Our consultants have collective experience in over 30 countries around the globe on major projects including; nuclear and conventional power plants, oil and gas, airports, railways, tunnels and highways, high-rise towers, hotels, museums, marine works, ship building, amongst others.
We can facilitate project objectives by identifying and minimising both commercial and schedule risks. In the event of disputes, we provide professional claims preparation and defence services with the ultimate objective of dispute resolution.
QSI’s dedicated consultants are client focused and apply high professional and ethical standards to all assignments, whilst working towards optimal commercial solutions and risk management.
QSi Consultancy Group has offices in the U.K., the E.U. and in the Middle East enabling it to respond rapidly to client instructions in multiple regions.
QSI can provide insightful commercial and contractual advice at both the pre-contract and post-contract stages of projects. Early QSI involvement at the pre-contract stage can help clients to minimize risks and optimise contractual terms & conditions.
In addition, QSI can assist clients in establishing a Claims Management Strategy & Execution Plan, or similar, prior to commencement. QSI has previously prepared and implemented such plans for clients on multi-billion Euro projects.
QSI has extensive experience and expertise in the preparation and defence of contractual claims, typically for additional time and money. For entitlement to relief to exist, entitlement in principle (contractual and/or legal), causation (delay analysis) and quantum (monies) must each be demonstrated to the requisite standard (as would be required by tribunal or the courts).
QSI has successfully acted for owners, main contractors, subcontractors and tribunals (tribunal appointed expert) in multiple cases where QSI has taken the lead in claim analysis, preparation / defence and reporting.
QSI can support arbitration and litigation proceedings by advising on commercial and programme matters (including delay analysis) and in preparing related work product for inclusion in formal pleadings. QSI has extensive experience of working with legal counsel. QSI can also assume the role of case manager, if required.
QSI provides project controls services to keep costs and schedules on track, encompassing; baseline management, schedule control, cost control, risk control, change control, analysis and reporting.
This service can be provided either remotely or via seconded personnel, to suit the needs of the project.
QSI provide due diligence services in construction industry insolvency and insurance cases, in order to establish the extent of assets and liabilities. Such work may include; the valuation of works to date, assessment of entitlements and liabilities arising from existing contractual claims for time and costs.
Post-contract, QSI can provide contract administration services. This will involve, inter alia, interpretation and application of the contract, ensuring delivery of contractual notices and submissions, establishing procedures for records and correspondence, change management, commercial management and contractual risk tracking.
This service can be provided either remotely or via seconded personnel, to suit the needs of the project.
When engaged early QSI is able to implement dispute avoidance procedures in conjunction with its client, whilst working to optimise the commercial outcome.
When disputes do arise, QSI works with clients to arrive at appropriate mechanisms and strategies for resolving disputes, supported with appropriate risk analyses. Once the dispute forum has been established, QSI can manage the process, prepare all necessary evidence and submissions, and provide advice in order to optimise the outcome for its client.
QSI can prepare and update realitisic and optimized prospective critical path programmes, utilizing recognized planning software.
QSI’s expert planners can provide detailed delay analysis on complex projects, utilizing industry recognized prospective and retrospective techniques to a standard that is sustainable in arbitration and /or litigation forums. Such analysis can be undertaken to support or defend against claims for extension of time, acceleration measures, disruption and reduced productivity.
QSI provide delay and quantum expert witness services to support arbitration and litigation proceedings. QSI’s experts typically have more than 25 years of industry experience, are experienced in providing expert testimony in Hearings and/or Courts, and are accredited by recognized expert bodies.
Cases where QSI have provided expert witness services include, for example; buildings, tunneling, rail, oil and gas, ship building.
MSc, FRICS, FCIArb, HKIAC Accredited Mediator
Brian Allan is Managing Director of the QSI Consultancy Group and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years of construction industry experience covering Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an RICS Registered Expert Witness, and an Accredited Mediator with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Brian also holds a Master’s degree in International Construction Law. He has represented both public and private sector clients in the prosecution and defence of construction claims, and in conciliation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration proceedings.
Brian’s experience covers a wide range of construction related projects including; nuclear and conventional power plants, airports, highways, bridges, rail, marine works, information technology systems, tunnels, sewage treatment schemes, power transmission, factories, schools, offices, hotels, hospitals, sports stadiums, retail outlets and shipbuilding. He is also an RICS assessor, an experienced trainer and speaker, and acts as an expert witness.
MSc, FRICS, FCIOB, MAPM, MCIArb
Martyn holds an MSc in International Construction Management from the University of Bath, is a Chartered Surveyor (FRICS), Chartered Construction Manager (FCIOB) and an RICS Accredited Mediator. In addition, he is a Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
Martyn has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has spent over 20 years in the Middle East and Asia involved in the leadership and management of large and complex construction projects. He has a strong track record of delivering projects on time, within budget and with strict attention to the achievement of quality objectives. He has excellent communication and man-management skills, and gives due consideration, at all times, to health, safety and the environment. In addition, Martyn has extensive experience in contract and claim management. This wide ranging experience allows Martyn to have a broad and strategic appreciation and understanding of matters influencing design, construction and operation.
Steve is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years of experience in the construction, civil engineering and oil & gas industries in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Steve experience covers all aspects of commercial and project management; from tender to final account on petrochemical, industrial, commercial, retail, airports, rail and civil engineering projects as well as mechanical and electrical works. He has spent over 20 years leading the commercial management and contract claims strategy of large infrastructure and oil & gas projects overseas.
He has widespread experience of practices and procedures across all major industries in different parts of the world and detailed understanding of commercially related contractual obligations. This experience forms the background to his expertise in preparing and defending contractual claims and in dispute resolution forums, including arbitration.
Marko has more than 20 years professional consulting experience. His areas of expertise areas include project and program management, focusing on large scale industrial and R&D projects. For the last 15 years he has worked within the nuclear industry including on the construction of a new build nuclear power plant (Olkiluoto 3), on the world’s first underground nuclear waste repository and in nuclear related research facilities. During this time, he has been responsible for the development of project management tools and processes, including project management software, and for project data management. He has worked as project management officer, group leader and project management / project controls specialist.
Marko has also supported the preparation of pleadings in in large scale international arbitration.
Dale has over 35 years of experience in project controls, construction management and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in forensic schedule analysis methodologies relating to delay and disruption claims and has been involved in numerous negotiations and mediations with contractors for the settlement of such claims. Dale also has extensive experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of Project Control Systems, which include schedule, cost, change orders and document control systems.
He is proficient in the use of various delay methodologies, various project control software packages including P3, P6 and MS Projects and report writing. His experience covers a wide range of construction related projects including nuclear, highways, railroads, mass transit, infrastructure works, airports, high-rise buildings, residential developments, power stations, oil offshore platforms, refiners and pipelines, schools, hotels, shopping malls and industrial projects.
B.Eng (hons), MAE
David’s forte is managing, researching and drafting commercial claims for additional time and money, forensic delay analysis and claims negotiation. He is an intuitive and adaptive civil engineer, claims specialist, planner, delay analyst, a testified expert witness (under DIFC, DIAC and ICC) and Member of the Academy of Experts.
David’s experience covers over 25 years construction, 20 of which being involved in scheduling, contractual & commercial claims with extensive experience involvement in contentious work. He has worked extensively in Hong Kong and the U.A.E. and also in many other countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
BSc (Hons), CEng
Graham is a Chartered Engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the construction industry throughout UK, Oceania, the Far East and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in construction, project management, project planning, contract drafting, construction claims and contract law. Graham has developed a particular expertise in the preparation, prosecution and defence of claims for additional time and cost arising out of his background in construction, project planning and the administration of contracts.
His construction experience covers a wide range of engineering projects including; power stations, airports, railways, highways, bridges, marine works, container terminals, high-rise and industrial buildings, sports stadia and environmental engineering including waste management facilities.
Craig Knight is a highly experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has over 30 years of construction industry experience on international projects, having worked in the U.K, U.S.A and Finland. Craig’s experience and capabilities extend not only to commercial management, but include claims and dispute management. He has provided high level contractual advice to a variety of international clients and contractors and has been involved in multiple dispute resolution proceedings including major international arbitrations.
Craig’s experience covers a wide range of disciplines including; nuclear (new build and decommissioning), oil and gas, petrochemicals, pipelines, process, water treatment, utility, power generation, rail, civil engineering, building.
Alibert is a qualified civil engineer and quantity surveyor with over 13 years of experience in Asia and the Middle East. His project experience includes; infrastructure works, utilities, tunneling, airports, hotels, retail, residential, museums and oil & gas facilities.
Alibert’s professional expertise includes; estimating, measurement, project controls, the valuation of works and variations, contractual claim preparation and defence, assisting quantum expert in arbitration.
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We look forward to working with existing clients and new clients on HPC and to extending our long track record in new build nuclear.
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QSI’s MD Brian Allan along with Sachin Kerur of Reed Smith were the panelists at Construction Week’s Dispute Resolution Question Time Dubai Event, 2020, which this year was held as a webinar (moderated by Ashley Williams of CW).
High attendance made for a great event, which covered topics including; the root causes of construction claims and disputes, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, COVID-19 impacts and risk management, the use of technology in dispute resolution, the outlook for the Middle East’s construction sector.
QSI’s Managing Director Brian Allan was delighted to attend an exclusive preview of British Baroque: Power and Illusion at the Tate Britain at the invitation of White & Case. QSI has greatly enjoyed working with White & Case over the past 12 years.
Tate Britain, Millbank, London (photo taken with Brian Allan’s I-phone).
QSI is pleased to announce its membership of Nuclear Southwest, the nuclear cluster for the South West of England. After having worked in new build nuclear continuously for more than a decade in the E.U. and in the Middle East, QSI looks forward to working with existing and new clients in the U.K. nuclear power industry.
QSI attended the Nuclear South West Showcase and Conference (2-3 October 2019) as an exhibiter and representative of FinNuclear. This was a tremendous event and some great contacts were made. Our thanks to Andy Bates and the rest of the NSW team.
QSI welcomes applications for employment in the U.K. or the U.A.E. from construction professionals, including; Project Controls Specialists, Claims Consultants, Delay and Quantum Experts.
Similarly, we invite contact from freelance consultants interested in collaboration.
QSI CONSULTING LIMITED
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