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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.

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

“Philip has the ability to take technically complex issues associated with liability and alleged delay damages, and reduce them to easily understandable concepts”

“Phil has very strong analytical skills, he is creative and thinks outside the box”

“He provided testimony at an arbitration in one of my cases and did an excellent job on both direct examination and cross - I would not hesitate to work with him again”

Biography

Phil Urwin is a certified planning and scheduling professional with over 20 years of experience, including a decade in the field in trades, supervision, and construction management roles. He built his expertise working for contractors and consulting firms on projects across the world, including some of the world’s most complex and high-value projects. He has a very wide sector experience ranging from commercial building to large scale infrastructure and industrial developments.

Phil has testified in deposition, has been cross examined in court and arbitration proceedings, and has presented analysis at mediations and in settlement negotiations. He has also published and lectured on his area of expertise and was a contributing author for the 2019 edition of the Construction Management Association of America’s Time Management Guidelines. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a post graduate qualification in construction law and arbitration. 

Phil has provided expert opinion on matters of delay, disruption, productivity, construction management and project controls. He has also prepared claims, assessed claims, provided cost and financial analysis, evaluated project control systems, and provided scheduling services for active projects. He has provided these services to public and private owners, engineers, contractors, developers, insurance providers, and financial institutions. 

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