Walied Abdeldayem
Name: Walied Abdeldayem
Firm Name: IDEA
Country: Canada
Expertise: Construction Law

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Professional Biography:

Walied Abdeldayem is a managing director at Intellect Dispute Experts Advisory (IDEA). He is a qualified civil engineer and has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries. He is a planning and scheduling expert with extensive experience in prospective day to day planning and project controls, as well as delay analysis and forensic planning and scheduling. In addition, Walied has significant experience in assessing and quantifying delay damages.

Walied has provided expert advice and expert witness services to contractors, subcontractors and project owners on various complex construction projects in the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. He has been involved in various arbitration and litigation cases, has given oral evidence, and has solid cross-examination and hot-tubbing experience.

Walied is a certified project management professional, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a certified cost estimator by the CIQS, accredited by the Academy of Experts, and a RICS-accredited expert witness.

Walied holds an MBA degree from the University of Manchester; in his dissertation, he developed a practical and proactive enterprise-wide model for managing claims and disputes in construction projects through the projects life cycle. Walied also holds an LLM in construction law and arbitration from Robert Gordon University; in his LLM dissertation, Walied researched uncertainties in time-related disputes and established guidelines to help reduce such uncertainties when deciding on and/or performing delay analyses.

Walied is a frequent public speaker and has published various articles. Some of his talks include “Schedules Strategies to Promote Collaboration & Avoid Disputes” (OGCA Conference); “the roles of experts in arbitration” (ICC Conference) and “project management execution plan” (CIQS Seminar).

Firm Overview:

IDEA is a scheduling and claims management practice provides specialized services in scheduling, project and costs controls, dispute avoidance, dispute resolution and expert services, in live and completed projects. IDEA’s business model is focused on optimizing the services delivery, to achieve excellence through providing non-compromised quality service. IDEA is committed to improving the customer experience through convenience, accuracy and timely delivery.

IDEA adopts a quality driven business model that honours commitments to the clients and only accepts assignments where it believes it has the capacity to deliver exceptional services and being fully attentive to the clients’ requirements and business. Right at the core of IDEA’s value is its integrity and the accuracy of its advice.

IDEA has extensive experience on wide range of construction projects and across various sectors in the industry, including but not limited to infrastructure, transportation, buildings, healthcare and oil & gas projects. IDEA prides itself that despite being newly established, it has been involved on number of the region’s largest construction projects delivering wide range of services to its clients.