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Philip R Urwin

Philip R Urwin

Berkeley Research Group1500 Market Street12th Floor, East TowerPhiladelphiaUSAPA 19102

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Philip Urwin has a “wealth of experience” and stands out for his “knowledge, intelligence, understanding and responsiveness”.

Biography

Phil has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, half of which was spent in the field in trades, management and project controls roles. He now acts as project controls consultant and expert witness on matters of delay, disruption, CPM scheduling and project controls. As an expert, Phil has provided testimony on behalf of contractors and owners at deposition, mediations and settlement meetings.

Phil’s deep understanding of critical path method (CPM) scheduling, coupled with boots-on-the-ground experience in project delivery, provides a solid basis for his expertise. He is a certified planning and scheduling professional and has contributed to project controls and dispute resolution on projects both small and large, including some of the world’s most complex and high-value projects.

In addition to expert witness services, Phil provides project controls services for active projects and has acted as a project controls advisor to the Inspector General of the Panama Canal Authority. He has wide geographic and sector experience, and has published and spoken on topics related to project management, dispute resolution and delay analysis in a variety of publications and forums.

Phil is a member of the Construction Management Association of America, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Construction specialist Philip Urwin has “tonnes of experience” as an expert, and excels in the evaluation of delay and disruptions in complex disputes.

Biography

Phil Urwin is a certified planning and scheduling professional with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has been appointed as a delay expert witness on six occasions and as an expert adviser on 20 occasions. He has provided expert testimony on behalf of clients at deposition, in mediations and in settlement negotiations. He has worked on some of the world’s most complex and high-value projects in sectors ranging from commercial, residential, education, healthcare, sports stadia and government facilities to airports, highways, maritime, power and transmission, industrial, oil and gas, pipelines, and manufacturing facilities.

Phil has a deep understanding of schedule and delay analysis and project controls consulting. He has been actively involved in project delivery and oversight during a decade of boots-on-the-ground experience in trades, engineering and construction management roles. His experience includes the planning, scheduling and project management for a landmark office headquarters in Philadelphia; and acting as a project controls adviser to the Inspector General of the Panama Canal Authority.

Phil’s expertise includes the evaluation of delay, disruption, productivity, standard of care, risk management, schedule forensics, progress assessments and scheduling specifications, as well as independent assessments of contractor’s schedules and forecast completion dates. He has provided services to public and private owners, engineers, contractors, insurance and financial institutions.

Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a postgraduate diploma in construction law and arbitration, as well as certifications in the planning and scheduling of construction projects. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s forum on construction law; the Construction Management Association of America; the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and the Chartered Institute of Building.

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