Our depth of in-house expertise means we can effectively manage your expert service matters across the entire construction and structural spectrum.
SJA is a leading provider of independent expert services, specialising in the provision of construction related expert witness services to owners, contractors, subcontractors and law firms for the purposes of litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings across all construction and infrastructure related sectors.
Our Expert Services team have assisted in the resolution of some of the largest construction related disputes in Australia and major disputes internationally. The expertise we bring comes from decades of hands-on experience delivering major building, construction and infrastructure projects.
SJA’s experts commit to the highest levels of integrity, quality, and objectivity, delivering detailed analyses in a clear and concise manner and are committed to supporting clients with accurate, unbiased opinions allowing them to objectively assess their position and ultimately achieve optimum results and outcomes.
SJA’s experts are adept and experienced in providing their evidence in the form of written reports and oral evidence under examination before the appointed dispute resolution tribunal in all jurisdictions across Australia and other alternate dispute resolution processes.
Our team provides these services in all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand and internationally.
Learn more about our Expanded Expert Services
Forensic assessment, reporting and expert witness services for matters relating to:
- Delay and disruption
- Delay cost quantum
- Quantum relating to variations and other claims
- Project delivery issue
- Defect inspections and reporting including the quantification of remediation works
- Structural engineering issues
- Hydraulic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Fire Services Engineering
- Civil Engineering
managing Director & Expert - delay, quantum, quality & process
With 42 years’ experience in the building, construction and engineering industries, Steve has provided expert services on some of the largest building, construction and engineering projects across Australia together with major projects in New Zealand, Macau, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom.
Steve is an accomplished construction expert specialising in the areas of forensic delay analysis, disruption analysis, quantum, quality of product and construction process / project delivery. He has provided expert witness services in relation to Arbitrations (including International Arbitrations), Expert Determinations, Mediations and has authored expert reports and testified in most legal jurisdictions including the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
General manager & expert - quantum & commercial
Mark has over 30 years of experience in the building, construction, engineering, rail, infrastructure and defence industries successfully providing commercial and contracts management direction and support in respect of a wide range of construction and service-based projects.
Mark has demonstrated success implementing operational and commercial project turnarounds, preparation and negotiation of claims (including insurance claims) and the resolution of disputes. He has also been involved in the preparation of or independently as appointed expert prepared expert reports in relation to time and quantum, to a variety of owners and contractors engaged in capital works programs located in Australia, Asia and Europe.
GENERAL MANAGER & expert - delay
Rob is a project planning & programming professional with over 30 years’ experience providing innovative planning and scheduling advice for live projects and forensic analysis of delays and disruption in project delivery.
General Manager & expert - project management
Ben is an accomplished Senior Project Management professional with over 20 years’ experience and has successfully delivered construction projects of varying types and sizes throughout the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Australia.
He has gained an in-depth knowledge of the development and construction process through his repeated exposure to the whole of life cycle on numerous projects including large mixed-use, retail, commercial, education, residential and hospitality projects.
He has a great contractual and commercial understanding, excellent stakeholder management skills and brings a strong track record in project planning and approvals, procurement of consultant teams and works contractors to deliver the best project outcomes. His technical skills are complemented by a strong ethic towards collaborative project environments and optimising project outcomes.
Regional MANAGER, New south wales & expert - delay & quantum
Tim is a professionally qualified commercial manager whose broad experienced has been gained over a 30-year career in the Australian and UK construction industries.
Tim has extensive experience in the commercial leadership, management and administration of large projects across a wide range of sectors including transport infrastructure, commercial, defence, education, health and retail. gc
Regional Manager, Queensland & expert - delay
Steve is a construction project planning & programming professional with over 33 years’ experience providing innovative planning and scheduling advice for live projects and forensic analysis of delays and disruption in project delivery.
Steve is an accomplished adjudication dispute expert witness and has experience in most jurisdictions across Australia. He has prepared expert reports for Infrastructure, Healthcare, Hotel/Resort, Residential sectors and has worked on matters including construction of Dams in Regional Queensland, Highways in Western Australia, Resort refurbishment in the Whitsunday Islands, Water Treatment Plant in Brisbane and High-Rise Residential in Brisbane
REGIONAL MANAGER, VICtoria & expert - commercial & quantum
Graham has over 30 years’ experience in the building, construction, and engineering industries with extensive experience in various roles including quantity surveying and commercial management. Graham’s experience has been derived from projects delivered in the United Kingdom, Ireland, North Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. Graham assumed the role of lead commercial contracts manager responsible for leading large teams to deliver commercially compliant outcomes for numerous substantial and often complex building, commercial and infrastructure projects.
Graham has extensive experience in expert analysis and reporting on project matters relating to quantity surveying and cost planning, contract administration, variation account assessment and evaluation as well as the appraisal and quantum of claims for additional entitlements involving time and/or cost.
regional manager , new zealand & expert - quantum & commercial
Scott is an RICS qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Mediator with over 20 years’ experience in the engineering, defence and construction industries. He has a depth of expertise in all facets of contractual agreements, ranging from main contract to design and service agreements.
He has worked across multiple geographic locations including the United Kingdom. United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand.
Scott has prepared expert reports across infrastructure, commercial, defence and mining sectors and has worked on matters including change control, risk management, insolvency, preparation/negotiation and resolution of disputes.
state manager, northern region
Lionel is an experienced and proven senior manager in ASX-listed businesses and privately-owned organisations in the construction, manufacturing and mining industries.
Lionel has worked internationally and across Australia, specialising in developing business process improvements and implementing practical solutions to complex issues.
SENIOR ADVISOR & EXPERT - STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Tim is a highly experienced Structural Engineer with over 26 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries. He is an accomplished Structural Engineering expert in areas of design inadequacies and code non compliances, fabrication faults and construction defects.
Tim has provided expert witness services in relation to litigation and mediation and has authored expert reports in NSW and Victorian court systems and testified in NSW.
Senior Advisor & expert - Structural Engineering
Maurice is an experienced Structural Engineer with over 23 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries. He has extensive knowledge of the current standards and designs.
Maurice has been involved in many major structural projects in commercial, retail, defence, age care, and residential. He has extensive knowledge in design of reinforced concrete, post tension concrete, precast, structural steel, composite steel and masonry.
Maurice is chartered and registered on the National Engineers Register and an active member of the Institute of Engineers Australia. He is an experienced at preparing expert reports and is a testifying witness.
SENIOR ADVISOR & EXPERT - COMMERCIAL & QUANTUM
Jeanne has over 17 years’ experience in the commercial management and contract administration of construction projects. Jeanne has supported the delivery of many projects across a broad range of industry sectors across Australia.
Jeanne is skilled in providing commercial support, quantum analysis and reporting for projects in building, infrastructure, mining and civil sectors and has worked on matters including dispute resolution, adjudication, arbitrations and expert determinations.
Senior Advisor & expert - commercial & quantum
With more than 27 years’ experience in the building, construction and engineering Industries, Karl has worked in roles as a quantity surveyor and senior commercial management within some of the largest construction organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Karl has assisted with the preparation of expert reports for adjudication applications and responses involving both time and cost with contractor’s, subcontractor’s, and clients.
Senior Advisor & expert - commercial & quantum
James is an experienced and commercially astute construction professional. With over 25 years of experience in the building, construction, civil engineering, mining, rail and infrastructure industries, James has successfully provided commercial and cost management direction in respect of a wide range of construction projects.
In his capacity as a Quantum Expert, James has provided Expert Quantum Reports, evidence at mediation proceedings and independent cost advice reports.
James has a successful track record in devising and implementing strategies to achieve improvements for underperforming projects, preparing and negotiating claims and resolving disputes in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria, the UK, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Senior Advisor & expert - commercial & quantum
Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the building, construction and engineering industries with extensive experience in road and rail infrastructure projects. Kevin has played an instrumental role in many major projects in roles including quantity surveyor, managing quantity surveyor, program managing quantity surveyor, commercial manager and contracts manager.
Kevin has extensive experience in expert analysis and reporting for infrastructure projects and has worked on matters including authoring claims (EoT, Delay and Disruption, latent condition) and variations for major contractors, claim preparation, claim reviews and responses, dispute resolution process papers and responses on rail metro infrastructure.
Senior Advisor & expert - quality
Matt is a construction defects expert witness, with over 30 years of hands-on construction experience. Matt adds further depth to our Expert Services offering in the areas of defect inspection, reporting and remediation quantum.
Matt specialises in inspecting defective works, rectifications, and new construction. He is a licensed builder in New South Wales and Queensland as well as a licensed building inspector.
Senior Advisor & expert - Quality
Tim specialises in construction defects providing advisory services, performing building inspections and, where there are claims in relation to alleged construction defects, providing Independent expert reports under instructions from legal advisors retained by owners or contractors. With his industry experience and intimate knowledge of the BCA and its associated compliance requirements.
Tim has prepared many independent expert reports which have been used as evidence in legal proceedings. Tim is also an experienced testifying expert having provided oral evidence that has been examined before the New South Wales and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunals. Tim has also prepared detailed expert reports in relation to large scale defect claims before the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
SENIOR ADVISOR & EXPERT
Stephen has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked as a Quantity Surveyor within some of the largest construction organisations across the globe.
Stephen has assisted with the preparation of expert reports for adjudication applications and responses involving both time and cost with contractors, subcontractors, and clients.
Luke De Gioia
senior Advisor & Expert - Hydraulic Engineering
Luke has over 30 years’ experience in the installation, design, documentation, project management and problem solving of hydraulic building services including; hydraulic services problem solving, complex plumbing systems, expert witness inspection & reporting, building and water auditing, due diligence, government project funding (ESD), condition reports, Australian Standards product testing and Australian Standards product testing code compilation.
Dominic De Gioia
senior Advisor & expert - Hydraulic Engineering
Dominic’s has over 30 years’ experience which stems from design, documentation and reporting of services over a broad range of projects. These projects include a diverse range of industry types including health care, defence, residential, industrial, and commercial applications.
With his background based in technical engineering, Dominic has a strong knowledge of materials and products relating to hydraulic and fire services. This knowledge, coupled with design experience, allows Dom a unique understanding of hydraulic and fire systems. It also allows him to provide practical and efficient designs and expert assessment reviews.
senior Advisor & expert - environmental Engineering
Dominic has over 25 years’ experience working as a process and environmental engineering consultant/project manager in the areas of delivering ‘world’s best practice’ in sustainability in the built environment, manufacturing, mining. farming and defence.
He has experience in all aspects of engineering from design, project management and plant commissioning to construction supervision, maintenance and asset management. His sustainable development knowledge has been demonstrated in water and wastewater treatment, water auditing and demand management, waste management and sustainable development.
senior advisor & expert - Electrical Engineering
Tarek is a Chartered Engineer with a breadth of experience across a range of projects including commercial, retail, residential, education, health, data centres and infrastructure spanning both public and private sectors.
Tarek has delivered projects across all sectors ranging in roles from design engineer to services lead. The projects delivered and overseen by Tarek range from fully documented jobs to large and complex design and construct (D&C) projects.
senior advisor & expert - Civil Engineering
Shahab is a Civil-Structural engineer with considerable experience in design and delivery of infrastructure projects. He has been involved in feasibility studies, conceptual and detailed design within a range of projects including urban developments, railways, oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries.