Mr. Gianluca Gazzola, MSc, MBA, MRICS, MCIArb, PE, PMP, is a Certified Project Management Professional and a Chartered Project Management Surveyor, working in the construction industry for 25 years.
He achieved the grade of Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), as well as Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), both worldwide recognized marks of professional prestige and esteem. He has also been Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Along the various international Projects, he has been supporting as a Manager, records show how he consistently managed to meet and exceed the required Project performance levels through Contract execution and delivery.
Experience was gained working hands-on within the civil & industrial construction industry, mainly for multinational companies operating on overseas projects, for the execution of industrial buildings, simple cycle and combined cycle power plants, water distribution systems, gas & water pipelines, water treatment plants, HV switchyard & transmission lines, piers & docks, roads & railways, airports. During this time, he has been operating in almost twenty different countries spread into four continents (America, Africa, Europe & Asia), covering responsibilities as Project Manager, Construction Manager and Senior Contracts Manager for complex Power Generation Project and Infrastructure Construction Projects.
Mr. Gazzola' specialty is Contract Administration, including any legal aspects, under a variety of geographies and jurisdictions.
Expertise includes Change Management, Claim Management, including determination of Merit & Quantum for Insurance Claims, Constructive Change Orders, Differing Site Conditions Claims, Impact & Cardinal Change Claims, Delay Claims, Disruption Claims, Acceleration Claims, Design Change Claims, Claim Defense. Schedule Delays and Critical Path analysis. Dispute Avoidance & Resolution, International "ad hoc" Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules & Model Law and Institutional Arbitration under the ICC Rules.
He possesses a solid knowledge of the most common international standard forms of contract, as well as the forms of Contract in use by a variety of international clients within the power construction industry, applied to a variety of contractual frames: Concession Contracts (Project Financing), EPC Turn-key Projects, Construction Contracts, Equipment Supply & TFA, Design & Build, BOT (Build, Operate & Transfer) Joint Ventures & Consortium Agreements.
During his career, he has been constantly participating to trainings, conferences, congresses, seminars and workshops on Engineering, Construction, Contract & Project Management, directed by a number of organizations, including ACI, ASCE, OSHA, IOSH, ICC, FIDIC, PMI, RICS, CIArb, LCIA.
He has been speaker in several Universities located in Central & South America, as well as provided training on Contract Management in-Company as well as out-Company. Beside his mother tongue, Italian, because of his frequent travelling internationally, he is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
During the course of his career, he has been awarded several academic as well as professional recognitions worldwide, including MICE (Italy, 1999), PMP (USA, 2008), MBA (Spain, 2016), CPMS (Switzerland, 2016), MRICS (UK, 2017), MCIArb (UK, 2020).