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CURRICULUM VITAE OF NIGEL GROUT FIHT Quantity Surveyor and Dispute Resolution Specialist Personal Details: Date of Birth:

15 February 1957 Nationality: British Resides: Bedford, England Professional Membership: Fellow of the Institute of Highways and Transportation Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Member of the Society of Construction Law Practising Associate of the Academy of Experts Qualifications: Diploma in Quantity Surveying - Croydon College of Design and Technology UK Career Overview: Nigel Grout is an experienced and professional construction specialist having spent over 30 years as a practising Quantity Surveyor working exclusively on civil engineering projects. Included 16 years predominantly site based working for national and regional UK contractors, before establishing and running successful QS practices from 1991 until 2006. Now acts as a Consultant. Since 1991 has specialised in the interpretation of contract documents, contractual and commercial advice, quantum, claims and the resolution of disputes and contentious issues. Possesses good technical skills and a sound knowledge of contract law. Written numerous reports for clients outlining findings and reasoning based on facts and contract provisions. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Acted as party representative in adjudications and as a quantum expert in arbitration. Detailed knowledge of ICE, NEC and FIDIC contract conditions and many bespoke conditions. Successfully completed ICC and FIDIC approved training in the use and membership of Dispute Review Boards and Dispute Adjudication Boards. Particular expertise in highways, structures, water and infrastructure projects.

Fields of Expertise: Acted and advised in numerous matters as to: Interim/Final Accounts Quantum Bills of Quantity Set Off Extensions of Time Acceleration Variations Price Fluctuations Design Obligations Suspension and termination Programmes Labour and plant resource allocation Liquidated Damages Preparation of Submittals for Adjudication Contract Interpretation Measurement Preparation/Defence of Claims Abatement Delay and Disruption Differing Site Conditions Evaluation of additional/varied work Force Majeure Construction Quality and Defects Risk and Responsibility Critical Path Analysis Retention Payment Provisions Construction Case Law

Fully conversant with latest civil procedure rules for expert evidence. Included in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. Complete understanding of the procedures and operation of international Dispute Review Boards and Dispute Adjudication Boards. Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills: Adjudication Expert Determination Dispute Boards Mediation Projects Undertaken: Roads Bridges Infrastructure Water/Sewage Treatment Plants Utilities Marine Works Environmental Works Reinforced Concrete Structures Project values range from 0.25M to 50M. Light Railways Airfields Gas Terminals Pipelines Sea Defences Piling and Substructure Tunnelling Earthworks

Brief Career History: 2007 - Present Freelance Consultant - Quantity Surveying and Dispute Resolution on civil engineering projects. G F Civils Ltd, Quantity Surveyors, Bedford Practice Manager - Retained by the new owners during transition period to facilitate smooth handover with existing staff and clients. G F Civils Ltd, Quantity Surveyors, Bedford Founder and Managing Director of consultancy providing commercial support services to clients exclusively in the civil engineering sector. Predominantly acted for contractors, but also for Private/Public Employers, Consulting Engineers and the legal profession. The Company was involved in a number of major UK construction projects including the M25 road widening, Birmingham Northern Relief Toll Road, London Underground Jubilee Line Extension and Channel Tunnel Rail Link. G F Civils was sold in 2006 with an annual fee turnover in excess of 1 million and employing 18 staff and consultants. G F Partnership, Quantity Surveyors, Bedford Co-founder and Partner responsible for the civils division. Firm provided pre and post contract quantity surveying and claims services to contractors and subcontractors in the building and civil engineering industry. Final annual fee turnover 1.2 million. Self Employed Quantity Surveyor working for national contractors on major projects. Included site based secondments to Tarmac Construction as Senior Structures QS on the M40 Motorway in Oxfordshire, and Christiani & Nielsen as Commercial Manager for heavy piling and substructure works at Canary Wharf in Central London. Biggs Wall & Co. Ltd, Arlesey, Bedfordshire Senior Quantity Surveyor for the civils division southern area. Full commercial responsibility on a visiting basis for an average of four contracts at any one time. Mainly roads, bridges, sewage treatment plants, pipelines, subways and advance earthworks. Roadworks (1952) Ltd, Kesgrave, Suffolk Senior Quantity Surveyor on road bypass at Ely; and later for Small Works Division. Projects included car parks, footbridges, retaining walls, pumping stations, urban sewers and rising mains. Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd, Harrogate Quantity Surveyor on road bypass in Buckinghamshire and taxiway extension at Gatwick Airport. Costain Civil Engineering Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire Trainee Quantity Surveyor on North Sea Gas Terminal, bomb resistant aircraft hangers and M8 Motorway.

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