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Expert Witness for Construction Dispute Resolution

Professor John Roberts

Extensive experience of the preparation of expert reports for adjudication, legal proceedings and dispute resolution.

Forensic investigation of construction defects a speciality.

CEDR accredited Mediator.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc(Eng) Batchelor of Science (Engineering) -Civil Engineering
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy
  • CEng Chartered Engineer
  • EurIng FEANI Registered European Engineer
  • FIStructE Fellow Institution of Structural Engineers
  • FICE Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers
  • FBMS Fellow British Masonry Society
  • FCMI Fellow Chartered Management Institute
  • FICT Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technology
  • Hon DSc Honorary Doctor of Science
  • Hon MIET Honorary Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Professor Roberts is the co-author of eight books and over 100 papers and articles. He has participated in the preparation of confidential market analyses to evaluate the impact of legislative and commercial changes on various segments of the construction industry. Consultancy work has been carried out for a number of organizations, particularly the preparation of detailed reports for arbitration and litigation. Contributions have also been made to the preparation of Approved Documents and Agrement Certificates. Current research includes Government, Industry and Research Council funded projects. He has been active in the development of UK and European Codes and Standards and Chairs a number of the key committees.

Examples of Recent Expert Witness Projects

Material Failures Investigation of mortar failures and assessment of future durability. Investigation of the residual strength of brickwork and blockwork masonry. Evaluation of the strength and performance of bricks , blocks and ancillary components. Determination of the strength and durability of concrete.

Cracking Cracking in concrete and masonry. Identification of causes and proposals for remedial action.

Facing Masonry and Concrete Colour banding and weathering discolouration of facing work.Investigation of excessive efflorescence problems on brick and block walling. Water penetration and dampness in concrete buildings/

Basements Tracing causes of basement failure and recommendations for remedial action and waterproofing.

System Built Houses Assessment of condition and useful life of system built house. Recommendations for remedial action.

Building Cladding Failures Finding explanations for unsatisfactory performance of building elements such as cladding panels.

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