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Expert Profile

Mahmoud Abougabal

Mahmoud Abougabal

Delay and Project Management Expert


BSc. Architecture
MSc. Project Management in Construction

Memberships & Associations

Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers

Contract Experience



Oil & Gas

Regional Experience

Middle East

Cross-Examination Experience



  • Over 10 years’ industry experience
  • Appointed on projects with a combined value of USD 3.5 Bn
  • Cross-examination experience
  • Native Arabic speaker
  • Extensive experience in the processes and procedures of delay analysis, planning and project controls


Mahmoud is a delay analyst with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is regularly appointed by lawyers in the UAE and has been cross examined on several occasions in high-profile construction litigation disputes.

Mahmoud has worked for and with all sides of the construction industry. This includes employers, consultants, and main contractors. He has carried out a full range of project controls and delay analysis services on commercial buildings, infrastructure projects and marine works. He has also prepared extension of time and associated costs claims for claimants as well as assisted employers in the assessment of claims.
The range of projects he has worked on include the design coordination of the Haram Mosque expansion in Mecca, the construction of the Dubai Water Canal, the installation of infrastructure works on Yas Island Zone K, the construction of the Fujairah Port’s Oil Terminal 2, the construction of the Dubai Expo Mall and the Mariyah Central Mall in Abu Dhabi, as well as the construction of the LEED platinum certified Credit Agricole Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Mahmoud has also been instructed as a delay analysis expert on major construction litigation disputes in the Abu Dhabi and Dubai courts. These include a landmark museum, an international airport, and a high-rise residential tower.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • Domestic Courts

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Al Tamimi & Co.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Horizons & Co.

“Mahmoud’s technical presentations strike the perfect balance between technicality and being easy to follow. He is always able to clarify and elaborate complex matters in a professional and clear way.”