Quantum

Blackrock Expert Services’s Quantum team delivers independent expert advice on matters of valuation and costs management in construction and engineering disputes, including delay and disruption related costs, the valuation of variations or compensation events, termination related costs and insurance related work.

Blackrock Expert Services’s Quantum Experts have given evidence, both orally and in written reports, in various dispute forums including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Their market leading service is achieved through robust and independent forensic analysis, presented in a clear and well guided manner.

Key Projects

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  • Submicron Semiconductor Production Line

    Extension to and construction of a new Submicron Semiconductor production line.

    Blackrock Expert Services produced a joint delay and quantum independent expert report, plus responsive report, for ICC and SCC Arbitrations.

  • Waste Water Plant

    Construction of a waste water plant in the UK.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to assess the overrun of costs due to construction defects.

  • 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.

  • Modularised Hotel

    A modularised hotel comprising 215 hotel rooms and 29 apartments. Key issues included: change of scope; shell and prefabricated modules; additional scope; and disruption.

    Blackrock Expert Services prepared a daily design, manufacture and installation as-built programme, and detailed progress curves were produced and analysed for an Adjudication hearing.