Biography

Mr. Brells is a Principal with Long International and has over 35 years of experience in the heavy industrial sectors including mining and metals, oil and gas, LNG, power, petrochemical, infrastructure, and commercial development projects.

Mr. Brells has been employed by engineering and construction practices and construction claim consultancies, and has represented government agencies, private sector employers, contractors, subcontractors, and manufacturers. He is an internationally recognized expert on matters of time and associated costs, and has been appointed as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Mr. Brells frequently provides advice to owners, contractors, and legal counsel on matters of planning, risk, delay, and disruption on major complex projects. He is experienced with Primavera P6, Primavera Risk Analysis, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel and Access, Acumen Fuse and NUIX, an eDiscovery software.

In addition to his technical skills, Mr. Brells has been responsible for initiating, developing, and managing construction claims groups for and within large consultancy practices. He initially commenced employment with Hill International (now HKA) and grew its Middle East/North Africa (MENA) practice from a single client and single project operation in Abu Dhabi, UAE to a multi client, multi project 58 professional staff offering services throughout the MENA region, and generating annual revenues of US$28 million. During his employment with Turner & Townsend, Mr. Brells initiated and developed its contract services offering for its Australian business unit. The contract services group initially commenced with a single staff member, but within three years, Mr. Brells grew the practice to 13 staff offering expert witness services in all sectors of infrastructure, natural resources, and property, and generating annual revenues up to AU$8 million.

EDUCATION

B.Sc., Industrial Construction Management, Colorado State University, 1984, with honors

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
Member of Australian Cost Engineer Society
Member of Society of Construction Law

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