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As independent consultants with no ties to any waterproofing manufacturer or installer we are well placed to complete impartial, professional defect diagnosis and forensic engineering.

Ben Hickman is a Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Building Engineer with a First Class Masters in Materials Science and Engineering as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying Practice. Ben has a wealth of experience as a waterproofing consultant on projects ranging from minor defect diagnosis through to structural waterproofing design on £1bn development schemes.

Ben has published an article on waterproof concrete in a peer reviewed journal (Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Construction Materials) and presented at the 2018 international structural waterproofing conference.

Ben has an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE) and provided numerous Expert Advisory and CPR Part 35 compliant reports. Ben has experience of Single Joint Expert witness services, meeting of expert witnesses, Scott Schedules, and a £10m arbitration.

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‘We referred technical, specialist waterproofing questions to Mr Hickman and not only was his technical response comprehensive and informative, but he also provided clear and practical examples and information in support.’  – Paul Taylor, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Mr Ben Hickman