PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Wendy MacLaughlin, MSc, BE (Civil) Hons I, CEng, MICE, a Senior Vice President in the company’s Construction Claims Group, has been named as Co-Head of International Expert Witness Services. She will serve along with Franco Mastrandrea who currently holds the role. MacLaughlin, who was previously responsible for Hill’s construction claims operations in Australia, will operate across the international region and be based in Hill’s London, UK office.
MacLaughlin has more than 20 years of experience in planning, design, scheduling and construction. Her expertise lies in the analysis of delay to engineering and construction projects in addition to serving as a programming expert witness. MacLaughlin has employed critical path method analysis to identify the incidence, extent and causes of critical delay to projects including power plants, pipelines, wharves, roads and railways, process plants and manufacturing projects. She also has experience as a party-appointed expert and she has given evidence to arbitral tribunals in London, Dubai, Stockholm and Australia. Prior to joining Hill in 2012, MacLaughlin was a Partner with the consulting firm Accuracy and before that was a Managing Director with Navigant Consulting. She earned her B.E. in civil engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland, her MSc. in Project Management with Distinction from the University of Reading and her MSc. in Construction Law and Arbitration with Merit from King’s College London. MacLaughlin is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom, a member of the Society of Construction Law and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
“Wendy is a world-class delay expert, highly regarded by the barristers and solicitors she has worked with,” said Renny Borhan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (International) with Hill’s Construction Claims Group. “I would like to thank Franco for giving Wendy the opportunity to work alongside him to build upon his leadership of the international expert witness team over the past five years during an exciting period of growth for our company. Together, I am sure they will make a huge contribution to the future management of our international expert practice and lead it from strength to strength,” added Borhan.
Hill International, with 4,600 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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