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Deborah Kirk

Associate Technical Director

Expert Information
Qualifications Bsc (Hons) Architectural Studies
Msc Computer Aided Building Design
LLM Construction Law
LETAPAEWE
Professional Memberships ARB, RIAS, RIBA
Contract Experience JCT, NEC, SBCC
Services Technical
Sectors Buildings
Expert Highlights
  • Chartered Architect with more than 15 years of architectural and construction industry experience.
  • Extensive experience of design management in a main contracting environment and as a job-running architect in private practice.
  • Expertise in a wide range of building types and procurement routes.
  • Professional examiner for the Architects Professional Examination Authority in Scotland Ltd. (APEAS).
  • Independent Inquirer for the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
  • Accredited expert witness and adjudication panel member for the RIAS and Register of Experts for the RIBA.

Deborah is a Chartered Architect with over 15 years of architectural and construction industry experience. She has been appointed as a technical expert on two occasions and has assisted the named expert on numerous disputes.

Deborah has provided expert opinion on professional negligence and specifically the services of an architect. She has also provided expert opinion on the failure of a cladding system including the responsibilities for the compatibility of the various cladding systems and components. She regularly provides the technical input for expert witness reports on a variety of buildability, compliance, quality and construction defect issues for residential, commercial and mixed-use projects.

Deborah is one of the in-house team of experts in the buildings group at HKA. She is experienced in residential, student accommodation, commercial, hotel, education, healthcare, sports, and custodial work with project values ranging from £2m to in excess of £50m, across the UK.

Deborah has extensive experience in design management and the management of design teams in a main contracting environment, as well as a job-running architect in private practice. She is experienced in working through the RIBA Plan of Work stages from inception through to completion and handover.

Deborah is registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB), is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), and acts as an independent inquirer for the ARB. She is a committee member and professional examiner for the Architects Professional Examination Authority in Scotland Ltd. (APEAS) and on the contracts committee for the RIAS. She is an accredited expert witness and adjudication panel member for the RIAS and is also on the register of experts for the RIBA. Deborah has also completed an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence with Legal Experience Training (LETAPAEWE).

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Location Glasgow, UK