Kagan Aktas is a director with Secretariat International. He has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry, specialising in project scheduling, construction and contract management, forensic delay analysis and expert advisory for construction and engineering projects. Kagan has consulted on construction projects throughout the world in relation to preparation of forensic delay analyses and independent expert reports, schedule and budget control, and dispute resolution matters. Additionally, he has experience in the areas of general contracting and structural and civil engineering. Kagan has advised clients on issues involving project and contract administration, delay issues and claim preparation. He has been appointed as an independent delay expert in numerous occasions and has extensive experience with matters involving schedule delay and cost analyses stemming from project impacts. His experience includes the preparation and review of schedule and damage analyses relating to matters of delay, disruption, productivity, time impacts, acceleration and other project management and dispute issues. Prior to working in the consulting field, Kagan worked in the areas of general contracting, construction management, and research and development. He held contract management responsibilities for the construction of various private projects around the world and several research projects within the US. His responsibilities included project planning, subcontractor management, change order analysis and preparation, implementing project control systems, monitoring progress and project budgeting.