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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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Customer- and Infrastructure-Focused Strategies are not Mutually Exclusive for Utilities

March 2018

Principal C. Scott Wilson explores the discrepancies between customer-focused and infrastructure-focused utility enterprises, and how finding a balance between the two will mean delivering more value cohesively to customers and shareholders.

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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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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI): Beyond Smart Metering

December 2017

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is revolutionising the way in which utility companies operate their businesses and manage customer service – but what does AMI mean for the future beyond smart metering?

Jason Kinslow, Principal, analyses the history of meters and how technology is set to bring more power to consumers and providers alike in the US.

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Energy Performance Guaranteed: Protecting Energy Investments

December 2017

What procedures are there to protect a client’s investment in energy? Gerry Brannigan, Executive Director, and Robert Eadie, Senior Engineer, discuss the steps a client and contractor can take when drawing up a contract, and what expert witnesses would examine when considering a dispute.

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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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