EXPERTS

Niall McGuinness BEng(Hons) DipArb CEng FCIArb MICE MIEI Director

Niall McGuinness is a Chartered Civil Engineer and an experienced construction professional with strong programme and construction management skills who specialises in programme management, contract governance and dispute resolution. He has over 24 years of experience as a contractor and consultant, gained on a wide range of national and global projects, including: major infrastructure road & rail, tunnelling, marine & offshore, high-end residential, commercial building, process, industrial, renewable energy and utility works.

His broad skill set and knowledge base is a sound platform on which to specialise and offer regarded expert advice and opinion. His experience encompasses programme, project and construction management, temporary & permanent works design, general contracting, planning & programming, cost estimating & control, value engineering and risk analysis, quality management, partnering, as well as claims analysis and dispute resolution.

Niall is an experienced expert witness on construction and engineering issues. He has held appointments on delay & disruption, prolongation costs and quantum, engineering, project management and programming issues. He now specialises as a programme and delay expert. He has given expert evidence in international arbitration.

Niall is a director at, and leads, Vantage Three Limited, a specialist practice providing expertise in commercial and programme management, contract governance, project recovery and dispute resolution.

Pat Brannigan Senior Consultant

Pat, a Quantity Surveyor and Accredited Mediator is a Senior Consultant at V3.

Pat has wide and extensive ‘hands on’ commercial experience on infrastructure and construction projects, and commercial disputes. Pat has proven ability to positively engage with people across a wide range of scenarios and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a relevant, clear and concise manner. Pat gets get deals done and disputes resolved at acceptable outcomes for the principals involved .

He has delivered major residential schemes, landmark city centre fit outs, government contracts hotels and sports facilities both nationally and internationally.

These skills make Pat a valued senior member of the Vantage Three team.

Michael Deeney Senior Consultant

Michael Deeney is an experienced construction professional with strong programme and construction management skills who specialises in project and construction management, commercial management and general business management. He has 17 years of experience as a contractor and consultant, gained on a wide range of global and national projects, including: major infrastructure road, airfield, tunnelling, waste water treatment, industrial and utility works. In addition Michael spent 5 years as Northern Ireland Divisional Manager for a successful environmental services group.

His broad skill set and knowledge base is a sound platform on which to specialise and offer Project Management, programming and planning, commercial and delay analysis advice and opinion. His experience encompasses programme, project and construction management, general contracting, planning & programming, cost estimating & control, value engineering and risk analysis, health & safety, quality management, partnering, as well as claims analysis and dispute resolution.

Michael is a senior consultant at Vantage Three Limited, a specialist practice providing expertise in commercial and programme management, contract governance, project recovery and dispute resolution.

Rodney Hughes Senior Consultant

Rodney Hughes is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Practicing Associate Member of The Academy of Experts, with extensive experience in construction cost management, project management and dispute resolution.

He has experience of working in both contracting and consulting environments with a broad understanding of design, construction and maintenance practices.

Gareth McDermott Senior Consultant

Gareth McDermott is a Quantity Surveyor with over 14 years experience as a contractor, subcontractor and consultant. His experience embraces projects worldwide which includes marine, civil & infrastructure, MEP, offshore oil & gas, as well as desalination and sewage treatment plants, international airports, five star hotels and multi-story residential developments all of which ranged in size and complexity.

Gareth specialises in the forensic investigation and advice of quantum claims and provides advice and opinion on quantum matters concerning variations, assessment of loss and expense including prolongation, acceleration, disruption and final accounts. Gareth has been support and lead support to the quantum expert on several major international disputes in arbitration, and named quantum expert and support on domestic disputes in adjudication and litigation.

David Moreland Senior Consultant

David Moreland is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 16 years’ operational and pre-construction experience in the Industry. He is well-known for being a proactive, forward-thinking, and reliable professional. Within Project Management he has delivered several major infrastructure schemes in the wastewater treatment, energy, marine and highway sectors.

Constantly remaining committed to each project David creates an energetic and collaborative working environment. He is influential and reassuring at all levels in supporting each client in their quest to meet their objectives. David has also led several significant infrastructure bids for both public & private Clients across the UK & Ireland.

Most recently David has used his construction expertise to support Vantage Three with Delay Analysis and Programme Management on various infrastructure disputes.

Thomas Smith Junior Associate

Thomas Smith joined Vantage Three in 2016 where he is a Junior Associate.

Thomas provides valuable support to Vantage Three’s Expert Advisors and Experts in project and dispute resolution scenarios.

He is well-versed at collecting project data, creating issue chronologies, developing referenced as-built programmes in the analysis of delay and disruption on construction and engineering projects. He is proficient in Office 365, Primavera P6, Asta PowerProject and Microsoft Project applications.

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