Head of Diales - Quantum and Technical Expert
Memberships & AssociationsCIBSE
Society of Construction Law
Presentations & TrainingVarious NEC lectures, delivered nationally, dealing with disruption and acceleration
SectorsBuildingEnergyProcess & Industrial
Regional ExperienceAsia PacificEuropeMiddle EastUnited Kingdom
- Chartered Quantity Surveyor
- Building Services Engineer
- 30 years of industry experience
- Specialist in evaluation of loss and expense claims
- Advises on practical application of NEC3 and NEC4
- Accredited practising mediator (ADR Group)
- Cross-examined in both Court and Arbitration
Mark has 30 years’ engineering experience within the construction industry. He trained as a mechanical and electrical engineer, with a firm of specialist contractors.
Undertaking a wide range of building services installations in commercial buildings, on both a pre-designed and design and build basis, Mark gained site experience in office developments, industrial projects, and a number of schools and hospitals. This has involved work on a wide range of contracts including JCT; PPC2000; BE Collaborative; FIDIC; and the NEC3 form, with which he has worked extensively.
Mark has acted as an Expert Witness in both technical mechanical and electrical (M&E) matters and quantum disputes. He has also been instructed as expert in NEC3 disputes, from both a project management and quantum perspective.
Sector experience includes building, including hospitals, schools and colleges, power stations, including nuclear, coal and gas fired; and a number of major infrastructure projects. Mark has provided advice on the correct application of the NEC3 form of contract, including highways and remediation projects.
His quantum claims experience includes those relating to additional payment for variations, re-measurement, damages, disruption, prolongation, and increased costs. Particular areas of expertise include issues such as: re-rating of billed items, valuation of disruption, preliminaries thickening, head office overheads, site overheads, and plant depreciation.
This expert has the following cross-examination experience:
- The Technology and Construction Court
- High Court Action
- International Arbitration
- Domestic Arbitration
- Successfully completed external cross examination courses
This expert has recently been instructed by:
- DAC Beachcroft
- Fenwick Elliott
- Freeth Cartwright
- Lyons Davison
- Pinsent Masons
WWL says about Mark:
“He sees where the question is coming from quickly, remains calm when put under pressure and explains himself very well without resorting to jargon.”
“Mark really knows his subject.”
“Mark Wheeler is a top expert who stands out for his remarkable knowledge of quantum claims related to damages and disruption costs.”
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