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Regional Building Surveyor

Karl Evans

Regional Building Surveyor

Biography

Karl started his career as a Building Surveyor in 2006, where he joined a private Surveying / Engineering practice as an undergraduate student.

He returned to the private Surveying / Engineering practice following his graduation, where he spent 11 years, obtaining extensive experience in the discipline. His experience extended to include project management, defect diagnosis, report writing, contract administration, specification writing, whilst also specialising in Party Wall matters.

Karl joined McLarens in April 2017, bringing a wealth of building surveying expertise. He supports our loss adjusters on technical and quantum validation, covering complex, major loss, high net worth and private client claims across the UK.

Since joining McLarens, Karl has become a Chartered Building Surveyor and developed a career in adjusting, gaining experience and exposure on Commercial Losses, but more specifically specialising in subsidence claims.

In 2017 and 2019, Karl was deployed to St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean following Hurricanes, Irma & Maria and the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. Karl spent 3 months surveying and adjusting storm claims.

Karl has attained Cert CILA and is looking to progress his career in adjusting, working towards qualifications in CILA and CII.

NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS
  • Fire of a Grade II Listed mansion. Surveying support to the lead adjuster, liaising with Insurers, the appointed Consultants and Local Authority conservation offices on scope and quantum. (£2,000,000.00)
  • Escape of Water. Surveying support to the lead adjuster, assisting the appointed consultants on drying, scope and quantum. (£3,000,000.00 )
  • Liability claim following the construction of a reinforced concrete shaft to manage the floor risk. The claim related to dewatering subsidence. (£100,000.00)
  • Managing a portfolio of Subsidence claims across London and the South East.
  • Adjusted a portfolio of Storm claims following Hurricanes Irma & Maria, 2017 – St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean.
  • Claim against developer due to latent defects. Project managed the initial investigations and claim, including the Contract Administration of the scope of remedial works, across several blocks owned by the largest Housing Association in Europe. (£5,000,000)]
  • Fire. Contract Administrated the remedial works within the multi occupancy block from investigation and strip out, through to completion of the work. (£1,000,000)
  • Flood. Contract administrated the remedial works to several properties from initial drying phase through to the completion of the remedial works and resolution of account matters. (£200,000)
  • Gas explosion. Project managed the reconstruction of the two-story property, including the resolution of disputes under the Party wall etc. Act 1996. (£250,000)
  • Escape of water claim to a Grade II listed property. Project managed the drying phase through to the completion of the remedial work including consultation with historians and conservation officers regarding the scope. (£150,000)

Office Address / Contact Information

Ibex House
42-47 Minories
London
EC3N 1DY
United Kingdom
Local Time: 06:39 pm
Local Date: 21 September, 2020

Qualifications

MRICS - Chartered Building Surveyor, Cert CILA - Certified member of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying - The Nottingham Trent University, MFPWS - Member of the faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, Member of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club, National Diploma in Construction - Moulton College

Specialties

Additional Expertise

Chartered Building Surveying, Catastrophe Adjusting and Surveying, Party Wall Specialist

Adjuster Experience

14 years 2006