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     CCG List of Conciliators

     CANNING David John

    MA(Cantab) CEng MICE FCIArb

High-Point Rendel, 61 Southwark Street, London SE1 1SA

    Telephone - Office 020 7654 0411

     - Home 0118 926 2256

     - Mobile 07850 735 028

    Fax 020 7654 0401

    E-Mail Date of Birth 22 March 1943

    Present Position Director Business & Management Solutions

Dispute Resolution Experience

CEDR Accredited Mediator with extensive mediation experience of disputes from ?10,000 to ? 10.000,000 in value. Also

    mediated disputes of no financial value such as those under aegis of Housing Ombudsman Facilitated successful resolution of

    two major civil engineering disputes. Named Adjudicator in contracts for various employers. Frequently appointed as

    adjudicator following nominations from ICE, CIC and CEDR. Regularly prepared and defended claims for contractors,

    sub-contractors and employers for settlement by negotiation and/or arbitration. Frequently appointed as an Expert Witness in

    arbitration and litigation, including appointment by international Tribunal and as joint expert following CPR.


    Nearly 40 years experience in roads, bridges and airports, docks and harbours, pipelines, tunnels, mechanical/electrical systems, buildings,

    offshore structures and shipbuilding. Has been responsible for execution, design and administration of contracts in UK and internationally.

    Recent experience has been focused on problem resolution activities, for some of the world’s largest projects.

    196571 Costain Civil Engineering Ltd: Engineer/Manager on roads, bridges and airports in UK.

    197174 Rendel Palmer & Tritton: Senior Engineer, design and review of major bridges.

    197475 Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners: Assistant Director (Indonesia) for World Bank study of labour intensive construction

    197582 Rendel Palmer & Tritton: Chief Engineer and Resident Representative in Bahrain and then Indonesia responsible for contract

     negotiations, preparation of tender documents and contracts, detailed design, contract administration and site supervision,

     evaluation of claims and settlement of final accounts for roads, bridges, marine works and buildings.

    198297 High-Point Rendel: Director since 1986, specialising in dispute resolution by independent advice, claims preparation/defence

     and advocacy targeted to achieve successful settlements for clients without recourse to arbitration/litigation. He also provides

     arbitration/litigation support including a wide range of appointments as an expert witness. He has been active in the

     development of alternative dispute resolution procedures; particularly adjudication and mediation. Based upon his

     experience in problem resolution he has assisted many major clients by independent project appraisals, risk assessments and

     development of appropriate procurement strategies both in UK and internationally. 199798 High-Point Rendel: Director UK Operations, responsible for both engineering and commercial services.

    1998 High-Point Rendel: Director Business & Management Solutions for UK, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Overseas Experience

    Europe, Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia.

Official Positions Held

    Director of CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution). Past member of Board of Advisers to ECI (European Construction Institute).

    Past member of Western Europe Committee of BCB (British Consultants Bureau).

Other Activities

    Lecturer on alternative dispute resolution, project risks, appropriate procurement strategies and disputes under

    FIDIC. Lecturer on box girder bridges for CONSTRADO and on soil mechanics at South Bank Polytechnic earlier in career.


    Commercial aspects of the Great Man-made River Project in Libya - MPA 1998.

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