Dr Julian De Voy joins HKA as Technical Director

HKA announced today that Dr Julian De Voy has joined HKA as Technical Director and Head of Civil Infrastructure as part of the Forensic Technical Services group in EMEA.

Julian has a materials science PhD, is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and has over 30 years of experience in consulting engineering. In his previous role as director of energy and development infrastructure, Julian had responsibility for a business unit of 50 engineers and technicians who specialise in the design of energy and development related infrastructure. Prior to this, he was head of assurance for the business unit and head of engineering in the energy and environment division.

Julian has significant experience and expertise in the analysis and design of complex new structures, in the rehabilitation and repair of deteriorating existing ones and the forensic investigation of failed structures. Julian has acted as an expert witness in a number of cases related to the presence of alleged design or construction defects in existing structures.

Julian is also a past member of the editorial panel of the ICE’s journals Bridge Engineering and Energy. He is a member of the industrial liaison board at the University of Birmingham’s School of Engineering and an examiner for the ICE’s professional examination

Julian is a highly experienced engineer who has specialised in the design of civil structures and energy related infrastructure.  He brings with him a wealth of experience in the design of complex structures and the forensic analysis of structural failures and materials related problems. Julian will head the Civil Infrastructure Team at HKA delivering a wide range of specialist expert advice across the construction sector

Peter Caillard, Partner, HKA

Read more about HKA’s Forensic Technical Services.


HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts.

Headquartered in the UK, HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. Clients have access to leaders and problem-solvers who decode complexity through collaborative working and innovative thinking, making the best possible outcomes a reality for our clients, every time.

As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants – across 40+ offices in 18 countries – with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries including buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, transportation infrastructure, technology, financial services, government contracts and non-profit.

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TitleMarketing & Communications Director, Europe
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