Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Anton  van Langelaar

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: South African

  https://fidic.org/trainer-details/9869

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Botswana Congo, Democratic Republic of the Eritrea Eswatini Kenya Lesotho Myanmar (Burma) Namibia South Africa Taiwan Tanzania Turkey Uganda

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Other languages spoken: Flemish-basic

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

• Commercial Mediation Training, Conflict Dynamics / African Centre for Dispute Settlement (CD/ACDS) & Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), 2013
• Certificates in Financial Management (distinction) and Personal Financial Management (distinction), University of South Africa, 2003 & 2002
• Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) - Fellowship Certificate in Arbitration (2002), Certificate in Specialisation in Construction Law (2001), Certificate in Arbitration (2000)
• MSc (Project Management) (distinction), Cape Town University, South Africa, 2001
• Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification (distinction), Project Management Institute (USA), 2000
• CMP (Construction Management Programme) presented by four South African universities, 1991
• B Eng Hons (Structures), cum laude, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 1980
• B Eng (Civil), Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 1979

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, (2019 Emerald Book)

Other FIDIC contract experience

EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999
Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
Construction Contract MDB Harmonised Ed May 2005
Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Others

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • 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
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

PROJECT EXPERIENCE
High Speed Rail (US$ 19,000mil), Commuter and Freight Rail Immersed Tube, Tunnels and Stations (US$ 2,200mil), Intercity, Commuter and Freight Rail (US$ 1,800mil) (rail projects inclusive of TBM, NATM, D&B and C&C tunnels; heavy civil works; bridges, viaducts and other structures; track, stations and depots, incl. buildings and roads; core systems, incl. rolling stock, traction power, signalling, wayside E&M, OCS, OCC, SCADA, MMS, PIS, EFCS, etc.), River Bridge Project (US$ 282mil), Bulk Water Supply (US$ 2,600mil) (large diameter steel pipelines, pump stations, WTW, dams, tunnels), Acid Mine Drainage (US$ 210mil), Roller Compacted Concrete and Earth Fill Dams (US$ 100mil), TBM, D&B Water Transfer Tunnels and Weir (US$ 220mil), Clear and Waste Water Treatment Works (US$100mil), National, Provincial and Major Municipal Roads (US$150mil), Mining Project (inclusive of ancillary works) (US$ 350mil), One-Stop Border Post (US$ 30mil), various road and airport maintenance and rehabilitation projects, public buildings, shopping malls, property development and municipal construction projects. DB, programme and project manager for dealing with heavy civils, dam, tunnel, road, railway, pipeline, pump station and building specific claims/variations for additional payment and extension of time totalling some US$ 2,300mil. Jurisdictions of experience include Roman-Dutch Law, Common Law, Civil Law and State of New York Law. DB MEMBER / ADJUDICATOR / MEDIATOR / CONCILIATOR DB member and adjudicator (FIDIC accredited) for international and domestic projects which include rail, road reconstruction and rehabilitation, bridges, tunnels, significant buildings, dam, steel pipeline, waste and clear water treatment works and border post facilities. CEDR/CD/ACDS Accredited Commercial Mediator. Strategic advice and preparations for US$ 60mil successful mediation. Successful mediations of engineering (roads and buildings) and commercial disputes. Significant international conciliation experience. Successful mediations of engineering (roads and buildings) and commercial disputes. Significant international conciliation experience.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position: Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Practitioner
Previous positions: • Contracts Expert / Specialist • FIDIC "Engineer" • Programme and Project Manager • Director and Head of Claims Section for US$ 19,000 million high speed rail project • Regional Manager, Senior Associate, Associate, Principal Engineer • Resident Engineer, Site Agent, Senior Engineer, Engineer in Training
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: No
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Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
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FIDIC Interim trainer

Affiliations/Memberships

• FIDIC – Accredited Adjudicator, President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators (Geneva) / FIDIC – Affiliate Member (Geneva)
• FAArb - Accredited Arbitrator and Fellow, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) (RSA)
• CEDR - Accredited Commercial Mediator (UK) / CD & ACDS - Accredited Commercial Mediator (RSA)
• MCIArb - Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
• PMP® - Certified Project Management Professional (USA)
• Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer, Engineering Council of South Africa (Reciprocity with ICE, UK) / ECSA - Registered Training Mentor, Engineering Council of South Africa (RSA)
• MSAICE - Member, SA Institution of Civil Engineers (RSA)
• PMI - Member, Project Management Institute (USA and RSA)
• DRBF – Member and Country Representative for South Africa, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (USA)
• SCL – Member, Society of Construction Law (UK) / CEDR– Member, CEDR Exchange Network (UK)

Panel listings

• FIDIC – Accredited Adjudicator, President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators (Geneva) / FIDIC – Affiliate Member (Geneva)
• FAArb - Accredited Arbitrator and Fellow, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) (RSA)
• CEDR - Accredited Commercial Mediator (UK) / CD & ACDS - Accredited Commercial Mediator (RSA)
• MCIArb - Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
• PMP® - Certified Project Management Professional (USA)
• Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer, Engineering Council of South Africa
• (Reciprocity with ICE, UK) / ECSA - Registered Training Mentor, Engineering Council of South Africa (RSA)
• PMI - Member, Project Management Institute (USA and RSA)

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