Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness

I have over 38 years of experience in the field of civil engineering and concrete construction technology including inspection, testing, maintenance and repair. A Chartered Engineer recognised at the highest level by the Engineering Institutions, I am founder/director of Robery Forensic Engineering Limited.

An accredited expert in failure investigation & forensic engineering, I have given evidence many times as expert witness on concrete and construction issues, with experience in Technology and Construction Court, Arbitration, Mediation, Adjudication & Public Inquiry. My fields of expertise include:

  • appearance of structures and visual assessment
  • basement concrete construction and waterproofing
  • brickwork, stonework, masonry, cast stone and mortar compositions
  • car park specification, construction, maintenance and repair
  • coatings for the protection and repair of concrete
  • concrete compliance, specification and quality control to EN206/BS 8500
  • concrete placing, bleed and shrinkage cracking
  • diaphragm wall construction
  • disaster investigations, including fire, bomb and water damage
  • external concrete hardstandings and freeze/thaw resistance
  • general forensic examination of construction failures
  • industrial warehouse ground floors, screeds and toppings
  • liquid-retaining structures, water stops and leak sealing
  • no-fines concrete and other concrete housing
  • paints, coatings and membranes for concrete
  • performance of air entraining and workability admixtures
  • piled concrete construction
  • PQ concrete and requirements for air entrainment
  • sewage treatment and purification systems 
  • steel, carbon and polypropylene fibre-reinforcement
  • test methods for concrete and data interpretation
  • tramways and light rail in concrete surrounds