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For more than four decades, our teams have been anticipating, investigating and resolving the challenges and problems that arise in construction and engineering worldwide.

HKA combines this unmatched experience with a truly comprehensive skillset that sets us apart in capital projects consultancy.

How we help

Whatever your sector or project – buildings or transportation infrastructure, industrial or manufacturing plant, resource extraction or power and utilities – the risks are many and multiplying.

We help you decode this growing complexity to achieve the best outcomes possible by resolving disputes, managing claims, and providing strategic advice:

  • Dispute resolution: HKA employs many of the world’s most foremost experts in disciplines ranging from construction delay and disruption analysis, and quantum, to damages assessors. Our experts act as witnesses, advisers, and in arbitration, adjudication, or alternative pathways to dispute resolution.
  • Claims consultancy: HKA is the world’s largest and most experienced claims management practice. Our consultants – most of whom are construction professionals dual-qualified in law – have dealt with every type of construction and engineering project, analysing contractual liability and causation, and quantifying the effects, in pursuit and defence of claims.
  • Advisory services: Our incisive support at critical stages in the asset development or investment lifecycle – and at every level, from project to enterprise – achieves greater certainty and clarity for our clients. Grounded in expert analysis and problem-solving on past projects, our people understand what goes wrong, and how to set up organisations and projects to succeed.

Why HKA?

In the global construction marketplace, HKA is consistently ranked the pre-eminent consultancy with more commended experts than any other firm.

Our teams can draw on expert technical knowledge in every aspect of construction and relevant specialisms – from civil to process engineering, structures to geology, mechanical to metallurgy.

Their analytical skills have been honed on a diverse range of projects, including some of the most high-profile and complex megaprojects in the world across all sectors.

  • Buildings: Including iconic structures such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, our buildings experience spans commercial and residential, education and healthcare facilities, hotels and retail.
  • Transportation: Our teams have supported various types of transportation infrastructure from airports to seaports, highways to bridges and tunnels, and bus networks to rail, including notable high-speed rail projects such as HS2 in the UK and Saudi Arabia’s Haramain.
  • Industrial: HKA has advised on industrial and manufacturing projects in just about every sector, including automotive, aerospace, food and drink, electrical and electronics, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, rolling stock, shipbuilding and marine.
  • Resources: Our track record is punctuated by pioneering energy developments – from Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Gorgon LNG plant on Western Australia’s Barrow Island – as well as refineries and terminals, renewables, petrochemicals, and pipelines.

We apply lessons learned and international best practice to ensure that capital projects are delivered more effectively. From our global network, HKA can assemble a multi-disciplinary team of leading experts and problem-solvers with the skills and experience needed to help you navigate the construction and engineering industry’s risks and challenges.

Who we help

We work with owners and employers, contractors, specialist subcontractors, international law firms, and government agencies, applying our knowledge and unrivalled expertise to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Clients also benefit – along with the wider industry – from the CRUX research programme, analysing the underlying causes of claims and disputes on projects worldwide. CRUX Insight 2021 distilled the lessons from investigations of more than 1,400 projects in 94 countries, involving total capital expenditure of some US$2 trillion. The toll in lost time and money was colossal. Disputed costs on these projects amounted almost to $73 billion – 46.3% of the average budget. Extensions of time would typically protract programmes by 71.4%.

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