Expert in Project Management, Defects Analysis, Construction Disputes, Defective Workmanship and Materials
Expert ID: 730040 United Kingdom
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: 1999||Degree: BSC (Hons)||Subject: Building Surveying||Institution: LJMU|
|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.|
|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.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: France||Summary: As a builder, undertook barn conversions in Northern France.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1995. Chartered Surveyor since 2001.|
|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.
|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.|
Fields of Expertise
building code, building construction, construction claim, construction deficiency, general contractor, building inspection, defect analysis, contract administration, building fabric defect, town and country planning, construction failure, health safety, expert witness, building frame, building failure, construction material deficiency, construction design deficiency, water intrusion, construction defect, residential building construction, structural design, building construction regulation, building technology, building safety, roof construction, built-up roof, building roof failure, building roof, construction contract, land planning, construction inspection, defect, energy-efficient insulation material, building design, building wall, building component, structural code, failure analysis, construction safety, construction material