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 Expert  729252

Expert in Highway Construction, Construction Claims, Civil Engineering Contracts, Asphalts

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive experience in the design and maintenance of major highways and construction contracts.

Expert is an acknowledged expert in pavement design, the performance of asphalts, highway defects, construction claims and dispute resolution. He has edited and contributed to a number of relevant leading texts including Bituminous Mixtures In Road Construction, Claims On Highway Contracts, Asphalts In Road Construction, The Shell Bitumen Handbook, The ICE Manual Of Construction Materials and the ICE Manual Of Highway Design & Construction. Expert has written a number of technical papers and delivered many such papers to a wide range of professional audiences.

Expert is a registered adjudicator with the Institution of Civil Engineers (registered 1998) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (registered 2002). He has undertaken a number of adjudications with values up to £4m. He has a keen interest in all matters associated with construction contracts and regularly advises clients (Employers, Engineer's/Project Manager's staff, Contractors, Subcontractors and materials producers) on contentious construction issues including liability for defects, preparing, pursuing or repudiating claims, adjudication etc.

Expert is part of a small team that produced Pavement, the only computer program that designs road pavements in compliance with the standard UK design method.

Expert was a Member of the Council of the Institute Of Asphalt Technology for many years. For a substantial proportion of that period he was Chair of the Institute's Tecnical Committee.


bituminous coating material


civil engineering


heavy highway construction




highway construction


highway design


highway engineering


highway maintenance


road construction

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   PhD   Civil Engineering   Heriot-Watt University  
1983   MSc   Civil Engineering   Heriot-Watt University  
1970   BSc   Civil Engineering   Heriot-Watt University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to




Senior Partner


Responsible for all activities of the partnership.

1996 to 2001


Consortium of Local Authorities


General Manager


Responsible for a consortium of eight local authorities contractual commitments related to the management and maintenance of a 500 carriageway km major highway unit in east and central Scotland.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Although he has provided many technical rports none has ended in formal litigation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Storm drain expert for consulting on Storm drain covers.
  • Expert in asphalt engineering for UK litigation involving a public liability personal injury claim.
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
2009 to 2009   Dubai   Forensic examination of serious asphalt failure in extensive highway network.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has delivered many training courses on a wide range of subjects including pavement design, highways method of measurement, ICE 5/6/7, NEC2, NEC3, highway defects, European and UK asphalt Standards, maintenance of highways, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges, the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works, adjudication, claims, key aspects of asphalt laying etc.


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