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Duan Van der Merwe

 Senior Consultant, Construction Claims & Course of Construction

Senior Consultant,Construction Claims & Course of Construction Losses in Toronto

Duan is a diligent and meticulous project controls, planning/scheduling, and construction claims professional with over 9 years of experience in the construction industry on projects in Canada and overseas. Duan is capable of managing teams as well as working independently. Duan is energetic, clear thinking and logical in his approach to problem solving. With a solid background in Civil Engineering and experience in various planning roles, he has developed a broad skillset for both project execution and delay/forensic scheduling assignments. Duan’s scheduling and forensic planning expertise have proven invaluable to determining and supporting entitlement to lost time. He makes use of leading software to establish, analyze, monitor, and manipulate large multidiscipline programs, using simplified dashboards and charts to condense information to facilitate a better understanding of project status, risks and/or losses, presenting the resultant information in reports targeting various stakeholders. Duan has extensive experience in heavy engineering, oil and gas both upstream and downstream, infrastructure, building, and rail projects. He is dedicated to his career and the mentoring of others, holding the Chairman post of the CIOB Novus Group Qatar for young construction professionals for 2 years.


Claim Preparation/Reports of Findings
Coaching & Mentoring
Critical Path Method (CPM)
Earned Value Management
Establishing “Cause and Effect” Relationships / Determining Liability
Expert Proficiency – Primavera & Microsoft
Facilitation of the Dispute Resolution Process
Loss of Productivity Evaluations
Monitoring & Forecasting Trends
Negotiation & Settlement
Project Advisory
Project Controls and Planning
Quantification of Entitlement & Damages
Schedule Delay and Disruption Analysis
Schedule Development & Updates
Building Consulting
Civil Engineering
Construction Defect
Construction Delay/Builder's Risk


  • Master of Science (MSc), Construction Project Management
    Edinburgh Napier University – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Member
    Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Civil Engineering,
    Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duan Van der Merwe


Toronto Office
2785 Skymark Ave
Suite #14

Mississauga, ON