HKA, the global leading consultancy for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector, announced that Dr Kourosh Kayvani has joined the firm as Principal, Forensic Technical Services, based in Sydney.
Kourosh, a chartered professional engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia, brings with him a wealth of specialist engineering, expert witness, and failure investigation expertise, as well as a long and distinguished history of directorships, industry accolades, academic appointments and speaking engagements.
Alistair Mein, Partner and Head of Oceania said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr Kourosh Kayvani to HKA and we look forward to working with him to grow our Forensic Technical Services offering in Oceania and beyond.”
Kourosh has played leading roles in the design and delivery of many innovative, complex, and award-winning projects across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK, Middle East, and Africa, including Wembley Stadium in London, West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, 5 Martin Place commercial tower and Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, ANSTO OPAL nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights in Sydney, and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, amongst many others.
“I am very excited to have joined HKA with its unique offerings to our clients in the capital projects & infrastructure sector. In the context of disruptive forces affecting our clients’ businesses and projects, we have a wonderful opportunity to help them navigate spiralling complexities and risks they face with our interdisciplinary expert advisory and forensic technical services”, said Kourosh.
Kourosh was the winner of John Connell Gold Medal awarded by Engineers Australia, Structural College in 2016. He is also the Laureate of the IABSE Prize awarded by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) in 2006 for his contribution to the design of long span structures world-wide. Kourosh was also named amongst the Top 100 most influential engineers by Engineers Australia in 2009 for his Engineering Expertise.
Prior to joining HKA, Kourosh was the Managing Director, Design, Innovation and Eminence at Aurecon.
HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector.
We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.
As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide. HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries.
HKA recently won WWL Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year for the second time in three years and, earlier this year, topped the list of WWL Construction Expert Witnesses for the fourth consecutive year.