Ian is a contracts management and claims specialist with over 40 years of experience in the design, contract, project and construction management of major civil engineering and building projects including bridges, highways, foundations, structures and infrastructures. A UK-qualified chartered civil engineer and chartered builder, he has a strong understanding of the technical and contractual issues involved in complex civil engineering claims, especially those relating to design and design intent.
Having formerly occupied roles as project director and manager on active projects with values up to US$5bn, Ian now focusses on the successful resolution of disputes on civil engineering and building projects worldwide. In this role, he has been involved as engineering consultant advisor (and witness of fact) on a major (and successful) arbitration against the Hong Kong government on behalf of a major international contractor, relating to construction of an urban viaduct, having formerly been employed as engineering manager on the project during construction. Ian has also recently been involved in the pursuit of a claim against the contractor’s designer on a major design-build bridge project currently under construction in Hong Kong.