Matt Drake

Director MEP Engineering & Quantum


Expert Witness & Expert Advisory


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member of the Engineering Council – Eng Tech
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers – (MIMechE)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers
  • Member of the Association of Cost Engineers (MACostE)
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChemE)
  • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying (First Class)
  • HNC Construction and Property Management
  • NVQ Level 3, Mechanical Engineering Heating and Ventilation Installation

Matt is a well known MEP engineer and quantity surveyor specialising in mechanical, electrical and plumbing works. His early career as an engineer with hands on construction experience has meant that he has a thorough understanding of the issues that can arise on projects and costs that flow from these.

Matt provides both consultancy and expert services as an engineer and quantity surveyor both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

  • Lecturer at The University of Salford – School of the Built Environment – Quantity Surveying – Since September 2014.
  • Former Member of the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Construction Adjudication Steering Group
  • Ex-officio of North West Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Presidents Panel Member (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) Construction Adjudication
  • Panel Member of the Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Panel Member (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) – Adjudication Panel (Including LVD Panel)
  • Panel Member (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) – Arbitration Panel
  • Panel Member (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) – Expert Determination
  • Panel Member (Construction Adjudication) for UK Adjudicators (Including LVD Panel)
  • Member of the Contract drafting committee for the IET Model Form Contract 1
  • Practicing Dispute Resolver and Expert
  • United Utilities Framework – Wastewater Treatment Works – Northwest – England – claim circa £500,000.00
  • New International Airport – Airport IT Systems – Muscat – Oman – claim circa £24,000,000.00
  • High Rise Residential Development – MEP Systems – Northwest – England – claim circa £650,000.00
  • Riverside House – MEP Systems – Southwark – London – claim circa £750,000.00
  • Twickenham Stadium – MEP Systems – London – claim circa £500,000.00
  • Sir David Attenborough Research Vessel – Liverpool – claim circa 750,000 Euros
  • Riverside House – Southwark – London – claim circa £5,600,000.00
  • Mayor of London new office – Newham – London – claim circa £1,800,000.00
  • Multistorey hotel – Mech and Plumbing Systems – Earls Court – London – claim circa £3,800,000.00
  • Scalpel Building – Cladding System – London – claim circa £5,000,000.00