BTEC Level 7 Advanced Professional Award Forensic Delay Analysis in Construction The advanced training programme in forensic delay analysis BTEC LEVEL 7 ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL AWARD FORENSIC DELAY ANALYSIS IN CONSTRUCTION Live online programme on 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31 October 2021 Autonomy designs and delivers innovative expert level training programmes for consultants, contractors and developers faced with complex delay related disputes globally. Our real-world testifying experience underpins everything we do. What is the Advanced Professional Award? Our advanced training programme equips practitioners with the insight, knowledge and skills needed to perform forensic delay analysis in major construction disputes at expert witness level. It is the only formally accredited UK masters level qualification in delay analysis and the only programme which is developed and delivered by practising delay expert witnesses. We enable learners to actively resolve a range of problematic issues affecting delay related disputes, including critical path identification, concurrent delay, float ownership, productivity, disruption and acceleration; with or without reliance on computer software. What qualification will I receive? Successful completion of the programme leads to the BTEC Level 7 Advanced Professional Award in Forensic Delay Analysis in Construction (APA FDA) accredited and awarded by Pearson. Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked. We work with QA Associates Ltd. the BTEC Approved centre who provide quality assurance and oversight to our programme delivery and examination. How is the programme delivered? The programme is delivered via six intensive online lectures over three weekends using Zoom. We encourage live participation, but sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend due to time zone or other limitations. Every student is offered additional small-group tutorial sessions to review coursework reports and obtain constructive feedback before submission. All students are expected to supplement face to face learning through self-directed study and practice-based learning. 1 Who delivers the programme? Our programme is delivered by Dr Alan Whaley Bsc (Hons) LLM APA Dip (Adj) Dip (ED) PhD MCIOB FRICS FCIArb MAE RICS Accredited Expert Witness. Alan is a leading forensic delay analyst who regularly testifies as expert witness in adjudication, arbitration and litigation proceedings. He is a member of the RICS Panel of expert witnesses in the UK and MENA Region. He holds a doctorate in construction claims management and lectures on construction law, claims and forensic delay analysis to practitioners across the globe. • Clients say: Alan Whaley is a “leader in the field”, widely regarded by peers and clients alike as an “absolutely exceptional expert” in the international construction market. Who’s Who Legal • Students say: I found Dr Whaley’s lectures enthralling… The period of study has given me the validation I was seeking after some 20 years of involvement in forensic planning. I would strongly recommend this course to any existing delay analysis practitioners wishing to enhance their skills and gain academic recognition for their efforts APA Student, July 2021 What will I learn on the programme? The programme focuses on expert-witness level analysis to ensure learners are equipped with the skills needed to produce credible findings on project delay, which are effectively presented and capable of being tested in any dispute forum. The programme consists of three stand-alone modules covering each step of the forensic delay analysis process: • Module 1: Delay Analysis Methodologies for Dispute Resolution. • Module 2: Forensic Delay Analysis Practice. • Module 3: Delay Expert Report Writing. Module 1: Delay Analysis Methodologies for Dispute Resolution In Module 1, learners examine how to design delay analysis methodologies and forensic investigation techniques to suit the relevant contract, available records and expectations of formal dispute resolution proceedings. Methodologies including Time Impact Analysis, Time Slice Windows Analysis, and As- Planned vs As-Built Windows Analysis are compared and contrasted. Learners explore the effectiveness of each method in the context of leading case law and real-world case studies, and investigate the key methodological factors likely to persuade a tribunal. On completion of Module 1, learners will be able to: • Evaluate existing processes, contract documents, progress data and information sources to determine suitable methodologies for analysing delay. • Design and implement new workable solutions for analysing complex delay claims in cases of incomplete/conflicting information. • Justify to dispute tribunals and stakeholders the formulated methodology for analysing delay and to address any strengths and weaknesses in the selected methodology. Module 2: Forensic Delay Analysis Practice In Module 2, learners examine how to perform forensic delay analysis in a range of real- world circumstances, with a focus on the practices expected in complex formal disputes. They learn how to investigate and analyse data, records and document to determine the amount and causes of critical delay, including how to perform delay analysis without reliance on theoretical computer software outputs. A range of case law and real-world case studies are explored in Module 2 to demonstrate how the methods are deployed in practice. 2 Learners will analyse how critical path programme methods can be applied in forensic analysis to produce opinions on allocation of delay, how to address different types of concurrent delay and apportionment of delay costs, including in-depth review of the key case law which underpins the relevant principles. Learners will also gain an insight into the differences between the planned, actual and as-built critical paths, the limitations of critical path analysis, and how these are overcome. On completion of Module 2, learners will be able to: • Analyse project data and information sources using self-designed workable solutions to determine the critical path and delays. • Produce an independently derived opinion on causes of delay based on sources of evidence. • Appraise the outcome of an analysis to ascertain strengths and weaknesses of findings and set out any necessary qualifications or corrections to be made. • Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills in determining cause and effect to goes beyond generic or descriptive explanations of events. Module 3: Delay Expert Report Writing In Module 3, learners explore the rules of expert evidence and how to prepare clearly structured, concise and well-written expert witness reports in a format appropriate for legal proceedings. Learners reflect on expert witness writing style and review established methods for presenting findings effectively using narrative and graphical explanation. Learners also consider how to organise reference documents to clearly identify sources of opinion and evidence. On completion of Module 3, learners will be able to: • Design a suitable report structure for presenting their delay analysis, which complies with the relevant civil procedure rules on expert evidence. • Prepare a clearly structured expert witness report based on their design giving an independent opinion on the reasons for project delays. • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their own processes and/or opinions and how they might be improved. What are the entry requirements? This is a selective masters level qualification for experienced practitioners and professionals. Potential candidates are expected to hold: • At least 10 years experience in a relevant discipline, and/or; • An undergraduate degree + 5 years post-qualification experience in a relevant discipline, and/or; • Full memberships of a relevant professional body (e.g. MRICS, MCIOB, MICE) and/or; • Demonstrated experience in dealing with construction claims to an advanced level. We welcome applications from all applied construction management disciplines. Learners will typically be employed by contractors, consultants or developers; as claims consultants, delay analysts, senior planners, project control managers, civil engineers, quantity surveyors or project managers. All learning material is in English language. 3 How is the course examined? The award is examined via a complex case study assignment involving the production of a compliant forensic delay analysis expert witness report. Learners are expected to apply skills learned during lectures supplemented by self-directed study. All work is subject to rigorous assessment by independent markers. What is the cost of the qualification? Students may apply for enrolment on individual modules or the full award. Successful completion of all modules and assignment is mandatory to be considered for the Advanced Professional Award. The fees are*: • £1,000 (including taxes) for the programme (3 modules). • Or £350 (including taxes) per module. Fees for re-sits and non-submissions apply. Payments are due 7 calendar days before the first lecture to secure attendance. *Special introductory prices. How do I apply? For enquiries and applications, please contact us on the details below. Please provide a completed application form together with your CV demonstrating compliance with the entry requirements. Registrations are considered up to 7 days before the course commencements, subject to availability. 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