MRICS, FCIArb, MCIOB
Areas of work: Construction, M & E
Michael Harris is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and an active construction Adjudicator. After a 20 year career with contractors in the commercial management of construction works (latterly in senior commercial positions with national and international specialist M & E contractors) he became joint managing director of Harris Consulting in 1997.
Michael is a leading quantum expert in both the construction and the M & E services industries and provides advice on all aspects of contract commercial management. He has extensive experience of procurement strategies, project control processes, claims and responses, Construction Act payments, and the management of disputes as party representative. He has himself been the appointed Adjudicator on some 60 disputes.
John Mc Shane
Areas of work: Civil Engineering, Construction, Training
John McShane is a Construction Planning Consultant. He developed his expertise in the planning and programming of civil engineering and construction works over a period of 20 years whilst working for major contractors in tender, contract and management roles. Since then (and for over 25 years) as owner/director of construction planning consultancies, he has carried out and managed a wide variety of commissions in (for example): tender planning, contract planning and progress monitoring, establishing and managing project control processes, reporting on the avoidance of disputes, providing expert forensic planning advice, and carrying out retrospective delay analysis.
John is widely experienced in computer based planning systems, provides training in their use for project control and progress recording, and has used them to prepare and present expert evidence for matters in adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons), MRICS, FCIArb
Areas of work: Construction, Law
Malcolm Harris is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and an active construction Adjudicator. His early employment, spanning over 15 years, was spent with a major contracting company on commercial management of contracts, and with a leading construction cost consultancy. He established and became joint Managing Director of Harris Consulting in 1997. He has an honours degree in law and is an accredited RICS Mediator.
Malcolm advises on contractual arrangements and project control procedures and processes, carries out project commercial audits, and has wide experience on claim and response submissions and on the strategic management of disputes. He has acted as quantum expert on several disputes and has himself been the appointed Adjudicator on some 200 referrals.
He is skilled at preparing a party's case for Mediation, regularly receives mediation appointments from the RICS and has a record of success in facilitating agreement.
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