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We provide clients with strategic advice on project government and procurement, including market sounding, collaborative approaches to contracting, and new delivery models

Investment in transport infrastructure is essential to support local economies, growing communities and more environmentally sustainable ways of moving goods and people. Yet such a high public profile or political priority can create unique pressures, while the large integrated teams needed to deliver transport projects add to their complexity.

HKA has been involved in some of the world’s most prestigious transport megaprojects, and over four decades, our people have accumulated unmatched experience across the lifecycle of transport programmes.

We provide strategic advice on project government and procurement, including market sounding, collaborative approaches to contracting, and new delivery models, such as Project 13. As well as helping our clients anticipate risks and conflicts, our specialists investigate and resolve claims and disputes, helping to minimise their impact and achieve fair and equitable settlements.

Our CRUX research programme draws out the lessons learned from hundreds of projects. For the CRUX 2020 Insight report, we analysed the underlying causes of claims and disputes on more than 1,100 projects, including 221 infrastructure contracts in 37 countries with an overall value of $247 billion. The impact – in time and money – can be massive. Sums in dispute amounted to 50% of planned project cost, on average, while time extensions claimed would prolong their schedules by over 80%.

Notable rail projects include High Speed 2 in the UK, the Sydney Metro in Australia, Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Rail, and the Marmaray rail tube tunnel and commuter mass transit system in Istanbul, Turkey. HKA assignments have also involved most other types of transport infrastructure, such as airports, highways, bridges, canals and seaports.

Whatever the location, HKA can mobilise a breadth of talent, to fit the requirements of the commission. As well as specialist delay and quantum analysts, our multi-disciplinary teams may include dual-qualified professionals with expertise in engineering, quantity surveying, construction law, and forensic accounting. We also employ specialists in commercial damages and disciplines such as civil or structural engineering, metallurgy, geology and seismology.

Our transportation experience spans most types of infrastructure, including:

  • Airports
  • Bus stations & networks
  • Bridges
  • Ports & maritime
  • Metro, heavy and light rail & transit
  • Roads & highways
  • Tunnels