FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Brian  Barr

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: United Kingdom


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • FIDIC 4th Edition

CV - Services offered

  • Adjudication
  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

Dispute Board Member - I have served on 32 FIDIC contract dispute boards either as a sole member or three member boards. The majority of these dispute adjudication boards were located in eastern Europe or Africa. The majority of these being in developing countries. All are infrastructure with the majority involving the construction of roads, bridges and tunnels.Expert Witness - I have been appointed as expert witness on several arbitration and adjudication proceedings. The tasks has been to provide independent and unbiased assessment of prolongation costs.Technical Assistant - I was appointed in several countries a Technical Assistant to the countries road authority or ministry. Countries included Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and Eritrea. I provided advice to the various authorities on the institutional capacity building and institutional reform of large scale transport contracts including road and rail development projects.Technical Auditor - I was appointed, either by the European Commission or the World Bank, to identify and evaluate deficiencies on completed or partially completed infrastructure projects. Projects were situated in the Caribbean and Africa. The objective was to pinpoint defects and and provide clear recommendations for future projects to ensure similar mistakes would be avoided.Supervising/ Resident Engineer - Usually appointed as the Resident Engineer/Team Leader, I led large multicultural teams responsible for supervising diverse infrastructure projects (usually roads and bridges) located in Eastern Europe, Africa, Caribbean, Central America and the Far East.Design Engineer - I spent the early part of my career as design Engineer specializing in Sewerage and Sewage Disposal schemes and latterly in roads and Bridge design.Technical Author - I have co -authored (together with Leo Grutters) “A Practical Guide to the 2017 Editions 2nd Edition” (published by Sweet & Maxwell 2018), "FIDIC User's Guide to the Red, Yellow, MDB and Subcontract

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Director of Brian Barr Consultancy Services Ltd
Previous positions: DAB/DB/DRE Member, Expert Witness, Technical Assistant, Technical Auditor, Supervising Engineer, Design Engineer, Technical Author, Technical Trainer, Claims Specialist,


  • Dispute Board Member
  • Expert Witness
  • Technical Trainer


  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) UK
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT) UK
  • Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation (FDBF) (Geneva)

Panel listings

  • Panel Member of Instructors
  • Dispute Board Federation (Geneva)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • B Eng (Hons) (CEI Part II) Civil Engineering
  • Sheffield UK HN Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Wigan UK
  • Chartered Engineer (C Eng) UK