Delay

Blackrock Expert Services’s Delay team delivers independent expert advice on matters of delay and disruption, programme management, planning and programming and construction project management in construction and engineering disputes globally. Our Delay Experts provide independent expert determination and expert witness services in all dispute resolution forums including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Blackrock Expert Services has extensive international experience, having been appointed as Delay Experts on many world-stage, high-prestige projects. Blackrock Expert Services’s Delay Experts take pride in their deliverables, providing an independent, robust product with a market leading reputation for quality.

Key Projects

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  • Combined Cycle Power Plant

    A combined cycle electricity power plant and desalination facility.

    With over $200 million in dispute, Blackrock Expert Services analysed the project delays and produced an independent expert report for an ICC Arbitration.

  • University Campus and Student Residence

    MEP works at state-of-the-art university campus and student residence.

    Performed expert delay analysis on mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) subcontract works at a US$1bn, 16-hectare university campus and student residence in the Middle East. A major academic, research and creative centre, the 1,350-student campus comprises state-of-the-art classrooms, library, IT facilities, laboratories, academic buildings, student residences, and athletic and performance facilities. Key issues considered included Issued for Construction (IFC) and shop drawings, labour resources, load demand notification and MEP coordination.

  • Leisure & Youth Centre

    Delay analysis for a leisure and youth centre development.

    Prepared an independent expert report analysing the critical delay incurred in preparation for a pending ICC Arbitration. The dispute arose as a result of delay and disruption to the project.

  • High-tech Data Centre

    Integrated expert team determines critical delays on high-tech data centre.

    Integrated programming, delay and IT expert services for an adjudication arising on a US$105m data centre in a European city to support 22MW of critical IT load. The 11,000m2 facility includes 5,200m2 of Tier III technical data centre space split into six self-contained data halls, each with dedicated power and cooling systems. Determined methodology for analysing causes of critical delay, appropriate baseline programme for measuring critical delay, and determined critical path for each project phase.