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Roy Pickavance BSc FRICS (FCIOB FCIArb retired)

Chairman and Principal Consultant

Roy is a Construction Consultant who sits and is frequently appointed as an Adjudicator for UK disputes. Since 2016 he has concentrated on that work and provides ad hoc advice.

Roy is a forensic quantity surveyor, who comes from a strong technical background and a family involved in dealing with construction disputes.

He has in excess of forty years' experience dealing with disputes in the construction industry. Prior to 2016 he has been frequently appointed to provide expert quantum and delay analysis evidence in tribunals and to support the defense and prosecution of claims. A retired member of the Society of Expert Witnesses who was, registered in the Law Society's Directory of Experts and was a member of the RICS Panel of Expert Witnesses.


He has both UK and international experience, in disparate parts of the world, in the petrochemical and transport industry as well as mechanical and electrical engineering services and general construction works.

He has expertise in dealing with both professional fee and professional negligence claims.

He has specialized in delay analysis and the development of computer based systems for record keeping and the efficient forensic analysis of large volumes of accounting and construction data in relation to prolongation and disruption disputes, as well as rapid response to adjudication issues.

He has been part of a team developing bespoke and advanced management information systems suited to the construction industry for real time project control, retrospective analysis and electronic disclosure and the research into change management in a BIM environment.

He was a Co-Author of the CIOB Complex Projects Contract CPC2013.

He has frequently lectured to qualified professionals at Mid-Career Conference.

e-mail: arp@daqs.co.uk CV: Click here to view Roy's CV