M. Wayne Blair, Esq.
has served as an arbitrator or mediator in numerous engineering & construction cases. With an electrical engineering degree, he is adept at handling complex matters including design and/or construction of hydroelectric projects, cogeneration facilities, hospitals, correctional facilities, sewer lines, roads, and alarm systems. Issues have included interpretation of construction or design contracts, construction defects, delay, cost overruns, and change in conditions.
- Construction defect case involving an architect's design of an electrical system for an internet shopping site
- Commercial construction dispute between general contractor and subcontractor over terms of construction subcontract
- Construction and engineering dispute between power company and hydroelectric contractor over construction defects and delay claims involving construction of low-head hydroelectric facility; several hearings over several years
- Dispute between power company and cogenerator of electrical energy over cost to purchase power
- Dispute between county, as owner of correction facility, and general contractor over claims of changed conditions, costs overruns, and delay
- Dispute between manufacturer of garage doors and general contractor regarding defect of manufacturer’s product
- Dispute between owner of church and contractor over construction of an energy management system; claims involved delay, defective design and construction, and breach of performance guarantees
- Dispute involving the owner of a jet airplane and the contractor providing interior furnishings
- Hospital construction dispute between owner and contractor
- Road construction dispute between property developer and road contractor involving claims of defective work and delay
- Arbitration involving construction of two professional office buildings
- Construction and commercial dispute regarding adequacy of performance on a commercial construction project
- Dispute involving technical engineering and construction, with claims of defects and delays relating to the design, timber frame, and panel package of the construction of a residence; further claims include incomplete accounting of allowable items and cost overruns