Problems will inevitably arise with complex large infrastructure projects. Understanding the underlying reasons and what the root causes are will perhaps aid in the process of reducing conflict.
Recently a paper was published in Construction Law (August 2021) (co-authored by my colleague Tanya Chadha, and with contributions from US partners Brad Thompson and Jeffrey Hamera, and Paul Mansell of HKA) (“The root cause of evil!” Construction Law, August 2021). An analysis was undertaken of HKA’s integrated research program that collects data on global claims/ disputes across 88 countries. An examination was undertaken of trends emerging across the UK, Middle East, US, Caribbean and Latin America.