ADR | 3 October 2019 | Gauteng


27 Seats Available

27 Seats Available

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This workshop covers the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and how it operates in building and construction disputes.

The workshop includes why ADR developed and how it has evolved.

Study how ADR is entrenched in the different standard form building and construction contracts (JBCC, FIDIC, GCC & NEC).

We will focus on mediation as this is aimed at resolving disputes whilst maintaining the commercial relationship between the parties to the dispute.

Topics That Will Be Covered

The course aims to equip delegates with an understanding of the different mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution and why mediation is the preferred method of dispute resolution.

  • Understanding Adjudication; when it should be used and how it is applied,
  • Understanding Mediation; when it should be used and how it is applied.
  • Understanding Arbitration, when it should be used and how it is applied.
  • How is the ADR mechanism applied in the following contracts:
    • JBCC
    • GCC
    • FIDIC
    • NEC
  • Using mediation as the best alternative, and why it makes the best commercial sense?

Outcomes Of The Workshop

The participants will gain an understanding of Adjudication; when it should be used and how it is applied.

Participants will know when to use mediation and arbitration and will have knowledge on how to apply this.

Participants will also gain an understanding of how to apply the ADR with other contracts.

The Presenter

Roelf Nel

Roelf Nel obtained his degree cum laude from University of Pretoria. He is a practicing attorney, specializing in Construction and Engineering Law. His company, Buildforce provides consulting services to all role players in the built environment.

Roelf regularly presents CPD accredited workshops, as well as interactive work sessions at University of Pretoria. Roelf lead discussions on the Topic of  “Mediation in Architecture” at Bloembuild Expo 2016, presented by SAIA Free State. Roelf presented several topics at the PIA professional practice program.

He regularly presents for the Pretoria Institute of Architects (PIA), the Gauteng Institute of Architects (GIFA), Free State Institute of Architecture Master Builders South Africa North (MBSA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

He is a RICS accredited civil commercial mediator and serves on the RICS Presidents Panel of  mediators. He also serves on the RICS Arbitrators and Adjudicators panel.   He also serve on South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) presidents panel.

Roelf  has a passion for training and his vibrant  presenting methods, knowledge, and approach is making him a sought after presenter in the built environment.


“Roelf Nel has been involved with the Pretoria Institute for Architecture since 2011. Roelf has presented several JBCC courses to the members of the PIA. The quality of the presentations are excellent and feedback from the delegates have always been positive and members recommended his presentations to colleagues and friends.”

Mauneen van Wyk
PIA Executive Officer

“Roelf Nel has successfully delivered workshops on JBCC, Contract Management and Smaller Contractor Management as part of GIfA’s Professional Practise courses.  The courses are always informative, factually on point and interactive.  Roelf is an expert in his field and he always keeps delegates’ interest with his ease of presence and topic proficiency”

Kim Drew
Gauteng Institute for Architecture

CPD Validation

This course is CPD Validated for :

ECSA:  1 CPD Credit – Validation No: BEPEC/MBN-ADR/270222
SACPCMP:  6 hours – Validation No: SACPCMP/CPD/19/004

Who Should Attend

For the engineer, project manager, and contractor & sub-contractor working with the contract on a daily basis.


Lynnwood Conference Centre
435 Flinders lane