Manoj Bahl is a "very thorough" and "diligent" expert with an "excellent knowledge of construction".
Manoj Bahl is a managing director in the construction solutions practice of FTI Consulting. He is an accredited expert witness and specialises in planning and programming matters associated with delay and disruption disputes.
He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineering, the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Academy of Experts. He has 20 years’ experience in consulting, contracting, claims/disputes and expert witness matters. He also holds masters' degrees in civil and building engineering and construction law and dispute resolution.
Manoj is skilled in establishing, maintaining and reviewing construction programmes and project control structures, having worked on complex, high-value civil engineering and building projects in the UK and internationally.
His industry experience includes the private and public sectors, and involvement in several PPP/PFI schemes. These projects have included residential/leisure/commercial building (new build, refurbishment, super-prime fit-out, hotels, healthcare, data centres and M&E), infrastructure (rail, airports, power, utilities and highways) and offshore (deep sea pipelines and sub-surface apparatus).
As a forensic planning and delay specialist he is experienced in all prospective and retrospective critical path analysis techniques, and the production of supporting tablature and written reports as part of an expert submission. He has been instructed as delay expert on a number of occasions, with experience in producing written reports, joint statements and under cross-examination in litigation, ICC arbitration and adjudication proceedings.
Manoj is also regularly retained on live construction projects to advise a range of parties – by subcontractors/contractors to prepare extension of time submissions, and by clients to assess the validity of time claims received or for the levying of damages.