J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, announced the expansion of its Construction Advisory Services Practice into Singapore and Malaysia with the addition of Senior Managing Directors John Lancaster and Matthew Wills, along with their team, to bring 20 talented professionals to the firm’s Asia Pacific group.

J.S. Held’s Asia Pacific team provides clients with specialized expertise in construction quantum and schedule delay analysis, cost and schedule risk analysis, and project control and planning support. The team also has extensive experience providing expert services, including expert testimony and litigation support for both domestic and international disputes.

“John Lancaster, Matt Wills, and our expanded Asia Pacific team are among the top construction advisory professionals in the world. We are excited about the expertise and leadership this addition brings to our firm and global client base,” said Sean Donohue, Senior Executive Vice President and Global Leader of J.S. Held’s Advisory Services Division.

J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory Services Practice supports clients throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East from the firm’s 95 global offices.

Mark Cohen, Senior Managing Director and J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory Services Global Practice Leader said, “The addition of our colleagues in Asia Pacific is a great compliment to our existing global practice and further strengthens our ability to support clients on complex construction claims and disputes.”   

J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and provides a suite of specialized services including property damage assessment; water and fire restoration consulting; surety services; equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; construction advisory services; forensic accounting and economics; and environmental, health, and safety services.