HKA expands with senior Scottish appointments

Multi-disciplinary engineering services provider HKA has expanded its team in Scotland with two senior appointments.

Fergus Taylor joins as technical director with responsibility for developing the project and contract management dispute and expert witness service and supporting the wider multi-disciplinary engineering business.

HKA expands with senior Scottish appointments

With over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Fergus previously specialised in the successful delivery of major and complex projects for national and local government departments, and blue-chip clients. His sector experience includes custodial, education, hospitality and leisure, life sciences, retail, and transportation.

Previous to HKA, Fergus was at Currie & Brown, where he was a member of the senior management team for Scotland and Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM).

Deborah Kirk joins HKA as an associate technical director. She is an experienced chartered architect with experience in both private architectural practice and main contracting. She has extensive experience in design management and in particular of managing the development of specialist contractor elements such as the external envelope. Her sector experience includes commercial, custodial, education, healthcare, hotels, residential, sports and leisure, and student accommodation.

Prior to HKA, Deborah worked for Robertson Construction. She will be responsible for providing expert architectural services across a wide range of building projects. Deborah holds an LLM in Construction Law, an MSc in Computer Aided Building Design, and a BSc in Architectural Studies, all from the University of Strathclyde.

Partner Gerry Brannigan said: “Our multi-disciplinary approach positions HKA a market leader in the buildings sector, having been appointed on some of the most challenging dispute projects worldwide. Buildings is a key growth sector for the firm, complimented further with the expertise of our quantum, delay, disruption, and damages experts.

“We welcome Fergus and Deborah to the team where our combined expertise will continue to allow us to provide clients with the insight and knowledge that makes the best possible outcomes a reality.”

The firm’s technical experts comprise of architects, building services engineers, fire engineers and project managers that have access to a range of external experts specialising in acoustics, IT, materials, sports and leisure, water treatment amongst every other specialism involved in buildings projects.

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