Biography

Mr. Harris is a Principal with Long International and has over 35 years of construction project and claims management experience. His comprehensive consulting and management background includes risk evaluation and managing and resolving complex claims and contract disputes on major U.S. and international construction projects.

Mr. Harris’ experience spans a wide range of industries including power, water, petrochemical, industrial, commercial, healthcare, federal government, and general structures. He has extensive expertise in key construction disciplines including project design, project management, construction management, contract management, risk and claims analysis, on-site risk management, claims resolution, claims avoidance management, cost management, and expert witness report preparation and testimony. In addition to his extensive project execution background, Mr. Harris has considerable experience in various types of dispute resolution forums such as arbitration, litigation, and mediation proceedings in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. Also, he has operated as a mediator and arbitrator on various projects. From both a construction and dispute perspective, Mr. Harris has been responsible for the management of numerous major projects ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$4 billion.

With a strong and well-rounded international project execution background, together with expansive experience in dispute resolution processes, Mr. Harris is thoroughly versed in construction risks and claims management for any domestic or international project or problem. He is skilled at contract analysis, claims strategy and preparation, claims defense, and the negotiation of settlements. Before joining Long International, Mr. Harris held positions as Senior Vice President, Vice President of Risk Management and Corporate Director of Claims with three major global EPC construction companies. In these roles, he was responsible for the management, planning, implementation, and resolution of numerous construction disputes and contract claims including several federal government military agencies under FAR’s for major projects on four continents.

EDUCATION

Diploma, Arbitration, College of Estate Management of Reading, U.K.
RIBA Chartered Architect, University of Plymouth, U.K.
B.A., Architecture & Diploma Architecture, University of Plymouth

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

Chartered Architect, RIBA, U.K.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K.
Dispute Board Federation, Geneva, Switzerland
Royal Institute of British Architects, U.K.
Project Management Institute
GCC Arbitration Center – Expert Witness List
British Institute of Management, U.K.
Bahrain Society of Engineers

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