FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

David  Loosemore

  Country of residence: England

  Citizenship: British



Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Model Representative Agreement, 1st Ed 2013
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006

Other contract experience

  • The FIDIC Golden Principles
  • 2019
  • Generally through tutoring/training in most FIDIC Contracts as specialist consultant to European Construction Ventures (ECV)

CV - Services offered

  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - other
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waster Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

Mediation clearly has its merits inasmuch as the parties stay in control of their dispute rather than relinquishing that power to an independent dispute resolver. Conciliation has the additional benefit of the conciliator’s recommendation which provides the suggested way forward to settle the parties’ differences. _x000D_As an adjudicator I have wide experience of many different types of appointments, as a dispute (adjudicator) board member under various Forms of FIDIC contracts, either as a standing board or “ad hoc” member. Sometimes these appointments are as a sole adjudicator and other times as a member or chairperson of a three-person DAB/DB. In all cases, it is important to engage with the Parties, earn their trust and respect in order to provide the quality of service needed as an effective adjudicator. Additionally, I have wide-ranging experience of serving as an adjudicator in the UK where adjudication is a statutory requirement and is intended to be completed in 28 days. _x000D_For a standing board appointment, the key requirement of an adjudicator is to assist and guide the parties in resolving their concerns and/or differences early thereby avoiding the need for them to refer matters for adjudication and other forms of dispute resolution. This dispute avoidance role can only be achieved if the parties have complete trust and respect in the adjudicator so that they recognise the value of the adjudicator’s relevant experience and opinions. _x000D_The FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, together with the related MDB Harmonised Edition, provide that, with the agreement of both parties, a matter on which there is disagreement can be referred to the standing DAB/DB to give its opinion. This is a most valuable provision and in such cases the DAB/DB is acting in a similar role to that of Independent Expert. I also act as a contract expert/specialist to one of the parties in a dispute by providing an opinion on the merits of the claim. _x00

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Managing Director of David Loosemore Limited
Previous positions: Associate Director of Ove Arup & Partners, Resident Engineer (Bridges) for the Eastern Road Construction Unit UK for the construction of 8 km length of dual-three lane motorway and associated structures(M25 UK), Senior executive assistant for the Chief Civil Engineer at London Transport Executive, , , , , , ,


  • Mediator
  • Conciliator
  • Adjudicator
  • Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) Member
  • Dispute Board (DB) Member
  • Contract Expert/ specialist
  • Independent Expert


  • Member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) Contracts & Dispute Resolution Panel
  • CICES representative on the joint Conflict Avoidance Coalition Sterring Group Working Party promoting Collaboration and Conflict Avoidance.
  • Treasurer of the Adjudication Society (London Branch) UK
  • Chairman of the ICE Law and Contract Management Exam Committee (LCMEC)
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators - Supporting Member

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List of Approved Adjudicators since year 2000.
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Accredited Adjudicator
  • ICE Accredited Mediator
  • ICE Accredited Conciliator
  • ICE Accredited Dispute Board Member
  • Construction Industry Council Accredited Adjudicator
  • Crossrail Adjudication Panel Member (UK) (NEC3/4 Suite of Contracts)
  • Highways Agency UK Listed Adjudicator

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • CEng (Civil engineer)
  • FICE
  • FCInstCES
  • MCIArb