  • Foster Wheeler
  • Bergmann Associates
  • Application Partners, Inc.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEI)

Professional Registrations

  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT), New Jersey

Planning & Scheduling Professional

  • AACE International, Certified PSP