Phil Urwin


Expert Information
Qualifications BSc (Hons) Construction Management
PgDip Construction Law and Arbitration
NVQ4 Construction Contracting: Planning
Professional Memberships MCIArb, ICIOB, CMAA, SCL
Services Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Technology, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Highlights
  • Hands-on experience as a tradesman, planner and construction manager.
  • Practical understanding of the construction process and the needs of the varied disciplines and stakeholders involved.
  • Deep understanding of CPM and the mechanics of the associated software.
  • Experienced in a range of contracts, jurisdictions and dispute resolution forums.
  • Provides clear and reasoned explanations and opinion.
  • Speaker and author on matters of project management, dispute resolution and delay analysis .

Phil is a planner and scheduler with 20 years of experience in trades, management and project controls. He specialises in the field of delay and disruption and has acted as both assistant expert and as appointed expert in this field.

Phil has provided expert opinion for disputed projects in excess of $1bn including onshore oil and gas, industrial, buildings and healthcare projects resolved through negotiation, dispute review boards, mediation and litigation. He has also acted as assistant expert on multiple disputes in arbitration, both domestically and internationally. In addition to forensic and expert work, he continues to provide project controls services on active projects and is a project controls auditor for the Panama Canal Authority.

Phil is known for his practical approach and his ability to understand, unravel and communicate complex issues in relation to delay and disruption. He has contributed to project controls and dispute resolution on some of the world’s most complex and high-value projects across the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Phil’s deep understanding of critical path method (CPM) scheduling, coupled with his boots on the ground experience in planning and building projects, provides a solid basis for his expertise in this field. His sector experience includes infrastructure, oil and gas, petrochemical, industrial, nuclear power, defence, aerospace, sports and stadia, education, healthcare, offices, mixed-use and residential.

Phil is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Construction Management Association of America, the Society of Construction Law and an incorporated member of the Chartered Institute of Building. He has published and spoken on various occasions regarding delay and disruption, claims preparation and dispute avoidance.

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Location Philadelphia, PA, US

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