Expert in Planning & Programming (Scheduling); Delay Analysis in Construction & Engineering Projects
Expert ID: 731155 United Kingdom
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.
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.
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 AfricaDelay 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.
|Year: 1979||Degree: Higher National Diploma||Subject: Building||Institution: Nottingham Trent University|
|Years: 1988 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director||Department: Dispute Advisory||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for Gleeds Global Dispute Advisory services|
|Years: 1980 to 1988||Employer: Interserve PLC (was Tilbury Douglas PLC)||Title: Regional Planning Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Initially a Site Manager then Head Office Regional Planning Manager for the SW Division|
|Years: 1977 to 1980||Employer: Dudley Coles Ltd||Title: Planning Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Initially a General Foreman then Head Office Planning Engineer for the SW Division|
|Years: 1975 to 1977||Employer: Holloway White Allom Ltd||Title: General Foreman||Department:||Responsibilities: Following study - thrown in at the deep end on site as General Foreman managing the fit-out of three floors of a tower block.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2013 to 2013||Country / Region: South Africa||Summary: 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.|
|Years: 2012 to 2012||Country / Region: Botswana||Summary: 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.|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Country / Region: Finland||Summary: 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.|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Country / Region: South Africa||Summary: 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.|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Country / Region: Saudi Arabia||Summary: 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.|
|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
|Expert is a Professional Interview Assessor for the Academy of Experts and for the Chartered Institute of Building|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|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'.|
|Expert manages a team of delay and quantum experts dealing in scheduling (planning & programming), commercial matters and professional negligence matters on an international basis.|