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Dr David Chappell

BA(Hons Arch) MA(Arch) MA(Law) PhD RIBA



Over 50 years experience as Architect in public and private sector practice, Contract Administrator for a building contractor, Lecturer at a college of building and Building Contract Consultant from 1989.


Sometime Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Architectural Practice and Management Research at The Queens University Belfast.  Sometime Visiting Professor in Practice, Management and Law at UCE Birmingham.


Specialist advisor to the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Specialist advisor to the Royal Society of Ulster Architects.


The author of many articles and over 70 books for the construction industry


Has lectured widely for the RIBA, universities, in-house for companies and at conferences. Acted as Arbitrator and many appointments as Adjudicator.


Clients have included local authorities, central government, airports, universities and colleges, banks, retail businesses and developers, professional bodies, architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, contractors, sub-contractors.


Consultant: M J Cowlin LLB(Hons) DipOSH DipArb FCIArb Barrister (not practising)