Canada: Construction Expert Witnesses 2016
In this chapter, we recognise six leading quantum and delay experts in the construction industry. The following experts are typically instructed to supply written and oral testimonies as part of valuation, lost profits and delay analyses in construction disputes.
Revay and Associates’ Toronto office is home to three outstanding expert witnesses. The “excellent” Sandra Burnell is a proficient expert with a wealth of expertise preparing forensic analysis and providing expert reports and testimony on troubled construction projects valued between tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. Paul Sandori is a well-established name in the market with considerable experience serving as an expert witness in a number of high-profile construction disputes. According to clients, he is “thorough, sharp and credible”. Bob Keen is also highly recommended with a strong technical background in engineering.
At Driver Trett, Ron Fernandez is a long-standing fixture in the Canadian market known for his “well-written testimonies”. Fernandez has given evidence in arbitration proceedings in the areas of contractual entitlement, causation, lost labour productivity, schedule delay analysis methodologies, and quantum. Walied Abdeldayem is a seasoned veteran with over 18 years’ experience providing clients with delay analysis. Respondents praise Abdeldayem’s composure under cross-examination, noting that “he is a well-prepared and effective expert witness”.
FTI Consulting’s Christopher Larkin is a distinguished expert witness with significant experience testifying on planning issues, as well as quantum and delay. According to sources, he has an “analytical mind” and “relays complex issues in a simple and forceful manner”.