FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Andrew  Griffiths

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: United Kingdom



Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • South Asia
  • Middle East
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

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)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other contract experience

  • FIDIC 4th Edition - Red & Yellow Books

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication

Technical expertise

  • 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
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

I have over 40 years of post-graduate experience, most of which involved dams and hydropower, tunnels and underground works, and large diameter water pipelines and pumpstations. I have particular experience in construction management, contract law, claims adjudication and large-scale engineering projects in the water sector.During my career as a consulting engineer I was intimately involved in some of southern Africa's most prestigious projects, playing leading roles on the Berg River Dam, Thune Dam in Botswana, the VRESAP pipeline and the Durban Harbour Tunnel. On the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, I was the FIDIC Engineer for the 32 km long Mohale Tunnel, and the Matsoku Weir and Tunnel of Phase 1B. Before that I was the Deputy Project Manager (and later Project Manager and FIDIC Engineer) for the design and construction supervision of the 185m high Katse Dam and the 45km long Transfer Tunnel.I left my consulting engineering practice in early 2016 and became a full time Dispute Board Practitioner, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Mediator. I have received appointments on over 60 separate appointments, which include appointments to standing DBs, ad hoc DBs, Sole Member DBs, or as Adjudicator, Mediator or Arbitrator. They also include Projects financed by the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Overall I must have adjudicated about 200 disputes. As a DB member I have been involved with dams and hydropower, major bridges, power stations, tunnels and underground works, pipelines and pumpstations, roads, structures, mining projects as wellas civil, mechanical and electrical engineering projects. I am presently the President-Elect of hte Dipsute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) and was the the recipient of the DRBF 2019 Al Mathews Award for dispute board excellence.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: 2013 – 2016Director: Contractual Affairs – Hatch Goba (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2005 – 2013Director & Exco member – Goba (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001 – 2005Director – Goba Moahloli Keeve Steyn (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1993 – 2001Director – Keeve Steyn (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1988 - 1993Associate – Keeve Steyn (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1981 - 1988Engineer – Keeve Steyn (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1976 - 1981Engineer & Graduate Engineer – Sir William Halcrow & Partners, UK, , ,


  • Independent Dispute Board Practitioner and Adjudicator
  • Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Dams and Hydropower
  • Tunnels & Underground Works
  • Pipelines & Pumpstations
  • Roads & Bridges
  • Civil Engineering & Structures


  • Fellow
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)
  • Fellow
  • SA Institution of Civil Engineering
  • Fellow
  • Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)
  • Member
  • Society of Construction Law (UK)
  • President-Elect
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators
  • CESA list of Adjudicators
  • Mediators and Arbitrators
  • SAICE list of Adjudicators
  • Mediators and Arbitrators
  • ICE-SA Panel of NEC Adjudicators
  • CIDB list of Approved Adjudicators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • C Eng
  • Chartered Engineer (UK)
  • Pr Eng
  • Professional Engineer (SA)
  • H Dip Arbitration (Specialisation in Construction Law)
  • Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) (2000)
  • MBA
  • University of the Witwatersrand (1990)
  • MSc
  • Reading University
  • UK (1979)
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Leeds University
  • UK (1976)