Project Management

Construction

MetaSkills’s director Reg Reynolds has extensive experience as a project manager and programme manager in mining and energy mega-projects. He is well equipped to provide an advisory service on the setting up (prefeasibility and feasibility studies) and execution of construction projects. 

construction-plan-reviewReg Reynolds is a professional engineer with more than 27 years’ experience at executive level in the mining and power industries. During this time he had executive responsibility for managing multimillion Rand multidisciplinary capital construction projects.

After successfully managing two fast-track new colliery surface works projects he left the mining industry to manage Eskom’s new Majuba coal fired power station project before taking up a head office position to establish a division in Eskom’s Generation Group (as it was then) to manage the completion of the previous build programme and undertake a programme of  large power station modification and refurbishment projects. He took an active part in negotiating new contracts and in resolving many large contract claims disputes.
 
Based on his extensive experience in construction, Reg is aware that relationships between the Employer and the Contractor can quickly sour when construction claims are not settled expeditiously and the resulting disputes being allowed to fester. He believes claims dispute avoidance should be the first prize but where unavoidable rapid resolution should follow, preferably by means of negotiation and mediation in the first instance thereafter by adjudication where the contract provides for such, and arbitration only as a last resort.
 
 
 

Dispute Resolution

Construction Contract Dispute resolution

shaking-hands-over-conference-tableContract disputes are very much a reality in the construction industry and the modern stand forms of contract. For example FIDIC, NECC, GCC and JBCC have built in clauses regulating the process for making claims, disputing them and getting them resolved.
 
All the above avoid litigation and favour Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approaches instead, which comprise of mediation, adjudication and arbitration.
 
We are able to provide an advisory service on claims and claims procedures. 

Construction Adjudication

MetaSkills’ director, Reg Reynolds, is well qualified to adjudicate construction claims on all four of the approved CIDB standard forms used in South Africa, which include the international FIDIC and  NEC forms of contract. 
 
Reg has personally negotiated and mediated the resolution of a number of contractual disputes thereby avoiding the longer, more costly and time consuming adversarial adjudication and arbitration processes. However, as an accredited arbitrator and adjudicator, Reg is capable of dealing with such matters if and when they should arise. He is familiar with standard forms of contract, and in particular NEC, FIDIC and JBCC.

Arbitration 

Reg is a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators.  He has completed the Association’s adjudication qualification as well as obtaining the Association’s Special Certificate in Construction Law. He is currently enrolled with the Continuing Education unit at the University of Pretoria where he has undertaken a post-grad certificate course in construction adjudication.
 
He is also an accredited commercial mediator with the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (USB)/Conflict Dynamics and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London