QSI Consultancy Group

Commercial and Dispute Resolution Services

QSI Consultancy Group (QSi) is a specialist consultancy providing principally commercial and dispute resolution services to the construction industry.

Our consultants have provided claim handling, commercial management, dispute resolution and project management services in over 30 countries around the globe on major projects, including nuclear and conventional power plants, oil and gas, petrochemicals, paper mills, airports, hotels, marine works, tunnels and highways, and rail, among others.

By way of example, QSi consultants are currently engaged on the landmark Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant project in Finland and on the UAE nuclear programme.

Commercial and dispute resolution consulting services

QSi's expertise includes the following disciplines:

  • Commercial and contractual advice
  • Construction contracts administration
  • Preparation and defence of contractual claims
  • Cost and damages assessment
  • Mediation services
  • Dispute resolution
  • Arbitration and litigation support
  • Programme and delay analysis
  • Project oversight
  • Project management
  • Expert witness services
  • Training

Claims handling analysis and services

Invariably on large projects commercial and contractual claims arise between the parties, either under or in relation to the contract. Under these circumstances, QSi can put in place the necessary claim management systems and apply its expertise to ensure that such claims are professionally analysed, both from an entitlement and quantum perspective, in order to optimise the client's position.

Typical analyses undertaken by QSi involve delay and disruption, encompassing schedule analysis, productivity studies, acceleration measures analysis, cost analysis and formal audit.

Cost and damages assessment for power projects

QSi has expertise in cost and damages analysis and assessment, combining both audit principles in conjunction with the application of the appropriate entitlement framework (whether arising under contract or at law). QSi will support this work with a detailed report, which can either facilitate settlement or be used in formal dispute resolution proceedings.

Industrial arbitration and litigation support

In the event of arbitration proceedings or litigation, QSi can provide contract and claims analysis services to support the requirements of the case, working in close cooperation with the client's legal counsel. This crucial link between the client's project staff and external legal counsel is typically essential to successful defence and / or prosecution of the case.

Experienced dispute resolution consultancy

QSi staff have worked with blue chip clients on prestigious projects around the world, including:

Projects:

  • Bangkok (second) International Airport, Thailand
  • Dubai International Airport Expansion, UAE
  • Energia LNG terminal, Costa Azul, Mexico
  • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
  • Maritime City, Dubai, UAE
  • New York City Metro, US
  • North Lantau Expressway, Hong Kong
  • Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Power Plant, Finland
  • UAE Nuclear Programme
  • West Africa Container Terminal, Nigeria
  • West Rail, Hong Kong

Clients:

  • Abu Dhabi Executive Council
  • Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority
  • BP
  • British Gas
  • Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
  • GDF SUEZ
  • Hong Kong Airport Authority
  • Intel Corporation
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi
  • Nishimatsu Construction Co.
  • Obayashi Corporation
  • Shell
  • Takenaka Corporation
  • Teollisuuden Voima, Finland
  • Vattenfall

Prosecution / defence services for construction claims

QSi's staff comprises of a combination of highly qualified and experienced professionals, who are predominantly quantity surveyors or engineers. Their collective experience covers a multitude of projects around the world.

They have represented both public and private sector clients in the prosecution and defence of construction claims, and in conciliation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration proceedings. In addition to commercial and contractual acumen, core skills include engineering and project management.

QSi can also provide experienced trainers and speakers.

Contact Details

QSI Management Consultancy
Office 703, C3 Bldg
PO Box 127432
Muroor Road, 4th and 15th St
PO Box 112807
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Contact: Brian Allan, managing director (FRICS, FCIArb, HKIAC accredited mediator)
+971 2 448 0012
brian.allan@qsint.com
www.qsint.com

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Quality, Specialism and Integrity: QSi Consultancy Group 01 October 2012 QSi Consultancy Group is a specialist consultancy providing commercial and dispute resolution services to the construction industry.

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QSi Commercial and Dispute Resolution Services 24 October 2011 Quantum Services International (QSi) is a specialist consultancy based in Finland, which provides commercial and dispute resolution services to the construction industry.