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Feras Taher, MCIArb

Feras Taher, MCIArb

Manager

Feras Taher is an experienced construction professional with over 12 years of expertise in claims analysis, critical path method (CPM) scheduling techniques and damages evaluations. He has evaluated claims totaling over $3 billion and has represented architects, contractors, engineers and contractors in large-scale capital construction projects, including civil and industrial engineering projects, bridges and interchanges, government facilities, high-rise buildings (skyscrapers), highways, hospitals, land reclamations, Marine construction, military defense and housing projects, Metro (subway) projects, oil and gas refineries, railway, research centers, and stadiums, throughout the US, UK, Canada, and the Middle East. He has also lectured on scheduling, delay and disruption, and regularly prepares expert reports and presentations. Feras is fluent in English, Arabic and has working knowledge of Russian.

Education

Robert Gordon University, LL.M., Construction Law and Arbitration

University of Birmingham, M.S., Construction Management

University of Jordan, B.S., Civil Engineering

Licenses/Credentials

Licensed Civil Engineer: Jordan

Professional Affiliations

Member, Charted Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Member, Institution of Civil Engineering

Member, Project Management College of Scheduling

Member, Saudi Council of Engineers

Select Speaking Engagements

“ABA Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy,” American Bar Association, Dallas, TX, March 2023.

“Construction Claims – Differing Site Conditions,” New York City College of Technology, New York, NY, May/October 2019.

“Construction Claims – Legal Issues in Building Construction,” Columbia University, New NY, October 2017.

Project Highlights

Metro Construction, Middle East – Assisted line 3 consortium in preparing an extension of time claim and a $500 million damages claim for prolongation and disruption costs. Played a key role in preparing the quantum analysis for the claim, which included analyzing the impact of idle time and prolongation costs. The $7.9 billion contract for Line 3 was financed through Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and is expected to open to passengers in 2023.

Airport Terminal Construction, Middle East – Assisted the contractor in preparing variation proposals that addressed both contractual entitlement, financial compensation and time impact during the construction of Riyadh Airport Terminal 5. The project included the construction of a 100,000m2 terminal with various ancillary facilities and a 90,000m2 car park.

Refinery Expansion, Middle East – Assisted the contractor in preparing detailed particulars of claim to support an extension of time and $260 million in damages for the expansion of a $900 million refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Terminal Replacement, United States – Assisted the design team in staying on top of the schedule updates for a $4.2 billion terminal construction project. Evaluated potential delays in owner approval, determined the scope and timing of the impact on design and construction operations, and analyzed and evaluated mitigation measures taken to keep the project on schedule.

Highway Expansion and Construction of (High Occupancy Toll) HOT Lanes, United States – Assisted in preparing independent expert reports on behalf of the paving and structural subcontractors for Arbitration. Performed CPM schedule delay analysis to defend $55 million in delay damages.

Highway Extension, Canada – Assisted in preparing an independent expert report on behalf of a pre-stressed concrete girders subcontractor for mediation. Performed CPM schedule delay analysis to defend $183 million in delay damages, allegedly attributable to fabrication and installation girders and added durations to superstructure work.