Feras Taher
New York

450 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2906
New York, NY 10123
Tel: 929-447-5500
Fax: 929-447-5507

Feras Taher

Feras Taher has over nine years of experience in construction claims analysis, CPM scheduling, and damages (quantum) analysis. Most recently, he acted as a Construction Claims Consultant for a global construction, manufacturing and technology consulting firm. He has evaluated over $2.5 billion in claims and worked on the behalf of owners, architects, engineers, and contractors on a variety of delay, disruption, inefficiency claims, and the evaluation of damages by extensively reviewing project documents, contracts, schedules, and costs.

His areas of expertise include civil engineering projects, particularly subway, oil and gas, high-rise, rail, highway, bridge, military housing, government facilities, marine, land reclamation, research centers, stadiums, hospitals, airports and general civil and industrial multi-discipline engineering projects both within and outside of the United States. His previous experience includes budgeting and cost estimating scheduling, project management, field/site construction, and contract administration for general civil projects in the general contractor’s role. He lectures on scheduling, delay, and disruption and he regularly prepares schedules, expert reports, and presentations. Feras is fluent in English, Arabic and in addition a mere elementary knowledge of Russian.

Education
  • Robert Gordon University (Scotland, United Kingdom), LLM, Construction Law and Arbitration
  • University of Birmingham (England, United Kingdom), MSc, Construction Management
  • University of Jordan (Amman, Jordan), BSc, Civil Engineering
Professional Affiliations
  • Charted Institute of Arbitrators (Member)
  • Jordan Engineers Association (Member)
  • Saudi Council of Engineers (Member)
Select Speaking Engagements

Guest Lecturer, “Construction Claims – Legal Issues in Building Constriction,” Columbia University’s Construction Administration Program, New York, NY, October 2017.

Project Highlights

Train Station Concourse & Facilities Project – Provided project controls including the development and management of project schedules. Prepared mitigation plans and schedules using Primavera P6 with full resource loading for the remaining work; prepares the schedule updates for submission to the MTA. Prepared a Time Impact Analysis (TIA) time extension request and impact evaluation showing an increase in resources resulting from delays due to change orders.

Renewal of Six Stations Sea Beach Line  – Provided project controls including the development and management of project schedules. Prepared mitigation plans and schedules using Primavera P6 with full resource loading for the remaining work; prepares the schedule updates for submission to the MTA. Prepared a Time Impact Analysis (TIA) time extension request and impact evaluation showing an increase in resources resulting from delays due to AWOs (Additional work orders).

Subway/Light Rail Construction Project – Prepared a claim for costs arising from different delay events on the metro line project. The events were spread across different locations within the linear construction project. He was part of a consultancy team to prepare an extension of time claim on behalf of the contractor. As well as claims associated with the project, responsible for the preparation of the quantum analysis part of the claim which includes idle-time, and prolongation cost claims. Coordinated between the team and assisted the preparation of “Request of the Engineer’s Determination” documents; part of the dispute resolution mechanism adopted in the project.

Petroleum Studies and Research Center – Prepared a claim for costs arising from hosting events as well as claims associated with the project. Responsible for researching various delaying events and for preparing detailed particulars to support the extension of time claim. Assisted with the preparation of disruption and prolongation cost claims.