Bob Swayne is our exclusively recommended Mechanical Engineering Services expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bob directly using the contact details listed above.
Bob is a qualified building services consulting engineer with over 50 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of building engineering services installations for healthcare, commercial, retail, educational, residential and leisure facilities located both within the UK and the Middle East.
Bob is the Managing Director of The Hampden Consultancy, a practice he founded in 1993 utilising the skills and expertise he had gained from the previous 25 years working for both engineering consultancies and major contractors, including advising PFI consortia involved on major healthcare, education and defence facilities.
His core discipline is mechanical engineering services, i.e. heating, mechanical ventilation (including specialised ventilation for healthcare premises), air-conditioning & chilled water services, domestic hot & cold water services, building management systems & automatic controls, as well as the specification & application of thermal insulation to pipework systems and the application of fire stopping to mechanical & electrical engineering services. In addition, he has a working knowledge of electrical services and how the various engineering services interact and need to be co-ordinated with each other and with the building structure.
Bob is also able to deal with matters pertaining to the maintenance of mechanical & electrical engineering services, including facilities management contracts and service agreements.
He is a Council member of the Building Services Research & Information Association (BSRIA) and as such sits on a number of technical committees, as well as the publications panel.
For the last 15 years, he has principally been involved in expert witness work, dealing with construction claims ranging in value from £10,000 to £10 million, acting either as an expert adviser, a party-appointed expert or as a single joint expert on claims under the Civil Procedure Rules and where required, has given oral evidence in court. He has also acted on claims under the Criminal Procedure Rules.