Steve Root

Delay Expert

Expert Highlights

  • Over 35 years’ experience in the construction, financial and engineering industries
  • Worked both in-house and as an external consultant for contractors, client organisations and consultants across the whole project lifecycle from business case to post contract claims
  • Recent experience as a Delay focused testifying expert on residential developments, road infrastructure, hospitals and reservoir/pumping station projects in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Mining Engineer who moved into project scheduling and project management, and who has specialised in technology and commercially driven business projects as well as heavy civil engineering
  • Have acted as Lenders Engineer and project auditor, monitoring and managing recovery programmes for delayed projects
  • Appointed as the scheduling and delay expert on numerous occasions in litigations, adjudications, and arbitration
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination in several arbitrations
  • Mostly worked on common law cases but also civil law jurisdictions (Macau)
  • Reputation for analysing and communicating complicated technical issues in a way that allows arbitrators and counsel to easily understand them

With my experience as a Project Scheduler and Project Manager, I have acted as the appointed delay expert in Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes for both claimants and respondents. I have broad experience of the management and coordination of very large projects for public and private sector clients from initial business case studies through to operational readiness completion, and handover.

Major project experience: commercial, industrial, power stations, tunnels, mines, large multi storey buildings (100+ floors), roads, railways, underground metro systems, airports, hospitals, marine reclamation, stadia, heritage and leisure developments, hotels, large I.T. systems and capital markets.

Worked on many projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia, China, Africa and Australasia. Keynote projects; Channel Tunnel, Jubilee Line Extension, Hong Kong International Airport.

Member of the Association for Project Management. Lectured and delivered training courses for various universities, governments and professional institutions.


B.Eng (Honours) Mining Engineering
NEC3/NEC4 ECC Accredited Project Manager

Professional Memberships

Member of the Association for Project management