How project scheduling can (and should be) a tool for dispute avoidance rather than a contentious process that may trigger conflicts and give rise to disputes.
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Construction projects are characterized by high complexity and multifaceted interfaces between various contractual parties, which of course increases the risk of claims that if were improperly managed would escalate into costly and lengthy disputes. These disputes are a clear sign of inefficiency in the built environment process. This topic highlights the dynamics of disputes, discuss some techniques and strategies for better management of claims and avoidance of disputes throughout the entire project life-cycle and recommend proactive approaches to enhance project delivery and achieve excellence in construction projects delivery and procurement.
Walied Abdeldayem is a qualified civil engineer and has over twenty years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries. Walied started his career as a structural designer in one of the leading engineering firms in Egypt. He has also developed and delivered courses to civil engineers including the Primavera suite of software, Project Management, SAP2000, and others.
Walied is a planning/scheduling expert with wide experience in prospective day to day planning and projects control, as well as delay analysis and forensic planning. He has provided expert advice and expert witness services to contractors, subcontractors, and project owners on various complex construction projects in the Americas, Middle East and North Africa.
In addition, Walied has solid working experience in providing productivity analysis, assessing delay damages due to lost productivity, and in preparation and reviewing acceleration claims. Walied holds an MBA for Construction Executives and LLM degree in Construction Law and Arbitration.