Walied Abeldayem is highly sought after for his significant experience and expertise handling disputes across the construction and engineering industries.
Walied is a managing director at Intellect Dispute Experts Advisory (IDEA). He is a qualified civil engineer and has 25 years' experience in the engineering and construction industries. He is a planning and scheduling expert with extensive experience in prospective planning and project controls and risk analysis, as well as delay analysis and forensic planning and scheduling. In addition, Walied has solid experience in assessing delay damages.
Walied has provided expert advice and expert witness services to contractors, subcontractors and project owners on various complex construction projects in the Middle East and the Americas. He has been involved in various arbitration and litigation cases, has given oral evidence, and has cross-examination and hot-tubbing experience.
Walied is a certified project management professional, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a certified cost estimator by the CIQS, accredited by the Academy of Experts, and a RICS accredited expert witness.
Walied holds an MBA degree from the University of Manchester; in his research, he developed an enterprise-wide risk analysis model for managing claims and disputes in construction projects through the projects life cycle. Walied also holds an LLM in construction law and arbitration from Robert Gordon University; Walied researched the uncertainty in time related disputes and established guidelines for selecting and carrying out the most suitable delay analysis method to reduce such uncertainty.
Walied is a frequent public speaker and has published various articles. Some of his recent talks included: the role of the court-appointed expert in the UAE legal system - SCL (Gulf) event; the roles of experts in arbitration - ICC Conference; project management execution plan - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors seminar.