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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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Liquidated Damages: Stick or Twist?

March 2018

Iain Clark, Managing Consultant, explores Article 267 of the Oman Civil Code, which opens the door for parties to challenge pre-agreed rates for liquidated damages and pursue recovery of actual damages. However, Iain highlights, parties should be aware of the practical implications and risks involved.

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Points to Consider When a Contracting Party Becomes Insolvent

January 2018

Insolvency on construction projects can be hugely damaging to employers and contractors. However, the risks can be reduced with the correct strategic approach and having a careful and thorough review of contract conditions, warranties and bonds.

Mike Blaylock, Senior Consultant, provides a series of steps that can be taken for employers, contractors and subcontractors in the event of a contracting party becoming insolvent.

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WHAT REALLY CONVINCES ARBITRAL TRIBUNALS? THE DELAY EXPERT’S VIEW

December 2017

What really convinces arbitral tribunals? Geoff Bewsey, Partner, reviews the responsibility of Delay Experts in arbitration cases, discussing in-depth the core principles of their work and how a Delay Expert decodes the complexity of delay in construction projects.

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ACUMEN FUSE SCHEDULE QUALITY INDEX™: UNDERSTANDING THE METHOD

December 2017

What are the differences between activity-based and metric-based approaches when using Acumen Fuse Schedule Quality Index™? Senior Analyst Mariusz Wiechec explores the methods and the outcomes.

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DELAY ANALYSIS, A VALUABLE TOOL OR ‘BLACK MAGIC’?

November 2017

Is delay analysis a valuable tool to resolve disputes or is it, simply, overly complex “black magic”?” Read HKA’s experts Phil Urwin and Rocco Vespe views in this thought leadership article.

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COST ENGINEERS & TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: THE VITAL ROLE COST ENGINEERS PLAY IN MAJOR PROJECTS

November 2017

Australia Lead Consultant Kaveh Kia discusses the vital role Cost Engineers play in major projects, citing major Australian infrastructure projects where a Cost Engineer could have significantly reduced the risk of cost overruns.

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