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Nelson L. Gallardo

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 404 460 6200
  • F: +1 404 460 6299
    • 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
    • Suite 500
    • Atlanta, GA, 30309
    • United States
    • T: +1 404 460 6200
    • F: +1 404 460 6299

Nelson Gallardo is a Managing Director with FTI Consulting Construction Solutions practice in the office of Forensic and Litigation Consulting and is based in Atlanta. Mr. Gallardo has over 15 years of experience advising on construction matters in the United States and Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.

Mr. Gallardo specializes in construction dispute resolution, change order management, cost control, claims management and contract administration of road infrastructure, power, pulp & paper, residential, urban development, institutional, gas, biofuel and mining projects. He has provided consulting services including expert testimony in international arbitration, construction litigation support, preconstruction analyses, field inspections, existing property assessments and project planning and scheduling.

Mr. Gallardo leads a team of construction professionals that specialize in large industrial projects in Latin America and have provided forensic and litigation consulting services to project owners, EPC contractors and specialty contractors.

International Experience

As an international construction claims expert, Mr. Gallardo has provided expert testimony on schedule delay, lost productivity, disruption, contractor terminations and economic damages in multiple international arbitration forums.

Mr. Gallardo’s practice is focused on large industrial projects, typically ranging from $100 million to $2 billion in construction costs in Latin America and has provided expert testimony both in English and Spanish during international arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Gallardo has substantial experience working in the field as part of construction management teams and has provided claims management services being directly responsible for resolving several disputes between owners and contractors.

Selected engagement experiences include:

  • Retained as an expert to prepare a delay analysis and evaluate the performance of an EPC Contractor during the construction of a $200 million copper refining plant in Chile.
  • Designated as a construction expert to determine damages incurred by an Energy Company related to the termination of a contract to build and operate a sugar cane based ethanol plant in South America.
  • Instructed on behalf of an international construction company as expert witness on lost labor productivity related to the construction of a new town resettlement in Peru.
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