Construction ‘luminary’ John Nicolson

Construction 'luminary' John Nicolson

John Nicolson

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has paid tribute to chartered quantity surveyor and registered adjudicator John Nicolson, who has passed away.

An established quantum expert with over 40 years’ experience in construction within building, civil, structural, rail, utilities, mechanical, petrochemical and M&E environments, John chartered with the RICS in 1984 and became a fellow of the RICS in 1996, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2006 and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2019.

John completed a master’s law degree in construction law from Strathclyde University, a postgraduate diploma certificate with distinction in construction law and arbitration from Robert Gordon University and a postgraduate diploma certificate in adjudication from the RICS/RSPH.

John was also a full member in the Practising Category as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor of the Academy of Experts.

Taking to LinkedIn to respond to the news, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators posted: “It is with profound sadness that today we have learned of the passing of John Nicolson a luminary in the construction industry and a dear friend to many. John’s contributions as a chartered quantity surveyor, chartered arbitrator, accredited adjudicator, and quantum expert witness have left an indelible mark on our profession.

“Beyond his professional achievements, John’s commitment to mentorship and nurturing talent was exemplary. As a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he played a pivotal role in founding the pupillage and mentored experience scheme, leaving a lasting legacy of support and guidance for future generations.

“In recognition of his exceptional contributions, John was rightfully awarded the Chairman’s prize, a testament to his tireless dedication and significant influence.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with John’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. Rest in peace, John Nicolson.”

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