Profile

ALAN CUMMING

 

Chartered Quantity Surveyor,

Dispute Resolution Consultant,

Party Wall Surveyor

 

BSc(Hons), DipArb,

MRICS, MCIArb, MRISM, MMIArb, MFPWS


Senior Quantity Surveyor - Change Mangement - Operational

Ferrovial Construction (UK) Limited


Working as a part of the EKFB JV on HS2


A chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years experience as a professional quantity surveyor and construction consultant. Providing quantity surveying, dispute resolution and party wall services. Equally conversant in dealing with large multi million pound disputes on larger developments, claims between contractors or their employers and claims between adjoining home owners under the Party Wall, etc Act 1996. 

 

After graduating with a degree in quantity surveying from Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic (now known as Northumbria University) I became a professional quantity surveyor with reputable firms in the UK and in Malaysia, returning to the UK in 1999.

 

I formed George Cumming Associates in 1995 and this became a limited company in 2007.

 

I have a post-graduate Diploma in Arbitration from The College of Estate Management in Reading.

 

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

 

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
  • The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia
  • The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators

 

20 years ago I started to specialise in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance and this has been my main focus in recent years. I have also provided advice under the Party Wall, etc Act 1996 in order to prevent or resolve disputes between adjoining owners during development works.

 

I have also provided commercial support services to employers, contractors and sub-contractors in order to supplement their own resources in times of higher demand.

 

I have worked with Contractors, Specialist Sub-contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Employers, Engineers, Architects and Project Managers and I am able to manage and resolve complex issues arising prior to, during or after construction and engineering works. I specialise in the resolution of disputes through informal means. However if formal action does become necessary I am experienced in the preparation of documentation in pursuing or defending actions through adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

 

Experienced in providing contract reviews, accounts and claims preparation, negotiations, expert opinion, and adjudication support.


Education

2002-2005

College of Estate Mangement

(at Reading University)

Post Graduate Diploma

Diploma in Arbitration.

1984-1988

Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic

(now Northumbria University)

Academic Degree

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

4 year sandwich degree programme.

1981-1984

John Port School, Derbyshire

A-Levels

Biology, Chemistry & Physics.