Lorna Cuthbertson Tardif


Canada - Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2022
Expert Information
Qualifications B Eng
Professional Memberships Order of Engineers of Quebec, Institute of Mediation and Arbitration – Quebec, Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D
Industries Buildings, Mining and Metals, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Hands on project experience as contractor and project manager.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination
  • Experienced in providing delay and damage expertise relating to disputes in excess of $100 million.
  • Strong focus on effective use of technology in capturing and processing complex information.
  • Recognized as an expert in Canada, USA and South America.
  • Fully bilingual (English, French)

Lorna Cuthbertson Tardif is a registered professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in claims consultancy, dispute resolution and project advisory services across the construction industry. She has been appointed as an expert on more than 200 occasions as both a delay and quantum expert.

Lorna Cuthbertson Tardif distinguishes herself as a go-to expert when it comes to delay analysis, quantum of damages and labour productivity.

Lorna has been retained as an independent expert by owners, contractors, design professionals, and financial institutions. She has given expert witness testimony before courts and arbitration panels across Canada and in the USA. She has also sat as an arbitrator and has mediated the resolution of construction disputes.

Lorna has a strong focus on effective project controls and has made innovative use of analytics in her work. Her expertise lies in delay analysis, analysis of labour productivity and quantification of damages and she has experience on many large, complex and high-risk projects.

Lorna has held general contractor, on-site positions on major construction projects across Canada and was the project manager on a complex tunnel boring machine (TBM) project. She founded and managed an independent advisory firm for 25 years, providing project management and construction claims services to both Canadian and international clients.

Lorna holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a master’s in business administration and is a member of the Institute of Mediation and Arbitration – Quebec. She is a frequent speaker, has published papers, and has developed and delivered training programs in both English and French.

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