Is Expert Witness Immunity in England and Wales Bulletproof?

In this article Andrew Merrilees – Expert Witness, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Director at CCi, reviews expert witness immunity in England and Wales, questioning is it bulletproof? Andrew, reviews the precedents for the threshold for cases of professional negligence against an expert witness and the difficulties of suing an expert for professional negligence, highlighting the […]

Origin of the Quantity Surveyor Species

In this article Andrew Merrilees – Expert Witness, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Director at Capital Consulting International (CCi) examines the evolution of the QS profession and the duties of an Expert Witness. Genesis of the Quantity Surveyor An early reference to the origins of estimating is found in a quote from the NIV bible: – […]

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Acquires CCi

HOUSTON, TX – December 22, 2021 – Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (“Rimkus”), a worldwide provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services, today announced the acquisition of Capital Consulting International (“CCi”), a global consultancy of delay, quantum, and technical experts advising the insurance and construction industries. As a result of the acquisition, Rimkus is significantly […]

CCi Further Extends Capabilities and Reach

As part of its ongoing expansion plans, CCi has today announced that it has acquired Aston Consult, an impressive 30 strong dynamic consultancy, specialising in the provision of Delay, Quantum, and Technical expertise, working with insurers, owners, contracting organisations, and funders to bring clarity and resolution to complex insurance and construction claims across a broad […]

Concurrent Delay in Canada – What Now?

In this article Capital Consulting International’s Seán Hollywood FRICS, FCIOB, MCIArb, PQS, MSc, BSc (Hons) opines on why Concurrent Delay relating to Construction Projects has been the subject of much debate over the years. By their very nature Construction Projects are often multifaceted bringing together multiple resources to carry out various activities of varying durations, […]

Provisional Sums – Back to Basics Part 3 – (under JCT Contracts)

The third and final part of this series considers further case law related to provisional sums. Omitted Provisional Sums and Breach of Contract Under JCT contracts, where provisional sums are incorporated, they form part of the scope of the Works whether or not the provisional sum is defined and irrespective of the level of detail […]

Provisional Sums – Back to Basics Part 2 – (under JCT Contracts)

Part 1 of this series on provisional sums considered a pertinent case law definition, and the contractual procedure for how such works shall be valued. The second part of this series examines the alternative procedures for the valuation of provisional sums that exist in many of the JCT standard forms. One option is that the […]

Provisional Sums – Back to Basics Part 1 – Definition and Procedure

In this 3-part series of articles we cover provisional sums, including what they are, how they are dealt with under JCT contracts, and a review of the pertinent case law. Part 1 – Definition and Procedure Introduction During procurement of construction projects, it is common for elements of the design or scope to be unfinished […]

Ed. 3: Offshore Wind – Is the MWS still the eyes and ears of underwriters?

Marine Warranty Survey – New JRC Clauses for Offshore Wind The offshore wind construction market is booming. As mentioned in the 2021 offshore wind report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) issued earlier this month, last year’s total of 6.1GW of newly installed wind capacity was a slight reduction on the record 6.24GW installed […]

Estimating the Cost of Structural Repairs

Accurately assessing the cost of structural repairs is one of the key issues addressed by experts in construction arbitration and litigation. In this article D. Neil Sinclair gives useful advice to ensure that an accurate costing is achieved, as well as explaining why it is an extremely useful business tool. Any repair project is a […]