FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

James  Dow

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

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

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • Construction Contract
  • MDB Harmonised Ed
  • 2006
  • Construction Contract 4th Ed
  • 1987/1992
  • FIDIC Red and Yellow
  • Romanian Ed

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • 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
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Technical issues
  • Other Structural design, highway design, geo techniques,

Short summary experiences

Bountiful experience in the design and construction of large scale, international infrastructure projects in Europe, Middle East, Sub-Sahara Africa, Asian Subcontinent, Far East. Progressed through the ranks of the profession from assistant engineer to that of senior design engineer, resident engineer, project manager and country manager. Engaged as design engineer for major bridge and highway projects in the UK and overseas. Appointed as resident engineer on infrastructure projects in the UK and supervision engineer on international projects including the post of chief resident engineer on the Malaysia Singapore Second Crossing. The major portion of professional experience was gained through appointments with Freeman Fox International which through various mergers eventually became Hyder Consulting. Hands-on engineering was augmented by managerial experience of consultancy offices in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The accumulation of construction contract preparation and administration eventually led to operating as a private consult giving support to clients for contract preparation, tendering, award, administration and dispute resolution through appointment as an International Engineering and Management Consultant. Administration of contracts inevitably generated a significant degree of claim processing and hopeful resolution. Experience in contract claim processing and dispute resolution commenced from the mid-1970s in the UK while working on highway construction contracts. The accumulation of claims experience continued to run parallel with the general course of professional appointments. Formal training in construction law commenced in the mid-1980s with a course undertaken through the college of Estate Management. Associate membership of the CIArb was gained in 1986, which led to further training courses. Studies were eventually undertaken for an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration, the successful conclusion of which brought fellowship of the CIArb.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Consulting Engineer, Adjudicator and Arbitrator
Previous positions: International Engineering and Management Consultant, Country Manager - Engineering Consutancy, Project Manager, Design Manager, Resident Engineer, Senior Engineer, , , ,


  • Consulting Engineer
  • Adjudicator
  • Arbitrator
  • International Engineering and Management Consultant
  • Country Manager for Consulting Engineering Company
  • Project Manager
  • Resident Engineer
  • Bridge Design Engineer


  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland
  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Adjudication Society

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List
  • UKA

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Eur Ing
  • BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering
  • MEng Soils and Structures
  • LLM Construction Law and Arbitration
  • CEng
  • C.WEM