EC Consultancy Services specialises in the prevention, control, and management of risks & losses associated with commercial & industrial properties and business continuity covering property/assets (buildings (including infrastructures) and contents (indoors and outdoors)), business interruption & interdependency, projects, safety (especially fire safety), occupational H&S, natural hazards and site security. Its experience and expertise in: capital project risks and solutions; in project engineering, co-ordination and supervision covering construction, installations, occupancy layout and arrangements, machines and equipment; in property conservation, loss prevention and control, in risk assessment, fire safety, fire safety management and safety management systems; and in fire alarms, detection and protection (especially sprinklers) systems, are extensive.
For over 22 years, our Risk Engineering & Management Consultant Elie Constantinides has provided clients from large, medium and small companies nationally and internationally covering most industries, with world-class high value risk engineering and management services directed at all levels: strategic, operational and technical. Risk assessment and analysis covering infrastructure, construction, machines, equipment, systems, processes, stock, supply chain, services, occupancy layout, fire and NAT CAT exposures, maintenance, engineering, protection, safety and security form an integral part of most risk engineering & management tasks that Elie normally performs for projects, existing facilities and operations. As a Consultant, Project Engineer or Project Coordinator, Elie has been involved in many construction projects of all sizes and values, ranging from a £100K extension, to a £500 million pharmaceutical plant, to a multi-billion Pound underground rail network and train stations and a 2 storey train depot site. Elie has considerable experience in most industries and in most types of mechanical and electrical installations and of construction materials and methods.
Our services also cover business interruption risk evaluation including business interdependency within a group, business continuity planning, crisis management, and insurance related work including underwriting information/surveys, loss/risk prevention & control inspections/surveys, MFL walls, loss investigations and reports, loss expectancies and maximum loss estimates for property, business interruption and public liability, etc… for fire and associated perils and for other perils, including natural hazards and boiler & machinery.
In addition to English, Elie is also fluent in French and Arabic. Full details of our services can be found at www.eccs1.co.uk. The web site is yet to be fully updated and modernized.
Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements in full confidence. Also, please visit our web site to check your company’s health from a risk engineering & management view point.
EC Consultancy Services
20 Weavers Croft, Billington, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9NE
Telephone / Fax: +44-1254 825069
Web Site: www.eccs1.co.uk
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Mr ELIE CONSTANTINIDES MSc. Mech. Eng. (Hons), MIRM
Risk Engineering & Management Consultant
20 Weavers Croft, Billington, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9NE, UK
Over 22 years of international experience in most industries covering a wide area of the world including: Algeria, Belgium, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), D.R. Congo, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey & UK.
2000 to date Freelance Risk Engineering / Management Consultant, EC Consultancy Services, specialising in global risk engineering and business / operational risk management, loss prevention and control engineering and audits, project engineering and management, business interruption and continuity, supply chain risk management, natural hazards, fire protection design, plan review and acceptance, fire safety (fire safety risk management to satisfy the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order), general occupational health & safety, and site security, all related to commercial and industrial facilities. All work is risk assessment based with holistic approach applied, including Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) where beneficial.
Examples of some of the recent work carried out:
Conducting loss prevention audits on large manufacturing / production facilities and producing reports electronically for clients and insurance companies. Clients: Crown Holdings Inc, Seaboards Corp., Lafarge and XL GAPS.
Providing COPE (Construction, Occupancy, Protection & Exposure) information with MFL (Maximum Foreseeable Loss) scenarios and analysis, group interdependency, key Boiler & Machinery (B&M) information and Business Interruption exposures by a survey and a structured report at various medium to large manufacturing facilities. Clients: international brokers & insurance companies.
Developing and delivering bespoke training seminars to project engineers and managers on fire protection and detection, specifically automatic sprinkler protection and associated systems / installations. Client: Crown Packaging UK Plc.
Conducting risk control audits for railway operators covering the entire railway system of Singapore. The work included: inspecting all main sites, buildings, stations, operational centres, key utilities, structures and infrastructures; auditing Safety Management Systems, risk management programmes, insurance programmes, and other programmes related to fire, safety, security and loss/risk prevention & control including training and risk financing; assisting in better understanding and optimizing of the insurance cover, and in the development of loss control framework and Safety Management System (SMS); developing the company’s Maximum Loss Scenarios and Estimates (Maximum Foreseeable Loss (MFL) and Probable Maximum Loss (PML)) for property, business interruption and third party liability. Clients: Singapore Railway Operators, SMRT Ltd & SBS-NEL Ltd.
Working as a project risk engineering consultant on the construction project of the newly built North East Line of Singapore railway network. Providing project risk management advice and risk improvement through: plan review, auditing developed procedures and inspecting main sites and stations. Client: Singapore Railway and Bus Operator, SBS Transit- Rail Business.
Providing tender specifications for automatic sprinkler protection and associated water supply, full design criteria, plan review and approval, site inspections, project meetings, progress reports, testing and final acceptance examination and certificate of compliance. Also acting as project co-ordinator, proving technical advice and solving on-site project / installation problems and disputes. Clients: Ashford Construction Projects Ltd and Prologis Developments Ltd for Crown Packaging UK Plc.
Conducting fire risk assessment validation audit to identify and evaluate all risks that can impact on the property / assets, the business and the safety of its occupants, and develop practical and economical risk improvements prioritised and presented in a formal report with the aim to provide a safe environment for the occupants and to comply with the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and other relevant Regulations. Also, providing hands-on training to designated Fire Safety Officer. Client: Altham Care Home, Lancashire.
Conducting risk assessment and generating report to satisfy the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 and the Health and Safety at Work Act, and assist the client in obtaining the right insurance cover for the business with a reduction in premium. Client: Hanson Feeds Ltd.
Carrying out property loss control surveys and issuing insurance reports for various manufacturing facilities. Client: AIG Engineering Group.
Conducting fire risk assessment, ensuring application of Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, reviewing company policies, written procedures, records and risk management programmes, providing formal reports with recommendations to improve conditions and to help satisfy all the requirements imposed by the fire certificate. Also assisting in testing and restoring sprinkler protection following major impairments. Client: Universal Music.
Conducting fire risk assessment / audit and issuing report with recommended practical and economical risk improvements along with estimated cost to complete each recommendation. Client: The Learning Trust, London.
Carrying out risk control audit which includes: site inspection inside and outside; risk assessment; review of existing systems, documentation, policies, procedures related to fire, safety, security, information systems, emergencies, services, maintenance and loss prevention & control; examination of evacuation routes; determining exposures; evaluation and validation of fire protection, detection and alarm systems, including burglar alarm system; assisting the client in the development of a loss control framework and a Disaster Recovery / Major Incident Management Plan. The report includes recommended risk improvements with allocated level of priority and estimated cost to complete each recommendation. Client: St Wilfrid’s CofE High School & Technology College, Blackburn.
Involved in the revision of the new fire safety legislation (Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) which came into effect in October 2006.
1992 – 2000 Consultant Engineer, Loss Prevention & Loss Control Engineering, Factory Mutual (FM Global), England
1987 – 1992 Consultant Engineer, Loss Prevention & Loss Control Engineering, Factory Mutual International, France
Work carried out included:
Conducting loss prevention & control audits (risk assessments and improvements) for fire and associated risks, for natural hazards and for boilers and machinery at FM Global insured sites throughout the UK, Europe and part of the Middle East.
Assisting clients to develop property and asset protection programmes, emergency plans and procedures and risk management programmes.
Conducting project visits and field acceptance tests and examinations for new projects in construction, fire protection, occupancy arrangements and installation of production equipment.
Managing projects and providing technical support by reviewing proposals (technical specifications, drawings & calculations) in construction, fire protection (e.g. sprinkler systems and water supplies) and various installations; answering / resolving technical queries and carrying out project meetings and follow-ups, carrying out cost and time analyses, etc...
Conducting quality assurance audits on approved equipment.
Preparing loss prevention reports for clients with recommendations to improve their particular risks economically and effectively; reports also contained technical data, loss scenarios, analyses and loss estimate values for use by underwriters, risk engineers & risk managers.
Conducting loss and claims investigations, including preparation of special investigation and loss reports following major losses.
Carrying out training courses and seminars for clients.
Providing training and supervision for junior Consultant Engineers.
As a Lead Consultant Engineer having overall responsibility for all office risk engineering work including project plan review services & technical queries to ensure quality, timeliness and adequate resources.
Working closely with Account Engineers, Underwriters, Loss Adjustors, other Engineers, clients, developers, contractors, and sub-contractors where needed.
1986 –1987 Part time Sales Engineer and Junior Technical Sales Manager, Clayton Company, Lancashire, England.
1984 – 1986 Full time lecturer and part time tutor in mathematics and computer science at Lamar University, Texas, USA.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Global risk engineering and management for commercial & industrial properties / assets and business operations covering fire and associated perils, special hazards, natural hazards, boiler and machinery, safety and security. These include:
Property loss/risk control audits
Risk management audits
Fire safety audits
Loss prevention surveys
Loss / risk prevention and control engineering
Fire risk engineering and management
COPE inspection and reports for brokers, insurance and reinsurance companies
Insurance surveys and reports
Fire safety risk management
Fire safety risk assessment & report
Supply chain risk management
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Fire protection systems including automatic sprinklers, foam and gaseous systems
Project (risk) engineering and management
General occupational health & safety
Emergency and disaster planning
Pressure systems, machinery and process safety and protection
Maximum Loss Estimates and Loss Expectancies for property damage, business interruption and third party liability
MFL (Maximum Foreseeable Loss) fire walls
Costing of risk improvements
Loss Investigation and reporting
Business interruption risk evaluation & analysis
Business continuity planning
Natural hazards’ risk evaluation & analysis and disaster planning
Property conservation programs
Group risk bench-marking
All the above services use risk assessment and risk analysis as their main drive and provide a holistic view of potential hazards, risks and losses for an entire facility, company or a large group of companies with many premises, irrespective of their size and value. These services are delivered in a timely and effective manner, using the local language, through plan review, audits, inspections, consultations, meetings, field acceptance & testing, reports and technical assistance and support. They are directed at all levels, strategic, operational and technical and are tailor-made to suit the risk, the operation and the business risk appetite.
MSc Mechanical Engineering, Lamar University, Texas, USA (1985) (Honours)
BSc Mechanical Engineering, Lamar University, Texas, USA (1984) (Honours)
Certificates and qualifications from Factory Mutual Training Centres in: Fire & Extended Cover (F&EC) I & II, Time Element (Business Interruption) I & II, Business Interruption Exposures, Consulting Skills, Boiler & Machinery (B&M) for F&EC Engineers, Construction (from 1987 – 1999)
PgC Occupational Health & Safety Management, Portsmouth University (part-time studies 2001-02, exams not taken)
Member, Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
Member, Fire Risk Management Specialist Group (FRMSG)
Member, IRM Construction Risk Special Interest Group
Member, Lancashire Occupational Health and Safety Group (LOHSG)
Member, East Lancashire Occupational Health and Safety Group (ELOHSG)
Member, Northwest Aerospace Alliance
Member, The International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals (IARCP)
Member, UK Trade & Investment
(written and spoken) in English, French and Arabic. Willing to learn other languages if necessary.
Date of Birth: 21 September 1959
Marital Status: Married with two children
Examples of organisations for whom assignments have been undertaken:
Advanced Technical ESK Ceramics (a Ceradyne company) Ceramics
Aluminium Alcan; Alcoa; Pechiney
Automotive Volvo; Fiat; Caterpillar; Valeo; Federal Mogul; Tenneco Automotive;
John Deere; Alstom; Haldex Brake Products
Aviation Division BTR; Bae Systems
Beverages Cott Beverage; Carters Gold Medal Soft Drinks; and various other bottling plants
Care Home Altham Care Home; Foxhill Bank Children’s Home
Cement, Concrete & Aggregates Lafarge, Tarmac
Chemicals Sandoz; W R Grace; Eli Lilly; Pechiney; Millennium
Computer and IT IBM; Hewlett Packard; Apple; Compaq Computers; Dell Computers; Digital Equipment; Sun Microsystems; Shared Medical Systems
Confectionery Mars, Warner-Lambert Company
Construction Prologis; Ashford; Tarmac
Defence Alcatel; Matra Harris
Education The Learning Trust (London); St
Wifrid’s C.E. High School & Technology College
Electrical / Electronics Alcatel; Alstom; Emerson; Rank Xerox; Square D
Food McCain Foods; KP; Quaker Oats; Jacobs; Hanson Feeds
Health, Beauty & Personal care Procter & Gamble; Warnaco; Abbott Laboratories; Gillette; Bausch & Lomb; Colgate Palmolive; Revlon; Wella
Heavy Engineering Alcan; BTR; Cooper Industries; Alstom; Pechiney; W R Grace
Household Cleaning & Laundry Detergents Procter & Gamble
Industrial Gases Air Products; Air Liquide
Logistics Stanton Grove; Peter Black Distribution; Lands’ End
Metal Working Tyco International; Textron; Samuel Strapping Systems; Metabrasive; Crown Holdings Inc
Music/Entertainment Universal Music
Packaging Products Crown Packaging
Pharmaceuticals Bristol Myers Squibb; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Procter & Gamble
Photographic Kodak; Polaroid
Plastics Cabot Plastics; Textron; Acco Rexel; Alcatel Cables; BICC General Cables; Sealed Air; E R Carpenter
Pottery Products Wedgwood
Printing Alusuisse; Quebecor Printing; Sonoco
Pulp & Paper Kimberly Clark; Fort James; St Gobain; Arjo Wiggins Avery; American Greetings; Hallmark Cards; UPM
International Paper; Caledonian Paper; Stanton Grove
Quarry Products Tarmac; Norton; Hanson, Lafarge
Railway Engineering GEC Alsthom / Alstom; Alcatel; Federal Mogul
Railway Systems & Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT)
Operation Singapore Light Rapid Transit System (SLRT)
Singapore Bus Services - North East Line (SBS-NEL)- Rail Business
Telecommunications Ericsson; Northern Telecom
Textiles Dunlop Textiles; American & Efird; Albany International;
Fruit of the Loom
Theme Park Disneyland, Paris
Tobacco R.J. Reynolds; Gallahar
Warehousing & Distribution Peter Black Distribution; Headway; Lands' End
Wheat Mill Seaboard Corp
Woodworking Cumberland Pencil; and various other companies and workshops
Most of the above mentioned industries cover construction, manufacturing, production, servicing, engineering, railway, warehousing and distribution.
I have also worked with most of the reputable fire protection companies / contractors, construction contractors and developers in the UK, Ireland, and Europe and with some contractors in the Middle-East. I have also worked with other consultancy firms and many UK, European and American insurance and reinsurance companies and insurance brokers.
Standards used over the past 22+ years in performing the work are mainly FM (Factory Mutual) and NFPA standards. I also used British (BS and LPC), European and French standards where required, along with certain specific standards applied by the clients.