Barbara J. Jordan

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.5484
Fax 614.719.4987

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Barbara is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, a member of the firm’s finance, energy and real estate group, and a licensed professional engineer and surveyor intern. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, operation and maintenance of real property, including due diligence, title, survey, environmental, geotechnical, regulatory and other general real estate matters.  She is also versed in construction documentation, design professional and contractor procurement, and contract administration.  She is knowledgeable about construction delivery methods, including general contracting, design-build, construction manager at risk, and multi-prime.  Barbara drafts and negotiates contracts and related construction documents, assists with claims during the construction phase, and handles post-completion project close-out and warranty issues. Barbara provides construction industry clients with guidance related to the use of computer-aided design (CAD), drones (UAVs) and building information modeling (BIM) platforms.

With over 10 years of experience as a professional civil engineer and surveyor intern in the construction industry, Barbara couples her legal practice with her practical engineering experience, during which she designed and provided construction administration services on projects that involved local roadways, highways, traffic signals, utilities, and site grading and drainage as well as performed traffic impact projections for developing sites.

Prior to joining Vorys, Barbara was an associate at a national law firm and, prior to that, a project engineer and phase manager for one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and geospatial firms. During her engineering career, Barbara worked with both owners and developers on federal, state, municipal and private developments, where she was responsible for managing teams comprised of architects, engineers, surveyors and contractors while also maintaining project budgets, scopes and deadlines. She also served as a construction site inspector for the Ohio Department of Transportation while earning her undergraduate degree in civil engineering.

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