Austin Duffy (BE MSc CEng FIEI Eur Ing)

Austin Duffy is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of The Institution of Engineers of Ireland and has over twenty-five years’ experience in the design, construction and management of civil engineering and building projects globally.

Having worked at director level with both leading international project management firms and design and build contractors, he has extensive experience acting for both client and contractor entities in the delivery of complex design and construction projects. These are always within demanding programme and budget constraints, whilst maintaining the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards.

Austin’s experience encompasses project and programme management, design and construction management, design and build contracting, management and general contracting, risk management, value engineering, project and construction management performance matters, delay analysis and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in the Irish and UK construction markets. Austin has particular expertise in the Middle East and North African (MENA) marketplace, having worked as a Construction Director, responsible for the establishment and day-to-day management of the MENA operations of design and build contractors based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Austin is regularly instructed as an independent expert on project management and construction management performance matters, and as an independent expert on programming, delay and disruption matters. He has submitted written evidence in adjudication, mediation, litigation and arbitration proceedings and has testified, including the provision of concurrent evidence in ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, DIAC and LCIA arbitrations on numerous occasions. Whoswholegal.com says: Austin Duffy is commended by sources who applaud his “attention to detail and real presence and authority when appearing as an expert witness”.

As well as independent expert appointments, Austin is regularly retained to provide strategic development management, project management, construction management and programme management advisory services on major capital investment projects.