FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Peer  Dalland

  Country of residence: Australia

  Citizenship: Australian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • West Europe
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Other languages spoken: Norwegian

Construction contract experience

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

Other contract experience

  • Red Book Fourth Edition1987/92

CV - Services offered

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

Technical expertise

  • 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
  • Coastal engineering
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • 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
  • Construction accidents
  • Flood damage
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Internationally I have specialised in Dispute Board Services, FIDIC Contracts and Contract Administration, Claims Negotiations, Mediation and Conciliation. I am an accredited Adjudicator and Arbitrator and I have been listed on the FIDIC President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators since 2006. I am currently (2020) serving as a co-arbitrator on an ICC Tribunal to determine a large construction dispute in Ethiopia. The seat of the arbitration is Paris and the covid19 pandemic has seriously delayed proceedings. I am a Dispute Board practitioner with over 12 years Dispute Board experience in both Civil Law and Common Law jurisdictions. I have served as Dispute Board Member on infrastructure projects in Ethiopia and Australia. I have served as a single person Dispute Board member under FIDIC 4 1987 General Conditions of Contract, known as Dispute Review Expert (DRE), and as Single Dispute Board Member (SDBM) on Road Upgrading projects in Ethiopia and as Dispute Board Member on a 3 person DB on a railway contract in Australia. In 2019 I ws appointed as SDBM under Short Form of Contract to try to settle disputes on a port facility contract in the Seychelles. In NSW Australia I have delivered over 30 adjudication decisions pursuant to the NSW Security of Payment legislation. These decisions have all related to building and construction disputes. I have carried out Expert Determinations under Australian standard conditions of contract in a number of Construction Disputes, and have been appointed Court Referee to the District Court in Newcastle. I have prepared over 100 expert reports in support of construction claims and some to defend claims against clients in the construction industry. I have appeared in most courts and tribunals in NSW including the Supreme Court.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Principal and Managing Director
Previous positions: Co-arbitrator ICC Tribunal International Construction Dispute, Disputes on Construction Contracts using various FIDIC General Conditions of Contract, National Arbitrations NSW Construction Disputes, NSW Security of Payment Adjudications on Building and Construction Disputes, Expert Determinations Construction Disputes Court Referee District Court NSW, Facilitation of conferences of experts


  • Fellow Engineers Australia
  • Member Consult Australia
  • Member DRBF Executive Board Member Region 3
  • Affiliate Member of FIDIC

Panel listings

  • FIDIC Presidents List of Dispute Adjudicators
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation MCA Mongolia
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • BSc Tech Civ. Eng. 1965 University of Manchester UK
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration and Mediation 2000 University of Adelaide