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Transit-Oriented Development (TOD): The Complexity of TOD Decoded

‘Imagine there was a way to deliver high-quality modern housing with fantastic transport links whilst also reducing traffic congestion, urban sprawl and dangerous emissions. Now imagine that all of this was possible with reduced up-front government investment and that the project to develop these features could eventually be financially self-sufficient. Whether you are a government institution, a real-estate developer, project financier, construction contractor, a provider of rail infrastructure or simply a citizen, you might like to know how this is all possible.’

Read Chuks Nwabineli’s piece on transit-oriented development, decoding the complexity on this highly beneficial type of development.

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More Than a Simple Question of Quantum – A Cautionary Guide to Expert Evidence

“Experts should not lose focus on the purpose of the expert report – its intention is to provide comprehensive impartial evidence to assist the court in making their decision.”

Read John Jones’ article on a cautionary guide to expert evidence, featured on WWL.

Who’s Who Legal owns the copyright and distribution rights to this article.

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Deficient Geotechnical Project Support for Middle Eastern Residential Development Projects

During recent years, HKA has become increasingly involved with several extensive low rise residential developments throughout the Middle East, where the ground conditions encountered have given rise to dispute.

Geotechnical Adviser and Consultant Dudley English explores the issues caused by soils that are widely assumed to be suitable for housing, when over time, they are discovered to be quite the opposite.

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Making an Effective and Persuasive Case to a Dispute Board

Read Partner Simon Longley’s piece ‘Making an Effective and Persuasive Case to a Dispute Board’, which provides advice on how best to approach Dispute Boards.

‘My plea to all parties and practitioners is to give effect to the FIDIC and NEC forms of contract provisions and avoid causing delay to the giving of decisions. Early decisions lead to certainty going forward, and take disputes off the table. What can anybody consider bad about that?’

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Do you need a Co-pilot with Night Vision Goggles?!

Chief Business Development Officer Toby Hunt poses a question – do you need a co-pilot with night vision goggles?

In these times of uncertainty in parts of the world and in certain capital project sectors, Toby explains how HKA knowledge of claims and disputes provides the ‘night vison goggles’ for clients from the inception of capital projects.

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Modeled or Planned v. As-Built – In Periods

Partner John H. McTyre explores the differences in applying delay analysis methods, and how each method can result in an outcome that’s not always reflective of the true cause of delay.

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THE EVOLUTION OF COLLABORATION IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, DISPUTES AND EXPERT SERVICES

Principal and Technical Expert Gerry Brannigan explores the evolution of collaboration in expert services through the analysis of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of the UK construction industry.

(WWL owns the copyright and distribution rights to this article.)

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Reasonability on Constructing Fragnets: A Crucial Perspective Required for the Resolution of any Type of Dispute

April 2018

Hakan Arslan, Managing Consultant, provides an outline on reasonability and how proper understanding of the term and its application can lead to a more fair and reliable result.

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