Mr Harvey is the founder and managing director of Secretariat International. Secretariat International specialises in providing independent expert advice on construction projects in the areas of programming/scheduling (delay and disruption) contract review, programme assessment, cost/damages, and productivity/inefficiency.
Mr Harvey has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry managing projects and advising clients on issues involving project and contract administration, claim preparation, delay, cost, disruption and productivity analyses. Through his years of experience as a construction project manager and as an expert consultant, Mr Harvey has developed a detailed knowledge of construction, project management, scheduling and cost controls. He has been engaged by multinational owners, developers, and contractors on many of the highest-profile construction disputes in the world such as the Panama Canal, Wembley Stadium and the Burj Khalifa. Mr Harvey has also been involved with several high-profile disputes related to government contracting and information technology (IT) development/implementation programmes.
Mr Harvey is known for an independent common-sense approach to assessing complex projects based on a detailed knowledge of construction and a practical application of facts. He has testified numerous times as an independent expert witness in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa under the following forums: ICC, Uncitral, Stockholm Institute, AAA, DIAC, LCIA, SIAC, Moscow Court of Arbitration, DRB, and DAB. He has also given evidence in the Technology and Construction Court in London, and state and federal courts in the United States. Mr Harvey has experience in the following sectors: oil and gas, mining, power, nuclear, pipelines, rail, highways/bridges/tunnels/airports, hospitals, stadiums, high-rise commercial/residential, education, processing facilities, ship building, and manufacturing facilities.
Mr Harvey has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from George Washington University.
WWL says: Don Harvey is recognised as "one of the most knowledgeable experts on construction arbitration".
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