James McKay

Executive Consultant

Expert Information
Qualifications Master of Architecture
BS Building Sciences
BA Architecture.
Professional Memberships ABA
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Widely experience delay, quantum and technical expert.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination.
  • Professional engineer and registered architect.
  • Over 40 years of engineering and construction industry experience.
  • Diverse project background.
  • Quickly identifies and evaluates issues.

James McKay is a professional engineer and registered architect with over 40 years of diverse experience in the engineering and construction industry. He regularly acts as expert witness regarding delay, quantum and technical disputes and has experience as both an arbitration panel member and a mediator.

James has acted as expert witness across a range of construction specialities on numerous occasions. He has been cross-examined more than 30 times at litigation and arbitration in a variety of US Federal and State courts, in US arbitrations and mediations and in international arbitration.

James has supported clients in over 100 construction disputes. These have ranged from issues of defective design, construction means and methods, cost overruns, lost productivity, and schedule delays and acceleration. He specialises in the analysis of complex construction disputes and the quantification of damages.

James has worked for owners, architects and engineers, construction managers, general contractors and speciality contractors across North America. His project experience includes power plants (fossil, nuclear and hydroelectric), industrial facilities (steel mills, refineries, auto assembly plants), defence systems, public buildings (schools and courthouses), and commercial facilities (office buildings, hospitals, hotels, and casinos).

James McKay is a highly-qualified, experienced and respected construction professional. He holds a master’s in architecture and is also qualified in building sciences. He is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida and a professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.

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