Julian De Voy joins HKA's civil infrastructure team as technical director

17 May 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm HKA has appointed Julian De Voy as Technical Director and Head of Civil Infrastructure in its Forensic Technical Services group.

Based out of Birmingham, Julian De Voy will lead HKA’s Civil Infrastructure Team, which delivers a range of specialist expert advice across the construction and built environment sector.

A chartered engineer, De Voy has over 30 years of experience in consulting engineering, including in the analysis and design of complex new structures, in the rehabilitation and repair of deteriorating existing ones and the forensic investigation of failed structures.

Julian De Voy joins HKA's civil infrastructure team as technical director

De Voy has acted as an expert witness in a number of cases related to the presence of alleged design or construction defects in existing structures.

In his previous role as director of energy and development infrastructure at engineering group Sweco, De Voy had responsibility for a business unit of 50 engineers and technicians who specialise in the design of energy and development related infrastructure. Prior to this, he was head of assurance for the business unit and head of engineering in the energy and environment division.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Caillard, Partner at HKA, said: “Julian is a highly experienced engineer who has specialised in the design of civil structures and energy related infrastructure. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the design of complex structures and the forensic analysis of structural failures and materials related problems.”

Alongside his role at HKA, De Voy is a member of the industrial liaison board at the University of Birmingham’s School of Engineering and an examiner for the ICE’s professional examination.

Headquartered in London, HKA helps its clients with optimally managing projects – and when things go wrong, with resolving disputes. The firm (1,000+ staff in 18 countries) works for government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers.