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Expert Profile

Neil Sinclair

Neil Sinclair

Delay, Quantum and Project Management Expert

Qualifications

MSc Construction Management BSc Quantity Surveying
PG Cert. International Arbitration and Construction Law
Chartered Quantity Surveyor
AAA Construction Arbitrator

Memberships & Associations

FCIArb
Society of Construction Law
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (NA branch)
American Association Cost Engineers
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

Contract Experience

AIA
Bespoke
FIDIC
JCT
NEC3
NEC4

Sectors

Building
Energy
Infrastructure
Process & Industrial
Transportation

Regional Experience

Africa
Americas
Asia Pacific
Europe
Middle East
United Kingdom

Cross-Examination Experience

Yes

Highlights

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 40 years professional industry experience
  • International and domestic experience across multiple sectors
  • Extensive knowledge in construction costs, estimating, CPM scheduling, productivity measurement and project management issues
  • Provided expert testimony over 25 times in US courts/arbitration hearings as well as having been deposed over 75 times

Summary

Neil has over 40 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry, and has provided management services to both owners and contractors.

He is a seasoned expert providing services to mitigate the impact of construction disputes. Having global experience on major projects across the world. Leader of consultant teams to focus efforts during the dispute process to mitigate client costs and provide realistic outcomes.

Primarily Neil’s experience has been gained in the US though he has worked on assignments in South America, Canada, Middle East, Asia, UK and South Africa.
He is a qualified expert witness having provided expert testimony in US courts or arbitration proceedings on at least 25 separate occasions. Expert testimony has focused on construction costs, productivity, cost to complete, time delays, CPM analysis and scope definition.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Panel Member of the American Arbitration Association.

He has acted as arbitrator and on a day-to-day basis and is responsible for services related to dispute resolution, construction claims, project advisory and cost consulting.

On claims issues, Neil has represented both Contractors and Owners on cost issues, delay/time extensions, change orders, CPM scheduling and construction management disputes and has worked with all major forms of contracts including AIA, JCT, FIDIC and bespoke forms.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • International Arbitration
  • Domestic Arbitration
  • Adjudication/Mediation
  • US Federal and State Courts
  • Dispute Review Boards
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