FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Micheal John Watson

First Name
Micheal John
Last Name
Global Regions
Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
South Africa
South African
Educational Qualifications
B.Sc.(Hons) Civil Engineering University of Leeds 1959
Chartered Civil Engineer
Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers -1980. (Member 1964)
Professional Engineer (SA) (1984)
Member South African Institution of Civil Engineers (1984)
Member (SA) Association of Consulting Engineers (2006)
Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa (1996)
Higher Diploma in Arbitration (1996)
Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1997)
Fellow Institute of Arbitrators of Botswana (2003)
Familiar with disputes covering
Professional qualifications
·Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers
·Member (SA) Institution of Civil Engineers
·Fellow Association of Arbitrators Executive Committee 1997 2002.
·Member SA Association of Consulting Engineers
Examiner: Institution of Civil Engineers ( United Kingdom ).
Current employment status
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Metals and Mining, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works
Present position
Positions held
26 years of experience with major Civil Engineering Construction Companies in England and South Africa in appointments progressing from graduate civil engineer under training to Site Agent to Contracts Manager to Director to Managing Director.
Dispute resolution experience
22 years involvement in mediations as mediator or client representative.
13 years (plus) involvement in arbitrations as arbitrator or expert witness or client representative.
Appointed to seven Dispute Adjudication Boards on major contracts in Southern Africa , two as sole member.
Have acted as facilitator and conciliator upon several occasions to defuse dispute situations
Other panel listings
· Some problems experienced by contractors with current roadwork specifications and conditions of contract. N.I.T.R.R. Symposium 1985
· Experience with Rubber Bitumen. Manufacture and application. N.I.T.R.R Symposium 1984.
· Escalation in the Asphalt Surfacing Industry. The Civil Engineering Contractor and The Municipal Engineer 1984.
· Problems in the Asphalt Surfacing Industry in South Africa caused by limited and cyclical funding. C.A.P.S.A. Colloquium 1983.
· Contract Dispute Resolution in Southern Africa Resolution or Prolongation? The Civil Engineering Contractor 1996.