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David Dellar

David Dellar

Ankura7B, 7th Floor, Rolex TowerSheikh Zayed RoadDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesPO Box 413705

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

David Dellar is widely regarded as a “brilliant delay expert in Dubai” and is “outstanding” on construction matters.

Biography

David Dellar is a managing director at Ankura, based in Dubai. He specialises in providing expertise in the principles and practical procedures required to identify causes of delay in large construction and infrastructure projects. David has acted as expert in matters of termination, disruption and quantification of time on more than 20 occasions.

David is also a chartered structural engineer with over 19 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He worked on commercial, residential and industrial projects for professional practices. He now applies his skills and experience to construction projects specialising in project audit, claims preparation, delay, and disruption analysis and dispute resolution globally.

David’s professional experience includes preparing narratives and analysis of programmes in defence of claims of acceleration prolongation and disruption to construction of a processing and manufacturing plant in Qatar; providing a review of contractor claims for time relating to the termination of the main contractor on an oil refinery project in Oman; acting as lead assistant advising on the development of a delay analysis for a complex LNG subsea project in Australia, and undertaking programme suitability and validation of method checks; reviewing claim methodology and identification of events in preparation for arbitration on a new gas processing facility in Trinidad and Tobago; undertaking detailed analysis of site progress and labour data in support of review on reasonableness of quantum meruit claim for a gas pipeline project in Australia; reviewing progress relating to the termination of a contract for the construction of an offshore deep water drilling ship; leading the technical coordination and expert review of engineering issues relating to fee entitlement for design consultancy on an operations camp in Nigeria; acting as delay expert for the review of processes in preparing EOT claims and advice on preparation for disputes for a power station in Algeria; acting as a delay expert to review the EOT claims and prepare advice on preparation for a multi-party dispute on a train and metro station in the UK; performing an audit of factual matrix examining the performance obligations of a contractor undertaking final account negotiations prior to arbitration for a new airport in Oman; leading the programme management and detailed coordination of experts for mediation and arbitration proceedings on a new port and cargo facility in the UK; acting as delay expert to provide delay advice on a construction management hotel project in the UK; performing extensive review of project documents in order to identify delay events for input into a windows delay analysis relating to a multi-tower residential project in Dubai; assisting the delay expert on an exhibition hall project in Abu Dhabi in preparing “as-planned” versus “as-built” schedules using contemporaneous data in order to establish slippage and acceleration; preparing an analysis of the delay and disruption to fit-out works relation to a commercial building in Russia, comprising analysis of “as-built” dates recorded within the contemporaneous documents; undertaking a high-level assessment of project controls procedures and the development of recommendations for additional management procedures in relation to an Egypt shopping centre; performing a review of programmes and producing “as-planned” versus “as-built” analysis for a large mixed-use grandstand sports venue in Dubai.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

David Dellar possesses 19 years of experience in the construction sector and stands out for his remarkable expertise on delay matters relating to large infrastructure and construction projects.  

Biography

David Dellar is a managing director at Ankura, based in Dubai. He specialises in providing expertise in the principles and practical procedures required to identify causes of delay in large construction and infrastructure projects. David has acted as expert in matters of termination, disruption and quantification of time on more than 20 occasions.

David is also a chartered structural engineer with over 19 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He worked on commercial, residential and industrial projects for professional practices. He now applies his skills and experience to construction projects specialising in project audit, claims preparation, delay, and disruption analysis and dispute resolution globally.

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