Colin Byford listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader in our guide this year and is widely regarded as “one of the best” and a leading expert in the space.
Colin is a founding member and a senior partner at gb². He is a chartered quantity surveyor and a fellow of the RICS. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising on major construction, engineering and marine projects around the world. He specialises in commercial management, quantity surveying, cost engineering, measurement, procurement advice, valuation of works, variations, prolongation, disruption, acceleration and forensic investigations. Colin has worked for clients, contractors and private practice in most sectors of the construction and engineering industry. Colin has also acted as an online tutor and marker for the College of Estate Management for their measurement module (civil engineering QS practice) as part of the BSc for quantity surveying.
Colin has experience of most forms of contract including FIDIC, JCT, ICE, NEC, GCWorks, IChemE, LOGIC and various bespoke forms of contract. He has experience of most forms of procurement including traditional, design and build, management, cost reimbursable and turnkey contracting.
Colin has been appointed to provide independent expert quantum advice to court and international arbitrations on numerous occasions. He has testified on over 15 occasions in the Technology and Construction Court, London and arbitration hearings in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, Qatar and Singapore. He has considerable experience of witness conferencing / hot tubbing. Colin has acted as quantum expert under the following arbitration rules: ICC, LCIA, SCMA, SIAC, DIAC and NAI.
Peers and clients effuse that Colin Byford “excels in quantum and is very good at breaking down complex cases, making them easy for tribunals to understand”.