Paul Griffin is an experienced Structural Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in both steel and reinforced concrete design. He has also worked in the Insurance Sector undertaking structural surveys and scoping of damage exercises, feeding into claim cost reviews.
He has managed teams of technical experts on various large and CAT losses around the world. He coordinated review of damages to hotels, power plants and yachting facilities throughout the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma & Maria in 2017 and Dorian in 2019. Similarly he assessed damages on four industrial fish processing facilities in Chile as well as assessment of the property damage claim of a large wood pulp manufacturer with sites throughout Chile following an earthquake in February 2010. He has amongst others undertaken the structural assessment of a cement factory in Ireland, meat processing facility in Holland and Bakery in Saudi Arabia following major fires. He has worked on several CAT losses following flooding in the UK, notably through the Thames valley in 2014 and North Yorkshire in 2016 and 2019 /20.
Paul has assessed damage to the concrete support frame to a large steam turbine following a fire in Kuwait, assessed damage to structural frames following a fire at a petrochemical plant in the Czech Republic and assessed a multi storey reinforced concrete building to a production facility in Finland. He has undertaken the inspection of damage to buildings located in the British Virgin Islands at a yacht charter facility and buildings associated with a power distribution facility on the Island of Anguilla and a power facility and private dwellings in the Bahamas. More recently has assessed fire and fire-fighting water damage to a 5-star hotel in the skiing resort of Megeve following a roof fire. He has also assessed damage to building fabric and equipment at a Music Hall in Berlin following the malicious activation of a deluge fire-fighting water system to the nearly completed facility in May 2019. He has also undertaken assessment of damages to a disc grinding facility and a membrane manufacturing facility for a large multinational organisation following a fire and flooding respectively.
Paul developed wider project management and engineering management skills working on the preparation of employer’s requirement specifications and determined infrastructure solutions to large integrated waste PFI contracts. He oversaw the delivery of the infrastructure development from design to construction for a large East London waste PFI. He also completed a year-long resident engineer post earlier in his career on the construction of a new Fenwick department store in Canterbury having initially completed the detailed design and procurement phase.