Socotec acquires UK quantity surveyor and expert witness firm16 May 2022

Testing, inspection and certification company Socotec has acquired Base Quantum, a quantity surveying, dispute resolution and expert witness practice, based in the UK.

Base Quantum is a provider of quantity surveying services in relation to the pre- and post-contract commercial management of construction and infrastructure projects, and expert witness services involving the evaluation of change, loss, damages and risks in disputes and litigation in relation to a wide range of construction and infrastructure projects across the globe.

Base Quantum identifies, analyses and manages the risks that are inherent in any significant construction, renovation or maintenance project in the construction, real estate, infrastructure, and environment sectors. Risk analysis can be carried out at any stage of the project lifecycle; from contemporaneous, proactive risk management such as advising on and negotiating contracts, commercial contract management and administration, and project advisory services, to post contract forensic quantum assessments in disputes, litigation, and other formal dispute resolution proceedings.

Base Quantum's Expert Witnesses are instructed by law firms throughout the UK and globally in the context of litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution for participants in the construction process including international contractors, government institutions, insurance companies, investors, developers and major groups in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

Hervé Montjotin, CEO of the SOCOTEC Group, said: "Any important construction project, coupled with the ageing of our infrastructure and the challenges posed by renovations, represents significant opportunities for risk analysis. Furthermore, the ability to assess and quantify these hazards is key for stakeholders, as economic factors play a significant role in the development of the project.”

"Consulting and quantitative analysis are paramount in any large-scale project. A detailed analysis requires a solid understanding of the business (such as an expert engineer in construction) and a capacity for data processing and quantitative risk analysis. This is combined with the growing demand for the need to resolve complex disputes and provide independent advice. Our role as an independent trusted third party is fostered by this additional expertise delivered by Base Quantum.

He added: "The SOCOTEC Group wishes to continue developing its consulting services, quantitative studies and analyses and expert reports in the context of dispute resolution and project advisory in the construction, infrastructure and industry sectors.”

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