Eddy Azhar Othman




Forensic Delay & Planning Services

Ts. Eddy Othman is a construction planning professional with over 19 years of hands-on experience in construction management and planning. Eddy started his career in construction managing civil and building works for several construction companies. He quickly developed a keen interest in construction planning and have specialised in planning and scheduling since 2006, working for specialist planning firms and main contractors on landmark projects such as the National Heart Institute (IJN) and the Second Penang Bridge in Malaysia.

Having developed expertise in the use of Critical Path Method (CPM) for implementing project planning with programming systems such as Oracle Primavera and Microsoft Project, Eddy is skilled in the interrogation of project schedules to identify critical activities and resource constraints by adopting the appropriate prospective or retrospective methods of analysis.

Subsequently Eddy moved into the field of construction claims consultancy with Charlton Martin Consultants where he specialised in the preparation of Extension of Time (EOT) claims for contractors as well as assessing and independent review of Contractor’s extension of time application by using the appropriate CPM delay analysis technique in analysing the cause and effect of delay events and quantifying the extent of excusable and culpable delay within the periods of delay analysed.

In this regard Eddy is a valuable resource for our delay expert appointments, particularly when there is a need for large scale reconstruction of as-built programmes from contemporaneous records over the life-cycle of the project, where a critical analysis of the effect of causative events identified by our delay expert is an important part of the evidence necessary to arrive at an opinion on the contractual risk and liability issues arising from delay and disruption. Over the years Eddy have performed delay analysis for disputed matters referenced to court, arbitration and adjudication, including claims and counterclaims on delay to LNG production and storage facilities, oil & gas pipelines, high-rise mixed developments, hotels, hospitals and office buildings, highways, roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects.

Eddy holds qualifications in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Project Management. A Certified Planning Engineer, Eddy is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He heads our forensic delay and planning services, and he has experience in providing expert opinion on the causes of delay and extension of time entitlement for dispute resolution proceedings.

Eddy is a Partner at Contract Solutions i PLT Malaysia.