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J.S. Held’s Inaugural Global Risk Report Examines Potential Business Risks & Opportunities in 2024

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As extreme weather events due to potential climate change increasingly become the norm, the construction industry is confronting new challenges. Consequently, the industry is adapting to the resulting impact on costs, the growing number of claims, and new technology.

In this podcast interview, Daniel Miles speaks with Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar of the barristers’ chambers, 39 Essex, to examine the emerging issues that potential climate change is bringing to the day-to-day business of construction.

Among the topics discussed are:

  • The effect of potential climate change on the construction procurement process
  • Mitigation adaptation
  • Difficulties arising from new technologies to forecast extreme weather events
  • The transfer of risks down the supply chain from employers to contractors
  • The increase in claims by contractors to recover costs


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More About J.S. Held's Contributor

Daniel Miles joined J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory practice as a Senior Managing Director in April of 2023 as part of J.S. Held’s acquisition of Aquila Forensics. He is an experienced chartered quantity surveyor and testifying expert witness with more than 15 years of experience working on high-value, complex disputes. Daniel has given evidence on multiple occasions in various international arbitrations. He specializes in the provision of quantum advice and opinion in mediation, adjudication, arbitration, and litigation.

Daniel lectures at both Stuttgart University and Derby University on contract administration and assessment of quantum and delays in disputes in a number of courses. He also provides training for firms on the commercial management of contracts under all significant contract forms.

Daniel can be reached at [email protected] or +44 78 4241 6592.

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