David Waddle

David Waddle

Delay & Construction Management Expert


David is a Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Fellow of the CIOB with over 40 years' industry experience, including over 20 years' project-based experience as a Planning Engineer, Site Agent and Project Manager working for major UK civil engineering and design, manage, construct contractors. 

He has full UK Government Security Clearance (SC level).

As an Expert Witness specialising in delay analysis and project management, David has given oral evidence in the English TCC and in arbitration (London) as well as in adjudication and mediation.  He has submitted reports to the Court of Session (Edinburgh) and has been instructed to advise the Dutch Court (Rotterdam) in an EfW dispute.

David has applied his ‘hands-on’ experience in the management of the turnaround of distressed projects and has aided insolvency practitioners in the recovery of monies through formal process – international arbitration.  He has also provided technical advice in mergers and acquisitions, including for an Australian bank in the acquisition of a European based international infrastructure business.

  • Appointed Delay Expert for Civil Works contractor on a UK Waste to Energy power plant
  • Appointed on behalf of a local authority on a flood prevention project in a Court of Session case
  • Appointed Delay Expert for the reinforced concrete frame contractor on a large leisure project in a Court of Session case
  • Appointed as Management Expert relating to an NEC3 project
  • Appointed as Technical Expert to a Dutch Court in relation to an Energy from Waste project
  • Appointed as Delay Expert Witness in a UK Arbitration
  • Appointed as a project productivity Expert Witness for a highways contractor
  • SCADA Software development delay analysis
  • Audit of construction project management procedures and setup on a marine civil engineering project
  • Development of a distressed project turnaround strategy for an international contractor
  • Audit of multiple highways construction schemes on behalf of the purchaser of a European concession business 

Industry Experience

  • Infrastructure (roads and bridges, rail, airports, tunnels)
  • Port & Marine Works (new passenger and freight ports, sea defence, flood prevention)
  • Energy (nuclear, energy from waste, CHP, wind farms, oil and gas pipelines)
  • Utilities (water and sewage treatment plants, sewage tunnels)
  • Leisure (arena, stadia, swimming pools, hotels)
  • Building (government, commercial, residential, education, retail)


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