FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Peer Dalland

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
Educational Qualifications
BSc Tech, Civil Engineering 1965, University of Manchester, UK
University of Adelaide - Professional Certificate in Arbitration and Mediation 2000
Professional qualifications
BSc Tech Civil Engineering 1965 University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Fellow Institution of Engineers Australia – FIEAust
Chartered Professional Engineer Civil and Structural – CPEng.
Affiliate Member of FIDIC.
Fellow Dispute Board Federation
Member Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia - accredited arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator.
Member, Consult Australia.
Member DRB Foundation.
Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia - Accredited Mediator.
Arbitrator (IAMA Grade 2) - Adjudicator (NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999).
Institution of Engineers Australia, Sydney Division - Chairman Civil Panel 1992, Chairman Board of Engineering Practice Sydney Division Committee 1993, 1994 and 1995.
Member, Lower Parramatta River Catchment Management Committee (Sydney) 2001 - 2003
NSW Builders Licence No. 866C.
Current employment status
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Irrigation and Land Reclamation, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Marine Civil Engineering, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
English, Norwegian
Present position
Positions held
Over 45 years experience in design, project planning, construction, supervision and project management of a wide variety of civil, structural and building projects, including roads and motorways, motorway bridges, oil refinery and petro-chemical installation, coal fired power stations and major infrastructure projects, breakwater and wharf construction, dredging operations, tunneling in rock and clay, quarry operations, demolition with explosives, heavy foundations, wind engineering, earthworks, roads, earth and concrete dams, water supply schemes, sewerage and sewage treatment plants, hydrology, drainage, flood mitigation work and industrial developments,.

Experienced in tender preparation, tender assessment, budget estimating, contract documentation and contract claim preparation.

General Manager of Construction Companies and Consulting Engineering Practices with ongoing involvement in Construction and Project Management on a variety of Civil Engineering and Building projects.

2005 - Present: also refer

Contract Management and Administration specialist - all types of FIDIC Contracts

• Medupi Power Station project. FIDIC contracts – Yellow book, Red book (1999) NEC
• Services provided:
• Contract Administration – Claims specialist, Preparation of 20.1 responses, 3.5 determinations, training in FIDIC contract provisions
• Commercial Management – proactive support to procurement, facilitator in negotiations, audit submissions to procurement/tender committees.
• Co-ordination of Legal Advice - Monitor and contribute to the establishment and management of Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB) and support DAB process.
Develop Processes/Audit Process Compliance

Construction Management Specialist, Negotiator and Independent Advisor to ADB and WB clients.

Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator, Court Referee and Expert. Included on the FIDIC President's List of Dispute Adjudicators in 2006.

Consultant to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on major Road Contracts in Sri Lanka and India involving FIDIC 4 Contracts. Advising on contractual issues and construction problems and Contract Re-structuring. Specialist advise on problems associated with the establishment, operation and appointments of Dispute Adjudication Boards. Contract negotiations in PNG; Road Reconstruction and Maintenance.

Planning, organising and presenting seminars in Australia on Dispute Boards on behalf of ACEA and DRBA. Training courses on the practical application of FIDIC contracts.

1996 - 2005: Independent Expert Consultant in Claims and Dispute Management, Construction Planning and Management. Expert witness and dispute advisor on construction and contract issues.

1980 - 1996: Private practice, consulting in the fields of civil and structural engineering, contract administration and construction management, flood mitigation, expert reports, claims assessment and claim preparation.

1972 - 1980: Construction - water supply, roads, bridges, mining, heavy foundations and subdivisions. Hands-on experience experience, competent operator of most types of earthmoving machinery and explosives handling.

1970 - 1972: Senior Design Engineer and Project Manager with large Consulting firm in Norway. Responsible for design, contract documentation and contract administration for roads, water supply and sewerage for “New City Development”. Concurrently Project Manager for construction of water supply scheme involving concrete buttress dam, high level concrete reservoir and water supply reticulation.

1968 - 1970 Project Engineer with Leonard Fairclough Ltd in the United Kingdom. Motorway bridge design and construction. Project Manager Design on major oil refinery extension project and petro-chemical plant for Burmah Oil. In charge of Design-and-Construct tenders.

1965 - 1968: NSW Department of Public Works.
Design engineer with Sewerage section. Sewage treatment and reticulation work. Tender assessments. Harbours and Rivers. Assistant Resident Engineer at Clarence Harbour Works. Concurrently in charge of Lower Clarence Water Supply scheme.
Dispute resolution experience
Dispute Boards

Member 3 person DRB on Liverpool Turnback railway project in Australia.

Single Dispute Board Member Aposto - Irba Mode Road Upgrading Project in Ethiopia (FIDIC MDB Harmonised)

Dispute Review Expert (DRE) Assosa - KurmUnited Kingdom Road Upgrading Project in Ethiopia (FIDIC 4 with Dispute Board provisions)

Advisor to the ADB (South East Asia section) on the establishment, operation of DABs and the selection process for DAB members.

Experienced arbitrator, adjudicator, court referee and mediator on design and construction matters and has acted as independent assessor (Single person DAB) preparing non binding determinations in a number of construction disputes in Australia. Experience in preparing Dispute Board Rules and Procedures for construction project.

Training Workshops – Practical Approach to FIDIC Contracts
Other panel listings
Article published by Dispute Board Federation in February 2011 Newsletter and Indian Institution of Arbitrators’ Newsletter March 2011, titledDispute Boards - Do they always work - IF NOT, WHY NOT?

Article on proposed changes to FIDIC DB provisions, Proposed Training Options for Dispute Board members in Developing Countries –DRBF 2008 published in DRBF Forum November 2008 issue.

Co-author with Graeme Peck of “The Benefits of Dispute Resolution Boards for Issue Management of Medium to Large Construction Projects” – The Arbitrator and Mediator Vol 26 Number 1 September 2007.

Eritrea – Engineering and Training Needs 1993 (Dalland report) prepared for University of NSW – This document resulted in a $4 million loan from Ausaid and the establishment of Engineering Faculties at University of Asmara.