Andrew Baird

Founder and Chairman BSc(Hons), PrEng, CEng, FICE, FSAICE

Qualified as a civil engineer and has been a member of the London based NEC drafting Panel since its inception in 1993.

He is acknowledged in all of the NEC documents for his part in their drafting and has been presenting seminars and training workshops on the NEC system since 1995 in many countries. 

He has hands on major project application experience of the NEC system in all sectors of the construction industry and has developed templates for contract development and contract administration of all NEC3 documents. 

He has worked as a project engineer and project manager for major contractors, consultants and clients in UK, USA and South Africa including on many of Eskom’s power stations.  He was Eskom’s Corporate Contract Management Consultant for 9 years before starting ECS in 1997.

He is an ExCo member of ICE-SA, a joint Division of ICE and SAICE, has published papers in several international journals including the International Construction Law Review and been guest speaker at conferences in many parts of the world.

Mile Sofijanic

Director BSc(Hons), Pr.Eng., MechEng

Completed his studies in Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Moved to Southern Africa in 1992 and South Africa in 1994. Registered as a Professional Engineer in South Africa since 1998.

An astute executive manager and professional engineer with close to 30 years in a range of managerial positions in the Engineering and Construction Industry in Europe, Africa and the US, including 2 years of industrial and manufacturing exposure with Volkswagen and SKF in Europe.

Mile has a well-rounded experience in all phases of business development and FEED to EPC(M) project implementation, from small to multi-billion US dollars projects, across a number of markets (Oil & Gas, Power, Mining and Industrial). Throughout his career, Mile has successfully carried out executive and hands on responsibilities for engineering, project management, construction, business growth, performance and profit, while maintaining high standards for safety, quality and client satisfaction. His work style is energetic, positive, collaborative, supportive and engaging.

Joseph Keogh

Associate BSc MRICS AArb

A chartered quantity surveyor, arbitrator and commercial mediator with over 25 years’ experience in engineering construction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East as Operations Director of Kentz Corporation responsible for commercial management on all construction projects. Recently consulted to Eskom on the new build capital power programme to provide improved real time management oversight, assurance and project controls.

Highly experienced in contract strategy, project management, preparing, evaluating, defending, and resolution of claims from customer and contractor perspective. Thorough understanding of NEC, FIDIC and client standard forms of contract. Extensive local network of dispute resolution professionals including senior advocates, expert, forensic planners, expert witnesses and other professionals



P. A. Baird

Founder & Chairman


M. Sofijanic


PrEng MechEng BSc(Hons)




Joseph Keogh



Amir Rezvanian



Gordon Howes

PMP HND Elec. Eng Bsc MBA(UP)


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