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David Ballands

Civil Engineer / Regional Director The Americas


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David joined LOC in 1988 and is LOC Group’s Regional Director for the Americas.  Based in Houston, he is responsible for LOC’s offices in Canada, the USA, Mexico and Brazil.  David is one of LOC’s most senior civil engineers, specialising in the transportation and installation of offshore structures and the investigation of fixed object damages.

David has been responsible for the oversight and/or management of many of LOC’s largest and most high-profile marine warranty survey contracts for shallow and deep water offshore oil and gas development projects worldwide. He has extensive knowledge of fixed, floating and subsea structures from this perspective and is LOC’s authority on concrete gravity based structures.

David’s fixed object work has included the investigation of cause and extent of damages to ports, harbours and marine facilities, advising on repair options and costs and the organisation and management of repair contracts.  He has been an expert witness for a number of fixed object disputes, and has provided expert testimony both under deposition and in formal written reports.