Nelson Gallardo is a senior managing director with the Construction Solutions practice, based in Atlanta. He is a construction delay and quantum expert with more than 20 years of professional experience in project construction, contract management and dispute resolution.
Mr Gallardo has significant experience advising on construction matters across the United States and Latin America, including Mexico, Honduras, Panama, The Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. He leads a dispute resolution team of international construction professionals that specialises in providing construction forensic and litigation services to project owners, EPC contractors and specialty contractors in large industrial projects in the Americas.
As a frequently appointed independent expert witness, Mr Gallardo has provided written and live expert testimony during arbitration, mediation and litigation proceedings involving construction management performance matters, contractor terminations, delay, disruption, acceleration, mitigation and other construction project issues.
Mr Gallardo has extensive experience of construction dispute resolution, change order management, cost control, claims management and contract administration of building construction, power, oil and gas, pulp and paper, biofuel, solar, airport, rail, highway and mining projects.
As an international construction claims expert, Mr Gallardo has provided expert testimony on schedule delay, loss of productivity, disruption, contractor terminations and economic damages in international arbitration, including concurrent expert evidence (hot-tubbing). His experience includes disputes valued from US$3 million to more than $300 million.
Mr Gallardo’s practice is focused on very large and complex industrial projects, typically ranging from $100 million to $4 billion in construction costs. He has given expert testimony, both in English and Spanish during international and local arbitration proceedings.
Mr Gallardo holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Universidad de lo Andes in Bogotá and a master’s degree in construction management from Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta.