Howard Morris, MRICS, MCIArb, MSc



Howard Morris is currently an Associate in DeSimone’s Miami office supporting the company’s Construction Consulting Services group. He has over 30 years’ experience working in Construction Contracts and Commercial Management, pre- and post-contract management, dispute resolution, and litigation expert witness support.

Mr. Morris’s career spans multiple sectors, including heavy industry, mining, thermal, and renewable energy, and marine infrastructure. His extensive experience managing complex projects using Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM), and hybrid delivery strategies brings invaluable insights to DeSimone’s team. Additionally, Mr. Morris is an expert in construction law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods, and expert witness and advisory services for legal counsel.

Over his career, Mr. Morris has managed and administered projects totaling billions of dollars for clients spanning the globe. Prior to joining DeSimone, Mr. Morris held influential roles in renowned organizations such as Babcock & Wilcox, Fairwind Inc, and Renewable Energy Systems. His work on one of the world’s largest desalination plants for IDE Technologies in Tel Aviv, Israel, is an exemplary testament to his extraordinary leadership and commercial acumen.

Mr. Morris’s broad expertise, particularly in managing complex construction projects across diverse sectors and his mastery of EPC, EPCM, and hybrid delivery strategies, underpins DeSimone’s commitment to providing insightful, timely support throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Professional Certifications and Affiliations:

  • Institution of Construction Claims Professionals (Fellow; FICCP)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (Fellow; FCIOB)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Member; MRICS)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member; MCIArb)

Managing Director, Quantum and Project Advisory


Headshot of Stuart Bosley in the DeSimone offices.Stuart Bosley is the Managing Director in DeSimone’s Construction Consulting Services group, leading the Quantum and Project Advisory practice area based in London. He has over 20 years of global experience in the commercial delivery of major infrastructure programmes from early engagement through to dispute avoidance and resolution.

Stuart comes from a family of three generations of major infrastructure commercial contract advisory and quantum specialists. Over the last 15 years, Stuart has led his own practice delivering contract advisory and dispute resolution services for some of the largest clients and infrastructure projects throughout UKMEA regions. He is an experienced and reputed practitioner for optimizing and protecting investments, diversifying and improving business sustainability and profitability. Mr. Bosley is experienced in the execution of major Projects including proven success with multimillion commercial dispute resolutions in the international transport and infrastructure markets.

Underwritten by his unique experience from grass roots level through to c-suite advisory, his success to date is testament to his meticulous expertise in the field. Stuart’s selective international experience spans the successful commercial delivery of a £1bn rail programme, through to representing private equity and major clients with disputes across UKMEA regions within heavy civils, power and transport markets with notable success. As an advocate of good practice, Mr. Bosley remains an active Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member of the Institute of Directors and holds a fellowship at Prime Dispute bringing a wealth of experience from project level commissions through to c- suite.

Principal, Façade Restoration


Federico Balestrazzi is a civil engineer who specializes in the design and construction of cladding systems and complex facades for a variety of different building types and structures. He has over 20 years of experience in building enclosures and products with an extensive background in design, testing, manufacture, estimating, and installation. He also has experience serving as an owner’s representative for his restoration and forensic works.

Mr. Balestrazzi’s project work includes the Surf Club in Surfside, Florida, a project involved consulting services, special inspections, forensics for glass and glazing, above-grade waterproofing, stucco remediation, roofing, stone claddings, and metal claddings; Four Seasons Residences in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for which he provided consulting services and special inspections for above and below- grade waterproofing, curtain walls, railings, traffic coatings, roofing systems, and metal cladding; The W Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, a project requested consulting services, litigation support, special inspection for structure and building envelope restoration which includes curtain walls, sliding glass doors, railings, metal claddings, above-grade waterproofing, concrete, paint, and stucco; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a museum featuring a steel and glass facade, stone cladding, louvers, and metal claddings in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Balestrazzi earned a Master of Engineering degree from Lamar University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Architecture School at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy.

Associate Director


Duncan J. Gray is an Associate Director in DeSimone’s London office. He has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. After an initial seven years in the design office, where he helped design iconic major projects in the United Kingdom and internationally, he then worked at the interface between the design engineering teams and the on-site construction teams. Thus, he has experience in technical structural design engineering, resident engineer roles, design management with main contractors and developers, and project management at consultancies. Duncan specialises in connecting and coordinating design teams with the construction programmes and on-site teams.

Duncan has worked on many prestigious and major projects, from design level through to design project management and on-site supervision. His project experience includes: the new headquarters of a large technology firm in London. Additionally, a 1,600-unit residential project in London, as well as two £400m design-build hospitals, both in the United Kingdom.

Duncan earned a Master of Science degree in Advanced Structural Engineering from Imperial College London, a Master of Science degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Kings College London, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bath.

Managing Director


Nicholas Cane is a Managing Director in DeSimone’s Construction Consulting Services practice. He is an engineering and construction specialist in coastal and marine works. His professional background includes coastal and marine structure design, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and coastal flood and inundation mapping. As an industry leader in construction risk management in the marine environment, Mr. Cane provides expert guidance for data collection, and mathematical and physical modelling of marine and coastal environments to support environmental studies and impact assessments.

With his recent industry experience of Project Management Consulting (PMC), Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Mr. Cane can provide in-depth expertise for many aspects of large infrastructure mega projects in the oil and gas industries, chemicals export facilities, waterfront developments and maritime ports.

Most recently, Mr. Cane has been an appointed expert providing technical support and management to several large construction international arbitrations, providing preparation, analysis and resolution of construction claims and disputes for Liquified Natural Gas plants, Mining plants and Nuclear Power Plants.

His experience in leading marine infrastructure mega projects throughout the entire project lifecycle has fostered an expertise in risk management, coastal and marine technical subject matters, project governance, project controls, change management, project scheduling, contract review and assessments, process improvement, change order negotiations, dispute avoidance, and the development or defense of construction claims. His client representations include many of the world’s largest and best-known participants in the engineering and construction industry.

Mr. Cane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Coastal Conservation and Management from Southampton University in the United Kingdom.

He also studied a Coastal Zone Intensive Programme at Akdeniz University in Turkey, and in European Integrated Coastal Zone Management, European Union Erasmus (Socrates II).