Philip S. Coppola & Associates, LLC

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches..." (Proverbs 22:1)


Putting the pieces together; order from chaos; fact from fiction

Below is an abbreviated version of Philip Coppola's CV.


·         Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, City College of New York, School of Architecture, NY

·         Bachelor of Architecture Degree, City College of New York, School of Architecture, NY

·         Computerized Energy Management Systems - MCC Powers, Chicago, IL

·         Construction Estimating and Bidding  - Southern MethodistUniversitySchool of Business

·         Real Estate Law - AliefIndependentSchool District, Houston, TX

·         Advanced Construction Law in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

·         Arbitration Panelist Training, American Arbitration Association, Phoenix, AZ

·         Expert Witness Procedures, Phoenix, AZ

·         Mold Litigation: Beyond the Basics, San Antonio, TX

·         Protecting the Government From Contractor Delay Claims, Phoenix, AZ

·         Comparative Construction Defect Law, Las Vegas, NV


 Professional Affiliations

·         Licensed Contractor – Dual Residential Commercial KB-2 (ROC257844)

·         Former Member of the AAA National Roster of Neutrals

·         American Institute of Architects

·         Association of Construction Inspectors, Certified Construction Inspector

·         Architectural Review Committee at Fire Rock Country Club, Fountain Hills, AZ

·         Chairman, Architectural Review Committee, Optima Camelview, Scottsdale, AZ


·         Houston Community College, Houston, TX- Adjunct Faculty

·         John TylerCommunity College, Richmond, VA- Adjunct Faculty

·         Houston Community College, Houston, TXArchitectural Advisory Committee

·         Virginia Tech University, Roanoke, VA - Guest Lecturer

·         Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - Guest Lecturer




The following three publications were provided to attendees at trade sponsored training programs.


Sponsor: Engineering News Record and Construction Education Management Corporation

Title: “Project Management: How to Successfully organize, Plan & Control Your Project” (1990)

Coauthor with seven other authors


Sponsor: Arlington County, Virginia

Title: “Claims Avoidance, A Practical View

Coauthored with Michael Loulakis of Wickwire Gavin, P.C., Washington, DC


Sponsor: County Engineers Association of Maryland

Title: “Risk Management and Construction Claims

Coauthored with Charles Robson of Patton, Boggs & Blow, Washington D.C


PATENT (# US 8,689,506)


Patented foundation systems used in expansive soils.  The Moisture Barrier Wall system isolates the foundation from the soil allowing the soil to move without effecting the foundation of the building.