James Dutton

JamesBSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS
Director at DRPL


  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Geography

James joined DRPL from P H Warr plc in 2015 as a Senior Surveyor, and was promoted to Director in January 2018. James has a depth of experience of traditional, management and design and build contracts operating under a variety of standard forms of contract.

James’ responsibilities include:

  • Project Management
  • Employer’s Agent and Contract Administration
  • Preparation of technical specifications and undertaking design reviews of design and construction drawings
  • Preparation of tender and contract documentation
  • Monitoring of construction works and delivery of non-conformance procedures
  • Key stage / snagging / de-snagging inspections and co-ordination of the handover process
  • Building defect analysis
  • Building condition surveys
  • Party Wall matters
  • Dilapidation advice
  • Independent fund monitoring roles for funders


  • Methodical in his approach and able to problem solve quickly and efficiently
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Very thorough in paying attention to detail
  • Communicates effectively and professionally