Steve Nesbitt

Steve Nesbitt

BSc MRICS
CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYOR

Qualifications

BSc Degree in Building Surveying – 27th June 1986
Elected Professional Associate of the RICS – Register No. 80425 – 13th January 1989

Career History

Steve is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years in the construction industry. Steve has a broad range of expertise in a variety of building types and a diverse knowledge of construction. He provides professional building surveying advice to a national portfolio of Clients.
Commencing in the industry with a regional building contractor Steve received a good grounding in construction spending time with a variety of trades before working with the architect and surveyors department of the Metropolitan Police.
Since qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1989, Steve has developed expertise in all aspects of Building Surveying with a particular interest in historical buildings. He is experienced in all types of commercial construction & development and has acted as client relationship manager to a number of public, commercial and education sector clients. Over the past decade he has developed particular expertise in Party wall matters and often acts as an expert in disputes between neighbours. He is often called upon to act as expert witness in construction disputes with particular strength in relation to quality and workmanship matters.
He is a partner in CSN Consulting LLP, the UKBS Plc Associate Practice in the North East of England.

Experience

Since 1988 Steve has been responsible for providing a full range of Project Management and Building surveying services to large organisations including The Royal Mail, British Telecom, Health Care Trusts, Government Departments, Local Authorities, Schools, Universities and Colleges. Specifically these appointments have covered:-

• New Build and Design Compliance
• Project Monitoring
• Planned Maintenance Surveys and Programming
• Maintenance Management
• Pre Acquisition surveys
• Party wall appointments under the Party Wall etc Act 1996
• Schedules of Dilapidations
• Schedules of Condition
• Repair and Refurbishment contracts
• Expert Witness
• DDA
In recent times Steve has been directly involved in service delivery of Building Surveying services under framework agreements to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria University and others.

Steve Chappell

Steve Chappell

BSc FRICS
CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYOR

Qualifications

BSc Degree in Building Surveying – 27 June 1978
Professional Associate of the RICS – Register No. 0058743 – 16 June 1981
Fellow of the RICS – Register No. 0058743 – 6 January 1993

Career History

Steve worked for Cleveland County Council Architects Department in the land and building surveying section prior to undertaking a degree in Building Surveying at Thames Polytechnic, Hammersmith. Upon leaving college he joined Peter W Fall in Newcastle, later known as Peter Fall Cowie, working through the Newcastle office until 1989 before relocating to Middlesbrough to development and manage a new branch office. Steve became an equity partner in the firm in 1994 and since 2000 has developed and managed the Teesside office following the merger of the Middlesbrough, Darlington and Leeds offices into a single site.
Steve is now a partner in UKBS member firm CSN Consulting LLP responsible for delivery of property consulting services throughout North East England.

Experience

Steve has been responsible for undertaking and overseeing the full range of building surveying services for private residential and commercial clients together with Royal Mail, British Telecom, The Employment Service, Cleveland Cables, Housing Associations, Schools, Teesside University, Salvation Army, Dixons Stores Group, Lloyds Pharmacy, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Barclays Bank, Northern Rock, Caterpillar and individual projects for large National based companies.
These roles have involved the following principle areas of work:-
• Repair/Refurbishment Projects
• Planned Maintenance Surveys and Programming
• Schedules of Dilapidations & Negotiations/Settlements
• Schedules of Condition
• Pre-acquisition Surveys
• Project Monitoring as Clients Representative
During his term in the Teesside area Steve has been heavily involved in residential surveys, specific defect inspections and analysis, insurance claims and negotiations with adjusters. Since 1981 Steve has regularly prepared expert evidence reports upon construction disputes, conducted meetings of experts, attendance at court including the provision of oral evidence. More recent work of this type has entailed the preparation of over 100 reports for Trading Standards Departments and Police Authorities for criminal proceedings against rouge traders and cowboy builders. This included a brief appearance on BBC Watchdog in 2006.