Chris McCormick

Delay Expert

Expert Highlights

  • Over 25 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries
  • Specialist in the field of programming and planning, forensic planning and delay analysis
  • Instructed as Delay Expert on 20 separate occasions
  • Appointed as Delay Expert in Litigation
  • Experience of various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”); including; structured negotiation, ENE, Mediation, Adjudication and Arbitration
  • Cross-examination by Counsel in ADR
  • Appointed as Delay Expert on projects ranging in value to £2 billion
  • Extensive experience of claims preparation and management
  • Experienced in the use of Critical Path Analysis, Line of Balance and 4d planning
  • Commissioned to undertake programme audits, establish planning systems and deliver planning related training
  • Experience of planning and programming under JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, IChemE, GC Works and bespoke forms of contract

In his formative years, Chris undertook various site/project management roles within main contracting organisations, including tender and project planning. During his time as a planner, Chris established a track record of producing robust programmes from first principles. He also managed the onsite planning and programming function of various multimillion-pound projects.

In 2006, Chris moved away from main contracting into consultancy to further his career in the field of forensic planning and delay analysis. Although Chris has now specialised in the field of forensic planning and delay analysis for 14 years, he has been commissioned to undertake programme audits, establish planning systems and deliver planning related training.

Since turning his focus to delay, Chris’ reports have helped his clients settle disputes on a diverse range of projects. Notable delay appointments include; offshore windfarms (c£2 billion), new highway, Scotland (c£1 billion), residential development, London (£250 million), new waste management facility, Lancashire (c£250 million), new civil justice center (c£115 million), mixed use leisure and retail development, Birmingham (c£100 million) and a new school, Scotland (c£15 million). Other types of projects include; highways, rail re-signalling, rail earthwork and structures, RAF base utilities upgrade, aircraft manufacturing facility, food production facility, cardboard manufacturing facility, vehicle manufacturing facility, light industrial, hospitals and health centres, teaching laboratory, medical research facility, fish veterinary and aquaria centre, art galleries, hotels, residential, leisure centres, investment bank refurbishment, onshore wind farms, battery storage, bio fuels plant, offshore works associated with a combined cycle power station, and an offshore platform accommodation refurbishment.

Chris has a proven ability to assist lawyers and Counsel by explaining complex issues in a concise and intelligible manner.


ONC Building Studies
HNC Civil Engineering

Professional Memberships

Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Building (ACIOB)
Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)