Peer Dalland


Present Position:

Principal and Managing Director, Dalland Associates Pty Limited

Professional Affiliations:

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia - Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer - NPER Civil & Structural Categories

FIDIC Presidents List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators

Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation (DBF) Geneva

 Member Consult Australia

Affiliate Member of FIDIC

Member Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia - Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator

KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) panel list of arbitrators

Member of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)

Member DRBF and DRBA (Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Australasia Inc)

Adjudicator - NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

Actively involved for many years with the Institution of Engineers, Australia, Sydney Division

Chairman, Civil Engineering Panel, 1992

Chairman, Engineering Practice Sydney Division Committee 1993, 1994 and 1995

NSW Builders Licence No. 866C

Former member of the Lower Parramatta River Floodplain Management Committee.

 Summary of Professional Experience:


Over 45 years experience in Design, Construction, Supervision and Project Management of a wide variety of Civil, Engineering Projects.

Has worked in England, Norway, Australia, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa and Papua New Guinea on a variety of projects:

Roads and Motorways - Bridges - Bridge "Slides" - Major Earthworks (UK, Norway and Australia)

Harbours and Rivers - Breakwater Construction - Dredging Operations - Wharfs - Quarry operations (Australia)

Oil refineries and Petrochemical plants - Coal Fired Power Stations (UK, Australia and South Africa)

Water Supply and Sewerage - Sewage Treatment Plants - Water and Sewer Reticulation - Pumping Stations Reservoirs - Earth and Concrete Dams – Fuse-plug spillways and dam assessments - Tunnelling (UK, Norway and Australia)

Contracts – Contract Restructuring - Contract Claims - Claims Assessment - Contract Documentation - Construction Planning and Scheduling (Australia, UK, Norway, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa and PNG).

Tender preparation - Bid Assessment (Australia, UK, Norway, Sri Lanka, India and PNG).

Heavy Foundations - Piling Operations - Demolition – Explosives (Australia and UK)

Hydrology - Drainage - Flood Mitigation (Australia, Norway, UK)

Wind Engineering (Australia)

Assessments of existing structures to ascertain structural integrity following major foundation failures, floods, winds and accidental damage (Australia).

Arbitrator - Adjudicator - Mediator - Preparation of numerous expert reports on various matters relating to Construction Claims, Construction Methods, Construction Accidents, Contractual Disputes, Structural Failures and Flooding Issues.

Contract Specialist

Specialist Consultant - Medupi Power Station Project -   Coal fired air cooled 6000MW 12 billion USD power station employing upwards of 10,000 people.

Consultant to Coffey International Developments Ltd UK in association with DfID as Contract Specialist - preparation of one off contract for solar powered gas pumping station in Iraq (2009) using FIDIC Green Book.

Consultant to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Construction Management Specialist and Independent Observer, Advisor and Facilitator in major Contract negotiations and Contract Restructuring (Sri Lanka and India)(2007).

Independent Negotiator in contract negotiations between Employer and Consultant on road maintenance projects in PNG (WB project) (2007-2008). 

Internal Staff Consultant to the ADB assessing level of competition in Pakistan’s Power Distribution in the Road Construction Sectors examining over 80 ICB and NCB contracts.

Extensive experience as General Manager of Construction and Consulting Engineering Practices as well as ongoing involvement in Construction and Project Management on a variety of Civil Engineering and Building Projects. Hands on construction experience.

Actively involved with establishing RedR Australia and was a member of the original steering committee. Worked with the Fred Hollows Foundation and Fred Hollows Eritrean Education and Training Trust and carried out assignments for all three NGOs in Eritrea and North Queensland. Assessed engineering and training needs in Eritrea after the Civil War and prepared a report for the University of NSW, which resulted in the establishment of engineering faculties at the University of Asmara.

Part of AusAid team to Sri Lanka in 1996 to investigate and recommend feasible options for the restoration of social and economic infrastructures, resettlement of refugees and the rehabilitation of persons affected by the civil conflict and disturbances in Trincomalee District.

Dispute Board Experience

Peer has chaired over 40 Dispute Board meetings as a Single Dispute Board Member and has conducted hearings and delivered determinations, recommendations and opinions in accordance with FIDIC Dispute Board Agreements, Rules and Procedures under FIDIC 4 and FIDIC MDB General Conditions of Contract.

Single Dispute Board Member (SDBM; previously Dispute Review Expert - FIDIC 4) on Road Upgrading Project in South Eastern Ethiopia partly funded by the WB under MDB Harmonised Conditions of Contract. Works included upgrading of approximately 100km of existing rural road and employed over two thousand people. ICB contract - Korean Contractor

DRE on road upgrading contract in western part of Ethiopia, approximately 100km in length and terminating at the border with North Sudan. ICB Contract using FIDIC 4 1987 GCoC – Chinese Contractor.

FIDIC President's List of Adjudicators since 2006.

Fellow of the DBF's (Dispute Board Federation) and is also on the DBF list of accredited Dispute Board Adjudicators.

Member of the DRBF since 2003.

Inaugural member of the DRBA

Prepared General Conditions of Contract in 2003, which provided for a Single Person Dispute Board on a Civil Engineering contract in northern NSW Australia, he chaired a briefing describing the Dispute Board concept at a pre-tender meeting attended by 7 medium and large national Civil Contractors bidding for the Contract. The Rules and Procedures developed by Peer Dalland for Single Person Dispute Boards for the project, were passed on to the DRBF in the USA at their request in 2004.

DRB Foundation Training Workshop “The Effective Use of DRBs” – Dubai 2005 – (DRBF, FIDIC and ICC)

FIDIC Adjudication Assessment Workshop Sussex 2006 - Presidents List of Adjudicators 2006

Organised DAB/DRB seminars in Sydney (2006), Brisbane (2006) and Melbourne (2007) on behalf of the ACEA and DRBA.

DRB Foundation Training Workshop “Dispute Resolution in Multicultural Environments” – London May 2009

He has written several articles on Dispute Boards published internationally by the DRBF, DBF and the IIAM (Indian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators. These articles are available in PDF format on this website – refer Publications.

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Australian ADR - Arbitrator – SOP Adjudicator: 

Has delivered over 30 Adjudication Determinations, Expert determinations, Court references and Arbitration Awards in Australia, none of which have been overturned.

ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators – Hong Kong 7-9 March 2013

Arbitration Masterclass 12 November 2011, Melbourne, Australia

Arbitration Bridging Course Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (based on UNCITRAL Model Law)

Master Class for Grade 1 & 2 Arbitrators September 2006

Master Class for Grade 1 & 2 Arbitrators 2004

Professional Certificate in Arbitration and Mediation 2000 – IAMA and University of Adelaide

IAMA workshops and training attended: Expert Determination, Mediation, Accreditation Course for Adjudicators and Negotiation:

Adjudicator SOP

Accreditation Course for Adjudicators 2000 (NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999)

Accreditation Course for Adjudicators 2003 (NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2000 Amendments)

Adjudication Master Class 2005

Adjudicators Master Class 27 June 2009

Adjudicators Master Class 24 July 2010


Mediation workshop 1998

Mediation Master Class 2000

Arbitration Skills – Award Writing Course 2002

Negotiation Workshop 2002

Expert Determination Workshop 2003

Expert Determination Workshop 1998

Contract Administration and Project Planning 1967 – (NSW Dept. of Public Works in conjunction with PA Management Consultants)

Construction Contracts Administration 1977

Construction Law Master Class 2002 – (Key Media Pty Ltd)

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