John Baxter


Construction - Future Leaders 2023
Consulting - Future Leaders 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc Civil Engineering, Structural and Geotechnical
Professional Memberships P.Eng. in Alberta and Ontario, Canada
Industries Buildings, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Widely experienced professional engineer.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Expertise in both remote location and city projects.
  • Scheduling, damages and technical expert.
  • Acted as expert for disputed values of up to $60 million.

John Baxter is a Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience in the industrial, civil, and building construction industries. He is an expert in delay, quantum and technical matters and has been appointed on seven occasions.

John impresses with the rigorous and thoughtful nature of his work. He approaches cases with integrity and without pre-conceived notions.

He has shown a keen understanding to the issues pertaining to the damages.

WWL Construction Expert Witnesses – Future Leaders 2023

John has opined on matters involving the calculation of delay, productivity, and the associated damages. He has testified in arbitrations as a damages and scheduling expert on mandates pertaining to the construction of LRT infrastructure projects, school construction projects, community center construction projects, government storage facility renovation projects, mixeduse residential high-rise projects, and pipeline projects.

Throughout his career, John has worked on various projects involving the construction of transportation infrastructure such as bridges, highways, airports, and rail terminals.  He has also worked on oil and gas pipelines, processing facilities, government data centers, and healthcare facilities throughout Canada. His project management experience includes design development, project costing and analysis, estimating, scheduling, risk and change management, and project delivery. John managed the cost control for the construction of a natural gas processing facility valued at over $1 billion. He has also prepared and managed an integrated schedule for the construction of a $2 billion international airport terminal program.

John’s expertise includes management of structural works (e.g., deep foundations) and all matters of concrete (e.g., footings, walls, substructures, superstructures), as well as temporary structural design and construction. He has created detailed models to analyze large and varied data sets for expert testimony assignments involving a myriad of construction matters.

John Baxter is a registered engineer in Alberta and Ontario, Canada and holds a degree in structural and geotechnical civil engineering. He has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Construction Expert Future Leader.

John Baxter enjoys a strong reputation in the market, where sources praise his “excellent quality of work, even when there are condensed timelines”. One source adds, “He excels at grasping concepts and providing excellent client service.”

Contact John
Location: Calgary
Alberta, Canada

Follow HKA on WeChat


HKA WeChat