Reza Nikain is a Managing Director in the Global Construction Practice. Reza has nearly 30 years of experience providing risk management, dispute avoidance and resolution services for global engineering and construction projects. He has worked on a broad range of Energy and Power, Oil/Gas, Hospitality, Transportation, and other types of Infrastructure projects in various regions. Additionally, he has comprehensive experience in analyzing performance issues including forensic delay/acceleration, productivity/efficiency, standard of care, differing site conditions, quality/workmanship, scope/change orders, and damage quantification.
In the areas of management consulting and risk management, Reza has significant expertise in project and overall risk profiling, industry benchmarking and best practices assessment, risk management training, risk auditing and claims prevention/management.
As an expert witness, Reza has presented testimony in arbitrations at domestic and international venues such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and other formal legal proceedings and jury trials.
Furthermore, Reza has authored and presented numerous technical papers on dispute resolution, project management, risk management, and other construction related topics. For nearly a decade, he was an adjunct professor for Columbia University’s civil engineering and engineering mechanics department in New York.
Selected engagement experiences include: