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Expert in Engineering, Construction and Contract Management

Expert ID: 738328 United Arab Emirates

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Contracts Manager / Projects Director with experience as Engineering Expert Witness at the Ministry of Justice and Abu Dhabi Judicial Department – UAE. Over 35 years of construction and contract management experienced in Airports, Hospitals, Hotels and Residential buildings. This is coupled with deep knowledge construction law and claim management based on FIDIC and UAE local Contract Conditions including EPC, Re-measured, and Design-Build Contracts. Additional knowledge and experience of cost controls, project’s progress analysis, quantity surveying, tender preparation, design and projects’ planning, and bids evaluation and awards.

Software Experience:
- Programming Languages: FORTRAN and Visual Basic (5 & 6)
- Structural Design Programs: STAAD pro, SAP Nonlinear, ROBOT Millennium, Prokon Structural Analysis and LEDFAA (pavement design).
- Architectural programs: Floor plan plus, 3d Home, Auto Cad, 3d-MAX
- General Computer programs: Microsoft office, Microsoft project, Paint shop pro.

Skills:
- Prime Dispute Member
- Knowledge of FIDIC, JCT, and UAE new Modified FIDIC General Conditions

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: MS Civil Engineering Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: San Diego State University - San Diego - USA
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: San Diego State University - San Diego - USA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Managing Projects relating to special building projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2021 Employer: Ministry of Infrastructure Development Title: Contracts Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Managing contracts relating to infrastructure and building projects. Duties included:
- The study the legalities of contracts and helping in negotiating terms and conditions.
- Preparing tenders, Rfp’s, developing project proposals, performing quantity surveying, and estimating.
- Preparing the general conditions and contract documents for PPP projects.
- Reviewing budgets and timescales of projects.
- Managing construction schedules and cashflow, variations, claims, and disputes.
- On-site visits and overseeing project progress.
- Drafting and reviewing memorandum of understandings and ensuring the proper suitability of contracts and proposals to the Ministry requirements.
- Handle dispute resolution and settlement negotiations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: Masri Engineering and Contracting- U.A.E. Title: Projects Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Projects:
Delma and Sir Bani Yas Airports, Abu Dhabi - total Value 90,000,000.00 DHS
Responsibility:
- Managing Design-Build Project of 2 airports at Delma and Sir Bani Yas Island.
- This included Delethalizations works for both airports where runway strip areas
were covered by 10 cm subcase material that was transported by barges from the main land.
- The Works included the remove one old ILS (Instrument Landing System) and replace PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) lights.
- The runways' and aprons' pavements were evaluated mainly through the use of falling weight deflectometer and the PCN (Pavement Classification Number) value for the pavements of the two airports was established.
- A complete design for the runway and taxiways, and apron AGL (Airfield Ground Lighting) system was performed for Sir Bani Yas airport as part of the Contractor's assignment. During the project, a reassessment of storm water management system was done and a solution for managing storm water in Sir Bani Yas airport was designed and implemented.
- Delma Apron's markings were strip removed and new marking configuration was designed and implemented. Additionally, we did modification works for Delma Fire Station, designed and constructed a fire station for Sir Bani Yas Airport with a ramp connecting the ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting) with the apron.
- The works included the design a new Terminal Building (By GHD) for Delma Airport. A complete security boundary fences were constructed for both airports with new service roads.
- Both airport were certified by GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) and all works done by MASRI Engineering were officially transferred to airport operation.
- The project was over in 2 years and was completed without delays.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: CORE Engineering Consultancy LLC Title: Resident Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Projects:
Sweihan Airbase Development, Abu Dhabi- total Value 1,150,000,000.00 DHS
Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital, RAK- total Value 1,000,000,000.00 DHS
Responsibility:
Sweihan Airbase Development, Abu Dhabi
- Started in Oct 2012 and completed in Oct 2014, Sweihan Airbase project has included the Management, Supervision, Design Review and Construction of a large scale – Cat II/III Airport / Airbase including a new Runway, Taxiways, Aprons, Hangers, ATC, Accommodation Buildings, Sports Facilities, Community Kitchen and Laundry, Fuel Farm, District Cooling Plant, Field Hospital, Field Clinic, and other Support Facilities. This Project included a complete infra-structure network of utilities and roads. PMB asphaltic was extensively used for the pavement of runways, taxiways and aprons while HMA was used for the main truck roads and other service roads. Unreinforced Concrete Pavement was also used for parts of Aprons and Runways.
- The runway is a precision instrument runways; it has dimensions of 3750 m x 60 m with 2 stopways; it's pavement is flexible except for the thresholds / touchdown areas, which were made from concrete. All AGL lights were inset LED lights except for edge lights where elevated types were used.
- Employer duty was to supervise 4 main Contractors and other 7 contractors for the design review and construction of the airport.

Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital, RAK
- Participate in the General planning, design, tendering and construction of variety of Projects.
- Manage the Construction of Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital (Cancer Treatment) – Ras Al Khaimah - UAE
- Manage the tender preparation, evaluation, and construction of Rashid Omran Hospital - Ras Al Khaimah - UAE
- Ensures successful and timely Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring, Documentation, Commissioning, and handing over all the stated Projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2012 Employer: National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels Title: Project and Contract Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
- Oversee the overall program for planning, design, tendering and construction of Hospitality Projects.
- Oversee the construction of new hotels (Capital Center and MBT hotels at ADNEC) Construction aborted due to financial crises.
- Tender Document preparation for Saydiat Hotel and Delux hotel.
- Prepare RFP’s for Cost Consultants, Projects Managers, Architectural and ID Services.
- Prepare tenders for existing facilities. Supervise the construction and ensure successful completion.
- Attend to several pending claims at Abu Dhabi Court for court cases that were raised by contractors/consultants of previously completed projects.
- Examines claims submitted by contractors and settle such claims after consulting with company CEO.
- Hotel renovations including the construction and design review of Belgium Café at inter-Continental Hotel – Abu Dhabi
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Urban Development Committee- Abu Dhabi- UAE Title: Projects Director Department:
Responsibilities:
- Ensures successful and timely Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring, Documentation, Commissioning, and Taking over all UDC Projects.
- Periodic progress reviews, cost tracking, contingency planning, chasing up engineering, deliveries, erection and commissioning activities, internal and external documentation.
- Administration of Infra structure projects including Roads and associated utilities networks.
- Coordination with Project and Construction Team of Consultants, Project Managers, Contractors and Cost Consultants.
- Responsible for adhering to the clauses and fine prints of the legal and commercial
contracts.
- Maintaining contractual obligations & monitoring customer inputs.
- Attend to Variations, Claims and disputes and make settlement recommendations to the Committee.
- Ensure timely and sequential dispatches of invoices.
- Ensure timely payments for Contractors and Consultants.
- Timely preparation and submission of costing reports, operational reports, budget cash flows, billing reports, etc. pertaining to projects.
- Monitor the progress all submitted progress report from consultants and contractors.

Projects:
- Government’s Mega Projects of Residential, Commercial, and Institutional projects
including:
- Zayed City, Infra structure and construction of 588 villas
- Ghyathi Residental Complex -Infra structure and construction of 768 villas
- Hili Residential Complex Infrastructure+ 95 Buildings
- Yahar Residential Complex Infrastructure Works + 420 villas
- Salamat Residential Complex Infrastructure Works + 588 villas
- AL-Jbib Camel Race Track
- Mohd. Bin Zayed Stadium, Phase II
- Food Control Authority Center Twin Towers (4B+G+M+26)
- South Shamkha Infra structure for10,050 PLOTS
- Labor City at Raseen,100,000 Beds
- At Al Wathba 5000 villas
- Construction of 21 Schools
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 2006 Employer: Department of Civil Aviation- UAE Title: Principal Civil Engineer Department: Airport Engineering, Operation & Maintenance
Responsibilities:
- Project Planning
- Asphaltic Pavement and roads maintenance and construction
- Runway, Aprons, Taxiway, and Roads Tender administrations and construction supervision.
- Reviewing Design Proposals and Administering tendering and award cycles
- Managing a full site Construction Team.
- Leading project meetings
- Contract Administration
- Delivering quality finished end product, to time and to budget.

Airport Projects included:
Airport Expansion, Aprons, Airport Pavements, Roads, Buildings, New Terminal, New
Runway, Runway resurfacing, Apron and Roads resurfacing, Sports Facilities, Health
Facilities, and Hospitality Projects.

Major Projects and Experience elements at Abu Dhabi International Airport:
- Replacement and repair of AGL manholes reconstruction of the runway safety area.
- Rubber removal and Remarking at Abu Dhabi and Al Ain airports and Bateen Airports.
- Replacement of Joint at Abu Dhabi Airport.
- Reconstruction and new construction of Fuel Chambers at Abu Dhabi Airport.
- Relocating Aircraft stand at the main airport to accommodate the construction of new rotundas.
- Reconstruction of Damaged pavement due to surface and deep settlement.
- Additional safety road.
- Blast fence for Abu Dhabi Airport Aprons.
- Resurfacing of Apron- Facilities Building.
- Resurfacing of and widening the main drop-off pick up Ramp.
- Redesign part of TB to Construct New Departure Gate 3.
- Redesigning parking lot to cater for New Departure Gate 3.
- Resurfacing of runway and taxiways: Consultant was Dorsch and contractor was Strabag. For this project we had relocated the runway by using a taxiway strip.
- Displaced the runway thresholds for Maintenance purposes.
- Expanding the cargo apron: Consultant was Dorsch and contractor was Strabag
- Designed and prepare the tender documents for the expansion of main apron to accommodate 9 more aircrafts
- Designed and prepare the tender documents upgrading of the general aviation apron.
- Design Review for New runway 2K + taxiways – Abu Dhabi Airport By HALCRO, PM was Parsons.
- Design Review for the complete Parsons’ pavement renovation report.
- Design Review New Satellite and apron: by ADP (Airports De Paris)
- Design Review of Second runway: by ADP (Airports De Paris) / Halcrow
- Design Review New ATCT by ADP (Airports De Paris)
- Attending all the GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) requirement of airport licensing including coordinating such requirement with other sections of civil aviation.
- Heavily involved with the ATC for implying safety requirements.
- Tender Preparation and Construction Supervision for Terminal 2, Golf course, Police Training Center, Airport Clinic and Medical/ Doctors Rooms, Satellite expansion, and Airport Passenger Hotel.
- Design Review and supervision of Terminal 3
- Taking Over Certification of Al Ain Airport.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1984 Employer: Al Qudus Contracting -UAE Title: Civil Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Projects:
Construction of Hamed Center / Abu Dhabi
Responsibility:
- Site Management
- Producing programs – long term / short term / detailed including the ability to report against any slippages / gains
- Managing Subcontract and direct labor workforces
- Correct requisitioning of materials and subcontractors
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Graduate Assistant- San Diego State University Title: Teacher Assistant Department:
Responsibilities:
Research Work in the field of Hydraulics and Hydrology

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2016 to 2021 Agency: Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Role: Contracts Manager Description: Managing contracts relating to infrastructure and building projects. Duties included:

- The study the legalities of contracts and helping in negotiating terms and conditions.
- Preparing tenders, Rfps, developing project proposals, performing quantity surveying, and estimating.
- Preparing the general conditions and contract documents for PPP projects.
- Reviewing budgets and timescales of projects.
- Managing construction schedules and cashflow, variations, claims, and disputes.
- On-site visits and overseeing project progress.
- Drafting and reviewing memorandum of understandings and ensuring the proper suitability of contracts and proposals to the Ministry requirements.
- Handle dispute resolution and settlement negotiation

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- Prime Dispute Member
Licenses / Certifications
ADM License - Airports
Secondary Certificate: 1976- Abu Dhabi Secondary School, Abu Dhabi
Publications and Patents Summary
Currently working on one book.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Ministry of Justice and Abu Dhabi Judicial Department – UAE, Expert Witness with duties of studding, analyzing, investigating construction disputes then forward professional expert witness report to the Court with the possibility to attend court hearing in defense of the report.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic Native
English Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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