Profile Highlights

Academic Qualifications

BSc, LLM

Professional Qualifications

DipArb, DipICArb, DipAdj, APAEWE, FICE, FCIOB, FRICS, FInstCES, FCIArb, MAE, CArb

Professional Bodies

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, RICS in Scotland, CIArb, Scottish Branch, Scottish Building Federation, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Donny is an experienced and multi-disciplined construction professional: a Chartered Construction Manager, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Chartered Arbitrator (qualified in both domestic and international commercial arbitration).  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and is a Member of the Academy of Experts.  He sits as a construction industry arbitrator and adjudicator, is CIOB Accredited in Adjudication and acts as independent expert.  He is Chairman of the CIArb Scottish Branch and is listed on the CIArb Approved Faculty List for tutoring and examining on the CIArb Diploma (all modules for International Arbitration, domestic Arbitration and modules 1 to 3 for Construction Adjudication).

Donny started his career in the construction and engineering industry at the bottom of the food chain (on the handle-end of a shovel).  He progressed through work in site engineering and management for main contractors, sub-contractors and employer organisations on projects ranging from football stadia to wind tunnels, process-industry factories to bridges, and from marine piling projects to high-rise hotels (and with many others in-between).

In 2001, Donny moved into consulting, initially with a large international construction consulting practice before becoming independent in 2007.  He specialises, through his experience as a Chartered Construction Manager, in process and planning (including delay analysis and productivity disruption) and in standards of work and defects and, through his experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, in quantum (measurement and valuation) on construction and engineering projects.

Donny has conducted over 100 construction adjudications and many arbitrations.  He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Federation. 

Donny’s independent expert work covers valuation, delay analysis, calculating disruption/lost labour productivity, and standards of workmanship. 

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