Mr. Spiegel was born and raised in South Africa. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg with his B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying) in 1976. He has been practising successfully as a professional Quantity Surveyor for more than 40 years and, since 1993, in Kelowna.
He gained experience on a number of construction projects in the Southern African countries of Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland between 1969 and 1975. In 1978, Mr. Spiegel formally immigrated to Canada and was employed as a Senior Quantity Surveyor in the Hamilton and Toronto offices a national firm. He founded his own professional practice in 1981 and has developed this practice into a thriving business specializing in all of his fields of expertise.
Mr. Spiegel has successfully mediated and arbitrated construction disputes and has provided expert witness on construction related issues. He has been appointed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as a Receiver/Manager for construction projects that are in financial distress.