FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Ian  Massey

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: British and South African


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Adjudication
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time

Short summary experiences

ROBERTS CONSTRUCTIONWELKOM-1968–1970-Site EngineerGeduld Gold Mine-Extension to reduction plantPresident Brand Gold Mine-underground winder blockGeduld Gold Mine-2# Shaft waste dump gold recovery plantStone and Allied-crushing plant and railway sidingWelkom Municipality-two sewage pumping stationsParys Municipality-Extension to water treatment worksPRIESKA: 1970-1971 Prieska Copper Mine Site Agent for:250 foot high slid concrete headgear and 100 foot deep pre-sink to the mine shaftHospital, Kitchen and Administration blocks for the Bantu hostelConcrete work for 45 mile long water pipeline125 houses Sundry work including winder blocks, cable tunnels and sub stations, swimming pools etc.FICKSBURG: 1971-1972 Site Agentculverts for the Ficksburg by- pass MGC–CMGM Cinstruction cononsortium ISCOR Steel plant Newcastle Natal-1972–1975 Section ManagerCMGM NatalNEWCASTLE–1975-1986 Contracts ManagerPackaging plant for Holdain Box Company PinetownMolasses plant for Pfizer laboratories PietermaritzburgNest of new silos for Sasko in Jacobs, DurbanRICHARDS BAYBulk materials handling plant at the Clean Cargo Birth in Richards Bay harbour.Cement milling and packaging plant for Fondarge cement.Reservoir for Richards Bay Heavy Minerals (RBM).Two forced draft cooling towers for RBM. Various work for the sugar industry including a chimney at Darnel Sugar Mill.The first expansion project for the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in Richards Bay Harbour,WITBANKRescue mission at Kleinkoppjie Colliery in 1978. BLOEMFONTEINVehicle storage depot for the South African Army. DURBANContracts Manager for the “new” Durban station in 1979. RICHARDS BAYIn 1980 I started an area operating company called CMGM Zululand. Tendered for and constructed:wood chip plant for Central Timber Coop. second expansion at Richards Bay Coal Terminal. office, sub soil drainage and two chimneys for new sugar factor at Felixton Water works and weir and pipeline for the new

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Director of MDA Consulting 2000 - Present
Previous positions: Director - Philip Loots & Associates 1988-2000, Director - SWF Engineering Services 1986-1988, Contracts Manager - MGC/CMGM (Group Five) - CMGM Zululand MD 1972 - 1986, Site Engineer - Roberts Construction 1968-1972, , , , , ,


  • CTS PRojects vs Department of Housing (NEC 2) - Adjudicator 2006
  • Ohlanga Outfall Sewer
  • pump Station and Rising Main - Ad hoc adjudicator 2012/2013
  • South Coast Pipeline contract for Umgeni Water - 2010
  • Road Contract Nigeria - OVE vs Arup - FIDIC
  • Mkhuzi River Bridge Contract - Natal roads Department - GCC - 2013
  • Unki Mines Zimbabwe - NEC
  • Petrochemical Plant Sasolburg South Africa - NEC
  • Dam Construction for Umgeni Water - GCC2010 - Standing Adjudicator
  • Shongweni Waterworks for Umgeni Water - GCC2010
  • Hazelmere Dam Waterworks for Umgeni Water GCC2010


  • M.I.C.E
  • M.S.A.I.C.E

Panel listings

  • Association of Arbitrators South Africa
  • Construction Industry Development Board South Africa
  • ICE-SA NEC Panel of Adjudicators
  • SAICE - Panel of Ajdudicators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • C.Eng M.I.C.E Civil Engineer