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Expert in Commercial Management, Quantity Surveying, Claim Preparation / Defense, Preparation for Arbitration

Expert ID: 728825 United Kingdom

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Agreement: Expert has agreed numerous contracts, work packages and final accounts with clients and subcontractors. Arbitration: Expert has prepared documentatation ready for arbitration and solicitors. Business management: He has been a managing director and Commercial director for limited companies for many years. Communication: Expert has proven his communication skills by the awards of contracts, settlement of accounts and general management. Computer communication: He has been computer literate for 15 years since working in the Oil industry in Stornoway. Conflict resolution: Expert has shown this in account settlements. Construction Contract: Expert has worked with Building, civils and specialist goverment contracts for 35 years. Construction Project management: He was MD of a construction company for 18 years and project manager for another construction company for 4 years before becoming Commercial director of a local company.

Dispute: Expert as a member or the Instute of Arbitrators has a good knowledge of this and is proven by his settlements. Family Buisiness: He came from a family business and started work as a QS in anther family buisiness and has continued to work in family buisnesses. Finance: He worked as a QS, MD and Commercial Director has a very good knowledge of finance. Product scourcing: Expert has expierenced this running contracts as a project manager, estimator and quantity surveyor. Project planning: Expert required these skills as a project manager and quantity surveyor. Public Speaking: He represented the CIOB & RICS at numerous functions and made presentations for tender inclusions over many years. Small business: Expert has worked with many small buisineses and understands their needs re cash flow, payments, qualified staffing. Technology transfer: He has moved with the times and understands and uses modern technology. Trade agreement : He has worked with trade and framework agreements.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: RICS Subject: Quantity Surveying Institution: RICS
Year: 1973 Degree: Subject: Building Management Institution: CIOB
Year: 1967 Degree: HND Building Subject: Building Contruction & Management Institution: Leed College of Technology
Year: 1965 Degree: OND Building Subject: Building Construction & Management Institution: Hull College of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Consultant Responsibilities: He is the consultant for all works working with main contractors Willmott Dixon and Skanska
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Provian Construction Ltd. Title: Commercial Director Department: All Responsibilities: He was responsible for all departments being, estimating, buying, surveying, design & build, coordinating their activities and smooth interface with the departments, reporting directly to the Managing Director.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Rockcrest Group Ltd. Title: Project Manager/Managing Surveyor Department: Projects Responsibilities: Managing contracts, quantity survying, general management reporting to Managing Director.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: Lewis Offshore Ltd. Outer Hebrides Title: Quantiy Surveyor Department: Surveying Responsibilities: Preparation and submission of claim, taking of quantities, agreement of subcontractor accounts and claims, valuations.
Years: 1978 to 1997 Employer: Court Contracts Ltd Title: Managing Director Department: Managing Director Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1984 Employer: Abbey Surveying & Estimating Services Ltd. Title: Managing Director Department: All Responsibilities: Ran in conjunction with Court Contracts but work load reduced as Court Contracts grew.
Years: 1967 to 1976 Employer: Stour Estimating Services ltd. Title: Trainee to Director Department: Quantity Surveying / Estimating Responsibilities: He went from trainee as general dogs body to director working throughout the UK and in Gibralter on claims, final accounts general surveying duties and estimates.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 2000 Country / Region: the Netherlands Summary: Working on claim for Lewis Off Shore Ltd in clients office in Holland. Solicitors advised claim would be won but monies would be moved offshore so no recovery possible. Claim ceased.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Arbitrators.
Licenses / Certifications
Awards / Recognition
C.I.O.B Southern Region chairman medal.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has acted as expert witness in connection with building claims.
Training / Seminars
He has attended numerous courses in connection with contract conditions, health & safety, arbitration, employment law, competition act, performance & development, Insurance, sustainability.
Vendor Selection
Submitting enquiries to suppliers and subcontractors for contract works, analyising, negotiating and placing order.
Marketing Experience
As an active member of RICS, the Institute of Arbitrators and the CIOB, Expert had a very good knowledge of trends, growth, attitudes, cusomers etc.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is very adaptable and can quickly understand situations and resolve them without involving lawyers and incurring the associated costs. His qualifications show his knowledge.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German School GCSE level
Spanish Basic night classes and private study

Fields of Expertise

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