ECV was formed in 1993, initially working in the former Soviet Union as it changed from a command to a market economy. Its first contracts were in Russia, undertaking training courses and distance learning in construction management disciplines. It expands its business in the 1990s into Central and Eastern Europe, and during the subsequent EU accession period for countries in this region provided extensive training and consultancy in contract disciplines for employers, consultants and contractors.
Since 2000, ECV has extended its training and consultancy work to over 80 countries, from Mongolia in the East to Honduras in the West, and Denmark in the North to Lesotho in the South.
Its prime objective is to assist professionals working in the international construction industry through training and consultancy in respect to management disciplines relating to the industry, leading to successfully completed projects.
ECV is a pioneer and leading provider of public and “in-house” training courses relating to the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) international Conditions of Contract and is accredited by FIDIC to deliver ECV courses worldwide.
In addition, ECV provides direct contractual consultancy support and assistance to Employers and Contractors undertaking FIDIC contracts.
ECV was founded in 1993 by David Heslett who after 33 years of international construction experience recognised the need for training in management disciplines for the international construction industry, especially relating to contracts.
His initial experience was in engineering consultancy involving feasibility, design & supervision on projects in Jordan (Water Resource Development), Hong Kong (Cross-Harbour Tunnel), Canada (Mica Creek Dam, highest earth dam in the world).
Then followed a career of international contracting. Initially at the age of 30 responsible for the construction of the Tedzani Hydro-Electric Scheme in Malawi followed by responsibilities for the management of construction companies in Southern Africa culminating appointment to the Board of Kier International Ltd in UK with wide responsibilities for developing and undertaking construction projects worldwide.
Since 1993 having established ECV with two colleagues from Kier, Douglas Collier & Tony Glover has devoted his energies to the development and success of ECV, which is now a worldwide specialist training and consultancy company serving the international construction industry.
The ECV team of contract specialists has expanded to ten professional engineers, all with extensive international construction and contractual experience.
BSc, CEng (Hons), FICE
Founder and Managing Director