Ralph Zucconi

Executive Director

Ralph is a construction professional with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. With over 20 years as an engineer for major UK and international civil engineering contractors, he is well positioned to fulfil the role of expert witness and expert assistant for delay and disruption related project disputes.

Ralph has worked as a construction consultant for more than 15 years, providing advice to employers and contractors on programme management, project management and dispute resolution matters. His experience ranges from major infrastructure, utilities and buildings to power generation, petrochemicals and marine works projects.

Since 2011, Ralph has also provided planning advice and delay analysis for employers on live projects and analysed options for programme recovery. He is proficient in all of the commonly used planning tools and software packages and has experience with a wide variety of contract forms including ICE (traditional, design and build and NEC), FIDIC, JCT, IChemE and DBFO/PFI. Ralph provides a wide variety of dispute resolution services including those regarding delay and disruption, extension of time, prolongation, breach of contract, contract interpretation, conflicting documentation, differing site conditions, measurement, valuation, design obligations and scope of service.

Ralph specialises in the planning and coordination of multi-disciplinary construction projects, providing both advisory and expert witness services. He has acted as named delay expert on two occasions and as expert assistant for multiple disputes. This has included preparation of expert reports on programme management and delay analysis for building, stadia and oil and gas projects in adjudication, arbitration and at litigation forums.

Qualifications BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering
Professional Memberships Affiliate ICE
Contract Specialities NEC3, JCT, FIDIC and other bespoke forms IChemE, ICE, DBFO/PFI
Expert Highlights
  • Extensive hands-on project experience.
  • Specialises in planning and coordination of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Proficient in a range of planning and risk software.
  • Presents a balanced case by identification of both positive and negative case.
  • Logical thinker.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Expert Details
Location Edinburgh, UK
Services Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 36
No. of Expert Commissions 2

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