Since 1982, Steve Goldblatt has mediated and arbitrated many Northwest construction disputes. He has served on 82 public projects in Washington (81) and California (1) as dispute review board chair (26), dispute review board member (19), or project neutral (37).
Steve was associate professor (1982-2009) and chairman (1982-91) of the Department of Construction Management and associate dean for external affairs (2002-04) in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. His teaching and research focused on design and construction law. He held adjunct appointments in the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Previously, he was a faculty member at Purdue University following nine years experience in California as an engineer, attorney, and consultant.
Prof. Goldblatt served as president of the Associated Schools of Construction (1989-90) after six years as founding editor of ASCs Construction Education Chronicle. He also helped form ASCs contracts and law special interest group and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architectures law and practice group.
Author of many articles and book chapters, Steve was editor of a book, 1991 Wiley Construction Law Update, and was responsible for four other pieces of Wileys former Construction Law Librarythe 1989 and 1990 supplements to both Construction Industry Contracts: Legal Citator and Case Digest and Construction Industry Forms. He served as a contributing author to the Instructors Guide for the American Institute of Architects 1988 Handbook of Professional Practice.
Steve is a member of the Seattle School Districts Building Excellence Programs Oversight Committee (2007-), the American Bar Association and its Construction Industry Forum, the State Bar of California (inactive), the Washington State Bar Associations Construction Law Section (as an affiliate and CLE presenter), The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, and the American Institute of Architects (as an associate).
Steve was a member of Sound Transits Citizen Oversight Panel (1997-2003 and its first chair 1997-99), King Countys Commission on Governance (2003-04, as co-chair), and Temple De Hirsch Sinais board of trustees (1998-2004).
As the Washington State Public Policy Fellow (Summer 1990), Steve proposed to the state legislature procurement alternatives for public agencies design and construction services. He served as a contributing author to the states general conditions for public works (1992) and alternative public works contracting procedures law (1994-97), and was a member of the Washington State Public Works Advisory Board (1983-85). He holds a BSEE degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco.
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