Ask the Expert – Yazeed Abdelhadi

Yazeed Abdelhadi Senior Associate Director Melbourne, Australia Ask the Expert is a CCi article series where our consultants provide insight into their industry expertise. Yazeed Abdelhadi is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in civil engineering, cost engineering, project management, and leadership and management. After spending the first 10 years of his […]

Region in Focus – Perth Australia

Region in Focus is a CCi article series showcasing our global teams of of highly qualified delay, quantum, and technical professionals. In this article we highlight the strong Perth, Australia team and their commercial presence in Western Australia. As part of CCi’s expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region and after several years of servicing […]

Women of CCi – Breaking the Bias

International Women’s Day 2022 fell on 8th March, with an overarching focus on breaking down gender biases that cause gender inequality in our societies #BreaktheBias. In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we wanted the voices of Our People to join the conversation; both men and women. In this article we sat down with […]

Sinead Waldron on Breaking the Bias

International Women’s Day 2022 falls on 8th March, with an overarching focus on breaking down gender biases that cause gender inequality in our societies #BreaktheBias. In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we wanted the voices of Our People to join the conversation; both men and women. In this article we sat down with Sinead […]

Project Memory: Canterbury (NZ) Earthquake Recovery Programme

CCi’s Laz Varga (Associate Director, Melbourne) shares a project memory and career highlight from his time working as Lead Quantity Surveyor on the Canterbury, New Zealand Earthquake Recovery Programme in 2010. Laz speaks to the rewarding nature of assisting with the commercial aspects of this disaster recovery project, the difference it made in the people’s […]

Origin of the Quantity Surveyor Species

In this article Andrew Merrilees – Expert Witness, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Director at Capital Consulting International (CCi) examines the evolution of the QS profession and the duties of an Expert Witness. Genesis of the Quantity Surveyor An early reference to the origins of estimating is found in a quote from the NIV bible: – […]

Concurrent Delay in Canada – What Now?

In this article Capital Consulting International’s Seán Hollywood FRICS, FCIOB, MCIArb, PQS, MSc, BSc (Hons) opines on why Concurrent Delay relating to Construction Projects has been the subject of much debate over the years. By their very nature Construction Projects are often multifaceted bringing together multiple resources to carry out various activities of varying durations, […]

The Global Construction Industry is Changing – Will you be Left Behind?

In this thought leadership piece Steven Root B.Eng (Hons), a Delay, scheduling and risk expert at Capital Consulting International, provides expert opinion on why it is vital for construction professionals to keep abreast of the latest digitalisation trends and advances. Steve explains why embracing digitalisation can result in greater certainty, more efficient analysis, and a […]

Provisional Sums – Back to Basics Part 3 – (under JCT Contracts)

The third and final part of this series considers further case law related to provisional sums. Omitted Provisional Sums and Breach of Contract Under JCT contracts, where provisional sums are incorporated, they form part of the scope of the Works whether or not the provisional sum is defined and irrespective of the level of detail […]

Provisional Sums – Back to Basics Part 2 – (under JCT Contracts)

Part 1 of this series on provisional sums considered a pertinent case law definition, and the contractual procedure for how such works shall be valued. The second part of this series examines the alternative procedures for the valuation of provisional sums that exist in many of the JCT standard forms. One option is that the […]