Alan is an independent specialist with over 17 years’ experience spanning Engineering, Construction, Planning and Disputes who advises the trust on project management tools and systems. He is a medium risk reviewer to the Major Projects Authority, a contributor to the CIOB guide on project management 5th and 6th editions and was chair of the CIOB guide to the management of time in complex projects. He also advises and contributes to the US Government Accountability Office on their Schedule Assessment Guide. During his career he has worked for some of the UK’s top contractors (Mace, Bovis, and Laing) and Consultancy’s (EC Harris, Capita and Arup).
He grew up in North London and spent stints in Nairobi and Paris while his father worked there on urban transportation development projects; he also travelled to North and South America during this time. During his University years he worked in Construction during the holidays; he studied in London and was awarded a scholarship to study in Delft (Holland). He was awarded a further scholarship to study indigenous solutions to Earthquakes and Tsunamis, which took him to the eastern archipelago of Nusa Tengara Timor, Indonesia.
After graduating in Civil Engineering he worked as an Engineer in Singapore and returned to London where he specialised in planning, Project and Programme management. He has worked as an Engineer, QA officer, Designer and Planner on projects ranging from small and large residential projects to major infrastructure projects, such as HS2. He currently assists clients on Project and Programme management; estimating, planning, controlling and recovery of time based risks as well as dispute resolution and dispute avoidance; he is studying for an MSc at Kings College London.
Nature is a temporal system which is self-regulating and capable of repair; consequently the way we use resources over time has a significant influence on Natures ability to respond to changes. Read more Understanding how supply and demand characteristics change over time is the essence of working in harmony with natures design. Given a set of boundary conditions – a system, then there is an optimum rate and sequence in which resources should be used, such that they are not depleted beyond that system’s capacity to replenish them. When resources are used out of sequence and at a rate greater than that in which they are naturally expended, then the system within which they exist will be imbalanced. Where the Natural system cannot correct that imbalance, then a permanent change takes place to that system; consider, Nature is one of many systems”
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