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 Expert  731155

Expert in Planning & Programming (Scheduling); Delay Analysis in Construction & Engineering Projects


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked in the Construction Industry for over 35 years. With contractors as a General Foreman, Site Manager and Planning Manager (scheduling). With consultants as a Project Manager and as a specialist in Planning & Programming (scheduling). Expert has been appointed as an expert advisor and expert witness on numerous international disputes since 1989.

Projects have ranged from building, civil engineering, energy, marine and oil and gas.

Most disputes involve submitting or defending a claim for additional time and/or financial compensation due to change orders / variations or breaches of contract terms.

Analysis techniques include critical path methodologies and determining culpability when delay events impact concurrently.

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construction industry

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construction planning

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construction schedule

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dispute

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expert witness

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construction claim

Expert has used a variety of software over the years from Open Plan and Artemis to MS Project, Asta TeamPlan and Primavera. Expert finds that most disputes of any scale tend to use Primavera P6.

P6 (and other software) will allow schedules to be produced and analysed using the Critical Path Method as well as modelling costs and resources if included.

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project scheduling software

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schedule

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project scheduling

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Primavera P6

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planning

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scheduling

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critical path method

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lead time

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project planning software


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   Higher National Diploma   Building   Nottingham Trent University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Dispute Advisory

 

Director

 

Expert is responsible for Expert's Firm Global Dispute Advisory services

1980 to 1988

 

Interserve PLC (was Tilbury Douglas PLC)

 


 

Regional Planning Manager

 

Initially a Site Manager then Head Office Regional Planning Manager for the SW Division

1977 to 1980

 

Dudley Coles Ltd

 


 

Planning Engineer

 

Initially a General Foreman then Head Office Planning Engineer for the SW Division

1975 to 1977

 

Holloway White Allom Ltd

 


 

General Foreman

 

Following study - thrown in at the deep end on site as General Foreman managing the fit-out of three floors of a tower block.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

FAE - Fellow of the Academy of Experts MCIArb - Member of the Institute of Arbitrators FCIOB - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building MAPM - Member of the Association for Project Management Member of the Society of Construction Law

Professional Appointments

Expert is a Professional Interview Assessor for the Academy of Experts and for the Chartered Institute of Building


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Delay Expert in an arbitration seated in Singapore instructed by the owner of the largest privately owned motor yacht in the World (well it was in 2012)
  • Delay Expert in an arbitration seated in Johannesburg instructed by the civil engineering contractor on a major earthworks project associated with a railway in South Africa
  • Delay Expert on an adjudication and instructed by the referring party who were responsible for the supply and installation of a new tram operating system in the United Kingdom
  • Delay Expert in litigation in London instructed by the architect's professional indemnity insurers on the largest specialist centre for the resolution of financial, business and property litigation anywhere in the world.
  • Delay Expert on a marine arbitration seated in London and instructed by the owner of a vessel converted from a bulk carrier to become the only vessel of its kind that could manufacture GRP pipes in the hull and lay them on the ocean floor as it sailed.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been instructed as a forensic delay expert by numerous international legal firms to provide expert advice / expert reports for mediations, adjudications, litigations as well as domestic, marine and international arbitrations. Most matters have settled before a hearing but Expert has given oral testimony under cross-examination to Tribunals in Cape Town, The Kingdom of Lesotho and London; as well as cross-examination in a 'hot-tub'.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2013 to 2013   South Africa   Expert produced an expert report to demonstrate the extent to which a bulk earthworks project was delayed because the owner did not supply boreholes with sufficient quantities of available water nor a license to draw the water legally; all as required under the NEC3 contract. Expert assisted the contractor and their legal team produce the Statement of Claim in this Arbitration which has now settled.
2012 to 2012   Botswana   Expert assisted a sub-contractor working at an open pit diamond mine in the evaluation of delays by others on the sub-contractor's contract programme.
2009 to 2010   Finland   Expert undertook regular visits to site in this period to assist the owner of a nuclear plant in the evaluation of delays to the contract programme.
2010 to 2010   South Africa   Expert assisted a sub-contractor designing and installing the smoke evacuation for a tunnel in the evaluation of delays by others to the sub-contractor's contract programme.
2009 to 2009   Saudi Arabia   Expert assisted the primary contractor constructing an ethylene plant in Jubail Industrial City to evaluate the impact of owner delay events on the contractor's programme of works.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert manages a team of delay and quantum experts dealing in scheduling (planning & programming), commercial matters and professional negligence matters on an international basis.


 

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