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Expert in Project Management, Defects Analysis, Construction Disputes, Defective Workmanship and Materials

Expert ID: 730040 United Kingdom

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Expert is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years experience in the construction industry. He specialises in providing expert opinions in residential, commercial and institutional construction matters, including: defective materials; poor workmanship; compliance of work with legislation.

Act as CDM Coordinator on various commercial construction projects.

Sample of cases include: the presence of asbestos in Airey houses; non-compliant institutional steps; contractor's failure to build to agreed design; compliance with DDA requirements; poor and incomplete residential construction works; efficacy of a proprietary 'tanking' system and roofing works. Failure of manufacturer to construct windows in compliance with industry standard practices.

Administer the terms of numerous contracts: JCT - D&B; Standard; Intermediate; Minor works; Householder variants. NEC option A; ICE Minor works. Act as Designer, Employer's agent, Contract Administrator in various contractual scenarios.

Used by Legal Council as expert in a mesothelioma case to give opinion on the likely presence of asbestos in agricultural buildings and so-called Airey houses.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: BSC (Hons) Subject: Building Surveying Institution: LJMU

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Proprietor Department: Building Surveying Practitioner Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of business, technical and professional development.
Years: 2003 to 2009 Employer: Denton Clark, Ltd Title: Director Department: Building Surveying Department Responsibilities: Managed a team of surveyors and support staff providing a wide range of commercial surveying and property management functions to a diverse client base.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Strutt and Parker Title: Senior Surveyor Department: Building Surveying Responsibilities: Part of a busy multi-disciplined commercial surveying team. Specialised in managing large agricultural and commercial property portfolios.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Davis Langdon & Everest Title: Chartered Surveyor Department: Building Surveying Responsibilities: Part of a multi-disciplined practice specialising in provision of surveying services to the commercial and educations sectors.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Cunliffe Surveyors Title: Undergraduate Surveyor Department: Building Surveying Team Responsibilities: Part of a busy schools management team specialising in maintenance and refurbishment of large educational and ecclesiastical property portfolio.
Years: 1980 to 1995 Employer: Self Title: Proprietor Department: Builder Responsibilities: Trained as a joiner and plumber. Carried out numerous construction projects for domestic, commercial and retail clients.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1997 to Present Agency: Various Local Councils Role: Design and Surveying Description: Numerous educational projects over the years: extensions; re-modelling; space planning; etc.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: As a builder, undertook barn conversions in Northern France.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1995. Chartered Surveyor since 2001.
Professional Appointments
Former Equity Director at Denton Clark LTD, surveyors, Chester.
Awards / Recognition
Facilitator in establishing IIP status at Denton Clark.

Received CLA design award in May 2007.

Received LABC Built in quality award 2009.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been appointed by a number of solicitors to act as an Expert Witness in civil disputes and legal cases. He also acts as Advocate or 'mediator' for clients in resolving disputes where works have been poorly executed or costs are in dispute.
Training / Seminars
Attends numerous seminars and training events as part of RICS Life Long Learning regulations.
Other Relevant Experience
Previous experience running a busy building contracting and property maintenance company has been invaluable to many clients.

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