The Team

Educated at the Royal School Armagh and after completing a degree course at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1974, he commenced his professional career joining Banks, Wood & Partners of London. During this employment he worked directly under an Associate with responsibility for preparing cost plans and feasibility studies for commercial clients. In 1977 he joined Hardy Hobbs Management Limited as a co-ordinating surveyor on the project based in the USA on King Khalid Military City. At the time the world’s largest project for the Saudi Arabian government valued at $10 Billions. From 1979 to 1981 before returning to Northern Ireland he ran his own practice providing professional quantity surveying services in Boston, Massachusetts. Providing QS services to both government and private clients, on a wide range of construction projects. On returning to Northern Ireland he took over the family practice

During the last 37 years he has been directly involved in providing consultancy services as both a private practice quantity surveyor and contracting surveyor, working on a wide range of project types such as major hospitals and other healthcare facilities, schools, housing developments, offices, factories and recreational buildings.

In addition to traditional quantity surveying services Colin has experience as a project manager and also in programme management, business case preparation and risk management on a wide range of project types. Over the last 20 years Colin has served his professional body the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as Honorary Secretary for three years of the N.I. Quantity surveyors Division and its’ Chairman in 1993; Honorary Secretary for two years of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in N.I. and its’ Chairman in 2000. Since 2007 he has sat on the RICS World Governing Council which is the top decision making body of the RICS, setting the strategic direction for the organisation and is made up of a 70-strong Governing Council, chaired by the President, including RICS members from all world regions.
Within the local construction industry Colin currently sits on the N.I. Professional College and is immediate Past-Chairman of the Council Industry Council for Northern Ireland and also is one of the CIGNI representatives on the Construction Industry Forum for Northern Ireland.