Currie & Brown recruits Sporle Consulting for Middle East

11 June 2018 3 min. read

Asset management and construction consultancy Currie & Brown has recruited the members of construction delay analysis specialist Sporle Consulting. The company, along with its owner Lee Sporle, will join the Contract Advisory practice of C&B.

With executives in capital projects and infrastructure increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their industry over the next 12 months, and with oil prices rebounding, the environment is starting to look more favourable for the construction industry and related services. Indeed, 49% of industry execs expect capital project spending to increase in the next year, while only 21% thought so in 2016.

In this more agreeable business climate, global asset management and construction consulting firm Currie & Brown has recruited the team at Sporle Consulting. Dubai-based Sporle Consulting specialises in forensic planning/delay analysis – which involves assessing the true cause of project delays and responsible parties. The company also offers a range of other planning and project management services to the region’s construction industry.

Currie & Brown meanwhile offers advisory services to clients, helping them manage their physical assets – from procurement and construction to use and disposal. The global firm has offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East – where it has a presence in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. The consultancy serves a wide array of industries, from the public sector to retail to oil & gas.Currie & Brown recruits Dubai-based Sporle ConsultingSporle Consulting will bolster C&B’s Middle Eastern presence, and will join the firm’s Contract Advisory department. The Sporle team – Chari Generoso, Thomas Kurian, Feby Mathew, Ben Simbulan, and owner Lee Sporle – will join C&B’s Dubai office. Lee Sporle has 25 years of experience in construction delay anaylsis, and has worked in the Middle East for almost a quarter-century. He joins C&B as Director of Planning & Forensic Planning.

"We are delighted that Lee and his team have joined Currie & Brown,” commented Simon Andrews, C&B COO, Middle East. “Their skills and experience bridge the gap between our contract advisory services and project management divisions."

Lee Sporle believes that joining the larger firm will expand their range of opportunities, remarking; “We are excited to be joining Currie & Brown because it gives us access to a broader portfolio of clients. We look forward to incorporating our core skills into those of Currie & Brown’s project management and contract advisory services teams in order to enhance the company’s service offering to clients.”

In recent UAE infrastructure and construction news, French engineering and consulting firm Egis was tapped to provide project management services for Etihad Rail’s development of the United Arab Emirates railway network. The proposed UAE railway will stretch over 2,000 km and connect all seven Emirates, linking up with Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar via Saudi Arabia.