Issues

Issues

At Blackrock Expert Services we are called on to provide opinion advice in a wide range of situations.

  • Delay, Disruption and Acceleration

    It is unfortunate that projects suffer delivery problems and can fall behind schedule. When they do, our experts have provided expert witness advice on the causes of delay and disruption, and mitigation steps such as acceleration and resequencing, as well as the associated quantum, on projects ranging from large power stations to high end retail developments.

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  • Prolongation and Extension of Time

    Our experts have provided delay and quantum expert witness advice on claims for extension of time in respect of prolongation on projects ranging from office towers in the Middle East to specialist mechanical and electrical laboratory installations within the UK.

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  • Variations and Scope Change

    Variations and scope change are commonplace on modern projects. Our experts have provided expert witness advice on the validity and quantum of project changes on projects ranging from highway schemes in Africa to mixed use developments in Dubai.

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  • Termination

    When a contract is terminated many issues arise. Our experts have provided expert witness advice on technical validity, valuation at termination and claims for the additional cost to complete, including related delay and disruption issues, on projects ranging from hospital developments to waste-to-energy plants.

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  • Defect Remediation

    Poor design and/ or poor workmanship can lead to work being carried out that is not in accordance with the contract requirements. Our experts have provided expert witness services in relation to the cost of remedying defective works on projects ranging from museums to television studios.

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  • Insurance and Property Damage

    Our experts have provided expert witness advice in subrogated actions relating to remedial works following insured events on projects ranging from tunnelling projects in Europe to London office buildings and oil pipeline projects in South America.

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  • Acting as Dispute Resolver

    When disputes occur on projects our experts have the skills to assist the parties in reaching a solution. Our experts are often appointed both on Dispute Adjudication Boards (DABs) and as Adjudicators and Mediators. They work on a variety of different projects from resolving disputes regarding payment terms on commercial developments to delay disputes relating to large infrastructure projects across the world.

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  • Construction Performance and Dispute Avoidance

    If a problem can be avoided that is often the best solution to support the delivery of a project. Our experts have provided expert advice to support the avoidance of problems and the recovery from the problems suffered on projects ranging from high profile tall towers in London to rail extension projects in Europe.

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