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Expert Witness - Preliminary Assessment of Claim - Construction Defects


APA were instructed as an Expert Witness on behalf of the developer in regards a contractual dispute that had arisen between themselves and the freeholders in regards the construction of a residential development in Swindon.  The reported issues related to both the adequacy of the robust detailing and general construction defects.

Our brief included a full inspection of the building, including opening up, boroscope surveys of cavities etc., and preparation of a full report advising on the reported issues and whether they were compliant with current regulations applicable at the time.  APA also subsequently attended a meeting with the claimants appointed Expert Witness and their legal advisors.


What led you to this career?
My passion for building started whilst assisting my father on building sites during the school holidays.  I began my professional career as an Architectural Technician predominantly assisting in the conversion of many barns and churches.  This subsequently developed into a professional Building Surveying career within various organisations, leading teams in delivering quality services to clients in varied areas such as the financial, social housing and private high-end residential sectors.
What energises you about working at APA?
Managing my own company allows all sorts of freedoms and opportunities to streamline my expertise and knowledge.   Creating a hardworking but more importantly supportive environment for others to develop and prosper.  I’m able to change and adapt as necessary and this keeps me enthused about the continued development and growth of APA.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Away from the office, I can often be found either training for, or participating in events such as triathlons and cycling events around Europe, or a leisurely hike in the hills.  I also enjoy a strange gig or ten, art events and a lovely meal in a fine restaurant.