Top eight news & insights 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we look back on some of the most exciting and perceptive News & Insights of the year!

We are extremely grateful for all of our employees’ contributions to HKA this year, which has allowed us to share with the world our industry recognition, expertise and global capabilities.

1. Thought Leadership: CRUX Insight – Claims and Dispute Causation

HKA launched CRUX, its integrated research programme. CRUX provides valuable insight into claims and dispute causation from major capital projects around the world.

The aim of CRUX is to better understand claims and dispute causation and to reinvigorate the debate about how best to reduce the prevalence of disputes across the engineering and construction (E&C) industry.

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2. News: HKA Named Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year at Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018

HKA was delighted to be named Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018.

The event took place at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London, UK on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 where over 250 guests, including some of the very best lawyers and experts from around the world, gathered to celebrate individual and company awards.

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3. Article: Making an Effective and Persuasive Case to a Dispute Board by Simon Longley

Partner Simon Longley wrote an article drawing upon his experience of some 100 referrals made to dispute adjudication boards under the FIDIC forms of Contract and to an adjudicator under the NEC forms of contract. In this detailed piece, he outlines eight key considerations for making an effective case to a dispute board.

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4. News: HKA Tops the List of World’s Leading Construction Expert Witness Practice

Further to our success at the Who’s Who Legal awards, HKA saw 31 of its specialist delay, quantum and technical analysts listed in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Construction 2018: Expert Witnesses analysis.

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5. Thought Leadership Article: The Evolution of Collaboration in Building Construction, Disputes and Expert Services by Gerry Brannigan

Partner Gerry Brennigan wrote an insightful piece for Who’s Who Legal on the future of disputes in building construction. Drawing upon Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety, Gerry explored how the expert witness market is evolving to match new, more collaborative project landscapes.

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6. Article: Forensic Delay Analysis: Modeled or Planned v. As-Built – In Periods by John H. McTyre

Partner John H. McTyre, who has over 35 years of experience in construction, compares Impacted As- Planned, Time Impact Analysis and Planned v. As-Built methods of delay analysis and how each has can produce an outcome that is not necessarily a true reflection of delay on a project. Read the full article

7. News: HKA is Proud to Contribute to Shaping the World, the ICE Bicentenary Commemorative Album

HKA was proud to be an editorial contributor to ICE’s Shaping the World, which showcases 200 structures and engineering projects from around the world that have had the greatest impact on people’s lives, and celebrates the individuals and organisations that deliver the vital infrastructure we all rely on. Read the full story here

8. Thought Leadership Article: Transit Orientated Development (TOD): The Complexity of TOD Decoded by Chuks Nwabineli

Managing Consultant Chuks Nwabineli wrote a piece on transit orientated developments (TODs), a design and planning concept set to soar as project owners and governments search for new ways to finance transport infrastructure developments. Read the full thought leadership article here

We are extremely grateful for all of our employees’ contributions to HKA this year, which has allowed us to share with the world our industry recognition, expertise and global capabilities.


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