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  • Listed Building

    Rebuilding of a listed building following the collapse of a partywall.

    Blackrock Expert Services’ expert provided independent expert advice on rebuilding costs and settlement.

  • Television Studios

    Defective steelwork discovered within a newly built television studios whilst the works on-site were being completed. Works had been procured on a Construction Management Basis with the Employer appointing each of the parties (design team, consultants and Trade Contractors) separately.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to identify the actual critical path of the project, and the specific costs of each of the parties involved, that came as a result of the defective steelwork design issue. Through meetings with the Employer and their professional team and a thorough review of the correspondence disclosed, Blackrock Expert Services was able to trace applicable costs to the precise issue under a variety of heads of claim and avoided the use of ‘global assessments’ which would have otherwise not assisted the court.

  • Urban Building Development

    Large urban mixed-use building refurbishment in a major city centre.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed to produce an independent expert report addressing the critical delays to completion for an adjudication hearing.

  • Leisure & Youth Centre

    A leisure and youth centre development where a dispute arose regarding delay and disruption to the project.

    Blackrock Expert Services prepared an independent expert report analysing the critical delay incurred in preparation for a pending ICC Arbitration.

Projects from this location

  • Piping Refurbishment

    On-shore to off-shore piping refurbishment for tanker loading from an oil refinery, where the project experienced design issues.

    Blackrock Expert Services advised our client on how to construct its statement of case.

  • Underground Civils Works

    Construction of the main underground civils works to a pumped-storage power station, including intake pipework, power house complexes and mains access tunnels. Key issues included: NEC principle dispute on valuation methodology; challenge to adjudicator’s decisions; and disputed variations.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed to provide quantum independent expert witness services.

  • Airport Terminal & Links

    Construction of a new terminal and links to an existing airport, where the project was terminated.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to provide a claims analysis regarding which payments had been made and how much work had been completed by the contractor before suspension of the works.

  • Closed Cycle Power Plant

    Conversion of an open cycle power plant into closed cycle power plant by installing a steam turbine to work alongside the two existing gas turbines. Key issues included complex concurrency between an employer delay event and a contractor delay event, and uncertainty about the status of the works due to project being live and the works being underwater.

    Blackrock Expert Services provided a detailed review and critique of the opposing party’s expert report, as well as a time impact analysis of the project delays.

Projects from this location

  • Multi-purpose off-shore vessel

    Design and build of a multi-purpose off-shore construction vessel, where design and programme delays led to eventual termination of the contract by the employer.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to produce a critical path analysis and delay and quantum independent expert reports on the issues experienced during the project.

  • Power Station

    A large, greenfield, coal-fired power plant project.

    David Barry was appointed as part of a dispute Adjudication board (DAB); an impartial and independent panel appointed to give decisions on and settle disputes, throughout the course of the project.

Projects from this location

  • Mixed-use Skyscraper

    A multi-storey mixed-use development in the UAE, consisting of a complex of three towers, where the project was terminated following slow progress to the works.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed as both programming and quantum expert to investigate the delay to each of the contractual milestones, and the incurred costs.

  • On-shore Oil Tank Farm

    Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an on-shore oil tank farm with associated pump station, substation, control and administration buildings, and truck loading facilities with a net capacity of 630,000m³, together with a jetty extending 1.5 km offshore including all topside facilities, mooring and loading platforms, marine loading arms (MLAs) and associated pipework and civils works. The works were also to include necessary soil investigations, pile testing, dredging and partial reclamation of the shore to accommodate jetty support facilities.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to produce an independent expert report on the issues of: variations; extension of time; design changes; and delay.

  • International Airport

    Supply and installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works to a major international airport, where key issues included: termination of the MEP subcontractor; disputed valuation of the works at termination; delay and disruption; and loss of office overheads.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed to produce a quantum independent expert report for an Arbitration hearing regarding termination of the project and valuation of the works.

  • Gas Liquefaction Plant

    A gas liquefaction plant where a dispute arose between the Main Contractor and one of their Subcontractors on a re-measurement contract.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to ascertain the relevant, contemporaneous documentation, analyse multiple heads of claim, and comment on incorrect claimed values.

    Through a clear and concise expert report, and efficient and comprehensible responses under cross examination, the tribunal was able to make well-reasoned decisions and adopted the values and opinions put forward by Blackrock Expert Services.


Projects from this location

Projects from this location

Projects from this location