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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.

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 £150m projects.

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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Mr Ben Hickman