Senior Staff

Managing Director
MSc, FRICS, FCIArb, HKIAC Accredited Mediator

Brian Allan is Managing Director of the QSI Consultancy Group and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years of construction industry experience covering Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an Accredited Mediator with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.  Brian also holds a Master’s degree in International Construction Law.  He has represented both public and private sector clients in the prosecution and defence of construction claims, and in conciliation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration proceedings.

Brian’s  experience  covers  a  wide  range  of  construction  related  projects  including;  nuclear  and conventional  power  plants,  airports,  highways,  bridges,  rail,  marine  works,  information  technology systems,  tunnels,  sewage  treatment  schemes,  power  transmission,  factories,  schools,  offices,  hotels, hospitals, sports stadiums, retail outlets and shipbuilding.  He is also an RICS assessor, an experienced trainer and speaker, and acts as an expert witness.

Director – Risk Consultancy Services
EngTech TMIET, Electronic and Communications Engineering

Steve Sherwood is Director with QSi Management Consultancy having joined the group in 2016 and now leading as head of Risk Consultancy Services. Steve is an experienced technical manager with wide exposure to business operations and delivery of high-end specialist consultancy services to major clients; and with large-scale implementation projects servicing military, aviation & transportation, Industrial, O&G, and critical infrastructure throughout South Australia and the Middle East.

Based in the UAE since early 2007 he has travelled throughout the MENA region including India, Qatar, Kuwait, and Iraq. His previous Middle East experience includes 6 years in Saudi Arabia providing technical support for communications systems at joint military/Civil Aviation installations across the Kingdom.

Associate Director

Emmanuel Pempengco is a highly experienced civil engineer and claims specialist, who also holds legal qualifications. His 30 years of experience covers Australia, China, South East Asia and the Middle East during which time he has been involved in multiple projects including; power plants, airports, container terminals, sewage treatment plants, oil and gas extraction platforms and iron ore processing plants.

His expertise includes; contract formation, negotiation, estimating, scheduling, procurement, cost control, risk management, construction claims management, claims preparation and defence, damages / loss and expense assessments, claims avoidance, dispute strategy development, claims negotiations and claims settlement.

Associate Director

Dale has 38 years of experience in project controls, construction management and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in forensic schedule analysis methodologies relating to delay and disruption claims and has been involved in numerous negotiations and mediations with contractors for the settlement of such claims. Dale also has extensive experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of Project Control Systems, which include schedule, cost, change orders and document control systems.

He is proficient in the use of various delay methodologies, various project control software packages including P3, P6 and MS Projects and report writing. His experience covers a wide range of construction related projects including nuclear, highways, railroads, mass transit, infrastructure works, airports, high-rise buildings, residential developments, power stations, oil offshore platforms, refiners and pipelines, schools, hotels, shopping malls and industrial projects.

Executive Consultant
B.Eng (hons)

David’s forte is managing, researching and drafting commercial claims for additional time and money, forensic delay analysis and claims negotiation. He is an intuitive engineer with a wide range of skills for investigating and analysing complex issues for both prospective and retrospective issues. David’s experience covers over 25 years construction, 20 of which being involved in scheduling, contractual & commercial claims with extensive experience involvement in contentious work. He has worked extensively in Hong Kong (12 years) and the U.A.E. (5 years) though also in many other countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

David is also developing software aimed at claim consultants and contractors to help them track and monitor risk events and to extract and process raw data for analysis.

Executive Consultant

Craig Knight is a highly experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has over 30 years of construction industry experience on international projects, having worked in the U.K, U.S.A and Finland. Craig’s experience and capabilities extend not only to commercial management, but include claims and dispute management. He has provided high level contractual advice to a variety of international clients and contractors and has been involved in multiple dispute resolution proceedings.

Craig’s experience covers a wide range of disciplines including; nuclear (new build and decommissioning), oil and gas, petrochemicals, pipelines, process, water treatment, utility, power generation, rail, civil engineering, building.