FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Andrew Griffiths

First Name
Andrew
Last Name
Griffiths
Website
Global Regions
Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
South Africa
Citizenship
British
Educational Qualifications
• BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK, 1976
• MSc. Reading University, UK, 1979
• MBA, University of Witwatersrand, 1990 (Dean’s list student)
• H Dip. Arbitration, specialising in construction law, SA Association of Arbitrators, 2000
Professional qualifications
• Pr Eng. - Registered Professional Engineer, Engineering Council of South Africa
• C Eng. - Chartered Engineer, UK
• FICE - Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)
• FSAICE - Fellow of the SA Institute of Civil Engineering
• FAArb - Fellow SA Association of Arbitrators,
• DRBF - Past President & Board Member, Region 2, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
Current employment status
Self-employed Independent Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Environmental issues, Geotechnics and foundations, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Marine Civil Engineering, Metro railway and stations, Metals and Mining, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Rock Anchors & grouting, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Languages
English
Present position
Self-employed Independent Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Self-employed Independent Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Positions held
2013 - 2016 Director: Contractual Affairs – Hatch Goba (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
2001 - 2013 Director & Exco member – Goba (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
1993 - 2001 Director – Keeve Steyn (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
1981 - 1993 Associate & Engineer – Keeve Steyn (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
1976 - 1981 Engineer & Graduate Engineer – Sir William Halcrow & Partners, UK
Mediator
Yes
Dispute resolution experience
Dispute Boards:
2016: DB Sole Member: Standing sole member DB for the Bombay drainage project in Lusaka, Zambia. (FIDIC MDB Harmonised Contract – Pink Book).
2015: DB Chairman: Standing 3-person DB for the Kazangula Bridge Project (950m long) over the Zambezi River between Botswana and Zambia (FIDIC MDB Harmonised Contract - Pink Book). Completion expected in December 2018.
2015: DAB Member: Standing 3-person DAB for the Balance of Plant Mechanical at Kusile coal fired power station, South Africa (FIDIC Red Book). Completion expected in 2018.
2014: DB Chairman: Standing 3-person DB for a 110km roads contract in Eastern Zambia (FIDIC MDB Harmonised Contract - Pink Book). Completion expected in September 2016.
2013: DAB Chairman: Standing 3-person DAB for a structures contract at Kusile power station (FIDIC Red Book). Completion expected in December 2017.
2012: DAB Chairman: Standing 3-person DAB for ORWRDP2 45km steel water pipeline and pump-station project (FIDIC Red Book). Completion expected in June 2016.
2013: DAB Sole Member: Standing sole member DAB for a 67km roads contracts in Lesotho (FIDIC Red Book). Completion achieved in April 2016.
2014: DB Sole Member: Standing sole member DB for a 38km roads contract in Lesotho (FIDIC MDB Harmonised Contract - Pink Book). Completion achieved in December 2015.
2015: DAB Sole Member: Ad hoc sole member DAB for a structural steel installation sub-contract at Medupi Power Station (FIDIC Red Book).
2013: DAB: Ad-hoc 3-person DAB for disputes on a major contract at Medupi Power Station (FIDIC Yellow Book)
2012: DAB Chairman: Ad-hoc 3-person DAB for 2 disputes on a major sub-contract at Medupi Power Station (FIDIC Yellow Book).
2013: DAB Member: Dispute Board Member (Ad-hoc DAB) for a pipeline project in KZN (SA GCC 2010)
2004: DB Chairman - INJAKA DAM Chairman of Disputes Review Board (SA GCC)
2016 – present: Arbitrator: Dispute on piling contract in Namibia under the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) Rules.

Other Dispute Resolution Appointments:

Arbitrator: 3 appointments
Mediator: 3 appointments
Adjudicator (NEC): 16 appointments involving 48 disputes

Project Experience:

2009–2014: MOKOLO – CROCODILE WATER AUGMENTATION PROJECT Chairman of Management Committee and Contracts Specialist for R14 billion pipeline project to supply water to the Lepalale / Waterberg Coalfield area. (FIDIC Red Book)
2008–2014: THUNE DAM, BOTSWANA Project Director for Thune Dam, a 32.5m high by 1,500m long clay core earthfill dam with a central RCC spillway. Project also includes a water treatment works, pumpstation, delivery pipeline and access road. (FIDIC Red Book)
2005–2009: DAM SAFETY REHABILITATION PROGRAMME Project Director for rehabilitation of nine dams (eight earthfill and one concrete) varying in height from 10m to 50m. (SA GCC)
2003–2009: BERG WATER PROJECT Chairman of the Management Committee and Contract Specialist. The Berg Dam comprises a 70m high by 990m wide concrete faced rockfill dam with a side channel spillway.
2007–2011: De HOOP DAM, RSA Management Committee Representative and Contract Specialist for De Hoop Dam, a 81m high by 1,020m long RCC dam with a central spillway. (FIDIC Red Book)
2004–2007: DURBAN HARBOUR TUNNEL Project Director for award winning soft ground sub-aqueous tunnel (FIDIC Red Book)
2005–2014: VAAL RIVER EASTERN SYSTEM AUGMENTATION PROJECT (VRESAP) JV Manco member, Project Director, the Engineer and contracts specialist advisor for 120km, 1.9m dia pipeline from Vaal Dam to Secunda. (FIDIC Red Book)
2001–2005: GAUTRAIN Manco member of engineering JV and specialist advisor on tunnelling & contracts, Value R7 billion
2003–2005: LEEUWKOP RELIEF OUTFALL SEWER Project Director. Includes pipeline, tunnel, pipe bridge and short pipe-jack. Value 45m (SA GCC)
1999–2004: LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT – LHWP, Phase 1B, Mohale Tunnel and Matsoku Diversion Project Director and “The Engineer”. Mohale Tunnel is 32 km long. Value R905 million. Matsoku Diversion Project comprises an 18m high mass concrete weir and 6 km long tunnel. Value R290 million. (FIDIC Red Book)
2001–2002: MAGUGA DAM, SWAZILAND Management Committee. 110 m high, clay core rockfill dam. Project Value = R500 million (FIDIC Red Book)
1988–2000: LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT – LHWP, PHASE 1A, KATSE DAM AND TRANSFER TUNNEL 1997 - 2001 Project Manager,1993 - 1997 Deputy Project Manager, 1990 – 1993 Senior Contracts Engineer, Project Value = R2.6 billion. Responsible for all aspects of JV's operations for design, project management and construction supervision. The Engineer in terms of the FIDIC conditions of contract. Katse Dam: Double curvature concrete arch dam, 185m high. Transfer Tunnel: 45 km long, 5m dia TBM driven tunnel. (FIDIC Red Book)
Country(ies)
Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Oman, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zambia
Other panel listings
• ICE-SA Panel of NEC Adjudicators
• CIDB list of Approved Adjudicators
• CESA (Consulting Engineers South Africa) list of Adjudicators, Mediators and Arbitrators
• SAICE list of Adjudicators, Mediators and Arbitrators
• SA Association of Arbitrators, list of Arbitrators
• Member – Editorial Advisory Board, ICE Proceedings- Management, Procurement and Law
Publications
2007-2015: Presenter and workshop tutor at many DRBF International and Regional Conferences over the past 8 years, including conferences in Livingstone, Istanbul, Toronto, Singapore, Sydney, Sao Paulo & Cape Town.
2007 “Durban Harbour Tunnel – First Use of a Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine in South Africa”, by A Hindmarch, A Griffiths, A Officer and G Wittneben, RETC Conference, 2007 Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference (RETC), 10-13 June 2007, Toronto, Canada [This paper was the recipient of the SANCOT Alec Wilson Memorial Award for the best paper on tunnelling, 2008]
1997 Special Issue, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ‘Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Project Management’
1992 Tuncon, ‘Engineer’s estimates for the Transfer Tunnel of the LHWP’
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