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ALBERT MEROLLA

Principal - Engineer / QS / PM / Solicitor

Wouldn't you want to talk about your project's construction-legal-commercial issues with someone who really understands them?, an Engineer, Project Manager, QS and Planner who studied law and is now a Registered Solicitor and Adjudicator under the Building Industry Fairness Act (Security of Payments) BIFA?, someone who spent 20 years with Leighton Contractors (now CIMIC/ CPB) and has over 30 years of first-hand experience in the development of many of Australia's iconic projects in building (Sydney Casino, Chifley Tower, Qantas Terminal, RPA Hospital), mining (FMG Solomon, Iron Road, Boyne Smelters, Alcan Gove, BMA Coal, Dyno Nobel), oil and gas (Westside, Shell Refinery), rail (Sydney Metro, Riyadh Metro), communications (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone exchanges, transmission vaults and mobile towers) and renewable energy projects (wind-solar-Bess, Siemens, GE, Goldwind, NEOEM)?

Albert started his career as a design engineer, progressed to engineering and project manager working for giants Leighton, AECOM, Fluor, SNC Lavalin, Bechtel, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bateman Engineering, and Parsons International . He developed many project development proposals (business case, estimate, schedule, contract conditions) and managed subcontracts during the execution of large construction projects.

The need to negotiate multi-billion dollar contracts and his involvement in complex construction disputes led him to the study of the law here in Queensland. He relocated to Riyadh soon after admission (2016-2019) where he received the legal training of a lifetime working alongside a seasoned New York's White and Case Construction Counsel, defending multi-billion dollar claims (Rail and Metro) from Bechtel and Siemens at Dubai and Singapore arbitration proceedings.

Today, he assists clients with contract reviews and defining terms and conditions, implementation of site administration systems and the drafting of contractual correspondence, drafts payment claims and payment schedules and adjudicates construction disputes as a Registered Adjudicator.

It is unlikely that he has not faced a situation like the one that brought you to this website.... so give him a call, he will know what to do.

Qualifications and Registrations
  • Juris Doctor (USQ)
  • Gradip Legal Practice (USQ)
  • Practicing Certificate (QLS)
  • QLD Supreme Court (Member)
  • Certificate in Adjudication
  • Gradip Project Management (UNISA)
  • Electrical Engineer (Argentina)
  • MSC Commercial Management
  • MSC Quantity Surveying (Heriot Watt)
  • Project Controls Diploma
  • Forensic Schedule Analysis Diploma
  • Member Institute of Arbitrators (MCiarb)
  • MAIPM
  • FICCP
  • MRICS
  • Plumbing Diploma (TAFE)
  • Electrical Mechanic Tradesman Certificate
  • QBCC Adjudicator J15255524
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Our aim is to bring clarity to Construction Disputes for Developer Builders, Contractors, and Corporations by using our 30-years plus of experience in the construction industry working as Design Engineers, Estimators, Schedulers, Contract Administrators, and Project Managers.

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