Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Toshihiko  Omoto

  Country of residence: Japan

  Citizenship: Japanese


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Australia, China Hong Kong, China Taipei, Colombia, Equador, India, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Dr of Engineering (Kyoto University), BSc & MSc in Civil Engineering (Kyoto University)
MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration (King's College, London)
First-Class Civil Engineer, Japan
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (FCIArb)

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other FIDIC contract experience

FIDIC APA (Assessment Panel of Adjudicators) Member for President's List of Approve Dispute Adjudicators

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • 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
  • Construction law
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

Since completing MSc in Kyoto University in 1974 until June 2000, employed by a major Japanese international engineering and construction company. For the first ten years, the main assignments involved project management, i.e., work supervision, cost control, quality control, and schedule control. During last fifteen years, assignments involved mainly contract administration, claim negotiation, and dispute settlement.
In July 2000, established myself as an independent consultant on construction management and dispute resolution in engineering and construction projects, advising owners, contractors, consultants, governmental bodies, manufacturers, insurers and other professionals. Also, have served as Neutral such as Arbitrator, Mediator and Dispute Board Member.
As of April 2006, became a full time Professor at Kyoto University. Since April 2010, Adjunct Professor at Kyoto University.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position:
Previous positions: Professor, Kyoto University Employee, Taisei Corporation
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: No
List the types of certification you have:

APA for President's List of Adjudicators
FIDIC Adjudicator on President's List (10 May 2001)

Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
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Panel listings

Member, Engineering and Consulting Firms Association, Japan (ECFA)
Fellow, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (FJSCE)
Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (FICE)
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)
Professional Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
Fellow, Dispute Board Federation (FDBF)
Member, Society of Construction Law, UK (MSCL)