Expert Profile

Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler

Head of Diales - Quantum and Technical Expert

Qualifications

FCInstCES
FQSi
MCIArb
LCIBSE
LLB (Hons)
Accredited Mediator

Memberships & Associations

CIBSE
Society of Construction Law
Adjudication Society

Contract Experience

ICE
JCT
NEC

Presentations & Training

Various NEC lectures, delivered nationally, dealing with disruption and acceleration

Sectors

Building
Energy
Process & Industrial

Regional Experience

Asia Pacific
Europe
Middle East
United Kingdom

Highlights

  • 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

Summary

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 recently been instructed by:

  • Ashfords
  • Carillion
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Fenwick Elliott
  • Freeth Cartwright
  • Lyons Davison
  • Pinsent Masons
  • RPC

“I prefer the evidence of Mr Wheeler to that of Mr XXX in all respects…” A High Court Judge

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