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 Expert  727624

Expert in Water Ingress into Structures, Contract Administation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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He is an experienced expert in the investigation of alleged construction and building design failures, and construction and building faults.

He specialises in investigating alleged water ingress into structures. He is experienced in providing reports and giving evidence in County and High Courts as an expert. He practices as an architect providing sound design and construction advice. His practice is conversant with current planning procedures, applications and appeals. He is conversant with current the building legislation and regulations He is skilled in all aspects of design, construction, and project management.


building architecture


building construction


building roof


building roof failure


construction defect


roof construction


water intrusion


contract administration

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   Pg.Dipl. Arch. Cons.   Architectural Conservation   Plymouth University  
1971   Dipl.Arch N..Poly.   Architecture   NorthernPolytechnic London  
1971   R.I.B.A.   Architecture   Royal Institute of British Architects  
1971   Registered UK Architect   Architecture   Architects' Registration Board  
1956   H.N.C. Building   Building and Contract Management   Brixton School of Building London  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1978 to




Home Office




He runs his own practice.

Career Accomplishments:

Royal Institute of British Architects; Founding Member, Expert Witness Institute


Architects Registration Board; RIBA Chartered Membership

Professional Appointments

Consultant Architect Mastic Asphalt Council and Employers Federation; Chief Architect Wilmans London; Consultant Architect Balfour Beatty International

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2002 to 2009   Miller Mitchell   Surveyor   English House Condition Surveys

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Investigation into alleged water ingress into a swimming pool extension to a hotel.Case heard at Exeter Combined Court.Settled in his client's favour.
  • Investigation into alleged water ingress ad timber flooring failure in a domestic dwelling.Case heard Canterbury Combined Court.Settled in his client's favour.
  • Arbitration between Main Contractor and Employer into alleged building defects, delay and disruption.Case heard in Exeter Arbitrator Tim Eaton.Arbitration settled in his client's favour
  • Major building and design defects to a block of flats.Transmission of noise, water penetration. Claim of professional neglience Architect.Case settled Truro.Settled in his client's favour
  • Personal injury claim building and design defects causing death by scalding from cold water storage tank collapsing.Settled the various expert witness claims on behalf of the claimant's estate. Penzance Cornwall.Settled in his client's favour
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in water instrusion specialist for consulting on Water intrusion into building built into hillside.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Since 1978 to date he has been appointed by Solicitors, Main Contractors, Subcontractors and the general public. He has attended Court and given evidence. He has given evidence in Arbitration, Adjudication and in the High and Combined Courts in England.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Water ingress into a commercial property
  • Roof expert for consulting on Leaky roof - private residence.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 1999   Cairo Egypt   Coordinating Consultant Architect to Balfour Beatty International [ who were acting as management consultants to Ramu Construction of Cairo] on a 450 bedroom hotel at Sharm El-Sheik.

Market Research:
Well before he began studying architecture he was a trainee estimator for a firm of roofing subcontractors. The company through which he was employed discoverd that he was able to produce technical drawings of the basis of their various quotations, and he was also able to calculate heat losses. He was appointed as Consultant Architect to The Mastic Asphalt Council and Employers Federation in 1977.[MACEF]. For the first 6 months he studied a large number of reports previously written by past Consultant Architects to MACEF. This unique oportunity allowed him insight into the various problems associated with the application of mastic asphalt. He was on the technical committee of MACEF, and he was co-author of their famous black book on the subject. He formed his own independant practice in 1978. He was appointed as technical consultant to a window and curtain walling supplier and subcontractor and had in depth experience of the design, manufacture and erection of these elements. He was appointed as Consultant architect to a public civil enginerring and building company on a multi-million £ project responsible for the design and construction of the cladding, roofing glazing and doorways. Before he studied architecture he had studied building. He worked as assistant contracts director for a medium sized main contractor in London. After he had formed his own practice he was appointed a Consultant.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Arbitration and Adjudication at the Chartered Instute of Arbitrators London Condition surveys @ Warwick Universtity for past 7 years.


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