Andy Hewitt

Andy Hewitt Construction Contracts and Claims Consultant
Qualifications:FICCP, FCIOB, FCInstCES, FQSi, ACIArb Construction Industry Experience:40+ years
Core Discipline(s): Arbitration, Claims, Contracts Management, Legal, Project Management Industry Sector(s):Building, Civil Engineering, Infrastructure, Marine Engineering, Pipelines, Process Plants, Roads and Bridges

Andy is the author of the books Construction Claims & Responses and The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties. He is also the creator and Principal of ‘Claims Class’, which provides education and training on the subject of construction, claims by way of distance learning and seminar courses.

Andy has over 40-years experience in the construction industry which has been gained in the United Kingdom, Africa and in the Middle East, where he has been based for the past 18-years. He has worked on projects in the UK, Nigeria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Sudan, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

Andy has held senior contracts, commercial and project management positions with contractors, sub-contractors and consultants, including several years operating his own practice in the UK which offered quantity surveying, estimating and project management services to contractors, subcontractors, consultants and private clients.

Andy has been involved in a wide variety of construction projects including super high-rise, large low-rise housing development, hotels, shopping malls, airports, hospitals, heavy civil engineering, process plants, marine works, water treatment and reclamation plants, pipelines, marine works, desalination plants and royal palaces.

Andy’s project and company management skills together with experience gained in a variety of disciplines and projects within the construction industry has led him to specialise in the field of construction contractual issues, claims and dispute management. Whilst the avoidance of contractual disputes is a priority, if disputes do occur, he favours a structured and proactive approach to their management in order to protect the contractual entitlements of his clients. As well as consultancy work within this field, he also provides education and training on these subjects.

Andy’s personal background and experience, which includes involvement at many levels and disciplines within the construction industry, provides a direct benefit to clients as he can relate to the needs of clients from both the employer and contractor sides and the individual project personnel through his own past personal ‘hands-on’ experience.



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