David McIntyre

Partner

Construction 2019
Consulting Experts 2018
Consulting Experts 2017
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc (Hons) Mechanical Eng, MSc in pressure vessel design, MSc Business Administration, LLM Construction Law
Professional Memberships CEng, Eur Ing, FIMechE, IIRSM, MNucI, MCIArb
Services Technical
Sectors Industrial, Power & Utilities
Expert Highlights

Experienced chartered engineer with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry

  • Vast knowledge of pressure vessel design, business administration and construction law
  • Internationally recognised in the field of mechanical engineering
  • Acted as technical expert numerous times and has given evidence on many occasions
  • Comprehensive and successful track record of assisting clients and their advisers to resolve disputes and negotiate settlements concerning complex power and process projects worldwide
  • Extensive international experience having worked in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia on a variety of complex and specialist engineering projects
  • Highly experienced in the investigation of circumstances involving cranes and lifting equipment that have led to serious injuries and fatalities

David is an exceptionally well-qualified and experienced chartered engineer who has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has an honours degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degrees in pressure vessel design, business administration and construction law. He is internationally recognised in the field of mechanical engineering, has acted as technical expert numerous times and has given evidence on many occasions. He leads HKA’s global engineering group comprising over 340 engineers and is responsible for teams of experts in different engineering disciplines. It is often the case that he works closely with delay, quantum and damages experts to provide a comprehensive service for clients involved in large complex construction disputes.

David has a track record of assisting clients and their advisers to resolve disputes and negotiate settlements concerning complex power and process projects across the world. He has worked in Canada, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia on a variety of projects that have included boilers, gas and steam turbines, nuclear installations, process plants, and in the areas of safety and risk management and operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems.

David is also highly experienced in the investigation of circumstances involving cranes and lifting equipment that have led to serious injuries and deaths. These include consideration of designs, operation and maintenance, regulatory requirements and good practice. He is familiar with the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

David is often able to bring together his engineering, business and construction law expertise to advise clients on a range of matters. He has given evidence in court, at arbitrations and adjudications in the UK and around the world. He has been appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to provide technical assistance to arbitrators and has assisted legal teams and clients during mediations and settlement negotiations.

David is a published author, a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, specialist fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, member of the Nuclear Institute, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the Academy of Experts.

WWL says: David McIntyre is singled out by market commentators as a leading name for sophisticated quantum and delay claims as well as testifying in contentious proceedings.

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Location Glasgow, UK
"David McIntyre is a distinguished practitioner who draws high praise from peers for his excellent work on engineering matters and his deep experience of the construction industry."
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