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Practice Statement

Drew Elliot Associates provide professional and cost effective administration and technical support services to construction professionals allowing them to concentrate on their core business.

With over 40 years' experience in the construction industry as both a project/business administrator and mechanical services design engineer Drew Elliot is able to offer architects, consulting engineers, contractors and other construction professionals on an 'as needs' basis the following distinct and unique services

• Review and negotiation of professional appointments
(Including Sub-consultant appointments, novation agreements and collateral warranties)

• Management of professional indemnity insurance
(Policy placement, claim/circumstance bordereaux management, claim investigation/management and seminars)

• Management of all other commercial insurances
(Employer’s liability, public liability, property, directors and officers etc.)

• Day to day office administration
(Any other administration tasks which take construction professionals away from their core business)

• Design/peer reviews and design management
(Independent technical review and comment on third party design and quality control reviews to comply with QA)

• Site supervision, attendance and inspections
(Resident engineer or regular site attendance to represent clients’ interests through construction to handover)

• Problem solving
(Desktop/on-site studies and resolution of technical and operational issues)

• Expert witness
(Acting for insurers, legal advisors, developers, building owners and construction professionals)

Drew Elliot
Drew joined the international multi-skill architectural practice of RMJM in 1975 becoming a board director of RMJM Scotland Ltd in 1997 responsible for the building services design group working with many high profile clients on projects in both the UK and overseas. In 2005 he was appointed as Operations Director for both RMJM Scotland Ltd and RMJM London Ltd responsible for providing extensive administration support to this international design practice. He left RMJM in 2013 to set up Drew Elliot Associates, a specialist consultancy providing administration and technical support services to construction professionals.

•Chartered Engineer
•Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
•Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law

Recent Projects

Insurer/Legal Advisor (Confidential) - Providing technical support on a potential negligence claim

Moses Cameron Williams Ltd., Cambridge - Reviewing and providing comment on the proposed professional appointment for a major new university project

Luma3d-interactive Ltd., Edinburgh - Providing advice on and arranging for insurance placement.

Luma3d-interactive Ltd., Edinburgh - Reviewing and providing comment on the proposed professional appointment for visualisation work on a museum project

Kristoffersen Carpets Ltd., Edinburgh and Midlothian - Reviewing and providing comment on the Pricing Document and Contract Conditions for a refurbishment project

CIBSE Scottish Region - Technical Seminar on "Professional Indemnity Insurance - A Practical Guide"



Drew has been a fantastic source of knowledge and support over the years to Paul and I especially on contractual matters and generally picking up a lot of the other issues nobody wanted to do!! Alistair Brand Managing Director, Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design Ltd.

I've known Drew for over 20 years. His wealth of knowledge of the design, installation and co-ordination of mechanical services makes him an invaluable asset to any company. Through his professionalism, administration and engineering skills he has gained the respect of all who have come in contact with him. Graeme Gibson, Engineering Services Manager, John G Mackintosh Ltd

Although it has only been six months, it has been a real pleasure working with you during this time. You have been a wealth of information and most helpful with me in dealing with the Professional Indemnity Insurance stuff. Tom Hickey Chief Operating Officer, RMJM Inc, New York

Your attention to detail and top quality presentation certainly makes a positive difference with underwriters when considering professional indemnity presentations and really supported delivering a positive outcome to the renewal.
You have a significant knowledge bank and strong relationships with underwriters who respect your opinion and this has helped deliver positive outcomes at this and past renewals and during day to day negotiations and changes required. Mike Still Managing Director, UK and Ireland Corporate, Marsh Services Ltd.

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Drew Elliot Associates
Contact Details
Phone: 07769 670 080
44 Broomieknowe Park
Midlothian EH19 2JB
Principal Contacts
Principal and Owner:
Drew Elliot
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