Russell Bates

Executive Director

Construction 2020
Consulting Expert 2019
Expert Information
Qualifications BA Metallurgy and the Science of Materials
MA Phase Transformations in Cement Forming Compounds
MSc Construction law and Arbitration
Professional Memberships ICIOB, MAE, SCL
Services Delay
Sectors Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Highlights
  • Highly-qualified in the science of construction materials.
  • Expertise based on substantial site based experience in planning matters.
  • Proven as a credible expert under cross examination.
  • Highly regarded for integrity and attention to detail.
  • Delivers clear analysis and opinion for complex delay issues.

Russell Bates is a project planner and forensic delay analyst with over 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has acted as a delay expert on more than 25 occasions.

Russell is a renowned delay expert specialising in project planning, critical path methods of delay analysis and delay and disruption. He has been cross-examined in ICC and UK domestic arbitrations concerning petrochemical, infrastructure and building project disputes in Europe, Africa and the UK; he has acted as a delay expert for matters in adjudication, arbitration, litigation and mediation around the world.

Russell has significant experience in oil and gas, as well as buildings, energy, industrial and infrastructure projects. He utilises electronic programme management tools, such Primavera, MS Project and Asta Power Project, and employs a wide range of analysis techniques including time impact/windows, collapsed as-built, impacted as-planned, and as-planned versus as-built.

Russell has 10 years of experience as a site planner and project controls manager with a large international contractor. More recently he has provided dispute avoidance, claims management and expert services and has supported clients with project disputes throughout the UK and across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Russell holds a Masters in Phase Transformations in Cement Forming Compounds and a degree in Metallurgy and Science of Materials from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Masters in Construction Law and Arbitration and is a practising member of the Academy of Experts.

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Location London, UK
"Russell Bates is a 'very sound' expert who earns endorsements from across EMEA for his expertise on infrastructure disputes."
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