of a New Chairman
We are delighted to announce
that David Knight has recently taken on the role of AIM Group’s Chairman.
David has over 40 years’ experience, including 35 years in Hong Kong, where
he had been involved in the construction of the HSBC Headquarters Building,
various infrastructure facilities and numerous other prestigious projects.
He is a project management
specialist, with solid grounding in design, construction and management
of major works such as roads, bridges, underground railways, high-rise
buildings, deep basements, tunnels, and piled foundations. He also has
considerable experience of investigation, repair and reporting on failed
building materials such as concrete, render and tiling and more recently
in waste management.
David’s wealth of knowledge,
experience and wide contacts in the industry will be invaluable to the
on-going development of AIM Group in Hong Kong, the Far East and further
David’s appointment is a
result of a rotation of the Chairman’s position and he succeeds Graham
Scott-Burge, who continues as director and senior member of the AIM Group
AIM Group Singapore
To align our carefully managed
expansion plans with our medium-term growth objectives we have decided
to open a subsidiary office for AIM in Singapore as of this year, 2013.
Singapore as we know is a
thriving knowledge hub which has been steadily and confidently on the rise.
With this move we aim to position ourselves for fresh and new opportunities
in the growing ASIAN market. In so doing we would be able to share in Singapore’s
fast development and its need for expert services in the construction and
Our Expert Witness roles
in the international arbitration arena are expanding. AIM Group Director,
John Costello, was appointed as an Expert Witness in respect of Civil and
Geotechnical Engineering issues for an International Arbitration in Sri
Lanka during 2009-2011. The project was a 60 km Expressway project in Southern
Sri Lanka. The case involved the appointment of a Tribunal of three internationally
distinguished Arbitrators, and was the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.
The Arbitration hearing was held in April 2011, and the Tribunal's Award
is currently awaited.
John has also been appointed
to act as an Expert Witness on Geotechnical Engineering issues on another
international Arbitration case involving deep excavations in Singapore
which is likely to involve input during 2011 and 2012.
Our Group MD, Ballah Dawelbait,
continues to be involved in numerous ADR and/or arbitrations this year
as well, some of which were conducted under the International Chamber of
Commerce Rules. His most recent appointment was as a ‘tribunal sole expert’
in arbitration for a project in Doha with the hearing just concluded in
Paris at the Hearing Centre of the International Court of Arbitration.
He continues to be involved in various ADR initiatives in Qatar, UAE and
Saudi Arabia as well as the Far East.
Regional Director – Hong
Kong and Asia
To meet the demand for our
expert services, Colin Moreby, Regional Director – Hong Kong and Asia,
continues to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of AIM Group’s
Head Office in Hong Kong, as well as our assignments throughout Asia.
Colin can be contacted at
tel: (852) 2572 6533; fax: (852) 2572 7966 and/or email: email@example.com.
National Water Company,
Saudi Arabia – Expert Services
AIM Group has successfully
completed this major assignment for the National Water Company in Saudi
Arabia for the provision of Expert Services to resolve various issues related
to a sewerage construction Project worth over US$5 billion.
AIM's Experts' roles included
projects reviews; troubleshooting; leading & negotiating project recovery
plans including MOUs, supplemental agreements; technical advice on tunnels;
pumping stations; outfalls; packaged plants & sewerage systems; together
with high end project management services, claims assessments & commercial
As a company logo, AIM Group
has adopted an eagle, which in terms of heraldic symbolism, signifies “a
man of action, ever more occupied in high and weighty affairs, and one
of lofty spirit, ingenious, speedy in apprehension and judicious in matters
of ambiguity". We strongly believe that this symbolism reflects the standard,
attributes and calibre of our Experts and highlights the level of expertise
we can provide to our clients.