Jon Bird joins HKA as Technical Director in the Forensic Technical Services team.

HKA announced today that Jon Bird has joined HKA as Technical Director in the European Structural Engineering expert team, based out of the Birmingham office.

Jon is a Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer with over 25 years of experience on a variety of commercial, educational, industrial, rail and residential projects. He is experienced in the commercial delivery of projects and financial reporting, as well as managing a profit & loss centre.

Jon has team and project management experience on a variety of projects, including leading multi-disciplinary teams and also has a thorough understanding of a wide range of structural analysis and design software packages, including finite element analysis. Jon is also on the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Examinations Panel having served as a Chief Examiner, and is also an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Reviewer.

Jon has been involved a number of structural disputes with experience in the preparation of written evidence, expert meetings and preparation for adjudication/arbitration. Jon has attended hearings as a technical assistant.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jon to the expanding structural engineering expert team as we grow in capacity and breadth and depth of expertise. With 25 years of experience in the construction industry as a consulting engineer, Jon has a huge range of projects under his belt, and is a Fellow of both the ICE and the IStructE, a real role model for engineers and someone myself and my colleagues look forward to learning from and working with. We are lucky to have him lend his wealth of experience to forensic work!”

Helen Collie, Principal

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HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector. We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

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