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Expert Profile

Graham Topp

Graham Topp

Quantum Expert

Qualifications

BSc Quantity Surveying
MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Memberships & Associations

MRICS
MAIQS-CQS
MCIArb
SCL

Contract Experience

Australian Standard Contracts
Bespoke
FIDIC
NEC3

Sectors

Building
Energy
Infrastructure
Mining
Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial

Regional Experience

Africa
Asia Pacific
Europe
Middle East
United Kingdom

Cross-Examination Experience

Yes

Highlights

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 15 years of construction industry experience
  • Specialises in quantification of delay, disruption and additional work claims
  • Extensive knowledge of construction costs
  • More than 20 expert appointments

Summary

Graham is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a certified Quantity Surveyor with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. His areas of expertise include the quantification of delay, disruption and additional work claims. He has strong forensic analysis skills and is absolute in his management of process and procedure.

Graham’s extensive knowledge of construction costs, coupled with a detailed understanding of construction law principles, has provided a basis for more than 20 quantum expert appointments. He has prepared joint reports and has given expert opinion at dispute forums.

Graham has a comprehensive knowledge of contractual relationships and valuation mechanisms, gained from working on live projects in the infrastructure, petrochemical, mining and power industries. These projects have ranged from capital maintenance schemes to multibillion-dollar, pit-to-port, debt-funded mining projects.

Graham resides and operates from Brisbane, Australia. He is regularly appointed to quantum matters throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including disputes determined in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, expert determination and mediation. Graham is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a BSc in quantity surveying and a master’s degree in construction law.

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • DLA Piper
  • Hesketh Henry
  • HWL Ebsworth
  • Mahoneys
  • Minter Ellison
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