Beyond our business and technical inputs and skills are our people. Our strength lies in the quality and professionalism of the people who work for us. We have assembled a team of experienced consultants with a wide range of engineering, management, commercial and contractual skills. Our team is capable of delivering the most challenging assignments with complete confidence for a successful outcome for our clients. All of our team members are qualified engineering and construction professionals with significant experience in the management and administration of high value, complex engineering and construction projects in many different countries. Our team members consultants follow a policy of continuing professional development and are members of reputed professional bodies and institutions. Every assignment that we undertake is managed by a senior member acting as the team leader, who is personally responsible for its successful conclusion. Our team consists of following experienced professionals:-

CONSTRUCTION CLAIM EXPERTS

Rohit Singhal – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Singhal has over 20 years of Indian and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/ construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering.

As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for over 20 years, Mr. Singhal has served as the lead expert on numerous projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$200 million. His project experience includes refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, onshore oil & gas facilities, power plants, infrastructure and commercial and industrial buildings. He has testified in court as well as Indian and international arbitration.

Mr. Singhal has presented at various conferences on wide ranging subjects i.e. claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Singhal was Chief Executive Officer for a major engineering, procurement and construction contractor with yearly revenue of USD 400 million. In this role, he had responsibility for overall management and maintaining profit and loss account of the company in Middle East, South East Asia, and India.

The company was one of the largest EPC contractors in the energy sector in India. Prior to this, he worked for more than 10 years for Shell in the Middle East as Corporate Functional Head for Pipeline Projects.  Mr. Singhal began his career with Southeast Asia’s largest oil & gas consultancy, Engineers India Limited.

EXPERIENCE

As an expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes, Mr. Singhal has evaluated claims and assessed the performance of owners, engineers, and contractors on numerous types of projects. Representative projects include the following:

Petrochemical and Chemical Plants, Pipelines and Infrastructure Projects

  • Worked as the owner’s engineer for analysis of various engineering and construction contractor’s claims, including a $200 million change order, delay, incremental weather claim, and disruption claim against the owner, Petroleum Development Oman/Shell, in The scope of work also included assessment of the contractor’s allegations regarding the cumulative impact of changes, assessment of process flow diagrams, P&IDs, alignment sheets impact and isometric drawing changes, the tracking of the genesis of change orders, field change requests, lessons learned items from prior projects, a detailed CPM schedule analysis to determine delay and acceleration responsibility, and the quantification of damages. The projects analyzed were EPC and long-term service contract types.
  • Preparation of an EPC contractor’s $200 million claim for delay, additional work, labor disputes, and loss of productivity, change order regarding a petrochemical project at Dahej in Assisted counsel in the preparation of its briefs, document discovery requests, and support in preparation for witness testimony at the arbitration hearings.
  • On behalf of the EPC contractor, performed an analysis of delay, rework costs caused by defective front end engineering for an export cross country pipeline and associated terminal and jetty facility in Developed a basis for estimating the rework costs, and prepared several comprehensive reports that were used by the EPC contractor to facilitate a large settlement against the owner.
  • On behalf of the EPC contractor, performed and prepared a claim and an analysis of the quantum aspects due to changed soil conditions claim petrochemical plant project site in India after construction had The owner counterclaimed delay damages because the plant was completed late. Issues involved alleged increased quantities for earthworks, civil work, and subcontract labor man-hours and costs, engineering and construction management man-hours and costs, and associated delay, productivity loss, and other costs, and to ensure that sufficient documentation to support its claims are produced.
  • Performed an analysis of the technical entitlement of over 50 change orders associated with an engineering and construction contractor’s $60 million claim on a cross country pipeline and associated facilities project site in Determined the cause-effect relationship between the changed work and the resulting schedule impact and additional costs.

ARBITRATION EXPERT EXPERIENCE

Power Plant and Bulk Handling System

  • Worked as an expert in project related to Ash Handling System for 2 x 500 MW Thermal Power Plant (TPP). The value of claim was USD 3 million. It consisted of detailed review of Contract documents & correspondences, Delay Analysis, quantification & estimation of Technical and Commercial Claims, prepared detailed report on contractual issues to take up the matter against the opposite party in amicable settlement as well as in International Arbitration.
  • Worked as an expert in project related to Ash Handling System for 2 x 210 MW Thermal Power Plant (TPP). The value of claim was USD 6.6 million. The work included detailed Delay Analysis, Quantification and costing for various commercial and Technical claims with preparation of comprehensive arbitration ready report with all details, justification and supporting documents.
  • Worked as an expert in project related to Lignite & Lime Handling System (2 x 250 MW). The value of claim was USD 30 million. The work included detailed delay analysis and calculation of claim for extended stay.

Highway, Railway, Airport & Port

  • Acted as damage expert appointed by Government for one of the biggest arbitration Delhi – Noida BOT Project in India.
  • Acted as delay and quantum expert for an arbitration for Jaipur Toll Road dispute.
  • Acted as delay and damage calculation expert for Government of Kazakhstan for a dispute between the Government and Turkish road contractor in SIAC.
  • Acted as Respondent delay and quantum expert for ICC arbitration related to road project in Ghana.
  • Acted as Respondent delay expert for Build Own Transfer (BOT) road project on behalf of India Government authority against Spanish contractor in ICC arbitration in Singapore (Claim value USD 300 million).
  • Acted as Respondent’s delay, quantum and technical expert in an ad hoc arbitration for a tunneling work for a metro project in India. The dispute was related to unforeseeable site conditions encountered by the Contractor resulting in delays and disruptions. The total value of the claim was USD 250 million.
  • Acted as Claimant’s delay and quantum experts on a USD 500 million, airport expansion project in Muscat, Oman between Oman’s biggest construction company and Omani government entity.
  • Acting as Respondent’s delay and quantum experts for an air handling Build Own and Operate (BOO) project for a Fortune 500 French company and steel manufacturer. This is an ad-hoc arbitration seated in London. The dispute involved quantum assessment for the valuation of the plant and damage assessment due to termination of the BOO Contract.
  • Acted as technical and delay expert for a multinational contractor in a domestic arbitration for development of Port. Civil, mechanical, electrical and structural works in Paradeep, Orrisa.
  • Acted as technical expert for a major Indian contracting company for its dispute against Jordanian company for ICC arbitration for a Port project.

Oil & Gas

  • Acted as delay / quantum expert for a Kazakhstan based contracting company for ICC arbitration related to complete oil & gas field development project in Kazakhstan.
  • Acted as Respondent’s delay, quantum and technical experts in an international arbitration seated in India for an EPC project related to expansion of a gas processing facility. The arbitration was between an Australian contractor and an Indian E&P company. The value of the claims was USD 67 million.
  • Acted as delay and quantum experts for SIAC arbitration between a major EPC company and Fortune 500 E&P company for a gas processing plant EPC project in Singapore. The dispute involved insolvency related issues and disruptions due to the

  Infrastructure Projects

  • Acted as delay and quantum experts for the Claimant in 2 nos. international arbitration based in Muscat, Oman for a sewerage treatment project. The Claimants were successfully awarded USD 65 million towards delay damages. This is till date the largest arbitration award in the history of Oman. Disputes primarily involved delays and changes in the specification.
  • Acted as Claimant’s delay and quantum experts for ICC arbitration for storm water and irrigation project between a UAE based sub-contractor and Korean Main Contractor for one of the landmark infrastructure project in Abu Dhabi.
  • Acted as Claimant’s delay and quantum experts in a DIAC arbitration between a major UAE civil contractor and renowned UAE hotel developer for a leading five-star hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
  • Shareholder dispute- Acted as Claimant’s construction and financial experts for a LCIA arbitration between the shareholders resulting from Force Majeure conditions for a five-star hotel project in India. One of the parties was a major USD 10 billion group and the other was a private international equity investment company.
  • Acting as Quantum expert for the Claimant for an ICC arbitration based in Paris between Jordan government entity and a multi-national contractor for a fertilizer project and associated jetty. The project primarily involved delay a disruption due to design changes and drawing approval delays.
  • Acting a Claimant’s delay and quantum experts for Omani publicly listed contractor and a Korean major EPC company for a sewerage project in Oman. The applicable laws are English law and the location of the arbitration is The dispute was based on an expert evidence agreement signed by the two parties.

Shishir Kant – Senior Partner

Shishir Kant, has over 20 years of experience involving project conceptualization and planning, technical and financial evaluation, engineering and construction management, contract management and risk mitigation, claims and disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration and litigation support, and expert testimony.  His project experience includes highways and tollways, roads and bridges, infrastructure development, real estate, development of institutional and industrial complex, and oil and gas manufacturing projects, having costs ranging from US$50,000 to US$1 billion. Mr. Kant has served as claims analyst on numerous construction projects and has testified in court, as well as in Indian and international arbitration.

Mr. Kant did graduation in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee, India and MBA (Operations) from IIM Lucknow, India. I have about 20 years of experience in the Construction and Engineering Industry in India and Middle East regions.

H. K. Suresha - Partner and Country Head - Qatar

Mr. H. K. Suresha has around 20 years of experience in Contracts, Commercial and Legal functions with increasing responsibilities in various capacities. He is involved in all types of Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) projects in Oil & Gas, Pipelines, International Airport, Process Plants, Petro-Chemical, Fertilizers, Power Projects, Highways, Buildings, Urban Infrastructure works, Water Supply & Sewerage in Middle East, South East Asia and India. Highly adept to identifying, prioritizing and resolving the issues for managing large scale projects from inception to completion with exceptional aptitude. He is highly capable in defining strategies to resolve ‘different’ and ‘unique’ contracts, commercial and legal issues of large-scale projects and implementing the same with best practices, standards, processes and tools to achieve revenue objectives and goals. He has proven track record of crafting and implementing strategies that maintain and increase profitability by avoiding risks; leveraging strong analytical, collaborative and effective workmanship, with dedication and playing a lead/ dynamic role for timely and successful completion of quality deliverables and propelling organizational growth.

Adarsh Kumar - Partner

Mr. Adarsh Kumar has over 13 years of experience in contract and claim management and dispute resolution process with focus on Arbitration for the infrastructure projects.  He has work experience of managing multiple projects. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. His experience for Indian & international consulting in Infrastructure & Energy sector, supporting large scale projects in different capacities. Project management Consultant (PMC) and now in an advisory and consulting capacity specializing in project management & contract management.

Well-developed analytical skills, to support strategic planning, and maximize project profitability. A natural leader and team worker with high personal standards, and an open and creative approach to management. Able to use a strong personality to provide the drive on any project. Claims Preparation and Defense, Commercial Management, Planning, Project Controls, Risk Assessment, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Delay Analysis, Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration and Expert Witness. Skills in strategy making, feasibility analysis, project planning, project cost control, schedule management, risk advisory, claim management, contract management & stakeholder management.

Babita Vasudeva - Partner

Ms. Babita Vasudeva has over 16 years of experience involving financial statements analysis, corporate law compliances, due diligence audits, budgeting, MIS and corporate accounting, management consultancy and, systems and internal audits. The sectors encompassing her experience are manufacturing industries that include steel, automobile, textile, tyres, CDs, home furnishings and chemicals, foreign and nationalized banks, telecom industry and hospitality industry.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, she is an Alumni of A. F. Ferguson & Co. (now Deloitte Haskins & Sells) and Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.

Mayank Singh Thakur - Partner

Mr. Mayank Singh Thakur is a Mechanical Engineer & Construction Management (NICMAR) professional with an overall experience of 14+ years involving Project Planning & Control, Contracts Administration, Contracts Management, Claims and Disputes Management, Risk Analysis, Delay Analysis, Independent Claim Review and Earned Value Management. His project experience includes Refineries, Onshore and Offshore Pipelines, Roads and Bridges, Infrastructure Development, Real Estate, Commercial Buildings, Oil and Gas and Power Projects.

He has secured ‘Certificate in Project Management’ (CIPM) by Project Management Association, Japan and he is also the BVIS certified ISO Auditor.

He has served as Delay and Claims Analyst on numerous construction projects and has wide exposure in Budgeting, Cost Control and Cash Flow Management during all the phases of Projects.

Ajay Agarwal- Partner - Contract and Claim

Mr. Ajay Agarwala has over 14 years of experience in Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Tendering & Business Development. worked in previous assignments as General Manager (Head) – Corporate Affairs with FERNAS Group, a USD 4 Billion Turkey based diversified conglomerate having interest ranging from Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing, City Gas Distribution, Renewable Energy and Mining with operation across Asia, Middle East, Europe and Caspian covering 16 countries, as Additional General Manager – Corporate Affairs with Punj Lloyd Group, a diversified conglomerate which operates across the Middle East, Africa, South Africa, China, the Caspian, Asia Pacific, South Asia & Europe and has presence in 24 countries and as Manager – Corporate Affairs & Business Development with Essar Group, a USD 15 Billion multinational conglomerate with operations in more than 20 countries across five continents and revenues of USD 39 billion. •  Nurturing group’s relationship with external agencies particularly with the government, strategic institutions and Diplomatic Missions in a well organized, planned and professional manner.

Distinction of having worked with Key Entities like Bureaucrats at Centre and State levels, Foreign Embassies in India, Indian Embassies Abroad, Top Lawyers and Law Firms, Industry Associations like FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM. Proven track record of forming international Joint Ventures and exposure of business development in geographies of the Middle East and South East Asia including India. Proficiency in Networking and Relationship Building with Govt agencies, Diplomatic Missions and Industry Associations.

Mayank Rajput – Partner- Claim and Quantum

Mayank Rajput has over 16 years of Project, Contract and Construction Management experience including subcontractor management, risk management, change control and cost forecasting.  He is an expert in developing estimates, contingencies, risk analysis, budget preparation, financial statement preparation, auditing, and data analysis for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream/downstream, chemical and manufacturing plant and pipeline projects and related systems.

His experience includes managing and directing engineering and construction efforts, controlling project costs and schedules with effective integrated solutions.  He has estimated projects ranging in size from US$10 Million to over US$ 700 million with a consolidated estimate of more than US$ 3.0 billion.

Mr. Rajput provides specialized cost determination and financial analysis capabilities on engineering and construction projects in which disputes arise due to cost overruns, claims for additional payment, change order disputes, progress payment claims, the propriety of costs incurred and charged, and charges for additional corporate/home office/job-site overhead and profit determination.  In addition, Mr. Rajput performs analyses on project man-hour, quantity, and periodic cost report data in the support of the quantification of impacts, change orders, productivity loss, and claim quantification. Project Coordination with Planning and Execution, Bidding & Estimation, Costing, Marketing, for Domestic and International EPCC Projects. Experienced enough to self-start the job. Good coordination with the client as well as vendors. Technically sound and always learning attitude, engineered to be an engineer. Expert in Project Coordination with the ability to manage time the important factors. Expertise in coordination to Design & Estimate the project in time and well economical. Result oriented management.

Navid Ahmed– Principal Consultant-Delay Analysis

Mr. Navid Ahmed, has over 7 years of experience working on construction projects in Commercial & Residential Building, Road & Bridges and Urban infrastructure in India & Saudi Arabia. He has been involved in project control & monitoring experience in developing and implementing: estimates, CPM schedules, resource loading and levelling, risk analysis, earned value management, WBS, OBS, CBS, cost control, cash flow, equipment scheduling and project reporting for multi-discipline projects varying in size from US$50 million to US$1 billion. His planning and scheduling roles have allowed him to have gain valuable experience in project management that is applied to his consulting work in construction claims and delay analysis.

Mr. Ahmed has extensive experience of schedule and delays analysis on MS project and Primavera in the projects of National Highways, Commercial & Residential projects and development projects.

He has performed cost comparison analysis of contractors vs. self-performance to maintain cost controls; reviewed material invoices for approval; reorganizing work schedules and flows to reduce costs and improve efficiency; analyzed construction ability and methodology throughout all phases of the project roadmap.

Prior to being associated with Masin Projects, Mr. Ahmed has worked in the capacity of Senior Planner and scheduler for ATS Infrastructure, Al Shalawi International, Soma Isolux JV, Larsen & Toubro. He was instrumental in analysing cost impact due to variation in quantity and change of scope and also prepared Rate Analysis/budget/estimate and cost to complete the project. He analyzed the impact on time due to delay in deliverables from a client for extension of time. He also identified risk/delay/problem & take corrective action and prepared recovery schedule for any delays. He also prepared damage claim due to various delay.

Vandana Anoop – Principal Consultant - Contracts and Claim (Muscat, Oman)

Vandana Anoop is a Principle Consultant with Masin, she is a Post Graduate in Advanced Construction Management from National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR), Pune, and B.E in Civil Engineering, University of Pune, India . She is a Contract Management professional with 17 years of overall experience in Claim Management, Contract administration, Risk assessment in Engineer and Contractor roles.

Abhishek Mukherjee - Principle Consultant - Contracts and Claim

Abhishek Mukherjee is a principle consultant with Masin, he is an BE-Civil with an experience with over 10+ years. He has handled major disputes regarding Invocation of performance, security and various advance Bank Guarantees, Maintainability of contractor’s claims for loss in overheads & profit, earning capacity, various costs & damages, financial expense, withheld & reduced payment, escalation, variation (rate & quantity), scope reduction & increase, Maintainability of employer’s claims for risk & cost, liquidated damage, sub contract liabilities.

He has Executed extensive Capital asset management: Physical verification of company assets and reconciliation of record in ERP System through creation, depreciation, transfer and write-off of assets.

Varun Kumar - Principal Consultant- Quantum and Delay

Mr. Varun Kumar has over 10 years of experience in Estimation, Bidding, Contracts & Claims Management of Construction Projects including Scheduling / Monitoring, Project schedule risk analysis, Change control, Earned value reporting, and Cost forecasting. He is an expert in Claim Quantum Area for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline, Civil Infrastructure projects. His experience includes managing and directing engineering and construction efforts, controlling project costs and schedules with effective integrated solutions.

Hari Krishna - Principal Consultant- Contracts and Claim - Qatar

Hari Krishna has over 8+ years of experience in Quantity Surveying, Contracts Administration, Claims management, Construction Dispute resolution, Cost management, amicable settlement & Arbitration with cost effective resolution of dispute arising during normal course of work and after the completion of works. He is a Civil Engineer (B.Tech), with Post Graduation in Quantity Surveying and MBA in Project Management. He is a MRICS (Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK.) in Quantity Surveying & construction pathway. He is also a PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor) from Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS).

Hari has an extensive experience in Quantity Surveying, Contract Management, Dispute consulting & claims review, Claims Management, Negotiations, Procurement & Tendering, Techno-commercial bids review, Pre-qualification process, formulation /review of contract agreements, Estimation, Cost Management, Risk Analysis, Tender report preparation for buildings & infrastructure projects

Brajesh Tripathi - Principal Consultant- Contracts and Claim

Brajesh Tripathi is a Principle Consultant with Masin, he is a M-Tech. and B-Tech. from IIT Roorkee , he has an abundant exposure in Construction Projects with over 12+ years of experience in Design and Engineering Coordination, Contracts, Planning, Monitoring and overall Project Management.

He Has successfully handled all Statutory Clearances for development of Thermal Power Plants & various Material Handling Projects.

Niti Luthra – Consultant - Legal

Ms. Niti Luthra is an alumnus of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution with a keen interest in International Commercial Arbitration. She is adept at legal research, drafting and arbitration management. She assists in drafting of arbitration pleadings and commercial agreements and works closely with other in house experts to resolve complex contractual issues for engineering and consulting services. She has been successfully liaisoning with various international lawyers and law firms.

Pallavi S Chavan – Consultant – Contracts and Claims

Ms. Pallavi Sanjay Chavan is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Management (NICMAR) Specialist with an overall experience of 5+ years in Project Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control, Contracts Administration, Contracts Management, Delay Analysis, Claims and Disputes Management, Independent Claim Review and Earned Value Management.  Her project experience includes Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Roads, Commercial Buildings, Pipeline and Power Projects.

She has extensive experience of Scheduling, Monitoring, Controlling and conducting Delay Analyses on MS Project and Primavera.

Nikhil Tiwari–Business Development Manager – UAE

Mr. Nikhil Tiwari is a Petroleum Engineer with Masters in Business Administration (Oil & Gas) having 8 years of experience as a Business Development professional in the Middle East. He has worked on securing bids and pre-qualifying for projects worth billions (refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, onshore oil & gas facilities, power plants, infrastructure and commercial  and industrial buildings) for a multinational EPC conglomerate in Dubai.

Mr. Tiwari heads Masin’s office in Dubai and is responsible for all Business Development activities along with assistance in execution of works in the region. In addition to the above, Mr. Tiwari is a certified Primavera Project Management (P6) professional and has a firm grasp on Contractual issues arising in Construction related disputes.

Siddhant Vijay – Business Development Manager – Middle East

Mr. Siddhant is a Mechanical Engineer with M.B.A. in Oil and Gas Management. He has over 7 years of work experience as a Business Development Manager in the Middle East region.

Mr. Siddhant has worked with wide range of companies where he has handled Oil and Gas, Marine, Renewable, Building and Infrastructure and Power sector clients. He has handled EPC projects for major National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies and Private companies in the region. He has been accountable for developing, managing and delivering strategic initiatives and supports the business. His experience is in the field of business development and sales, Bids and Pre-qualification, business consulting, strategy building, contracts management & project management.

Srinivasan Ganapathy – Country Manager - OMAN

Mr. Srinivasan Ganapathy is Mechanical Engineer with more than 16 years of experience in Oil & Gas Sector and more than 10 years of experience for Business Development in GCC countries. He has worked with reputed Indian & International Companies. Possessing a wealth of sales, marketing and business development skills. Competent team player, self-starter with positive thinking to achieve management’s Goals Accomplish in training and motivating others to provide a high level of customer service. Proven track record and working experience over 20 years to handle mechanical and instrumentation products catering to all Industries. Strong product knowledge on Valves, Pumps, Pipes, Fittings and filters.

V. R. Krishnan – Executive Consultant- Materials and Welding

Mr. V. R. Krishnan having over 40 years of experience in Materials Selection, Material Processing, Corrosion, Welding, Fabrication, Quality Assurance, Corrosion prevention, Materials Performance, Integrity Analysis, Fitness For Purpose (FFP) and Residual Life Analysis (RLA), Under Water Welding, Certification, Trouble Shooting, Corporate Ethics, etc..

Providing specialist services to all EIL-engineered projects both in India and Overseas, catering to the needs of the Refinery, Petrochemical, Chemical, Fertilizer, Gas Processing, Pipeline, Offshore Engineering, Non-Ferrous Metallurgy, Nuclear, Paper, Power, Cement, Infrastructure and Defense Industry Projects. Providing specialized Third Party Consultancy services to the esteemed clients of EIL, in the fields of     Materials Selection, Fabrication, Materials Performance, Residual Life Estimation, Life.

Extension, Corrosion Protection, Failure Analysis, Materials Upgradation, Welding Procedures, Repair Welding, Quality Assurance, Inspection, Vendor Evaluation and Certification, review of Manufacturing Procedure Specifications, Inspection & Test Plans. Extensive Experience in Material Selection, Fabrication, Material Processing, Material Performance, Welding, Corrosion, Residual life Analysis, Failure Analysis, and Quality Assurance, Trouble Shooting.

Sunil Patil- Executive Consultant- Quantum/Claims

Mr. Sunil Patil having over 15 years of experience in a managerial role in Claims / Contracts / Commercial in UAE, Qatar and India with leading Multinational & Multidisciplinary organizations Now pursuing MSc/LLM Construction Law & Arbitration from RGU, UK. Verse with Pre-Contract and Post Contract Works. Familiar with measurement principles such as IS 1200, CESMM3 and managed Contracts and claims such as FIDIC (Red, Yellow, Silver), Various Indian & middle East Government Contracts , Multilateral funding projects of World Bank, JBIC, ADB and BOT, Concession Agreements and  have experience in Major Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges, Utility services, Pipelines, Railways), Buildings, Oil & Gas, Power and Marine (Ports and Breakwaters) projects. Also a member of professional bodies like Institute of Engineers- India, CIArb- UK, RICS-UK, Project Management Association- India, ICADR-India, IITArb-India etc.

Familiar with measurement principles such as IS 1200, CESMM3 and managed Contracts and claims  such as FIDIC (Red, Yellow, Silver), Various Indian & middle East Government Contracts , Multilateral funding projects of World Bank, JBIC, ADB and BOT, Concession Agreements and  have experience in Major Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges, Utility services, Pipelines, Railways), Buildings, Oil & Gas, Power and Marine (Ports and Breakwaters) projects. Professional bodies like Institute of Engineers- India, CIArb- UK, RICS-UK, Project Management Association- India, ICADR-India, IITArb-India etc.

Ramalakshman Rao Nagulapally - Executive Consultant- Delay/Quantum

Mr. Ramalakshman Rao Nagulapally having over 22 years’ experience in project planning (Primavera), execution, development, risk assessment and schedule adherence. He has been actively involved in the core specialization of Planning and Scheduling both with Contracting and consulting firms at domestic and international projects. Core competency in Delay Analysis, Forensic Planning and Claims, Delay Analysis, EOT Claims, involved in preparing/presenting claims for various projects ranging from Buildings, Roads, Drainage, and AirPort etc. Qualified with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Town and Country Planning) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Possessing in-depth knowledge of forensic planning, principles and rigid safety standards required for project environment. UPDA- Qatar “A” Grade Certified Civil Engineer. Member of various esteemed institutions such as Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB), Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE) and Member of Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering Intl (MAACEI) and Member Society of Construction Law.

Tushar Kanaiyalal Vyas - Consultant – Delay

Mr. Tushar Kanaiyalal Vyas having over 13 + years of experience in Delay Analysis, Scheduling / Monitoring, Schedule development and Implementation, Project schedule risk analysis, Change control. Cross-cultural experience in managing projects right from development to delivery encompassing planning, monitoring and controlling in various phases of project lifecycle.

Overall planning and monitoring of resource, cost, material and machinery for various construction projects using project management tools. The responsibility of conducting review meetings with the key project members from the planning point of view. Updating and Reviewing BSC (Balance Score Card) for Various Projects. Coordination with project managers, project directors, contractors, architects, consultants & other external agencies and ensuring on-time deliverables.

Holds the distinction of managing diverse projects (Industrial, Oil/Petroleum & Infrastructure) for Construction of Industrial & commercial Buildings, Pipe-rack, Roads, Drains & Culverts, Equipment & Tank Foundations, Precast Structure, fabrication, erection & commissioning of Structures, Plants, Pipelines and Equipment i.e. Pumps, Compressors, Vessels, Reactors etc.

Estimation of manpower requirement for the project based on standard productivity. Estimation of Cost to complete the budget monitoring. Daily monitoring of construction progress & reporting to the client, top management & Site Management. Executive Progress Summary Report / Progress Review Presentations to the Top Management on Project Status for periodical review. PCM & issue project MIS to Client & H.O. on daily; weekly & monthly basis. Co-ordination with client personnel for requirements of deliverables and feedback to management on performance and MIS reports.

LN Rao - Executive Consultant- Contracts/Claim

Mr. LN Rao has over 19 years of experience in Estimation, Bidding, Contracts & Claims Management of Construction Projects including Scheduling / Monitoring, CPM Schedule development and Implementation, Project schedule risk analysis, Change control, Earned value reporting, and Cost forecasting. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. His experience includes managing and directing engineering and construction efforts, controlling project costs and schedules with effective integrated solutions, and successfully implementing practical and innovative project controls processes.

Experienced professional to initiate/manage cross functional team and multi-discipline project. Top initiating, planning, executing, monitoring skills. Excellent personnel and communication skills. Management skills: Influencing, leading, negotiating and delegating abilities. Adaptability to work challenges, critical thinker, decision maker and problem solver. Develop and Review Contract / Subcontracts / Charter Party Agreement conditions. To highlight the risks and seek clarification during bidding of the project. Pre-Bid Meeting/site visits and understand risks to be priced or qualified. Prepare Impacted Schedule and submission of Extension of Time application. This includes estimation and pricing of Works, such as pipeline, Oil & Gas, Marine Structures, Dredging & Reclamation and Airport Projects. Manage Subcontractors and their claims. Manage Project Insurance Claims with the loss adjusters/ Insurers. Advice and Train the Team of Contract Engineers and Quantity Surveyors to achieve best output.

Arun Kumar Sah - Executive Consultant- Contracts/Claim

Mr. Arun Kumar Sah has over 12+ years with contract and claim management and dispute resolution process with focus on Arbitration for the infrastructure projects.  He has work experience of managing multiple projects. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, Civil Construction and infrastructure. His experience for consulting in Infrastructure & Energy sector, supporting large scale projects in different capacities. Project management Consultant (PMC) and now in an advisory and consulting capacity specializing in project management & contract management.

Project Management, Project Planning, Project Co-ordination, Contract Administration, FIDIC Conditions, Preparation of claim, Materials Management, Preparation of green book, Contractual correspondence, Sub-Contract documentation, Ensured and Achieved, Demonstrated excellence in planning, executing, managing and spearheading engineering activities. Successfully implemented quality standards and various techniques for improving project handling and attaining significant cost savings.

Kunal Dekhane - Associate-Business Strategy

Kunal Dekhane is the Associate-Business Strategy with masin and has experience in managing entire projects from start-to-finish. He has incorporated Project Management tools & techniques to successfully deliver projects on-time and within the estimated budget. Before that, in his role as Application Engineer, he was involved in the development, start-up, commissioning & training of various system monitoring software for clients all across USA. In that role he drove improvements in start-up procedure with accurate planning & coordination with contractors resulting in completion of the job in less than 30% of the allotted time.

 

Kunal Dekhane is a graduate of Sardar Patel College of Engineering (Mumbai University) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering before going on to get a MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA. With a natural bias for action, Kunal is helping optimize the operations side of the business while also harnessing his analytical, research & inter-personal skills to work on strategy & business development.

Anilkumar Nair - Principal Consultant – Contracts & Claims

Anilkumar Nair is a principal consultant with masin and has over 12 years of experience involving project management involving project planning, project cost control, project coordination, engineering, procurement and construction management, risk mitigation, change order management and project delay analysis. His project experience includes oil and gas storage terminals, water treatment projects, air pollution control projects and nuclear sector related projects, having costs ranging upto US$ 160 Million.

 

Mr. Nair did graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He has around 12 years of experience in the EPC Industry in India and Southeast Asia.

Prateek Jain - Principal Consultant – Contracts & Claims

Prateek Jain, B-Tech. graduate from IIT Kanpur, is a Principal Consultant with Masin and has over 8 years of experience in Contract Administration, Sub-contract Management, Claim Management, Delay Analysis, Change Management, Tender Management, Quantity Surveying, Quantum Variations, Dispute Resolution, Report Writing, & Cost Control of Construction Projects. He has successfully managed several EPC contracts and sub-contracts, across India and Qatar; handled several Extension of Time and Prolongation Claims, of individual magnitude up to 0.5 Billion US$, by undertaking delay and quantum analyses for projects involving variety of trades like Civil, Steel Structure, Building & Infrastructure, Static & Dynamic Equipment, Piping, Electrical & Instrumentation, Painting & Insulation etc.

Pardeep Kumar –Executive Manager - HR

Pardeep Kumar is a management graduate from Madurai University and has an extensive experience in system management. He has over 14yrs of experience in construction industry with expertise in managing & planning organizational activities, establishing strategic goals & evaluating outcomes. He has been successfully enhancing the operational procedures, systems & principles in the area of information flow & management, business processes, enhanced management reporting to expand system; carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company policies & applicable laws.

Jahnavi Mallick – Executive Manager and Consultant

Jahnavi Mallick has a progressive experience in screening candidates, induction & on boarding of new employees, managing employee benefits & compliance, performance management processes. She assists in scheduling conferences and events for top management. She is a certified Image Consultant from Conselle Institute of Image Management co-branded by Image Consulting Business Institute. She is a proficient content writer, efficiently skilled in social media-  creative & innovative strategist. She is at present successfully providing planned administrative and business coordination services within the company; fostering the sense of team work & business collaboration.

Sharon Stultz-Karim - Senior Partner - GCC Regional Manager

SHARON STULTZ-KARIM is the GCC Regional Manager with Masin based out of UAE Office. She is an International Oil & Gas Arbitrator & Advocate with over 30 years of experience. She has held various senior advisory roles in national petroleum regulatory policy development and contract negotiations with the United States’ Minerals Management Service and the government of Papua New Guinea. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on the United Arab Emirates’ National Chartered Institutes of Arbitrators Committee. She also holds memberships in the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the International Bar Association. Stultz-Karim earned a BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California, an MA in international political economy from Claremont Graduate University, and a master of laws in international arbitration from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mining Law and Policy, University of Dundee in the United Kingdom.

G.Jermy - Expert Quantum Analysis

G. Jermy is an Expert- Quantum Analysis with Masin Projects, with over 40 years’ experience in the fields of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, Claims Consultancy, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.  Twenty-two of those years have now been spent in the Middle East .  He has held top management positions in leading consultancy and corporate organizations and has completed many assignments throughout the region as well as in India, Africa and the Far East.

He has successfully pursued and defended multiple multi million dollar claims and has extensive experience of contracts and commercial management work both in a civil and infrastructure environment.  He is a practicing Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution Expert.

S. Adam - Expert Delay Analysis

S. Adam is an Expert – Delay Analysis with Masin Projects and has over 29 years of experience in Schedule & Delay Analysis. Specializing in forensic planning, project planning, risk assessment and project controls. His specialty is in Managing and Monitoring projects in the area of Earned Value management and metrics. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream/ downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. His experience includes managing and directing engineering and construction efforts, controlling project costs and schedules with effective integrated solutions, and successfully implementing practical and innovative project controls processes.

Tim Marlow - Expert - Delay Analysis

Mr. Tim Marlow has over 30 years of experience in Expert Delay Analysis and compiled Expert Reports on Delay. He has also compiled reports on the analysis of claims for extension(s) of time and acceleration measures. He has extensive experience in the preparation of construction programmes using critical path analysis techniques, resource scheduling, and programme monitoring of major building projects, including office buildings, hospitals, schools, infrastructure, residential developments, hotel and leisure. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Member of The Academy of Experts, a Member of the Expert Witness Institute and passed with merit the MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at Kings College London.

An Expert Witness and compiled Expert Reports on Delay. Also compiled reports on the analysis of claims for extension(s) of time and acceleration measures. Extensive experience in the preparation of construction programmes using critical path analysis techniques, resource scheduling, and programme monitoring of major building projects, including office buildings, hospitals, schools, infrastructure, residential developments, hotel and leisure. pretender, tender and project planning on major commercial schemes in London and the South East of England. Preparation of programmes at all stages of projects, logistic planning, phasing and resource planning. Activity assessment using output data and subcontractor feedback, project progress monitoring, reporting and completion forecasting. Planning responsibilities included defining the Work Breakdown Structure, estimating activities durations based on productivity records and resource availability, identifying dependencies and analysing critical paths, and, producing resource histograms and revenue/ cost curves.

Stuart Blessing – Expert–Delay Analysis

Mr. Stuart Blessing has over 20 years of experience in Dispute Analysis in Electrical & Power System. Stuart has extensive experience in the detailed design, specification, installation and commissioning of electrical engineering systems. Also an International Professional Registration Advisor and Interviewer (IPRA & PRI) for the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He assists and advise potential applicants with their applications for Chartered or Incorporated status and also interviews and assess candidates.

He has involved managing and leading teams of engineers and technicians in multicultural environments. His experience extends across Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Industrial and Utility sectors in which he has been a leader in change management. He has been involved in conceptual, FEED and detailed design phases for onshore and offshore, downstream and upstream facilities.

Stuart has extensive experience in the detailed design, specification, installation and commissioning of electrical engineering systems. He has a wide experience, having worked in building design consultancy, power generation and the oil & gas industry. He has extensive knowledge of the CIBSE, IEC, BS EN, API, IEEE, NEC and NFPA industry guides, codes of practice and standards. During his time with Aggreko in Dubai.

Stuart regularly undertakes commissions for the preparation of, but not limited to, concept design, feasibility studies, detailed design, asset surveys and value engineering of power systems. He has recently combined this work with dispute resolution providing independent expert opinion and advising clients on defects and their remediation. Stuart’s principal areas of expertise.

George Murray - Expert - Delay Analysis

Mr. George Murray has over 40 years of international experience in acting as experts. Mr. George Murray provides expert services in scheduling analysis, quantum (damages), cost analysis, labour productivity, construction management, design and engineering analysis, and management issues. Working both client and EPC Contractor sides on major engineering and construction  projects in  Europe, South America, Middle East, India, Central and South East Asia.  Brings a distinguished record of0 Consulting to corporate and government companies on strategic acquisitions, multibillion  dollar project investments, EPC contract management, engineering cost reduction and dispute resolution. Delivering mega projects in Oil, Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Pipelines, Airports and Light & Heavy Rail.

He is expert in area of Oil & Gas especially offshore work. Advising on investment in multiple acquisitions as well as resolving issues related to project design and delivery on multibillion dollar projects. Compiling Information Memoranda for Investors/Lenders/Insurers for high value projects. Led a technical team of six and reported to the Board.

Completed a 9mmtpa Oil Refinery (India) and implemented best practices in an Oil and Gas EPC company in Kazakhstan. Completed the acquisition of 16% of the UK Cement and Readymix market from Lafarge / Anglo American. Troubleshot a delayed $900m Tube Plant project in Jubail. Conducted a review of a $5Bn+ Oil Refinery prospect in Nigeria. Developed a Concentrating Solar Power Prospect in China and an Oil Refinery prospect in Serbia. Oversight of a US$1.5Bn turnover business on behalf of the Mittal family to implement best in class safety, design, bidding and execution processes for a rapidly expanding Upstream/Downstream Oil and Gas company in Kazakhstan.