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Expert Witness

Northen Surveying Services, Managing Director Alan Northen FRICS, ACIArb, offers a comprehensive Expert Witness service covering construction quantum issues.

Alan is an Expert Witness, specialist in the quantification, measurement, and valuation of construction work. Measurement works are carried out following SMM7, NRM2, CESEM4.

As an appointed Expert Witness, Alan can provide accurate and specialised knowledge and opinion in relation to the quantification, measurement, and valuation of construction work to assist in legal cases and investigations. This is provided as written reports suitable as evidence as an expert witness in court or tribunals, or for other forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication or mediation.

Alan is listed on the RICS Register of Expert Witnesses, has over 25 years of experience working in the construction industry, and specialises in the preparation of high-quality Bills of Quantities for contractors tendering for projects. He is a specialist in the quantification, measurement, and valuation of construction work. Alan is the lead author of New Rules of Measurement Volume 2 (detailed measurement for building works) 2nd Edition.

Alan has worked on the remeasuring of works for final accounts, variation control, as well as covering dispute avoidance and helping support the resolution of disputes in construction. Alan’s aim in these commissions is to avoid protracted disputes.

The reports prepared by Alan for the measurement, valuation and entitlement of Subcontract claims for additional payments have been extensively used in pre-adjudication discussions before going to adjudication a key focus of his approach to such commissions.

The Expert Witness service is run in addition to the primary focus of supporting clients. All commissions are undertaken in strict compliance with the RICS professional statement for surveyors acting as expert witness’s 4th edition.