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Adjuster/Chartered Building Surveyor

Russell Adair

Adjuster/Chartered Building Surveyor


Russell joined McLarens in early 2015 and focuses primarily on commercial property and construction and engineering claims with particular specialism in building defect analysis, cost appraisals, and the building regulations.

Graduating with a first class honours degree in 2004 and qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2009, Russell has worked in private building surveying practices in both London and Belfast and has experience of various surveying activities including contract administration, bulk asbestos sampling, subsidence investigation, flood protection, and the preparation of building plans and schedules.


  • Fire loss to three-storey Georgian era property converted to offices (GBP 2.6 Million)
  • Fire loss to large, harbour warehouse facility (GBP 2 Million)
  • Subsidence investigations throughout UK and Ireland (ranging GBP 10 – 500,000)
  • Flood damage to historic mill building converted to residential apartments (EUR 500,000)
  • Fire claim to multi-occupancy property including residential apartments and commercial premises (GBP 400,000)
  • CAR/Storm damage claim to city centre construction site (EUR 300,000)
  • Fire loss caused by escape and ignition of kerosene to historic, listed public house (EUR 300,000)
  • Fire total loss to remotely located plant item (GBP 200,000)


Office Address / Contact Information

Scottish Provident Building
7 Donegall Square West
Belfast BT1 6JH
United Kingdom

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Industry Certification



BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Additional Expertise

Building Surveying, Building Regulations, Building Defects & deleterious materials, Major Loss, Historic Buildings, Party wall matters, Subsidence, Value at risk assessments

Adjuster Experience

14 years 2010

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