Ron Prichard

Ron Prichard

President, Arcanum Professional Services

Contact Info

Arcanum Professional Services
7895 Fox Run Path
Plainfield, IN 46168-9392
(317) 838-9953
Fax (317) 838-9962


Dr. Ron Prichard contributes articles on construction safety and construction quality to

He currently serves as a consultant to a diverse mix of businesses in the construction industry, where he enhances the ability to manage a wide variety of risk posed by operations, competition, and clients in a dynamic and changing environment. Dr. Prichard has over 30 years of involvement with the construction industry at various levels. For over 10 years, he has concentrated his efforts on the reduction of operational risks for both owners and contractors.

Dr. Prichard started his construction career as a laborer for a home builder, and has served in a broad spectrum of roles as both a leader and a staff member for many segments of the industry, including as a project support consultant, a general contractor project manager, a technical adviser for an insurer, an owners' representative, and as a risk consultant for insurance brokers. He has successfully managed construction in both the public sector (while serving as an officer on active duty with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and then in the U.S. Army Reserve) and in the private sector.

In a staff role, Dr. Prichard has provided technical support in planning, estimating, scheduling, and delivery of dozens of large construction projects. In addition, he participated in the resolution of more than 30 major contract disputes. He provides support for litigation, mediation, arbitration, and expert testimony for resolution of a variety of claims and disputes.

Dr. Prichard has earned both a bachelor's of science degree from West Point and a master's of science degree from the University of Missouri in Civil Engineering, and a doctorate of philosophy focused on general principles of engineering and the construction delivery process. Additionally, he is registered as a Professional Engineer (Civil). He is coauthor of Risk Management, Insurance & Bonding for the Construction Industry, prepared for the Associated General Contractors of America and is a frequent speaker at construction industry conferences.