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.

Construction Performance and Dispute Avoidance examples

  • University District Development

    Minimising project risks on ambitious UK university development scheme.

    Engaged by the University of Cambridge to provide independent project advisory services for the first phase of North West Cambridge Development, a new US$1.3bn sustainable urban development of homes, shops and schools on the city’s outlying farmland to alleviate overcrowding and rising land prices. Scope included independent technical and strategic project management advice, and project progress monitoring to assist the University’s management team in minimising key project risks for the delivery of major infrastructure and common facilities.

  • Commercial Mix-use Premises

    Assessment of project management best practice on multi-storey building refurbishment.

    Reviewed works undertaken on commercial building premises that underwent substantial structural and internal refurbishment by the landlord, while the existing sitting tenant ran a successful business from the ground-floor. The tenant took proceedings against the landlord for disruption due to extended duration of the works. Provided an independent expert report on good project management best practice and what would be traditionally expected by contractors on similar projects.

  • Mineral Processing Plant

    Mineral processing plant on the site of an open-cut copper mine.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to evaluate the performance of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and prepare a report for an LCIA Arbitration.

  • Listed Building Refurbishment

    Project advisory for luxury Grade I listed building refurbishment.

    Engaged to provide independent strategic project management, progress monitoring and technical advice to assist with construction management and dispute avoidance on a major building refurbishment and fit-out project in South West London, England. The US$57m, Grade I listed building project involved demolition and reconstruction works to create linked office, meeting and residential accommodation and new structural framing to support the existing top floors.